Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis


It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St. We’re excited about our future in Minneapolis. There are founders who believe they can scale SaaS companies here in Minneapolis, including Kipsu and Branch. Being in Minneapolis has also connected us to a caliber of enterprise sales talent rich with deep retail experience.

Target Hires Walmart Supply Chain Executive

Supply Chain 24/7

Shekar Natarajan, who has been overseeing a project at Wal-Mart testing drones in its warehouses, is joining Target Corp. to help the Minneapolis-based retailer improve its own supply chain

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states. Additionally, the Company operates several warehousing and assembly locations to over 100 core markets. Late-stage assembly in the warehouses enables five-day delivery.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Based in Rotterdam, he is responsible within the global supply chain of Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) for the task of establishing S&OP and Supply Chain Process Optimisation across five global regions with 250 factories, multiple distribution and warehousing activities and customer service points. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis.

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


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. Megan also worked on the retailer side of supply chain at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis.</p> He enables successful processes for partners in the fulfillment space, including warehouse management, inventory management, order management, supply chain, etc.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. A typical Amazon warehouse job pays $13 or so an hour. warehouses.

Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity


<p>Since 1985, Minneapolis-based Event Sales has been serving the reverse logistics needs of retailers and manufacturers seeking to dispose of excess merchandise. As an example, Event Sales recently had an attractive opportunity to buy hundreds of general merchandise pallets in the Los Angeles area from a leading national retailer, and needed warehouse space to store its goods on very short notice.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

Schultz grew the business to 235 trucks, 242 drivers, and back-office staff of 42, including warehouse and cross-border operations staff in Laredo, Texas. The driver would call us and say there's a load going from here to Minneapolis. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job easier over the years and three things come to mind: Computers. Satellite trailer tracking. The DAT load board. "We

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). I was intrigued by the on-demand warehousing concept (or “Airbnb for warehousing” as some are calling it) and the business model and technology behind it. Could FLEXE build a network of warehouse providers that would buy into the model? Could it develop the necessary technology to manage inventory and shipments across many disparate partners and get the warehouses to use it?

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Check out it’s video gallery , including this one showing its demonstrator site in operation: Just like Amazon acquired Kiva Systems to accelerate its use of robots in the warehouse , acquiring Mole Solutions could also accelerate its R&D efforts to create underground freight pipelines.