Get the Most Out of Your Stores at Future Stores Seattle!

Supply Chain Nation

By leveraging emerging technologies such as robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), JDA is helping retailers manage customer segmentation, real-time inventory, and more efficient store associates. This exclusive event will provide a close-up look inside one of Seattle’s most coveted experiences, including an array of appetizers, cocktails, and the ever-popular Siphon coffee brewing demonstration and tasting. The post Get the Most Out of Your Stores at Future Stores Seattle!

Part 3: Delighting Customers Through Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

In our final installment of the Seattle Startup Week Panel, Delighting Customers through Superior Retail Operations , we learn which retailers are doing well online, why people still feel compelled to go to the store, and also, what to expect with online grocery shopping. If you can have Bonobos or Warby Parker who understand the whole inventory, they don’t have too big a blueprint, they’re not going bankrupt with these brick-and-mortars.

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Part 1: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

Last week, we attended Seattle Startup Week in Pioneer Square. So, we’re a tech platform that connects retailers and CPGs to over 1000 warehouses that they can tap into to provide inventory management, order management, order routing, etc. So, here’s the other thing about warehousing and fulfillment, in order to get a fast delivery time and a reasonable cost per unit, you have to have inventory close to where the buyer is.

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Webinar: How to Optimize Inventory Management for a Better Delivery Promise

FLEXE

</p> <p>Watch this 30-minute webinar, “Give Customers What They Want this Holiday Season: How to Optimize Inventory Management for Faster Delivery” to hear from the experts: FLEXE VP of Operations, Megan Evert, and Shippo Director of Business Development, Richard Garcia.</p> Prior to joining FLEXE she oversaw Operations at Chef’n, a Seattle housewares company, where she managed the company through several acquisitions and warehouse transitions.

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

Talking Logistics

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. I celebrated my 46th birthday this week, and commemorated the 8 year anniversary of my father’s passing, by going to the beach.

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. started as a single office ocean forwarder in Seattle. billion (2019) Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA CEO: Jeffrey S.

What the success of Prime Day means for your supply chain.

CargoBarn

The hugely popular Amazon Prime day started in 2015 to celebrate the Seattle-based e-tail giant’s 20th anniversary by offering sitewide discounts to Prime Members. In order to keep up with increased order volume and inventory turns, shippers are turning to technology to improve their processes and speed up delivery. Prime Day comes at a time of year that has been traditionally slow for the supply chain industry.

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

So let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business (Seattle Times). The Seattle Times reported this week that “sometime in the first quarter, Amazon is expected to acquire the 75 percent of the French package-delivery company Colis Privé that it doesn’t already own.” I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. And if you’re reading this, neither did you.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding. Seattle. Seattle. Content Summary: Seattle ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in supply chain management and technology occupational employment share. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 11 more cities (Seattle Times). The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

From Value Creation to Digital Transformation with ERP

OptiProERP

It manages core business processes, manufacturing processes, inventory levels, and daily finances and accounting. Seattle-based Synesso, Inc. Using OptiProERP, it is gaining significant visibility into its manufacturing processes, inventory, cycle times, and the full supply chain. Synesso is especially focused on improved inventory visibility and accuracy, better costing and leaner production processes.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Warehousing managers are working tirelessly to solve capacity issues and respond to the influx of inventory replenishment, e-commerce orders, returns and inconsistent consumer demand.

Amazon's White-Collar Retail Managers Cede Power to the Machines

Material Handling and Logistics

Machines are beating people at the critical inventory decisions that separate the winners and losers in retail. Amazon’s algorithms, refined through years of monitoring customer behavior, are getting the Seattle-based company out of the guessing game. Under an initiative called “hands off the wheel,” the company shifted tasks like forecasting demand, ordering inventory and negotiating prices to algorithms, people familiar with the matter say.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted. Jacket-recommended restaurant Canlis in Seattle has temporarily closed its elegant mid-century dining room. 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. More than 60 percent of firms said delays were related to orders from China.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

There were some big drops in prices out of Seattle , but outbound rates there are still abnormally high. For example, Seattle to Salt Lake City still averages $2.35/mile. Others were down, though: Seattle to Eugene, OR , which fell 51¢ but still averaged $2.63/mile. Seattle to Stockton, CA , was down 32¢ to $1.64/mile. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 3 – Keep it Simple

