How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Talent Mgmt Tagged: Bogota , Malaysia , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT Research Expo , supply chain innovations , Supply chain research , Zaragoza Spain. World view.

What is Supply Chain Innovation? Separating the Reality from the Hype

Supply Chain @ MIT

Filed under: Strategy Tagged: containerization , Dell , FedEx , hype , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT CTL , MIT research , RFID , Supply chain innovation. Blurred vision.

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Investing in the Future


Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Urban Assembly for Global Commerce (UAGC) in New York’s Harlem borough.

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Talent Mgmt , Uncategorized Tagged: Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT research , MIT Sloan School , SCALE Network , Supply chain , team performance , trust , virtual teams. Face time.

How Will Materials Science and Digital Disruption Reshape Supply Chains?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Markus Buehler, head of the Department of Civil Engineering and the McAfee Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on new developments in materials science at Crossroads 2017, the supply chain industry’s leading annual forum for innovative ideas.

Podcast Episode 38: Creating MITx Mircromasters Across the Globe


Last week 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain host's, Sarah Barnes and Nick Garret had the pleasure of hosting seasoned professor Dr. Chris Caplice in the studio to chat about the expansion of his new Mircomaster's program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (aka MIT).

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

From the above chart, you can see that Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Michigan State University are on the chart. Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels.

4 Underrated Benefits of Visualization

Supply Chain @ MIT

For a more detailed account of the MIT CTL visualization roundtable discussions see the Supply Chain Management Review Talent Strategies column Seeing is Believing: Harnessing the Power of Visualization here Filed under: Talent Mgmt Tagged: A picture is worth a thousand words , Decision making , displaying data , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Supply chain , visualization. There’s nothing like a creative picture to tell an analytical story.

A shift in philosophy: basketball and your demand forecast

The Network Effect

In January 1971, Fordham University Rams played an NCAA basketball game against the then mighty University of Massachusetts Redmen team. The game was played in Amherst, at the legendary arena known as the Cage.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights from the MIT Crossroads 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Crossroads Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). Crossroads is an annual event that began 12 years ago for the benefit of MIT CTL corporate sponsors, and each year the conference brings together leading-edge industry and global […].

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

The 105-year-old, Massachusetts-based supplier Cutler-McDermott Co., Risks can be categorized into three broad areas such as natural catastrophes, man-made and economic.

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a system comprising small drones that can fly around a warehouse or yard scanning inventory bar codes and RFID tags, greatly reducing the counting workload for humans in large distribution centres.

EXCHAiNGE The Supply Chainers’ Convention

Supply Chain Movement

Professor David Simchi-Levi will unveil the findings of a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and PwC, complete with best practice examples from over 200 manufacturers around the world. Events Conference David Simchi-Levi EXCHAiNGE Frankfurt Logistik Heute Massachusetts Institute of Technology mit PwC supply chain risk EXCHAiNGE The Supply Chainers’ Convention. Date: 18-19 June 2013. Location: Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Germany).

New Developments and Potential Added Risks for Chinese Branded Subway Cars in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

Chinese branded subway cars in the United States CSR Sifang America Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway car replacement supply chain implications of protectionist trade policies in the US Supply chain Matters blogIn October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system.

Delivering Quality with Speed: Can it be done?

ModusLink Corporation

Today, I have the privilege of sitting on a panel at the 5th Annual Premier CIO Forum: Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Thought Leadership Commentary Related to the U.S. West Coast Port Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

A thought leader that this Editor truly admires and respects in the area of logistics and transportation is Professor Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems and Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There is obviously a lot of commentary coming forward regarding the recent U.S.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

Global 110

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

coli outbreaks that sickened 60 customers, along with norovirus incidents in California and Massachusetts that led to more sick customers and restaurant closings. Why is supply chain risk management important? Why should CEOs and CFOs care?

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

When an item is out of stock in their Massachusetts warehouse, they’ll overnight it from their Texas warehouse just to make sure they fill the order. New Year’s resolutions: useful gimmick for getting your life in order, or standing joke? The answer to this question is entirely up to you.

