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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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, will begin competing directly with longtime partners United Parcel Service, FedEx and DHL in Europe, with pieces falling into place to make […].

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.

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.

Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again

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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.

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.

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


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.

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

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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.,

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.

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.

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.

Amazon Introduces the Grocery Store of the Future

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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 Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Stockton to Seattle also added 15¢ for $2.18/mile. Out of California, the lane from Ontario to Seattle was up 30¢ to $2.35/mile. For van rates , rising lanes continue to outnumber falling lanes on a week-to-week basis, but it’s been a slow, long-term trend.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing


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.

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.

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.

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.

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?


2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

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Instead, rates and volumes shot up in places like Memphis and Columbus, both associated with e-commerce fulfillment, and even Denver and Seattle exhibited unusually robust rates and shipping patterns. The freight recession is over.

Expect Van Rates to Peak in December

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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.

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


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.

Severe Congestion at West Coast Ports- The Perfect Storm Appears

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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.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics


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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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Top risers: Seattle isn’t in the top-20 for load volume, but outbound van rates there are up 13% in the past month thanks to increased port traffic. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

Logistics 2.0: Amazonified Logistics Part 1


Number Seven : Amazon takes a step back in time and opens up a physical bookstore , actually, here is Seattle. In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0, we discuss the Top Ten things Amazon has done to change the supply chain & logistics industry.

Amazon's Growing Robot Workforce is 45,000 Strong


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

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

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Rates rose out of Buffalo and Seattle. Washington State has apples and onions, so you can find loads from Spokane to Seattle and back. HOT ROUND TRIP: Spokane to Seattle and back, 560 miles at an average of $2.82

Is this the Last Holiday Shopping Season as We Know It?

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The big news this week is the announcement by Amazon that it will open a physical grocery store called Amazon Go in Seattle. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Christmas shopping is changing, and which is more important, people power or technology? Here’s a quick roundup of some industry news to help you navigate this busy holiday shopping season and beyond. Amazon set to disrupt grocery shopping.

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 3 – Keep it Simple

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With 26 seconds left in the game and the ball just one yard away from the end zone, having Marshawn Lynch on the field, who could believe the mighty Seattle Seahawks would choose to pass the ball, and even so, that Malcolm Butler would intercept it? When it comes to designing a retail supply chain, it seems there are countless complexities. Does this mean that we also need to design complex solutions and processes to achieve the goals of product availability and reduced logistics costs?