Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later


Since 1980 the company has grown from 19 employees in its small Austin location to almost 500 sites across North America and the UK. Shortly after the acquisition, stories started circulating about stockouts and inventory issues.

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How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Talking Logistics

Some of our clients with very complex supply chains, for example, are leveraging demand classification, inventory optimization, and simulation technologies that can incorporate large data sets and include end-to-end modeling of flows down to the SKU-level to understand inventory stocking levels. Austin State University. Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success.

Transportation TIP List: Week of May 12th, 2019


Featured articles include info on a recent surge in shipping capacity and the impact of technology on the supply chain – we can’t wait to see you at next year’s Shipper Symposium in Austin! Transportation TIP List: Week of May 12 th , 2019.

A Collection of Bad Supply Chain Poems


Carl was an Inventory Manager. PLAN ning to reduce inventory by 10%, Carl, the inventory manager, DO es it using RapidResponse. Excerpt from “The tragedy of the Inventory Planner, prince of Warehousemark”, Act III. The Rise of the Inventory Planner.

Announcing Enterra Solutions 2nd Annual Cognitive Computing Summit

Enterra Insights

By combining advances in computational intelligence, natural language processing and semantic reasoning, a number of leading companies are already realizing these returns along the value chain in the form of hyper-personalized consumer insights, to sales and marketing strategies and optimized supply chain planning and inventory optimization. Elaine Rich , Author, Distinguished Senior Lecturer (Retired) The University of Texas at Austin: Automata, Computability, and Complexity.

Amazon Prime Now – The Cost of Expediting the Last Mile

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In Q1 2015 there were reports saying that Amazon had opened Prime Now warehouses in Austin and New York City.   One big advantage of online sales versus brick & mortar is that inventory can be pooled. In contrast, without inventory pooling the total safety stock is.

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E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. The shipper, beneficial cargo owner, freight forwarder and logistics service provider communities derive value from a larger combined network and new end-to-end solutions that improve operational efficiency, reduce inventories and deliver efficient logistics operations.

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics


AUSTIN, TX – October 1, 2018 – E2open , the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator of transportation management systems (TMS) for the global supply chain market. With E2open, we now have the opportunity to provide improved visibility to moving inventory while optimizing the total costs across the largest network in the world. MONDAY 01 OCTOBER 2018.

Outdated Supply Chains Can’t Meet Consumers’ “Need-It-Now” Mentality


Inventory was sent in scheduled, bulk shipments and the destination was a shelf, not a doorstep. Make informed promises: understand inventory, locations, and transportation times. Inventory data and purchasing patterns: What are their purchasing patterns?

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Skip Boothby!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Moving on, I joined a privately held printing company in Austin, Texas. This drove our decision to enter into sourcing services, vendor management and supplier owned inventories. Subscribe Here! Email Address.