Next CSCMP South Florida Roundtable Tour:
"ABB Concise: Supply Chain Best
Practices in the Optical Industry"
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Register now to secure your spot! Only 30 spots
Join us for Breakfast at ABB Concise, 2009 South Florida
Business Journal, Business of the Year and learn all about
supply chain best practices in the optical industry.
ABB CONCISE is the nation’s largest distributor of contacts and ophthalmic lenses also specializing in the
manufacturing and distribution of gas permeable contact lenses. With Corporate Headquarters in Coral Springs,
Florida, ABB CONCISE serves more than 15,000 independent Eye Care Practitioners in the U.S. from three regional
distribution centers: Coral Springs, Florida, Marshfield, Massachusetts and Alameda, California. These locations
establish ABB CONCISE as one of the most dynamic growth organizations in the vision care industry today.
As a company, ABB CONCISE provides many value added services to our customers, but most
importantly our services allow our customer to focus on what they do best; making their patients happy.
We offer a streamlined process for ordering, billing and shipping. Orders for our products may be placed
by phone, fax, email or online. Knowledgeable sales and customer service support staff with extensive
industry experience are readily available to assist our customers in helping them to achieve more efficient
practice management. Our three strategically located distribution centers guarantee next day delivery
service to 80% of the continental United States. State of the art distribution equipment houses an
expanded inventory level providing industry leading order fulfillment rates.
Not only does ABB CONCISE deliver to our Eye Care Practitioner’s (ECP) offices, we also deliver to over
3000 patient homes a day. Through this uniquely branded service, our eye care customers can have an
exam at their ECP and have their purchased lenses conveniently delivered directly to their home. ABB
CONCISE also markets finished ophthalmic lenses specifically designed to help the independent ECPs
compete with larger retailers.
Our Third Party Logistics business is enjoying major success with the fulfillment of orders directly for
Bausch and Lomb to their customers in the western region of the US. This represents a shift in thinking
from our manufacturing partners and opens opportunities for other shipments on behalf of manufacturers.
ABB CONCISE has recently been awarded business that will add orders being shipped from our Florida
location on behalf of B+L.
Over the past two years, ABB CONCISE has made significant investments in a new Florida location in
Coral Springs. We’ve moved from our 30,000 sqft location in Fort Lauderdale into a new 76,000 sqft Coral
Springs location. This building has the room to allow our business to significantly expand. In addition,
we’ve invested almost $2MM in state of the art warehouse automation and IT systems. This automation
equals or exceeds any in the industry. The warehouse automation was designed and built by a local
Our host is Bart Tessel, Director Supply Chain Solutions for ABB Concise. In his role he is responsible for
strategy and business development, working with manufacturing partners and customers to develop,
implement and execute solutions in areas like finished goods distribution, returns management, inventory
management, order consolidation, product launch support, B2B and B2C fulfilment. Bart brings years of
experience to his role including distribution center / operations management, account management,
business development and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Before joining ABB Concise in 2009 he
worked for a number of business units within Deutsche Post in Europe and the US. These include
Danzas, DHL Supply Chain, Exel and DHL Global Forwarding.
Bart, supported by colleagues from the ABB Concise Supply Chain Team, will inform you about the
increasing importance of Supply Chain strategies and execution in the industry. A facility tour will introduce you to
the Distribution operations where 100,000+ sku’s are stored and up to 3,000 orders per day are being shipped.
Do not miss out on this BREAKFAST event!
May 25, 2010
• 7:00 AM Registration and Networking
• 7:30 AM Breakfast and Networking
• 8:00 - 10:30 AM Presentation and Distribution Center Tour
12301 NW 39th Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Please register ASAP! It's easy via the below online link:
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CSCMP South Florida Roundtable