It’s been a busy two weeks of traveling, learning, and networking.
Last week I was at the SAP Sapphire conference, and this week I was at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2023 conference. I’ll share my takeaways from both events in upcoming posts. (Sneak peak: AI and sustainability were big topics at both.)
I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation with the family this Memorial Day weekend, where we honor and remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is also the unofficial start of summer, and unlike the past few years, the weather will be beautiful here this weekend.
Before taking off, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Retailers Clamp Down on Returns (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Manhattan Associates Launches the Next-Generation Yard Management Solution to Unlock New Levels of Supply Chain Unification
- Chipotle prepares national rollout of RFID for food traceability (Supply Chain Dive)
- Container Shipping Has Cratered, as Ship Owners Try to Avoid Unprofitable Trips (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- China’s Apple loss is India’s gain, as 2022 supplier list shows shift in supply chain preferences (South China Morning Post)
- Companies Find Ambitious Logistics Strategies Haven’t Delivered (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- North American Transborder Freight down 0.3% in March 2023 from March 2022
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.7% in April
- Truck parking, CDL testing among bundle of bills passed by House transpo committee (CCJ)
Since many people are taking today off for the long holiday weekend, including me, I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Nails In My Feet” by Crowded House