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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Shifting from supply driven problems to a demand problem in U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Other West Coast markets with rising rates include Seattle and Stockton. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

CPG, food companies and other related industries are seeing surge volumes across their supply chain from inbound to plants, plants to DC’s / mixing centers, and DC’s to customers. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Ports, ocean carriers, and dray providers are considered essential supply chain providers.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). As reported by TechCrunch : The airborne fulfillment centers, or AFCs, would be stocked with a certain amount of inventory and positioned near a location where Amazon predicts demand for certain items will soon spike. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.