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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Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

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).

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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. 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? Precision in supply chain planning is what gives your product a competitive edge. Supply Chain supply chain planning

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

DELMIA Quintiq

alone, the latest being Seattle-based Elysian in February. While there are a lot more aspects and business-wide dynamics associated with turning craft beer into big beer, I will focus my discussion on supply chain planning. As they did in the beer industry’s beginnings, big brewers again must apply supply chain fundamentals and innovations to secure their success and stay competitive. Do you have the supply chain transformation processes ready to get started?

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.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

This is a perfect example of how the physics of supply chains, which are often overlooked, are fundamental to understanding and enabling the “digital transformation” that is discussed so often in the press. The shift toward online shopping is reconfiguring supply chains and shaping the fortunes of industrial landlords, with demand especially high in and around large cities, where e-commerce has taken off fastest.

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. Seattle. Seattle.

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). Elemica Honored With Third Patent for Next Generation Supply Chain Network. November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. And if you’re reading this, neither did you.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time.

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

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. Urban Delivery Solution In Seattle. Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems blockchain Convoy drones E2open free shipping Integration Point INTTRA Kuebix Manhattan Associates Oracle Target Thomson Reuters TMS trucking Uber UPS XPO Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 11 more cities (Seattle Times). New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation. Marten Transport Ltd. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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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. Here are some details from the press release: Same Day TMS offers the same features that any shipper would expect from a transportation solution.

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.

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas

SupplyPike

As a supply chain technology startup, there are a lot of regions we could consider conducting business in as we grow our offerings. There are the typical contenders like California, New York, and Seattle. At SupplyPike, we’re building some incredibly innovative ways to solve problems in logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The post SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Starbucks to debut delivery in Manhattan, Seattle this year (Reuters). Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.9 Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Amazon drones FAA NAFTA one-hour delivery Roadnet Technologies Sears Starbucks TomTom

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

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas

SupplyPike

As a supply chain technology startup, there are a lot of regions we could consider conducting business in as we grow our offerings. There are the typical contenders like California, New York, and Seattle. At SupplyPike, we’re building some incredibly innovative ways to solve problems in logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The post SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

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. Logistics #Transportation #SCM #SupplyChain #Crowdfunding #Distribution #Freight #ECommerce. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Subscribe Here!

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

Talking Logistics

I’m a supply chain analyst by day and a cha-cha dance instructor by night — at least I was this week. And with a hip shake and a step, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to start air delivery network with leasing deal ( Reuters ). January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The duration of the leases will be five to seven years, lessor Air Transport Services Group Inc said.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability.

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

Cerasis

E-commerce defines the state of global supply chains today. To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. According to Angel Gonzalez of the Seattle Times , systems alignment is essential to leveraging gross and fine movements from robotics to human workers.

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

Supply Chain Brain

The question the maritime industry is now asking itself is to what extent the online retailer will also try to take greater control of transportation of shipments bound for Amazon warehouses. Taking greater control of shipments would give Seattle-based Amazon more flexibility and help it avoid possible congestion in its warehouses. “Amazon is a threat if we don’t do a good job for them,” Soren Skou, the CEO of A.P. Moller Maersk A/S, said in a phone interview. “If

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. 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 new segment was rebranded as UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times). Blume Global Introduces a New Digital Era of Growth, Innovation and Value Creation for the Global Supply Chain Ecosystem.

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

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and specializes in integrating different modes of transport in logistics solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. When asked about delivery, Starbucks Global Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Ryan said it is still “early days” and the chain isn’t ready to tip its hand with more details but that it’s “moving full speed ahead.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

Hidden ROI you need to know - Strategic Transportation Tech Stack

Aborn and Co.

There are a lot of emerging technologies in the transportation industry. in Seattle where he was responsible for inventory and supply chain management. Part five of a five-part series on the hidden benefits you can expect from working with a digital freight management company like Aborn & Co.

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. You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. 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

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. You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. 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.

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. In addition, Singapore Airlines recently introduced its Thrucool service, which is focused on the transport of time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments. shippers’ lack of immediacy to move Asian supply chains back to the U.S.

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