Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

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Many of these advancements were expected to bring substantial investment into supply chains, and they did just that. But, you need to understand where the investments focused, how they relate to improving supply chains and why they are essential to omnichannel logistics solutions. However, AIDC tools are making analytics in the supply chain an affordable reality. When applied to the supply chain, this is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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

Talking Logistics

El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. In light of these risks, developing a flexible supply chain is the best strategy for success, but what does that mean exactly and how can companies get there? As you might expect, we both agreed that having timely and accurate end-to-end supply chain visibility was a critical factor in enabling flexibility.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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. At that setting, it would miss its intended port by over 100 miles – putting the container ship closer to Vancouver or Portland. Let’s apply this same concept to your supply chain. What if the assumptions that are being made about your supply chain plan and its accuracy are wrong?

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle. Many suppliers continue to rely on automation to ensure flexible supply chains and increased accuracy to help meet the demand from their buyers. How do I improve my supply chain?

Part 1: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

Last week, we attended Seattle Startup Week in Pioneer Square. Man: Shipping expenses. 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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This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Head On — Jesus and Mary Chain. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E2open to Acquire INTTRA. Target offers free 2-day shipping this holiday (USA Today). Urban Delivery Solution In Seattle. What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2

Part 3: Delighting Customers Through Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

In our final installment of the Seattle Startup Week Panel, Delighting Customers through Superior Retail Operations , we learn which retailers are doing well online, why people still feel compelled to go to the store, and also, what to expect with online grocery shopping. And so, any company that can figure out inventory, figure out shipping, returns, and do it all based out of a showroom, I think that’s where that magic spot is at. Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

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What the success of Prime Day means for your supply chain.

CargoBarn

Prime Day comes at a time of year that has been traditionally slow for the supply chain industry. However, the popularity of the event, coupled with the capacity crisis and driver shortage, are causing roadblocks for some retailers who haven’t already optimized their supply chains. The hugely popular Amazon Prime day started in 2015 to celebrate the Seattle-based e-tail giant’s 20th anniversary by offering sitewide discounts to Prime Members.

Automated Package Lockers Growing as a BOPIS Solution

Multichannel Merchant

Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is a key approach to making that happen, reducing supply chain and shipping costs. Pilot Program for Automated Lockers Seeing Success in Seattle. Dick’s Sporting Goods Supply Chain Moves Include Testing Lockers. Customer Experience Operations & Fulfillment Research Shipping BOPIS Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS ecommerce Fulfillment and Delivery operations

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

Amazon Suspending Non-Essential Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Multichannel Merchant

Amazon has temporarily suspended fulfillment of non-essential items through its Fulfillment by Amazon service for third-party sellers through April 5 due to high coronavirus-related demand for medical supplies and essentials, the company said. “We We are seeing increased online shopping and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock,” Amazon said in a Seller Central blog post.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

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). Pitney Bowes Expands Shipping Logistics Portfolio with Acquisition of Enroute Systems Corporation. Elemica Honored With Third Patent for Next Generation Supply Chain Network. I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. And if you’re reading this, neither did you.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Freightera

Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. When I went to Seattle last fall, I met with several leaders in Amazon’s transportation, supply chain and logistics teams: they are well aware of the Physical Internet.

Former Tesla Leader joins ThroughPut Inc. as Head of Product Management and Sales Engineering

ThroughPut

the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables operations to increase output, quality, throughput, profitability, and safety through automated bottleneck elimination, today announced the appointment of Alla Anashenkova as the Head of Product Management and Sales Engineering. At Tesla, Alla spent nearly eight years navigating through supply chain nuances while scaling production over 100x. Press Releases big data Supply Chain tesla walmart

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers and rejection rates are increasing. We are seeing favorable rates for shippers in Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver, Colorado as carriers look to capitalize on outbound volumes. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be back to pre-pandemic difficulty.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers to head to with rejection rates increasing a bit. . Moving freight into Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver , Colorado markets should pick up. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be close to normal. . As the state reopens retail facilities on May 4, shipping in and out of Arizona should not be substantially impacted. . Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted. .

