#SupplyChainGeek Roundup

Happy Friday!

Check out this week’s roundup below:

  1. Truckers will soon be traveling to Ohio to test out the states new ‘smart’ highways. Truck platooning semi-autonomous technology allows for trucks to drive closely together, in order to limit fuel waste. Read about it here!
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  2. Soon companies like Walmart will begin to source from women-owned suppliers as an initiative to diversify and enhance the global supply chain.
  3. Has the expansion of the middle class increased demand for cold chain products? Fresh Plaza reports how disposable income has led to a boom in cold chain investments.
  4. Is a fully autonomous trucking industry realistic?  The Brookings Institution weighs in on how regulatory hurdles and a complex set of labor concerns will deter the automation of trucking.
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