Shipping up to Boston

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In this issue, Boston port’s big gains; traffic woes; Amazon faces a new AB; truckers honk for kid; and more. Shipping up to Boston. I grew up around Conley Terminal in South Boston. Last year, commuters in Boston saw a brief reprieve from snarled traffic and excessive delays.

FreightPlus featured on Fox 25 News Boston!

Freight Plus

Calling FreightPlus a, “Local company helping to unravel supply chain, getting products to you faster & cheaper,” Fox 25 Boston did a great segment on what we do, who we are, and how we can help during the holiday season. .


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Top 4 reasons to attend Pharma Labeling Compliance event in Boston


The 4 th Annual Pharma Labeling Compliance event, March 15 – 16, in Boston, MA, promises to be a must-attend event for anyone involved in their company’s pharma labeling process. Loftware will join other leaders as we discuss strategies for optimizing labeling to achieve compliance and key business goals. Here are just a few reasons to attend…. Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Labeling

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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. A decade of internal costsaving measures at Boston Scientific has led to creative, state-of-the-art solutions such as a genetic algorithm that calculates the optimum packaging size to minimise the amount of empty space being shipped. Europe accounts for 21 percent of Boston Scientific’s total revenue.

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. In the video above, Atlas is shown picking up boxes and placing them on a shelf, but Boston Dynamics have an impressive array of robots, each with some special ability. The post Atlas Shrugged: Boston Dynamic’s Atlas Robot Tackles Obstacles appeared first on The Network Effect.

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FreightWaves Classics: America’s first lighthouse went “on line” 305 years ago

The Supply Chain Journal

A lighthouse on what is now named Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor began to operate on this day in 1716. The lighthouse was called the Boston Light. The Boston Light when Massachusetts was still a British colony. The first Boston Light.

Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey

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

Robots in the Warehouse: A Question of When

Talking Logistics

Last week, for example, DHL Supply Chain announced “a $15 million investment in robotics solutions from Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, to further automate warehousing in North America.” Every day, every month, every year, there are more robots in the warehouse.

The Internet of Tomatoes Is Coming, Starting With Boston Salads

Material Handling & Logistics

The next step for Ripe was a pilot project on Ward’s Berry Farm, a 180-acre farm southwest of Boston, where the fields overflow with carrots, baby beets, bok choy, chard, kale, cabbage, sweet potatoes, onions, radishes, fava beans, squash, pumpkins and zinnias, which farmer Jim Ward keeps in rotation because his wife loves it when he brings them home to her in a fresh bouquet. Sweetgreen already uses tomatoes grown on Ward’s farm in salads sold at its Prudential Center location in Boston.

The Greater Boston Warehouse Robotics Cluster

Logistics Viewpoints

Boston in known as The Hub - but it has really become the hub of warehouse robotics in the United States. The post The Greater Boston Warehouse Robotics Cluster appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. MassRobotics and Humatics hosted The 2020 Logistics and Warehousing Executive Briefing. Insights and valuable perspectives were shared by robotics users such as FedEx, the regions robotics innovators, and providers of complementary technologies and services.

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.

Supply Chain News on Does Boston Dynamic Finally have a Logistics Winner in New Stretch Robot

Supply Chain Digest

Smarter Robot Arm can move 800 Cartons per Hour, Company Says

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 28, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Moller-Maersk BJ's Wholesale Club Boston Dynamics Burris Logistics DHL Supply Chain FedEx GAINSystems ITA Airways logistics Mediterranean Shipping Co Microsoft o9 Solutions ocean ports robots Route supply chain third-party logistics providers trucking Vecna Robotics

Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA


JDA Software, along with our partners Open Sky Group and DC Velocity , recently hosted a warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse labor management (WLM) event in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is rich with history, and while many are familiar with the Minutemen and revolutionary spirit, most aren’t aware of Boston’s seedy underworld. The post Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Mobsters and Lobsters.

