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

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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.

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Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again

Kinaxis

The result was a lot of stress on the supply chain, and the emergence of omni-channel strategies. Supply chain managers utilize a central stock pool to control a number of functions such as pricing, fulfillment, sales, stock management, and ordering. This shift to an omni-channel world has caused new concerns about supply chain efficiency, on-time delivery rates, customer satisfaction levels, and visibility. So how does that impact the supply chain?

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.

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

Proxima

Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle. Many suppliers continue to rely on automation to ensure flexible supply chains and increased accuracy to help meet the demand from their buyers. How do I improve my supply chain?

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

CargoBarn

Prime Day comes at a time of year that has been traditionally slow for the supply chain industry. However, the popularity of the event, coupled with the capacity crisis and driver shortage, are causing roadblocks for some retailers who haven’t already optimized their supply chains. 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.

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. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory.

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 (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). Elemica Honored With Third Patent for Next Generation Supply Chain Network. 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.”

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 11 more cities (Seattle Times). New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Population growth and new supply chain technology drive the change. Supply chain technology innovation in action.

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

Supply Chain Nation

When it comes to designing a retail supply chain, it seems there are countless complexities. You might think that the design of the supply chain should match the diverse, volatile and unpredictable environment. 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?

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Population growth and new supply chain technology drive the change. Supply chain technology innovation in action.

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. 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.

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.

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. 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.

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 manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies. Ryder is an American provider of transportation services and supply chain management products.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times). Blume Global Introduces a New Digital Era of Growth, Innovation and Value Creation for the Global Supply Chain Ecosystem. Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.

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.

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.

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. This is why Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla,” says Joel Sutherland, a supply-chain management professor at the University of San Diego.

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. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

When imports break records two months in a row , it’s hard to see that as anything other than a good sign about what retailers expect in consumer demand,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. 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

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>

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.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. Kearney and sponsored by Penske Logistics for CSCMP, vividly depicts a supply chain struggling under the twin demands of constrained capacity and the need for significant technological investment to help service providers and their customers keep up with soaring growth.

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

There must have been hundreds of suppliers who could supply sarong-like products in any fabric, pattern or colour of her choice. Better still, she would seek out manufacturers with a documented supply chain; it would sit nicely with her sustainable living Magnolia Sea brand. Catherine shortlisted 3 suppliers who could supply quick-drying travel sarongs according to her specifications and budget. Amazon will simply replenish your inventory and not perform QC checks.

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.

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.

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. In any of these scenarios, fixed capacity is a mismatch for that variant over in inventory. One of the…the garment supply chain always compare this to IT cloud infrastructure. So Amazon Cloud Services, most of it is probably in Seattle.

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.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Main | Bricks and Clicks - The New Business Model and Supply Chain Capability for Retail Industry » What does the future hold for brick and mortar stores?

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

Supply Chain Nation

And technology will enable the kinds of in-store and supply chain innovations that keep customers coming back time after time. 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.