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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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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Amazon Shakes Up the Omni-Channel Supply Chain – Again


The result was a lot of stress on the supply chain, and the emergence of omni-channel strategies. Supply chain managers utilize a central stock pool to control a number of functions such as pricing, fulfillment, sales, stock management, and ordering. This shift to an omni-channel world has caused new concerns about supply chain efficiency, on-time delivery rates, customer satisfaction levels, and visibility. So how does that impact the supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Our supply-chain future: fair sharing – column. 11 | Snapshots Roundtables Supply Chain Movement. In the rapidly changing economy, countless companies need advice on strategy and especially supply chain management. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented. 22 | Management: international supply chain obstructions.

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


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?

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains. Source ID. Source ID.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

I made a list and wrote Seattle, San Francisco, and Austin. According to Dr. Richard Florida, one of our keynote speakers at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, my description fits about 30% of us in the workforce. So, if you are still scratching your head wondering what does this have to do with supply chain and why would Supply Chain Insights feature Richard Florida to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, let me continue.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. 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. Shifting from supply driven problems to a demand problem in U.S. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Fortunately, Craig partnered with a fulfillment specialist in the eastern part of the country which complemented his location in Seattle, Washington. Source: Indiegogo. This gives you the option to leverage your crowdfunding capital with other funding sources to launch your product. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board


the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc. PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc.,

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing


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.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies.

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


Thankfully, supply chains have produced petabytes of historical data that can shed light on the experience of customers and point the direction that improvements should follow. Tying these sources together and structuring them in ways that are usable is the first challenge in understanding your customer journey. Across a wide number of industries, the way companies interact with customers has changed dramatically.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Source: About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. The lion’s share of the fourteen jobs requiring over ten years of experience are either technology related, like a principal machine learning scientist, or international freight, whether it’s a EU Supply Chain Program manager, a senior intermodal manager, or a principal for Amazon Global Logistics’ (AGL) cross-border unit.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” In return, the Seattle company pledges to get users their merchandise by 9 pm that night.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. The company was based in Seattle, Washington and was originally called American Messenger Company. In 1992, UPS acquired both Haulfast and Carryfast and rebranded to UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: DB Schenker USA has an integrated multi-modal transportation network, strategic warehousing and hub facilities, global supply chain information technology systems and visibility tools. Source ID. Source ID.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

” There are several good reasons people should consider urban agriculture a viable food supply in the years ahead. Such farms can greatly reduce the space needed for cultivation, which is useful in urban areas where land is in short supply and expensive.”[4] Plenty itself had planned to open a farm near Seattle by this point, but decided to focus on building its tech platform.”

Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help address constraints in the market,” Kevin Schemm, a Boeing senior vice president of supply chain management, finance and business operations, said in the statement. The customers aren’t excited about the current supply base,” he said.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Belly space in passenger airliners, already in short supply, has been drastically constrained by restrictions on flights into and out of China, which came into effect on March 29. The Port of Seattle has closed operations at two of its four container terminals due to a lack of shipping demand. Make sure that your supply chain is ready to catch and ride the wave when it reaches you.

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6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA


Here, I’ll cover private label products first and how you should go about sourcing for suppliers. If you can’t drink caffeinated products there’s little sense in starting a small-batch coffee roaster that sources sustainable green coffee beans. Pro Tip #2: Source Your Product Sensibly. We’ve written a comprehensive guide, Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China, and the same tips apply here. Going to the Source. Introduction.

Convoy Partners with TMS Provider BluJay to Bring Instant Market Rates and Guaranteed Coverage to Shippers Nationwide

BluJay Solutions

Source: Convoy. SEATTLE–August 14, 2019– Convoy , a nationwide digital freight network, today announced a partnership with BluJay Solutions, a leading supply chain software and service provider. Shippers use BluJay’s suite of world-class supply chain software and services to better manage their organizations’ logistics.

Amazon Go and the Future of Sentient Buildings: An Analysis

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to disruption of business as usual for supply chains, Amazon towers above the rest. I visited the Amazon Go store while I was in Seattle recently. That is currently the only Amazon Go store in the world, although some sources say Amazon is planning to open as many as six new Go stores this year. The Amazon Go store in Seattle is about 1,800 square feet.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


CPG, food companies and other related industries are seeing surge volumes across their supply chain from inbound to plants, plants to DC’s / mixing centers, and DC’s to customers. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date.

What does the future hold for brick and mortar stores? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). Subscribers use Datamyne’s web-based solutions and business intelligence tools to augment, speed up and simplify trade data research, and to shape global marketing, prospecting, and sourcing strategies. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, before I spontaneously combust in my house-turned-sauna, let’s go to this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon to step up UK tests of delivery drones (The Telegraph). Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). Growing global trade, e-commerce B2B sales, and sprawling dynamic supply chains demand the transparency and efficiency of online freight. “Your compressor is dead.”

This Week in Logistics News (February 15-19, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Amazon expanding deliveries by its ‘on-demand’ drivers ( Reuters ). The Seattle-based company did not go into details of its plans, but said it will “explore new ways to provide customers with faster service and delivery partners with more opportunities.” In case you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to get lapped while skiing, the answer is yes.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. This week, as reported in The Seattle Times, Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service.