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.

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. MassRobotics and Humatics hosted The 2020 Logistics and Warehousing Executive Briefing. The post The Greater Boston Warehouse Robotics Cluster appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Insights and valuable perspectives were shared by robotics users such as FedEx, the regions robotics innovators, and providers of complementary technologies and services.

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The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure

Talking Logistics

A company switches from one logistics service provider to another and the transition is anything but smooth. 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. Reduce costs and improve customer service — the two main reasons why companies typically outsource their logistics operations.

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

Talking Logistics

What impact will this all have on logistics strategies and operations moving forward? 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! Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Upcoming Episodes C.H.

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

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Now, this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which was dominated by transportation-related items: Are Imports Moving to the East Coast? The post This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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. Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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”. 3PL’s, Contract Manufacturing, Suppliers, Logistics providers….

This Week in Logistics News (June 8 – 14)

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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. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 8 – 14) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain News This Week in News Logistics NewsSo close, yet so far away.

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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. logistics landscape starting in 2016. Robinson white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map. Logistics appeared first on Transportfolio.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

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We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Temperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the area, advising residents to take extra precautions if you spend time outside. What do you do in this heat? Go to the beach or.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

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I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Home Depot Sets $1.2 Capstone Logistics acquires LoadDelivered, Logistical Labs (CCJ). Song of the Week: “Question of Time” by Depeche Mode (recorded live in Boston, 6/9/2018).

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Today is September 11. I never forget.

This Week in Logistics News (April 18 – 24)

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This past Monday was Patriots Day, which in Boston is one of the best sports days of the year. But, due to coronavirus, the Boston Marathon has been pushed off until September (hopefully) and the Red Sox season is on hold.

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D).

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Following on from its other two highly popular subway maps of supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the third edition of the Consulting Subway Map Europe showing the European supply chain consultancy sector.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub.

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

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The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires ShipRush.

This Week in Logistics News (July 27 – August 1)

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It’s a sad day here in Boston – the capital of Red Sox nation. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 27 – August 1) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

This Week in Logistics (Coronavirus) News (March 7 – 13)

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This Week in Logistics News (January 11 – 17)

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One hundred and one years ago Wednesday, a bizarre disaster struck the city of Boston: the Great Molasses Flood. The disaster has also been known as Boston Molasses Disaster, the Great Boston Molasses Flood, or, in a clever play on words, the Boston Molassacre. The post This Week in Logistics News (January 11 – 17) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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The two companies will pilot the in-store pickup option at select Austin and Boston stores in the next month…In the coming months, Instacart and Whole Foods Market expect to expand the in-store pickup option to all [15] cities Instacart serves.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Logistics have always been data driven. Historically, logistics data can be found on cuneiform tablets, pieces of parchment, and paper. Blockchain will certainly help logistics operations in a number of ways; but, digital data already available can also help. Complexity adds another layer of difficulty to the logistics picture. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex.

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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. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 6)

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It’s an interesting and unsettling time to be a Boston sports fan. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 6) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. logistics news Supply Chain News This Week in News Logistics News

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

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Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. Supply chain management is all about risk management, and this is a great example of how third-party logistics providers (3PLs) need to redefine themselves.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

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Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… BluJay Solutions Acquires Leading Mobility Solutions Provider Blackbay. Delivery Connect is built on Blackbay’s logistics application framework.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

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Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ).

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Mid-sized cities are expected to grow three times faster than the rest of the country over the next three decades, adding to the pressure to develop better ways to manage logistic flows.

This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I’m taking the day off from work today, heading to Boston with my mom and my wife and kids, and we’re just going to pass the day in the city. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Mid-sized cities are expected to grow three times faster than the rest of the country over the next three decades, adding to the pressure to develop better ways to manage logistic flows.

This Week in Logistics News (November 9 – 15)

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On Wednesday morning in Boston, we woke up to temperatures hovering around 18 degrees, with a wind chill of 5. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 9 – 15) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain News This Week in News Logistics NewsWe are still 35 days away from winter, but more than 230 million people in the US feel like they are in the depths of the cold season already.

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.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 27, 2019)

Talking Logistics

If you’re a baseball fan, you will immediately recognize the great Boston Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant with me. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 27, 2019). There are two Cubans in this photo, one way more famous than the other.