Robert Cantow

Robert Cantow

Practice Director, Supply Chain

Robert Cantow is a Supply Chain executive with over 30 years of experience designing, transforming, and managing complex global supply chains in the medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He has deep expertise in global strategy, planning, logistics, manufacturing, and sourcing in the life sciences vertical. Cantow brings a focus on supply chain transformation, which provides a competitive advantage resulting in increased revenue and profit.

Prior to his consulting work, Cantow served as the Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations & Effectiveness for Biogen. He was responsible for managing the Supply Chain Center of Excellence, supporting over $10B in annual sales. While at Biogen, Cantow designed and led the execution of a three-year supply chain transformation roadmap, creating the supply chain infrastructure required to support a $15B global biotechnology business.

As the VP of Supply Chain Operations at Boston Scientific, he was responsible for managing 42 global fulfillment centers supporting over $8B in annual sales. Earlier, Cantow managed four manufacturing plants and 11 distribution centers as the Director of Materials Management at W.R. Grace with responsibilities that encompassed forecasting, master scheduling, raw material purchasing, inventory and capacity planning for 600 dialysis clinics. He broadened his range of supply chain expertise at Pfizer in a series of purchasing, manufacturing planning, logistics and production management positions.

Cantow earned his MBA in General Management, as well as his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Connecticut. He has also received training from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).