The Boston area is a hub for warehouse robotics companies. Living and working in this area provides me with the opportunity to schedule site visits at many of these innovative firms. Most recently, I visited the Berkshire Grey (BG) corporate office for an in-depth discussion about the company’s business, followed by a tour of the […]
Last year, Rebecca Henderson’s, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, was on the short list for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The premise of the book by this Harvard business professor is that capitalism is making our society increasing unstable as the middle class’s income is being reduced while […]
Tom France, the vice president of distribution at Trane Technologies, gave an entertaining presentation in early October of this year at a FourKites online conference. Trane Technologies uses the FourKites real-time transportation visibility and yard management solutions to help optimize logistics. Trane Technologies had sales of $12.5 billion in their last financial year. The company […]
The “red stuff.” That’s what my four-year-old daughter calls it. She had it at her grandparents’ house a couple weeks ago for the first time and now mentions to me on a daily basis that she wants it on Thanksgiving. Yes, I’m talking about that Thanksgiving staple cranberry sauce. And I am a big fan […]
Agile has been embraced by system integrators serving the warehouse management system market as a project methodology that can speed implemenations and reduce customization. That leads to a better ROI.
I woke up yesterday morning and brought the trash outside as usual, and something occurred for the first time in months – I felt cold. Not to mention that the morning dew had not burned off and the shadows from the trees covered much more ground than I recently noticed. Some people see the fall […]
The Covid-19 pandemic s causing a massive increase in e-grocery and consumer good demand, paired with home delivery or pick-up at store. This rapid increase is overwhelming the direct-to-consumer channel capacities of many retailers including Amazon. But how much of this increase will remain, and how much will revert to the prior state once the pandemic recedes?