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.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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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 […].

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.

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 […].

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

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.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

If you’re looking at alternative ocean ports, such as Seattle, make sure you understand what carriers visit that port, and maybe take it a step further and file your rates for Seattle with the FMC [Federal Maritime Commission] so that if you need to make a shift very quickly, you’re not going to lose time taking extra steps that could have been done ahead of time.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. . This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

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. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

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

Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

When craft beer becomes big beer: 5 tips to boost your microbrew supply chain

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alone, the latest being Seattle-based Elysian in February. Craft beer’s popularity is certainly no novelty: European artisans have been concocting their characteristic brew for centuries, while today’s microbrewing community has been gaining strong momentum since the 1970s.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

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. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

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). 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)

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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Outsourced - The Movie

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While it contains a love story as well, " Outsourced ", is about a Seattle-based US company that sends its customer fulfillment center to India leaving the manager of the center to go to India to train his replacements. Who said supply chains are boring?

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How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

To give you a better idea of how a small error can have a huge impact, imagine a container ship navigating from China to Seattle with a compass that is off by 1 degree. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service.

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

DAT Solutions

Seattle was a hot market for vans in the past month , but it cooled off last week, and outbound rates dropped. If you’re stuck in Seattle and you need to get back to L.A.,

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The purchase of Kive Systems, for $775 Million allowed the online retailer to get ready for the rush of the holidays this past year, as stated in the Wall Street Journal: The Seattle online retailer has outfitted several U.S.

Amazon Introduces the Grocery Store of the Future

Supply Chain 24/7

Using the same technologies as in self-driving cars, Amazon is testing a grocery store in downtown Seattle that lets customers walk in, grab food from the shelves and walk out again, without ever having to stand in a checkout line

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

Rates rose in Philadelphia, Buffalo and Seattle , since nearby agricultural areas were keeping reefers busy. Out West, the regional lane from Seattle to Spokane, WA , rose 20¢ to an average of $2.92/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July.

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.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

DAT Solutions

TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Stockton - Seattle - Portland - Stockton. You can take advantage of recent rate increases northbound out of Stockton , and pick up a load to Seattle that pays $1.86/mile for 800 miles.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

Now, consumers can return products to Amazon stores, and recently, Amazon launched a no-employee grocery store, Amazon Go , in Seattle. How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes.

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.

Amazon One: Amazon Takes to the Air

The Network Effect

Amazon unveiled its first branded cargo plane today, and will showcase its fleet of 20 branded 767-300 planes in Seattle WA on Friday.

Amazon's Growing Robot Workforce is 45,000 Strong

Techgistics

According to a recent report in the Seattle Times , in 2016 Amazon significantly expanded the deployment of Kiva Robots in their fulfillment centers.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Starbucks to debut delivery in Manhattan, Seattle this year (Reuters). As you read this, I’ll be flying back home from Mexico City where I presented at the Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 , arguably the largest supply chain and logistics event in Mexico.

Customer Experience in Logistics: 4 Key Areas to Lay the Foundation

Cerasis

Author information Zen Newman Account Executive at PipelineDeals Zen Newman is an Account Executive at PipelineDeals’ Seattle office where he specializing in the freight and logistics industry. Across a wide number of industries, the way companies interact with customers has changed dramatically. There is no shortage of claims that we have now entered the age of the customer. A golden age, where customer desires dictate the actions of companies.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in mid-December, The Seattle Times reported that Amazon was negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service (see my comments at the time). I’m a supply chain analyst by day and a cha-cha dance instructor by night — at least I was this week.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: [Based in Seattle, Washington], ShipRush helps e-commerce SMBs and omni-channel retailers execute parcel shipments for last-mile delivery to customers.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

The lane from Los Angeles to Seattle also rose by double digits, up 15¢ to an average of $2.69 National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

Rates on the lane to Seattle rose 22¢ to an average of $2.85 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

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7 Trending Transportation Updates: March 2017

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The Seattle-based company plans to launch a site that will enable sellers from China to use its services to transport their goods to international markets. Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

DAT Solutions

In general, markets that feed into the Northeast were up, while Denver, Seattle , and rates coming out of the Northeast were down. And even Seattle had a regional spike: Rates on the lane to Eugene, OR, were up 23¢ to $2.31/mile.

Expect Van Rates to Peak in December

DAT Solutions

Fewer Loads in Denver and Seattle. Denver and Seattle lost a lot of momentum last week, after a two- or three-week surge, and the average outbound rate dropped about 10¢ per mile for both markets.