The Internet of Tomatoes Is Coming, Starting With Boston Salads

Material Handling & Logistics

Sweetgreen already uses tomatoes grown on Ward’s farm in salads sold at its Prudential Center location in Boston.

The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure

Talking Logistics

It’s a story that made the headlines in The Boston Globe this week, but about 10 percent of the newspaper’s subscribers weren’t able to read about it because, well, they were the victims of this story. As reported by the Globe: [Boston Globe CEO] Sheehan, in two interviews, acknowledged ACI warned of disruptions, but not of the level of vast failure Globe subscribers are experiencing. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

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Atlas Shrugged: Boston Dynamic’s Atlas Robot Tackles Obstacles

The Network Effect

Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot has made giant strides in recent years, going from cable powered and operated, to an unplugged, free-roaming robot. The post Atlas Shrugged: Boston Dynamic’s Atlas Robot Tackles Obstacles appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”.

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Asia Bad Data Bill Clinton Boston College Business model Career Opportunities (film) Certified Public Accountant Chief strategy officer Christmas Disruptions DNA Facebook Lead time Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry Supply chain supply chain planners visibiliy

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. 3PL Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems augmented reality Chipotle omni-channel parcel shipping Sears SOLAS The Boston Globe TMS top episodes top posts transportation workforce planning

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Avaya’s Four-Year Journey to a Best-in-Class Supply Chain – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

The 21st Century Supply Chain

General News Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Aid effectiveness Asia Best practice Boston BT Group Business administration Customer service Depreciation Supply chain by Melissa Clow SupplyChainBrain attended our annual Kinexions user conference, and while there, they completed a number of video interviews with our customers. And, we’d like to share them!

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China Railcar Producer Breaks Ground for New U.S. Plant

Supply Chain Matters

first Chinese railcar assembly plant in the United States independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Presence of Chinese companies in global supply chains replacement of subway cars for Boston Supply chain Matters blog The China Raiway Stock CorporationIn October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system. Much of U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson and the Boston Consulting Group published a research report on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion could have on logistics strategies and operations (watch my conversation with two of the authors in a recent episode of Talking Logistics ).

Quantified Impact of the Expanded Panama Canal for U.S. Bound Container Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

The Boston Consulting Group (BSC) and C.H. Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Boston Consulting Group C.H. Robinson have just released a new joint study, How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map, (sign-up required for complimentary report) which we feel should be essential reading for multi-industry sourcing, procurement, logistics and transportation teams.

“Storage Wars” Rescues Supply Chain Ignominy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Up until this past year, my greatest “ah-ha” moment was watching my Boston neighbor walk away with my Arians Platinum 20-SHO snow blower. But, in Boston, we had this dirty little secret. In Boston, we had an “ATTIC”. by CJ Wehlage. Take a good long look at this picture.

Supply chain consultancy reaches a turning point

Supply Chain Movement

Kearney and Boston Consulting Group – is now changing. Kearney Boston Consulting Group Clayton Christensen consultancy Derek van Bever Dina Wang Frans van Helden McKinsey Ortec reportFrom lengthy reports to tangible results.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

Transportfolio

Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Transportation Market Transportation Policy Boston Consulting Group Panama Canal Expansion Ports Post-Panamax White Paper

Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey

Supply Chain 24/7

Download Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey to learn how an integrated retail planning platform can transform your omni-channel strategy

Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done?

Value Unchained

Today, I have the privilege of sitting on a panel at the 5th Annual Premier CIO Forum: Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts. E-Commerce agile CIO Forum: Boston e-comm ecommerce

Machine Learning for Supply Chain Efficiencies

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago I attended the ToolsGroup Supply Chain Transformation conference in Boston. One of the more interesting sessions I attended was “Predictive Commerce and Machine Learning” featuring ToolsGroup CEO Yossi Shamir. While Yossi obviously touted the benefits of the ToolsGroup product suite, the session focused more on the big concept of why supply chain needs automation now. In particular, he looked at how machine learning can help create better demand forecasts.

Is Your Supply Chain Weatherproof?

Logistics Viewpoints

I learned this first-hand last week after record snowfall in the Boston area. Individuals living in the higher latitudes will tell you that ice dams on your roof are an omen of bad things to come.

New Supplier Strategies Revive Important Corporate Questions

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy Sustainability Boston Scientific ebony trade MIT CTL palm oil deforestation sustainable supply chain Vertical Integration Wall Street JournalCompanies have been vertically integrating operations for many years to gain more control over the supply of key materials.

Hans Willems, Boston Scientific: “We’ve now evolved into a solutions provider”

Supply Chain Movement

A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. In the late 1970s, Boston Scientific’s initial success was built on guide catheters and balloon catheters for coronary artery treatments.

Boston Procurement Leaders part 3: Talent Management Challenges

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the most interesting panels from the Boston Procurement Leaders conference was focused on Talent Management. We heard from a number of speakers on the subject of how the need for talent is shifting dramatically in the years ahead. The first to comment on this was Ken Litton, CPO at Deutsche Bank, and a former NC State engineer alumni. Ken worked as an engineer and in procurement at Rockwell and then as head of procurement for the Xbox division at Microsoft.

