Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Far More Visible

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Last week, Amazon lobbed another grenade across the parcel logistics and transportation industry with the announcement of the expansion of Amazon Shipping. destined for the Ports of Long Beach or Seattle, and onward to Amazon customer distribution centers.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Amazon lobbed another grenade across the parcel logistics and transportation industry with the announcement of the expansion of Amazon Shipping. destined for the Ports of Long Beach or Seattle, and onward to Amazon customer distribution centers.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019

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Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt is to speak at The CleanTech Breakfast series in Seattle on February 13. The post Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019 appeared first on Freightera Blog.

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. TransportationSomali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012.

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

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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).

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

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Urban Delivery Solution In Seattle. What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles? 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.

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. Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Amazon customer fulfillment capabilities Amazon last mile fulfillment Amazon package delivery services Colis Prive Supply chain Matters blog

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

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Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping. Supply Vision Launches New Transportation Management System Software, Supply Vision 3.0.

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). This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon Cloud Logistics CommerceHub Fleetmatics Jet.com MercuryGate Prime Air Quintiq TPG Capital Transporeon Verizon Walmart workforce planning

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). November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

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.

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

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January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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).

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. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Management Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management C.H.

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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). Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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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. Distribution Retail Transportation airplane amazon cargo planes distribution ecommerce freight logistics

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

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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

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

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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.

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

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transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. ” Like Transplace, LMS also offers its own proprietary transportation management system called TOTAL , which I assume will ultimately get phased out in favor of Transplace’s TMS.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

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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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

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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. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

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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 company was based in Seattle, Washington and was originally called American Messenger Company. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight.

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. Cities with creative knowledge workers will redefine transportation, commerce, and social systems. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye).

Planning FLEXibly: Is Amazon’s latest delivery service model flexible enough?

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It’s become commonplace in personal transportation (Uber and Lyft), short-stay accommodation (Airbnb) and retail (e-bay). City density – currently piloting solely in Seattle, Flex will reach other megacities where traffic disruptions are the norm rather than the exception.

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. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The post Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

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alone, the latest being Seattle-based Elysian in February. Growing volumes require better planning; production, stock, transport and demand planning will get increasingly complex over time as data becomes more comprehensive.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

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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.

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

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For congested metropolitan areas such as Seattle, the focus is actually on the ‘final 50 feet’ of those shipments.”[3] According to Abt, a study by the University of Washington and Seattle Department of Transportation found “e-commerce and urban growth has led to a dramatic increase in the number of vehicles circling the urban core.” There are 5,280 feet in a mile.

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

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Starbucks to debut delivery in Manhattan, Seattle this year (Reuters). Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.9

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.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

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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. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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

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Today, however, transportation quality essentially amounts to table stakes, with serviced levels converging to accepted norms. These can include: customer relationship management (CRM), transportation management (TMS), and self-service web platforms to name just a few. In an industry with as complicated a customer journey as transportation, a cohesive team has substantial ramifications on the ability to work closely to resolve customer issues.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

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Amazon currently lists about 17,700 full-time vacancies on its website, about 920 in the logistics and transportation sector. About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters.

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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. For instance, a 1 percent impact on lead-time variability can lead to out-of-stocks, waste, transportation issues and much more. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability.

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

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In return, the Seattle company pledges to get users their merchandise by 9 pm that night. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA billion in March 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – air, rail, and truck – carried more U.S.-Mexico

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