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?

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

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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

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.

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

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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

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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.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

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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.

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

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.

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

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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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Amazon Wins Patent for On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing Warehouse

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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

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

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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.

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.

Amazon One: Amazon Takes to the Air

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Van Rates Rise Ahead of Roadcheck Inspections

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Two lanes out of Stockton also saw big increases: Stockton to Seattle surged 42¢ to $3.41/mile. Stockton to Seattle increased 22¢ to $3.26/mile. The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz is taking place June 5 - 7.

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fuel Prices Keep Pressure on Van Rates

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Los Angeles to Seattle increased 15¢, to $2.90/mile. Seattle to Eugene, OR was down 11¢ to $2.44/mile. The average price for a gallon of diesel hit its highest mark of the year last week at $3.28 , which is 74¢ higher than a year ago.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

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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.

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.

Van Rates Head for Record June Peak

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Stockton, CA, to Seattle rates jumped up 31¢ to $3.80/mile. Los Angeles to Seattle also jumped up 23¢ to $3.75/mile.

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.

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.