The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure

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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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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? When it comes to transportation infrastructure funding, it’s the same old story. My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?


As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. LinkedIn The post How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy? Data Supply Chain Transportation

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

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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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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 Paper

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

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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.

Is Your Supply Chain Weatherproof?

Logistics Viewpoints

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

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Given the current market conditions, it is more critical than ever to elevate transportation procurement from a tactical to a strategic level.

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

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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). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

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. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

4 Logistics Solutions for Struggling CPG Shippers

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CPG shippers have been facing significant obstacles in transportation over the past few years. 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.

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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. Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping.

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

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Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. It didn’t take long for the recently rebranded BluJay Solutions to make its first acquisition: Blackbay , “a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry.” My garage door is crumpled.

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How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

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The critical difference is that transportation is the last step in forward logistics and the first with reverse, which can cause problems. Mr. Bentz has more than four decades in supply chain consulting, transportation and logistics, and currently leads Transplace Consulting Services.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event


by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus.

Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

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This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. The library currently includes services such as Rating, Fuel Index, Denied Party Screening, Currency Conversion, Duty Calculation, License Determination, and other services related to transportation and global trade management.

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

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS).

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

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You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. Sri is responsible for the global strategy, volumes and revenue for the ocean transportation. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management bunker cost C.H.

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

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While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. It may be time to evaluate your transportation network and approach to procurement and make the move from simply fixing logistics problems as they present themselves to a more strategic, scalable model derived from analytics and not simply rates.

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

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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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7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

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3) Mode of Transportation : since material flows from one point to another, you need to identify the mode of transportation that you''re currently using. Due to the rapid acceleration of modern computing, supply chain optimization has become more prevalent than ever before.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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

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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. Regulations Robots This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon C.H.

Why CPG Demand Forecasting Has Hit a Ceiling


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.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

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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. Cities with creative knowledge workers will redefine transportation, commerce, and social systems.

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

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It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. 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.

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


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. In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters


A white paper titled Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map , published by the Boston Consulting Group and C. Business Intelligence Global Market Trends Transportation Management Global Forwarding Panama Canal Port of Los Angeles

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

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These observations—along with the thoughts and insights shared in previous blog posts ( first post , second post , and third post )—came from the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers Truckin

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim


Nicolas Mayo, driver and member of Teamsters Local 25 for Boston cites additional problems beyond subcontracted word and still acknowledging the role of subcontracting in determining the electoral outcome. Freight LTL Transportation Management

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

3) Mode of Transportation : since material flows from one point to another, you need to identify the mode of transportation that you''re currently using. Due to the rapid acceleration of modern computing, supply chain optimization has become more prevalent than ever before.

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The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

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

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy


In May, 2014 Raytheon gathered a group of its largest suppliers in Boston, MA to discuss the launch of the company’s Supplier Advisory Council. The transportation of lithium batteries is dangerous, as they overheat, which can cause significant damage.

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains


By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. IoT adoption is flourishing in manufacturing, transportation & logistics and utilities.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain


The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation. Plagued with driver shortages, theft, and delays, transportation undermines results from all other cost initiatives. Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern.