If a blog post gets published on a Friday leading into a long holiday weekend, will anyone read it?
I’m guessing many people are taking today off, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week.
- Port Labor Talks Enter New, High-Stakes Phase With Contract Expiring (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Amazon introduces Proteus, its first fully autonomous mobile robot
- FedEx to consolidate stations, delivery routes in $2B operational overhaul (Supply Chain Dive)
- DB Schenker and USA Truck to Combine and Create Premier North American Transportation Solutions Provider
- Trucking Company Schneider Invests in Chemicals Supply Marketplace (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Makers of Self-Driving Trucks Face a Long Haul to Profitability (The Information – sub. req’d)
- BNSF limits westbound shipments with rise in congestion (Supply Chain Dive)
- Manufacturing inventory hits record $1.8tn worldwide (Nikkei Asia)
- Ships Eyeing Tech Upgrades Find Rising Risk of Cyber Attacks (Bloomberg)
- Logility to Acquire Network Optimization Provider Starboard Solutions
- German Industry Sees Supply-Chain Snarls Lasting Well Into 2023 (Bloomberg)
- New joint publication highlights benefits of paperless trade (WTO)
Wishing everyone (in the US) a Happy 4th of July! Since you’re probably taking the day off, I will too. I’m thinking of going for a bike ride before it gets too hot (the training for our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team doesn’t stop until we find a cure for type 1 diabetes).
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Something to Do” by Depeche Mode