Supply Chain Nation

With 26 seconds left in the game and the ball just one yard away from the end zone, having Marshawn Lynch on the field, who could believe the mighty Seattle Seahawks would choose to pass the ball, and even so, that Malcolm Butler would intercept it? They make movement of inventory much more visible and controlled, driving logistics cost down and making inventory available to the end customer.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Smart mobility harnesses various technologies—including sensors embedded in roads and sophisticated communications systems—to better manage the movement of in-transit inventory. For instance, Seattle proposed a shared data system that provides dynamic routing for truck traffic and promotes off-peak deliveries. Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Supply Chain Nation

and its rivals say they need to get bigger to cut delivery fees that are sometimes higher than the price of a burger and fries, getting inventory management right calls for a balanced approach and Amazon has considered buying some Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Getting Inventory Management Right Calls for a Balanced Approach. And you’re constantly faced with the challenge of balancing ROI on your inventory investment, while also minimizing waste.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

The volume of containers imported through August continues to grow and we expect this to continue through October before a slack period arrives as the holiday season inventory buildup comes to an end,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “We ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Smart mobility harnesses various technologies—including sensors embedded in roads and sophisticated communications systems—to better manage the movement of in-transit inventory. For instance, Seattle proposed a shared data system that provides dynamic routing for truck traffic and promotes off-peak deliveries. Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

Play Visions Toys Manages Growth with "On-Demand" Storage

FLEXE

</p> <h2>Solution</h2> <p>As Play Visions scrambled to locate short-term warehouse space, they discovered FLEXE, a Seattle-based company whose technology platform connects companies in need of flexible, short-term warehouse storage with businesses looking to fill their under-utilized warehouse space.</p>

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Supply Chain Nation

and its rivals say they need to get bigger to cut delivery fees that are sometimes higher than the price of a burger and fries, getting inventory management right calls for a balanced approach and Amazon has considered buying some Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Getting Inventory Management Right Calls for a Balanced Approach. And you’re constantly faced with the challenge of balancing ROI on your inventory investment, while also minimizing waste.

True Fabrications Saves $170k in Storage Costs vs. a Sublease

FLEXE

<p>True Fabrications, a Seattle based wholesaler of wine accessories, was managing a major growth spurt. New orders exceeded projections and they didn’t have capacity in their existing warehouse to accommodate the influx of inventory. The available subleases on the market all had longer durations than needed to get through True’s inventory peak.

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

However, you’ll need to allow about 16 days for shipping alone between Shanghai and Seattle, for example. Amazon will simply replenish your inventory and not perform QC checks. Sure, they’re listed in Amazon’s inventory but they’re not going to be discovered if you don’t ramp up your marketing efforts. Introduction.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. At Transplace, we strive to prioritize the needs of our customers, our community, and our team members. With global attention of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, each day brings more unknowns and challenges for everyone.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Third-party sellers simply ship their inventory to Amazon, which then manages the entire back-end fulfillment of an item once it’s purchased. Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities. Amazon’s vision may be an almost fully autonomous future up in the sky where inventory is stored and deliveries are made via drones. The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics.

Hidden ROI you need to know - Strategic Transportation Tech Stack

Aborn and Co.

in Seattle where he was responsible for inventory and supply chain management. Part five of a five-part series on the hidden benefits you can expect from working with a digital freight management company like Aborn & Co. There are a lot of emerging technologies in the transportation industry.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

States and cities like Seattle are severely restricting use of driver contractors in port drayage and car services like Uber and Grubhub. Whether the cause is e-commerce growth, the tight labor market, or changing distribution models, inventories and carrying costs are rising. To move goods closer to end customers, companies are adding safety stocks, expanding overflow capacity and increasing inventories. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the the supply chain.

Google money moves into digitization of freight. What does it mean?

Freightera

If you’ve been following the news on freight automation/digitization, freight marketplaces, the acquisition of Globaltranz, Uber Freight’s ups and downs and such, you would have not missed the news last Friday of CapitalG (the late stage investment arm of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) entering the space and backing Seattle-based Convoy. Industry experts tell us that our 20 billion LTL lane online inventory is largest in the US and Canada.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Seattle, Washington. During peak seasons, there is a bump in pop-up fulfillment centers in these three cities: Seattle, Washington: As the PNW continues to grow at an exponential pace, many eCommerce companies are realizing the value of having fulfillment centers in the area to meet the growing demand. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times). LEGACY Supply Chain Services & Adelante SCM Partner on 2018 Industry Study on Inventory Management as Critical Function within Omni-Channel Logistics. Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon.

Fun World Generates Thousands in New Revenue from Excess Warehouse Capacity

FLEXE

</p> <h2>Solution</h2> <p>Seeking a creative solution to increase its warehouse utilization, Fun World partnered with FLEXE, a Seattle-based company whose technology platform connects companies in need of flexible, short-term warehouse storage with businesses looking to fill warehouse space.

Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity

FLEXE

</p> <p>One key to providing great service is having a distribution and logistics capability that can respond quickly to buying opportunities – no matter where that inventory exists. with the ability to manage their inventory and operations from their Minneapolis headquarters.</p>