Future Stores 2018: Three Important Retail Insights We Learned in Seattle

Supply Chain Nation

Hundreds of industry leaders gathered in the Emerald City of Seattle for Future Stores 2018. And in line with the event’s theme, “Retail. Reimagined.” – a topic where JDA has plenty of expertise – the attendees we heard from are eager to create engaging customer experiences that are differentiated from the competition. The challenge, as always, is moving from idea to execution – and those are the areas where we heard retailers’ voices the loudest. Make Retail More Experiential.

Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th

Freightera

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt selected as a keynote speaker for the 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24. ” The sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center will take place in Seattle on June 24 — this year with more participation from outside North America.

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.

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

FLEXE

Last week, we attended Seattle Startup Week in Pioneer Square. You can’t ship from Florida to Seattle and get it there fast and cheap. Best practice Blog e-commerce eCommerce Retail Retail Supply chain Video customer satisfaction eCommerce Fulfillment Seattle Startup Week

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Part 2: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

At this year’s Seattle Startup Week, our CEO and co-founder, Karl Siebrecht, was joined on a panel with BevyUp’s co-founder and CEO, Mauricio Cuevas, and FitCode’s co-founder and CEO, Rian Buckley.

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Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019

Freightera

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt is to speak at The CleanTech Breakfast series in Seattle on February 13. The post Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019 appeared first on Freightera Blog.

Supply Chain News on Is Amazon Treatment of Fulfillment Center Workers Unfair

Supply Chain Digest

No Clear Answers after Author Makes Allegations, as Seattle Times Reporter Also Takes a Look

Supply Chain News on Airbnb for the Warehouse Market Raises Big Money

Supply Chain Digest

Seattle Based Flexe Raises 14 Million Dollars to Build Out Its Warehouse Space Marketplace

What the Super Bowl Can Teach Us about Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Both teams (the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks) sport a 14-4 … Continued The post What the Super Bowl Can Teach Us about Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. This year’s Super Bowl looks pretty evenly matched.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

For van freight, we’re starting to see hot markets shift westward, with big rate increases out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Stockton, CA. Outbound van rates have soared more than 40% in Seattle in the past month. Stockton to Seattle added 33¢ to $2.79.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 29, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

A Week of Supply Chain Cyber Attacks, New Study Seattle Minimum Wage Hike Reducing Total Worker Pay, Fracking Driving Petrochemical Factory Boom in US, Tax on Freigth Bills to Fund Infrastructure

How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

Kinaxis

We are down to the final four teams: Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks.

A Report of Supplier Squeeze Practices Occurring Within Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

What has prompted us to this candid conclusion was last week’s published Seattle Times article, Low Wages for Aerospace Workers Despite Tax Breaks for Employers. After analysis of Washington state data, the Seattle Times reports: “In 2013, outside of Boeing, a third of production workers at local aerospace parts manufacturers- companies that get tax breaks intended to preserve good jobs in the state- earned between $10 and $15 per hour.”

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment.

Another Indication of Amazon’s Strategies to Move Closer in Global Last Mile Fulfillment

Supply Chain Matters

The Seattle Times has shed additional light on Amazon’s plans to compete directly with global parcel and logistics carriers. In its article published yesterday, the publication indicates that within a few weeks, Amazon.com will begin competing directly with longtime partners United Parcel Service, FedEx and DHL in Europe, with pieces falling into place to make […].

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Seattle to Salt Lake City lost 18¢ at $2.18, with fewer imports hitting the Seattle port. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Stockton volumes were also up sharply, but Seattle volumes rose most, 34%, and are expected to rise for the next several weeks as they work through the bottleneck of vessels in Puget Sound. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week.

Breaking News: Report That Amazon to Launch Its Own Air Cargo Operations

Supply Chain Matters

The Seattle Times reported that Amazon.com is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets for its own air-delivery service, citing cargo industry executives. The report cites an equity analyst as indicating that the highly influential online retailer is fed-up with third-party carriers being a bottleneck to growth. According to the report, a […].

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

One exception was out West: Rates on the lane from Seattle to Salt Lake City gained 36¢ at $2.25/mile. For carriers, van loads coming out of Seattle often pay backhaul rates, but rates have been on the rise on a few lanes in recent weeks.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

That led to an increase on the lane from Seattle to Salt Lake City , as an alternative to bringing in supplies from Denver. Seattle to Salt Lake City moved up to $1.90/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week.

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. The founders of each company came together to discuss the overlap of technology and logistics and how it can be used to solve every day problems

Severe Congestion at West Coast Ports- The Perfect Storm Appears

Supply Chain Matters

The situation has further spread to other ports including Seattle and Tacoma, with a report indicating that truck queues at Tacoma stretching several miles long. Supply Chain Matters provides a further update for our global supply chain community of readers regarding the building crisis of congestion that now surrounds U.S. west coast ports.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

I made a list and wrote Seattle, San Francisco, and Austin. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye). Aside from a short stint living in Europe, I’ve always lived in Boston, MA. First it was because my friends and family all lived here.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

Rates are rising from Seattle to California, but otherwise the picture is weak for pricing. Traditional backhaul markets like Denver and Seattle held up, and Los Angeles continued to see price increases over the past month.

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Urban Delivery Solution In Seattle. What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles? I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Los Angeles and Seattle had slight bumps up in pricing, but nothing exceptional. Just a handful of lanes fell more than 10¢ cents per mile: Seattle to Eugene,OR, dropped 15¢ to $2.35/mi. Fresno to Seattle lost 18¢ to $2.36/mi.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

Breaking News- Boeing Indicates Manufacturing Defect in Some Dreamliner Wing Structures

Supply Chain Matters

Inspections are being carried out at Boeing assembly facilities near Seattle and Charleston South Carolina. The Wall Street Journal is reporting (paid subscription or free metered view) that Boeing and a key supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, are inspecting the wing assemblies of 43 yet to be delivered 787 Dreamliner aircraft after discovering hairline cracks caused by a manufacturing process.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

destined for the Ports of Long Beach or Seattle, and onward to Amazon customer distribution centers. More evidence surfaces indicating that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices.

Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis- March 29 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

The Seattle Times published an investigative report ( Paid subscription or metered view ), based on interviews with eight current and former Boeing staff which indicated in-part that some people who had worked on the MAX program were baffled to learn that the MCAS system had abandoned the principles of component redundancy, and no obvious ‘single point of failure.’

Consumers Demand Supply Chain Accountability Down to the Last Straw

Material Handling & Logistics

And in July 2018, Seattle imposed the first U.S. Seattle-based Starbucks, recognizing the mood of its customers, announced (shortly before the Seattle ban became public) that they will eliminate all plastic straws by 2020.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Far More Visible

Supply Chain Matters

destined for the Ports of Long Beach or Seattle, and onward to Amazon customer distribution centers. More evidence surfaces indicating that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices.

Amazon Wins Patent for On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing Warehouse

Supply Chain 24/7

The Seattle e-commerce juggernaut just won a patent for “on-demand apparel manufacturing,” in which machines only start snipping and stitching once an order has been placed, Amazon could wade deeper into developing its own apparel

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

Amazon Go’s AI Driven Grocery Store Opens Today

Supply Chain 24/7

The much-anticipated Amazon Go check-out free grocery store will open its doors to the public today, having weathered challenges that delayed its launch by almost a year the enhanced AI-driven technology appears ready for the Seattle masses