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. Robotics Warehouse Automation Warehousing robotics warehouse automation

Boston 137

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. It Would Be a Crime to Not Prepare Your Warehouse to Meet its Future.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.

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. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. Mother Nature has hit the pause button on spring, but hopefully she’ll press the play button again, and the sun and warmth will return in time for our first Little League game in a couple of weeks.

Boston 108

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).

Boston 178

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

Whether a company requires inbound logistics services or more standard warehousing and distribution services, there are major advantages to basing distribution center operations in North Carolina. FTZ warehouses exist in a unique state of limbo. North Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Or, can Amazon use their data collected at their website, the warehouses and the points of delivery to identify the areas where costs can be reduced?

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

At strategic level, it''s used to find the best way to configure a supply chain network such as, - How many warehouse a company should have? Location and size of each warehouse? Product assignment to each warehouse?

Boston 251

This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With almost 2 feet of snow on the ground, the Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard here in Boston, but I was prepared with my “Made in Cuba” snow shovels. In other news this week… DHL successfully tests Augmented Reality application in warehouse.

Cuba 188

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

BOSTON, Mass. Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance.

Study 170

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

At strategic level, it''s used to find the best way to configure a supply chain network such as, - How many warehouse a company should have? Location and size of each warehouse? Product assignment to each warehouse?

Boston 130

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

The healthcare value chain was slow to respond—the majority of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was in Chinese warehouses. I gave thanks when the Patriots jet—championed by Mass General and Robert Kraft (owner of the Patriots)—landed in Boston with a million masks.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Warehouse managers face numerous challenges, as well, such as the need to keep goods flowing in and out of the facility while enabling associates to practice social distancing measures. ” — Customer-Centric Supply Chain Transformation , Boston Consulting Group; Twitter: @BCG 34.

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

Cerasis

As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. For example, supply procurement, manufacturing processes and warehousing information should be the first considerations.

Fishing for Supply Chain: How Red’s Best is Transforming Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

In response to some challenges with provenance on their product, Boston-based seafood distributor Red’s Best created its own software to track where they get their fish, and where it goes once it leaves the warehouse.

ToolsGroup’s COVID-19 Action Center Offers Support for Swift and Efficient Response to Supply Chain Disruptions

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 5, 2020) ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today announced a new online COVID-19 Supply Chain Action Center and resources to help companies quickly respond to Coronavirus risks and speed supply chain recovery. With ToolsGroup, the company can see all inventory by warehouse, location and item, in near real time.

These Three Technologies are Hot, But Are Supply Chains Adopting Them?

Logistics Bureau

This is the debut presentation of what I think will be a nightmare-inducing robot” — Marc Raibert, CEO, Boston Dynamics. At Logistics Bureau, we’ve been following and reporting on the progress of warehouse robots in particular for at least the last couple of years.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. We have suppliers that provide the inventory to select warehouses and these warehouses supply customers at the appropriate time and place.

Trends 190

FLOW 2019: 6 River Systems Announces First Annual User Conference

6 River Systems

6 River Systems (6RS) – the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics fulfillment solutions – will gather its community for FLOW 2019 , a three-day user conference in Boston Sept. 6RS has quickly established itself as a leader in warehouse and supply chain automation. Its experienced leadership and engineering teams work together to provide solutions that enhance the workforce and streamline warehouse tasks.

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

Talking Logistics

This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. Think of it as a Control Tower layer that spans across the different applications and leverages a consolidated data warehouse fed by the applications.

The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

Professor Yossi Sheffi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston advises firms to conduct scenario analysis to minimize the business risks.

Jerome Dubois of 6 River Systems named a 2019 supply chain Pro to Know

6 River Systems

He has a wealth of knowledge about supply chain solutions and warehouse automation, which he uses to help his clients succeed. 6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo.

10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

Mobile Robotics Descend on Warehouse Operations. Robots Are Scaling Warehouse Shelves to Get Stuff to You Faster. Boston Dynamics’ Robots are preparing to leave the lab – is the world ready? Are we approaching a tipping point for the deployment of robotics in the supply chain?

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

Talking Logistics

Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

Ohio 149

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The track & trace data shows if any exceptions occurred once the freight left your warehouse (weather delays, mechanical problems, etc.). It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. … A newer development in self-learning systems is intelligent warehouses.

Data 100

6 River Systems named to RBR50 by Robotics Business Review

6 River Systems

Our customer base is using collaborative robots to ramp their fulfillment capacity and productivity, at a fraction of the cost of traditional warehouse automation solutions. 6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo. The 6 River Systems engineering team has decades of automation, software and operations experience and has designed, built and deployed the world’s largest warehouse automation solutions.

The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

Elementum

and warehouse staffing issues compounded. Today, they produce and package over 1,000 varieties of dressings and sauces — including category leader, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce — across 4 plants near Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas.

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

NC State SCRC

The only thing that is limited is shelf space in stores, but in reality, distributors have warehouses full of these products, and are not going to run out any time soon. We’ve been pleading to the research laboratories to please, if they have RNA-extraction machines, to give them to the hospital,” says Michael Mina, an associate medical director in the department of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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.

Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., per order for a one hour delivery), utilizes inventory from both its warehouses and local stores and restaurants, and marks up some prices in comparison to the in-store prices.

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

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters (Bloomberg). million for its warehouse robots (TechCrunch). Song of the Week: “Question of Time” by Depeche Mode (recorded live in Boston, 6/9/2018).

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

Talking Logistics

Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. Yes, 3PLs provide customers with multiple logistics services like transportation management and warehousing, but that definition is stale and limiting.

6 River Systems Grows International Team, Hires Simon Jones, Head of Sales for U.K. and Ireland

6 River Systems

He shares our vision for how 6 River’s flexible, scalable solutions can help solve the challenges found throughout warehouses globally.” 6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Mass. WALTHAM, MASS. – ( Sept. 3 , 2019) – 6 River Systems, Inc.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

How a flexible fulfillment and warehousing solution gives retailers and brands more options and better service from FLEXE CEO & Co-founder, Karl Siebrecht. Traditional methods for finding and procuring warehousing and fulfillment services are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and expensive.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

How a flexible fulfillment and warehousing solution gives retailers and brands more options and better service from FLEXE CEO & Co-founder, Karl Siebrecht. Traditional methods for finding and procuring warehousing and fulfillment services are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and expensive.

IDC Report: Robotics adoption continues to grow, large opportunity remains

6 River Systems

The 6RS solution works alongside the warehouse associates, leading them through order picking processes and eliminating long walks by bringing work to the associate and delivering completed work to the next step in the process autonomously.