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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West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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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 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.

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 […].

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.”

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

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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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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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.

Amazon Go’s AI Driven Grocery Store Opens Today

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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

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.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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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.

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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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.

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

Van Rates Are on Pace to Break Records

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Prices on a number of lanes out of Seattle and Stockton, CA , spiked again last week. There were huge spikes on a couple lanes heading inbound to Salt Lake City: Seattle to Salt Lake City surged up to an average of $3.19/mile – that’s $1 per mile higher than a month ago.

Van Volumes Soar on the West Coast

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The exception was Seattle. Seattle to Los Angeles is a backhaul lane, which means that the rates is typically much higher going the opposite direction, but the southbound direction gained 14¢ to average $1.47/mile.

Van Rates End 2017 With a Bang

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Los Angeles to Seattle rose 31¢ to $3.18/mile. In general, rates were down out of Seattle because of declines on high-volume lanes going to California, but a couple of lower-volume lanes were up big: Seattle to Salt Lake City gained 36¢ to $2.76/mile.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

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There were some big drops in prices out of Seattle , but outbound rates there are still abnormally high. For example, Seattle to Salt Lake City still averages $2.35/mile. Others were down, though: Seattle to Eugene, OR , which fell 51¢ but still averaged $2.63/mile.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Fresno to Seattle was up 30¢ to $2.80/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

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.

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.

Load-to-Truck Ratio Sets New Record for Vans

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A couple of big increases on the West Coast: Seattle to Salt Lake City rebounded 29¢ to $2.40/mile. Seattle was the only market where the average outbound rate declined last week.

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

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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.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

FLEXE Recap: 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo


Last week, we got to take a little break from the Seattle rain and enjoy some beautiful weather at the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo in Palm Springs.

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.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level


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.