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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Top 4 reasons to attend Pharma Labeling Compliance event in Boston

Loftware

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.

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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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.

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.

Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Tive Attending Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston

Tive

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

Logility

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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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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Welcome to The Boston Innovation Ecosystem – RON SPANGLER, MIT

Bristlecone

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

“Storage Wars” Rescues Supply Chain Ignominy

Kinaxis

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 Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

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

Kinaxis

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

Kinaxis

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.

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).

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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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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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

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

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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Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future in Boston, MA

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain and Logistics News (September 25, 2020)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News alternative fuel vehicles ATA Truck Tonnage Index Boston Dynamics C.H. After pushing out my appointment earlier this summer, I finally visited my dentist. The good news: my perfect record of no cavities remains intact. The bad news: it looks like I’ve started to grind my teeth, which could cause my teeth to chip or crack, so my dentist recommends that I get a night guard. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain and Logistics News (September 25, 2020).

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

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific. 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.

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. Consultants used to spend months conducting research, only to present clients with a lengthy report that subsequently ended up in a drawer.

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. Henry Ford’s ownership of rubber plantations and iron ore mines that provided raw materials for automobiles is a classic example.

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

CH Robinson 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 PaperWhat will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016? Robinson to be prepared for the shifts ahead. The Panama Canal is over a century old.

If He Had Run a Little Faster

Talking Logistics

My wife’s cousin Mike ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. Actually, Mike and his family (wife, young daughter, sister, brother-in-law, and nieces) stayed at my house Monday night because they couldn’t go back to their hotel in Boston. It was a beautiful morning yesterday, sunny and blue, and after breakfast, all the kids went outside to play, while the rest of us drank coffee and watched the news, and Mike and his dad drove to Boston to collect his medal and belongings.

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How Saint Patrick’s Day Became a Major Holiday for the Supply Chain

Kuebix

Patrick’s Day parade was actually held in Boston in 1737, not in Dublin. Saint Patrick’s Day has been a major holiday for Americans going back to well before America split off from Great Britain. In fact, it might surprise you to know that the first St. On St. Patrick’s Day, much of America celebrates Irish […]. The post How Saint Patrick’s Day Became a Major Holiday for the Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Food and Beverage Holiday

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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. To minimize future damage, I set out to purchase a roof rake to clear the snow off of my […]. Inventory Management Supply Chain Network Design Transportation

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Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done?

ModusLink Corporation

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 ecommerceIn this session we will be discussing the concept of Agile, and the ability to – as well as the challenges involved with – balance the need to deliver quality with the need for […]. The post Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done? appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (June 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

I actually can’t believe that I am not writing an intro to the news round-up about Boston sports and our monopoly on titles. Of course, I just assumed Boston would win, as it is what our sports teams do these days. So close, yet so far away. Unfortunately, after a valiant run, and a decisive game 6 victory to force a game 7, the Bruins were unable to bring the Stanley Cup home. For the […].

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.

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Diversity Matters

JDA software

Both wanted to be engineers (they were not sure which engineering program), and they wanted to study at the University of Texas, University of Southern California (USC), Boston University, Texas A&M and others. We were familiar with the Texas options, so we decided to focus on schools on the East Coast (mostly Boston) and West Coast (California). My wife took them to see universities in California, and I took them to universities in Boston.