Secret to Successful Targeted Marketing: Highly Relevant Content

Enterra Insights

According to Boston Consulting Group analysts, “Digital’s potential — the delivery of relevant advertisements to interested users at opportune times … Continued.

The State of Reshoring: What Supply Chains Need to Know

PLS Logistics

According to a study from Boston Consulting, 54% of US manufacturers with more than $1 billion in revenue are considering reshoring some or all of their manufacturing. Companies are strategically moving manufacturing facilities, examining labor costs and time to market, plus looking for accessibility to existing or developing markets and sources of innovation. Some companies are moving facilities offshore or nearshore, while many others are bringing production back to the US.

Forecasting: A Forgotten Requirement

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I attended the ToolsGroup Supply Chain Transformation conference in Boston. I am always interested in case study presentations, as I find that I learn a lot about how companies are applying their technology and business processes to solve a problem. These case studies are also an opportunity to give other practitioners a different way to look at a problem they may be experiencing as well. One of the case study presentations […

A Q&A with Stanley Black & Decker and Boston University on Inventory Optimization

Logility

associate professor of operations management, Boston University, on the role of a company’s inventory in developing a sustainable competitive advantage.

4 Logistics Solutions for Struggling CPG Shippers

PLS Logistics

A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group and the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that 80% of CPG shippers consider shipping their biggest business obstacle. Two Major Obstacles for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Shippers.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

Moreover, rate for " Boston to Chicago " may not be the same as " Chicago to Boston " 5) Warehousing Costs : fixed cost is relatively easy to find but variable costs such as labor cost can be tricky because it is not static.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What will be the Impact of Robots on Manufacturing Employment

Supply Chain Digest

Many are Worried Robots will Just Eliminate all the Jobs, Boston Consulting Group Believes the Advances will Actually Increase Total Employment

An Online Retailer Reinventing Post Luxury Goods and Tapping New Consumer Buying Sentiments

Supply Chain Matters

We recently ran across a commentary outlining the efforts of a rather innovative, Boston based online retailer of luxury class goods, who’s CEO indicates that serving a need in an underserved market segment can be accomplished with the combination of leveraging innovative sales practices, advanced technology and a modern supply chain.

The Difference between Multichannel, Omnichannel and Unified Commerce. And Why It’s Important.

ToolsGroup

Ken Morris of Boston Retail Partners explains, “Saddled with legacy systems that are not designed to accommodate today’s retail environment, retailers have scrambled to cobble things together in attempts to deliver the omnichannel capabilities customers expect. It can be exhausting in retail.

It’s time for a revolution of the supply chain kind

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG ), Yves Morieux in particular, describes the drawbacks of current operating models, which are based on functional expertise with little interface between roles. by Bill DuBois There have been some pretty significant revolutions throughout history.

Why CPG Demand Forecasting Has Hit a Ceiling

ToolsGroup

Boston Consulting Group talks about how the “endless aisles” of the internet and omni-channel sales increase product assortment. Most CPG companies have hit a demand forecasting ceiling. The good ones are breaking through.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Martin Verwijmeren is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MP Objects , a leading provider of smart cloud software for supply chain orchestration with offices in Boston, Rotterdam, Tokyo and Hyderabad.

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The World’s Oldest Supply Chain Analyst Report

Talking Logistics

presidential race dominating the headlines, you might have missed a recent archeological discovery made in Boston. With Brexit and the U.S. Construction workers in the Seaport District found what experts believe is the world’s oldest supply chain analyst report.

Pharmaceutical labeling: Data, data everywhere

Loftware

The 4 th Annual Pharma Labeling Compliance event, held last week in Boston, brought together nearly 100 professionals involved in the packaging and labeling of pharmaceuticals.

Digital Supply Chains: What’s the Big Deal?

The Network Effect

There’s an interesting report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Three Paths to Advantage with Digital Supply Chain , that illustrates the urgent need for companies today to transition to a digital supply chain, if they haven’t done so already.

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How Do You Define Your Supply Chain Challenges?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If this is your approach then the Boston Bruins aren’t the only one’s putting the cart before the horse (Go Sens!). by Andrew Dunbar Google “Top 10 supply chain challenges” and you’ll find 44 million different opinions on the biggest issues our industry faces today.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping.

Supply Chain News on New Study from Boston Consulting Group Show Modest Increase in Reshoring Interest, but Picture Remains Unclear

Supply Chain Digest

US Likely to Gain Share as Percent of Total Manufacturing Footprint for Average Company

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

Aside from a short stint living in Europe, I’ve always lived in Boston, MA. As I got older, and progressed in my career, I stayed in Boston because of different reasons. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye).

Beer Friday: 4 must-reads for winning breweries to stay ahead

Quintiq

Working in South Boston bars, inspired him to start the show in which he adventurously travels around the globe exploring what people drink and why. “Enjoy a couple of drinks with a stranger, and the whole world opens up”. This key lesson stems from Jack Maxwell, the Booze Traveler.