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 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”. Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates.

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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. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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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. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1.

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. And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal.

The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Hanjin Shipping is the 7 th largest container carrier in the world, with 98 ships and a 3.0% Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, commands 617 ships and 15.4% Maersk Line built the world’s largest ship, Triple-E , to deliver more goods while using less fuel.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to 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. 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?

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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New LTL Shipping Rates in Western Canada and USA


Happy new shipping rates! New (15-20% Better) Rates in the USA: Boston, MA to Burlington, VT. The post New LTL Shipping Rates in Western Canada and USA appeared first on Freightera Blog.

The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

All companies that produce and ship tangible goods are currently working hard to assess the impact of the outbreak on their own supply chains. The media coverage of supply chain has increased exponentially as a result of the coronavirus epidemic in China, South Korea and Italy.

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. Logistyx Technologies Acquires Transparix to Support and Enhance Its Industry-Leading Parcel Shipping SaaS Solution.

Supply Chain Issues Impacting the Country’s Recovery from the Coronavirus


The coronavirus originated in China, and as several microbiologists told me, the Chinese government does not allow specimens to be shipped outside its borders. Even when working with nonauthoritarian countries, a combination of government processes, researcher reticence, complex shipping regulations, and patient-privacy concerns makes getting samples difficult for diagnostic companies like his.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Can your suppliers direct ship? 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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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. Natural gas and oil expenses contribute to extreme cost disparities in shipping from Asia to the U.S.,

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

Talking Logistics

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). I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door. Large and mid-size shippers typically have procurement personnel but may lack coordination across shipping locations. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

My travels this week took me to California and Boston. Today, on average, there are 10-25 ships sitting on the water waiting to unload. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters


In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. Both scenarios assume that economic and shipping trends remain steady through 2020.

A Collection of Bad Supply Chain Poems


There once was an Inventory Manager from Boston. Shipping was all that it cost him. by Alexa Cheater Yes, you read that title right. In honor of Bad Poetry Day I asked my colleagues to send me their best (and worst!)

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need


They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). They have already donated 10,000 protective face masks and will be able to ship another 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

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

Talking Logistics

The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


In addition, per the Boston Consulting Group, manufacturing in Mexico is about 4 percent cheaper now than in China — compared to being 6 percent more expensive over a decade ago. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

What Is Manhattan Active™ Omni?

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel fulfillment , relying on the full suite of your supply chain solutions, combines all channels into a single approach and optimizes management through connected technologies to reduce out of stocks, expedite shipping times, and give customers a seamless experience.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules.

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Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a cold, crisp winter in Boston. During that winter, I was staying at the Westin in Boston and working remotely. Volatility. Demand redefined. Economic markets plummeting… D aily we see the financial charts roll across the news.

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

Talking Logistics

Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. These Giant Drones Could Seriously Disrupt the Shipping Industry (NBC News). Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

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These 3 Retailers Are Competing with Amazon and Now You Can Too

Supply Chain Nation

This winter CVS is piloting a new program in Boston with free delivery and a membership fee, sounds familiar, right? CarePass has launched in more than 350 Boston stores. And Target customers enjoy free two-day shipping without a purchase minimum from November 1 st to December 22 nd.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Panama Canal expands in 2016, allowing for more and larger (post-Panamax) ships to make the passage from East Asia to the United States. In 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and C.H.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks


Nortel was on the first to create an outsource system house in Boston which was moved to Penang. They put everything on stop ship – would ship nothing. We have to continue to ship to get paid by customers.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Simply put, it’s a regulation that went into effect a couple of years ago requiring companies to verify that goods shipped from Germany to another EU member country actually arrive there.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters


In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival.

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When it opened, it revolutionized shipping lanes from China to the East Coast. According to our research with the Boston Consulting Group , the expansion has the potential to shift 10% of container traffic to East Coast ports by 2020.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The order and item information shows what was shipped and to whom (Was it a back order? 2] Andrew Loh , Simon-Pierre Monette , Andres Garro , Dustin Burke , Andreanne Leduc , and Nicholas Malizia, “ Leveraging Big Data to Manage Logistics ,” Boston Consulting Group, 16 February 2016. [3] Logistics have always been data driven.

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Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Here are some key questions for shippers to consider when it comes to their freight solutions: Are you using the right mode for every order you ship, regardless of freight flow type? Robinson in Boston where he spent almost 7 years. Shippers looking to make structural improvements within their logistics operations often immediately turn to more significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network in order to see the best return.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

By consolidating cargo from various shippers, freight forwarders reduce the cost of air shipment significantly from express services, which is important when shipping multiple pallets. Today’s post was written by Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab.