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


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.

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


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.

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


</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)

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First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). Right now, everything going on those planes is inventory held in Amazon fulfillment centers and sold on the Amazon website,” [Dave Clark,’s senior vice president of worldwide operations] said.

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


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. Prime Day comes at a time of year that has been traditionally slow for the supply chain industry.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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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.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

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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.

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

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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). I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. And if you’re reading this, neither did you.

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

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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.

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Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again


An homage to their roots, Amazon Books in Seattle, Washington appears to be very much like your average bookstore. by Alexa Cheater It seems like these days everyone in the retail space is playing a game of catch up to Amazon.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

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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.

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

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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.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics


Smart mobility harnesses various technologies—including sensors embedded in roads and sophisticated communications systems—to better manage the movement of in-transit inventory. Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

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

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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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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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.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

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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

The Future Is Now for Logistics

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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.

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

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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.

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


</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>

The Amazonification of Logistics


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.

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


<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


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. Introduction.

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


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


Seattle, Washington. With inventory closer to customers, they can shorten delivery times and offer one- or same-day shipping on certain products to improve conversion rates and reduce shopping cart abandonment.

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

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You don’t have to go into Denver or Seattle to enjoy a rate increase, just be aware of the trends in both directions of your round trip before you choose a load and a destination. And reefer rates get a bump from back-to-school inventory build-up at supermarkets.

Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity


</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>

Fun World Generates Thousands in New Revenue from Excess Warehouse Capacity


</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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. In any of these scenarios, fixed capacity is a mismatch for that variant over in inventory.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution


Through their logistics division, they offer warehousing services including the stocking of buffer inventory and JIT delivery to anywhere in North America.</p> </p> <h2>Solution</h2> <p>As Global Point researched better options for fulfilling LTL orders for a large client based in Los Angeles, they discovered FLEXE, a Seattle-based company that specializes in flexible warehouse solutions.

What does the future hold for brick and mortar stores? - Infosys Blogs

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o Consolidate inventory for fulfillment i.e. use of a single pool of inventory to promise and fulfill orders across multiple ordering channels. PS: As I was writing this blog, I also read about online e-commerce giants Amazon and Googles plans to open physical stores in Seattle and Dublin, Ireland respectively. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services.

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

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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.

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

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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.