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

Supply Chain @ MIT

An example is a process for using cellulose in 3D printing developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Running on autopilot

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It’s been four years since Amazon spent $775 million to acquire Kiva Systems, a Massachusetts-based startup that makes warehouse robots and software. by Alexa Cheater The growing role of AI in supply chain management.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016


Another opportunity to study logistics for free is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Kelli Harris, a consultant and recent college graduate in Logistics Management. Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016.

The Future is Bright with Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

As testing for self-driving cars continues, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are exploring how driverless cars should handle life-or-death situations. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Innovation is top of mind in 2017. Here’s a quick roundup of some industry news, including a look at the store associate of the future, robotic delivery services, and the ethics of driverless cars.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


He later co-founded the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When You Focus on Getting the Best Deal Insead of Developing the Best Relationship

Talking Logistics

CCM) a 115-year-old interiors supplier based in Massachusetts, filed bankruptcy Thursday and blamed the move on an unprofitable contract with GM that has drained it of $30,000 a day since 2013 [emphasis mine]. Earlier this week, Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal reported that “General Motors Co.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads.

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to recently attend the 2014 Crossroads Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics ( CTL ). Welcome. About. Sponsorship Information. Research Center. Copyright and Syndication. Disclaimer.

Join Thousands of Students in MIT’s Digital Supply Chain Classroom

Supply Chain @ MIT

The SCx curriculum is part of the MITx initiative, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s selection of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Much of Intel’s success will depend on Amnon Shashua, Mobileye’s co-founder and chief technology officer, who has a doctorate in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Who will wear the jersey this year?

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference – High Stakes in the Desert

The 21st Century Supply Chain

However Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been writing and talking for some time about the jobless recovery , which is the direct result of a lot of work being automated through the adoption of technology.

The Power of Skunk Works to Ignite Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

He will explore the evolution of COINs and future applications of these networks at the Crossroads 2015 conference, March 24 th , at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Informal collaboration within and across companies can be a source of disruptive innovation.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Established in 1925, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Florida to Massachusetts. While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

In manufacturing, the JIT-II approach was pioneered by Bose Corporation, manufacturer of high-fidelity systems in Massachusetts, US. The Key Supply Chain Challenge of Cost Reduction. Supply chain costs often represent a considerable percentage of the sales price of a good or service.

Another Step Toward a 3D Printing Revolution?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Uncategorized Tagged: 3D printing , Cornell University , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT CTL , Supply chain innovation , Suzanne Berger. MIT CTL Strategy Uncategorized 3D printing Cornell University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supply chain innovation Suzanne Berger

Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Talking Logistics

Adam graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1997 with a degree in Natural Resource Economics. Last month on Talking Logistics , Adrian Gonzalez, Keith Nash (VP Supply Chain Logistics at Lennox International ) and I discussed “Lennox International’s Complete Supply Chain Redesign.” If you missed the live episode, you can watch it now on demand. Here are some of the questions that we discussed, along with a summary of Keith’s responses.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

Upcoming Supply Chain Management Thought Leadership Event

Supply Chain Matters

This year’s event will be held on the campus of MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts and the agenda includes a variety of timely and compelling supply chain topics as well as noted speakers that include various faculty […]. Supply chain advisory and systems integration firm Bristlecone will be conducting its annual Pulse 2017 event on October 25-27.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Mike holds a BS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Engineering degree in Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum. Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity.

Chinese Branded Railway Cars Appearing in Major U.S. Cities- The Momentum Has Increased

Supply Chain Matters

The headline back then was that the State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation selected China’s state-owned CNR Corp. In October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to what we thought was a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system. for the replacement and delivery […].

Can Robots + Humans = The Ideal Workforce in Manufacturing?


This was pretty unprecedented and unexpected and I think it’s going to — it’s already having pretty serious economic consequences.” – Andrew McAfee , principal research scientist and co-founder, Initiative on the Digital Economy , Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “…I

[INFOGRAPHIC] Super Bowl of Manufacturing: Wash. vs. Mass.


New England, especially Massachusetts, has a long history of manufacturing that has evolved from clothing and shoes to electronics and chemical products — with good wages to show for it.