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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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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


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.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Source: About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. The lion’s share of the fourteen jobs requiring over ten years of experience are either technology related, like a principal machine learning scientist, or international freight, whether it’s a EU Supply Chain Program manager, a senior intermodal manager, or a principal for Amazon Global Logistics’ (AGL) cross-border unit.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: DB Schenker USA has an integrated multi-modal transportation network, strategic warehousing and hub facilities, global supply chain information technology systems and visibility tools. Source ID. Source ID.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


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. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date.

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). Subscribers use Datamyne’s web-based solutions and business intelligence tools to augment, speed up and simplify trade data research, and to shape global marketing, prospecting, and sourcing strategies. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, before I spontaneously combust in my house-turned-sauna, let’s go to this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon to step up UK tests of delivery drones (The Telegraph). Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). Booking a flight has been electronic for 50 years, but the cargo on airplanes, trucks, and ships is still booked manually. “Your compressor is dead.”

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. This week, as reported in The Seattle Times, Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service.