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Amazon Flex is available now in Seattle. Meanwhile, Cloud Logistics introduced its Same Day TMS program “designed to allow shippers to start shipping – and saving – the day they start the project.”

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

Talking Logistics

Also, we still have an open slot on the roster, so if you’re a supply chain or logistics company interested in sponsoring the team and an employee to participate in the ride, or if you’re a supply chain or logistics professional with a direct or indirect connection with T1D, or you’re an avid cyclist or someone looking to take on a challenge for a great cause, please contact me for more details on how to join the team.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There is much more to shipping rewards than throwing products in a box and slapping on a label. If you’re like a lot of small business startups, however, you might have forgotten to figure in fulfillment costs, including shipping and warehouse storage fees. You supply the list of backers, and your crowdfunding fulfillment warehouse will match them with their chosen rewards, and then pack and ship your products. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Meantime, rates and volumes are starting to come back down to normal in the Southeast, but supply chains throughout the rest of the country are still feeling the ripple effects, as evidenced by all the dark red in the Hot States Map below. Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. One exception was out West: Rates on the lane from Seattle to Salt Lake City gained 36¢ at $2.25/mile.

FLEXE Recap: 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo

FLEXE

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. It was a packed couple of days and we had the chance to meet with a ton of supply chain professionals to talk about the state of the industry. One thing is clear: supply chain operations are changing.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

Fast, free shipping? We can find the products we need in an instant, and if we’re dissatisfied with price, product availability, or shipping costs and times, we can quickly find another vendor that meets our needs. You wouldn’t use the same materials to ship all of your goods, would you? If you’re shipping bowling balls, you may need an oversized box with lots of packaging to keep it from rolling around (literally). Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

Fast, free shipping? We can find the products we need in an instant, and if we’re dissatisfied with price, product availability, or shipping costs and times, we can quickly find another vendor that meets our needs. You wouldn’t use the same materials to ship all of your goods, would you? If you’re shipping bowling balls, you may need an oversized box with lots of packaging to keep it from rolling around (literally). Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. The idea is simple: Shipping by air is fast, but expensive. The future of grocery shopping opened in what once was a sleepy Scandinavian neighborhood in Seattle this week and it looks very Amazonian. Supply Chain friday in 5

Claire’s Becomes Latest Retailer to Go Bankrupt

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. As soon as the first robot arrived at a FedEx shipping hub in the heart of North Carolina tobacco country early last year, talk of pink slips was in the air. The Seattle-based company also has opened its own line of bookstores and a convenience-store concept. 3PL Logistics Retail Supply Chain Amazon Claire's friday in 5 robotics

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. The idea is simple: Shipping by air is fast, but expensive. The future of grocery shopping opened in what once was a sleepy Scandinavian neighborhood in Seattle this week and it looks very Amazonian. Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Supply Chain friday in 5

In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

We live in a fast-paced world and, in the current vernacular, customer expectations are off the chain. If you’ve never heard that term (or simply don’t understand it), off the chain means out of control — like having your pit bull getting off the chain in the back yard and tearing through the neighborhood. For congested metropolitan areas such as Seattle, the focus is actually on the ‘final 50 feet’ of those shipments.”[3]

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. Customers can also can also choose to place shipments in temperature-controlled containers and track their location during shipping. shippers’ lack of immediacy to move Asian supply chains back to the U.S.

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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. As society experiences more demand for rapid order fulfillment and accuracy in supply chain processes, manufacturers and supply chain management providers must come up with a way to meet consumer demands.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. A Hanjin ship passing the Golden Gate Bridge - Photo by Basil D Soufi.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

This is how he described their impact (emphasis added): “It may be because customers have such easy access to more information than ever before – in only a few seconds and with a couple taps on their phones, customers can read reviews, compare prices from multiple retailers, see whether something is in stock, find out how fast it will ship or be available for pick-up, and more. In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition.

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