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.

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

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

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

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

Supply Chains Rock

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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 Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

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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

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.

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.”

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.

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 […].

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 […].

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

According to Angel Gonzalez of the Seattle Times , systems alignment is essential to leveraging gross and fine movements from robotics to human workers. Spurred by the record-breaking growth of e-commerce and rising labor costs, robots can have a very positive impact in distribution centers when implemented correctly. E-commerce defines the state of global supply chains today.

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

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 (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times). Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Van demand increases ahead of Labor Day

DAT Solutions

In the past month, Buffalo and Seattle have been gaining strength, too. Seattle to Spokane added 15¢ to $3.67/mile. Seattle to Eugene pulled back 14¢, to $2.96/mile.

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.

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.

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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. Seattle to Spokane was up 20¢ to $2.70/mile.

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.

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.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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.

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.