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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FreightPlus Named to Boston Business Journal's 2022 Fast 50 List

Freight Plus

Boston, MA (March 25, 2022) — The Boston Business Journal has named FreightPlus to its exclusive 2022 Fast 50 list, which represent the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. Jones, market president and publisher of the Boston Business Journal. .

Tive Attending Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston


We are excited to announce that Tive will be attending the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, April 11th to 14th. Events Tive BostonThe largest coffee event in North America, the Specialty Coffee Expo attracts more than 13,000 attendees from more than 75 countries every year.

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


associate professor of operations management, Boston University, on the role of a company’s inventory in developing a sustainable competitive advantage. Inventory optimization (IO) has become an increasingly important topic of late as companies try to balance inventory (amount, location, etc.) with erratic demand and supply variability.

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Supply Chain News on Boston Dynamics Says Logistics Key Target for Its Robots, Product to be Available in 2022

Supply Chain Digest

New Versions Coming for Its Handle and Pick Robots

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News Blume Global Blume Maps Boston Dynamics cargo theft China tariffs Kaleris Long Beach Navis ocean ports Suez Canal supply chain news world tradeQ1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year.

Delivery sweetening the pot for recreational cannabis businesses

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It took us about a year to go through the entire process from start to finish,” Chris Fevry, co-founder of minority-owned cannabis delivery service Your Green Package in Boston, told FreightWaves. “It

“Storage Wars” Rescues Supply Chain Ignominy


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”. Inventory management Supply chain management AMR Research Boston Craigslist Do it yourself Enterprise resource planning (ERP) ERP Garage Toolbox by CJ Wehlage. Take a good long look at this picture. That’s my ignominy. That’s my garage.

The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations

Talking Logistics

According to research conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson, and Jennifer Bratton, partner and managing director in the Minneapolis office of The Boston Consulting Group — will address those questions and more in this timely and important episode you don’t want to miss! Robinson East Coast ports Panama Canal The Boston Consulting Group West Coast portsLive Episode: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains


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”. Demand management General News Supply chain management Supply chain risk management Amazon Apple Boston Consulting Group Brand Google Internet of Things Supply chain Zero Moment of Truth ZMOT

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


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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2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry


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 by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner.

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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Boston Speaks Up: Meet Janeiro Digital’s CTO Justin Bingham

Janeiro Digital

Republished with permission by Boston Speaks Up, a multi-platform storytelling series from Fabric Media documenting the civic leaders, entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and artists with connections to Boston. To hear the full podcast from Boston Speaks Up , please go here. Be sure to subscribe to listen to their impressive library of Boston-area leaders and innovators! I was born and raised in Lynnfield (north of Boston).

Welcome to The Boston Innovation Ecosystem – RON SPANGLER, MIT


The post Welcome to The Boston Innovation Ecosystem – RON SPANGLER, MIT appeared first on Bristlecone. Events News PULSE Videos

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

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 ). Global Trade This Week in News Transportation Management Boston Consulting Group C.H. My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite. Well, technically, a “parasitic drain” on the battery.

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ANNOUNCING: ProcureCon IT Sourcing 2022

Supply Chain Brain

ProcureCon IT Sourcing is back LIVE and IN-PERSON in the heart of Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place this July 18 – 19, 2022

Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA


On Thursday, August 17, 2017, JDA Software, along with our partners Open Sky Group and DC Velocity, are hosting a warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse labor management (WLM) event in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is rich with history, and while many are familiar with the Minutemen and revolutionary spirit, most aren’t aware of Boston’s seedy underworld. Mobsters and Lobsters.

Qatar Airways Cargo launches Boston bellyhold service

Logistics Middle East

Qatar Air Cargo has commenced a daily cargo service between Logan International Airport in Boston and Hamad International Airport in Doha

This Week in Logistics News (April 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I write this, the greater Boston area (including where I live) is in lockdown as the police hunt for the second suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings (the first suspect was killed overnight). This Week in News BDP Boston Marathon cloud computing Interflex Nulogy P&G Procter & Gamble routing and scheduling SAP Speedy Route

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