Logistics, Transport & Distribution-OLD


  • Automotive OEMs
  • Freight Carriers
  • Transit Systems
  • Battery Manufacturers (lithium ion, flow batteries, and fuel cells)
  • Electronic and Electrical Equipment Suppliers
  • Software, Controllers, Sensors, Relays, etc.
  • Component Technology Developers and Suppliers
  • Contract Manufacturing and Assembly Operations
  • Others

1. Strategic Planning

  • Business Strategy
  • Services Supply Chain Strategy Formulation
  • Market Segmentation and Positioning
  • Operations Planning

2. Demand and Capacity Planning

  • Global Network Planning
  • Global Sourcing and Outsourcing
  • Budgeting and Performance Measurement

3. Project Management

  • Sourcing and Contracting
  • Logistics and Transportation Management
  • Technology Selection and Implementation

4. Training & Skill Building

  • Organizing for Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Training
  • The Supply Chain Game

5. Optimization Models

  • Inventory management
  • Transportation routing
  • Supply risk

6. Custom Metrics and Benchmarks

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Operations
  • Financial

7. Cost & Pricing Analyses

  • Cost benchmarks
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Strategic Sourcing

8. Systems Selection and Integration

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Computer-Aided Design And Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Network Design
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • Demand Planning
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM)


  • Industry: Active Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Key Challenge: Limited fact basis for sales and marketing planning
  • Why BSI was Selected: Deep understanding of OEM requirements; expertise in commercial studies for technical products including batteries
  • Project Scope: Global Li-Ion battery component value chains for Electric Vehicles, Consumer Electronics, Energy Storage, and Specialty Applications
  • Project Approach: Market size, technology penetration analysis, gap analysis, definition & evaluation of strategic options; implementation planning
  • Operational Benefits: Appropriate resources allocated to R&D and sales
  • Financial Benefits: Up to $1 billion of potential market identified and quantified by chemistry, market sub-segment, and year

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Can Western Manufacturers Beat the Competition? 
At the current rate of outsourcing and off-shoring however, Western manufacturing is arguably in danger of being marginalized. Can Western manufacturers survive? This article summarizes Boston Strategies International’s position on the future of Western manufacturing.Click here to download this article.Click here for the underlying study.

The Art of High-Cost Country Sourcing 
Do Western manufacturers have a path to profitable growth? You bet! Squeezed by intense price pressure and structurally high labor costs, a challenge but they can adapt and win in a big way. This article defines Boston Strategies International’s concept of “High-Cost Country Sourcing” (HCCS).To download this item, click here.

Supply Chain Strategy 
Supply chain management should yield far more than cost reduction. It should result in delighted customers, marketing flexibility, and enhanced innovation and speed of doing business across multiple processes. While traditional operations improvement has focused on how to reduce cost without sacrificing service — reducing inventory without sacrificing service levels, reducing fixed cost by planning and scheduling work better without creating backlogs or bottlenecks, and lowering transportation cost through aggressive negotiations with carriers and 3PLs — supply chain leaders linked their business strategy to supply chain management with dramatic results. Click here to request the webcast slides or a link to the video of the webcast.

Customization: The Strategy 
Any color as long as it’s black,” said Henry Ford in 1908. Supply chain management has totally changed that paradigm, not only producing any color that customers want, but offering the instant flexibility that allows them to generate more sales and profit. David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, wrote this white paper for the Economist Intelligence Unit.To request this paper, click here.

Innovation used to be the job of the Research and Development department, engineering improvements are of little value if they don’t reach the market in a timely fashion. Today supply chain managers are an integral part of innovative companies’ business strategy. David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, contributed to this white paper for the Economist Intelligence Unit. To request this paper, click here.

What’s your Middle East Strategy? 
Emerging markets such as China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia have dominated the headlines due to their strong growth, and while they are suffering the effects of the recession their growth has been relatively less affected than major industrialized economies. This view often ignores the Middle East, which is on its own path toward being a third major economic pole.To download the article, click here.