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).

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.

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How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

Filed under: Strategy , Sustainability , Transportation Tagged: Aragón , economic growth , Inditex , job creation , Logistics clusters , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , PLAZA , Spain , Yossi Sheffi , Zaragoza. Mutual benefits.

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.

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.

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

The Supply Chain Secret Is Out


Thanks to a new joint research project by the Copenhagen Business School, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the value of the supply chain economy is now evident to people of all backgrounds and disciplines

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.

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.

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

According to this ranking, the top 5 universities worldwide are: (1) Michigan State University, (2) Penn State University, (3) University of Tennessee, (4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and (5) Arizona State University. This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide.

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Street-Level Views of Megacity Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

In one project sponsored by the Itaú Fund for Research on Sustainability in Latin America, students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of São Paulo (USP) tracked goods vehicles in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. City freightscape.

FDA Warns of Significant Drug Shortages – What Gives?


In a recent NBC news broadcast a lead story addressed the drug shortage by referring to a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Team held last week at Massachusetts General Hospital. In a recent report, the FDA has warned of significant drug shortages in the U.S.

Jerome Dubois of 6 River Systems named a 2019 supply chain Pro to Know

6 River Systems

6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo.

Logistics Clusters (Guest Post by Yossi Sheffi, MIT)

SCM Research

Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Logistics clusters play an increasingly important part in logistics & supply chain management. I am happy to share the following guest post by Professor Yossi Sheffi , a distinguished expert in logistics clusters. Thank you for contributing to my blog.

Inventory Can Be Scary


Say it’s 10 degrees in Massachusetts in January and a celebrity is seen sporting the hottest blue puffer coat on Instagram that got 10,000 likes. “Your inventory problem is scary because you’re selling out before you can make new items to meet demand”.

Bristlecone Flash – September 2019


Pulse attendees witnessed the supply chain of the future come alive on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. BRISTLECONE PULSE AT MIT 2019 – IT’S A WRAP!

6 River Systems named to RBR50 by Robotics Business Review

6 River Systems

6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo. 6 River Systems , the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics solution, has been named to the RBR50, the Robotics Business Review’s top 50 list of leading automation companies. The RBR50 is the annual list of the 50 most innovative and transformative robotics companies that have achieved commercial success in the past year.

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.

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.

Diversity Matters

JDA software

I’m partial to Boston as I lived many years in Massachusetts and spent a lot of time seeing the Red Sox and Boston Pops. Recently, I experienced a case where I became very aware of diversity and the importance of it, while helping my daughters research and apply to colleges. Sometimes, diversity ‘sneaks up’ on you and you don’t realize how important it is until you look back on your experiences and become more aware of it. This is one of those experiences.

The Supply Chain Professional of the Future Will Need These 4 Skills


Recent interviews of several Gen Z PhD candidates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory yielded the following insights: “We aren’t separated by great differences in raw intelligence. The supply chain professional of the future will need the types of skills you won't find online or in a textbook. The Internet is awash with content designed to help business professionals succeed now and help the next generation 1 succeed someday.

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?

Career Reinvention

JDA software

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts but have lived in the Phoenix area for more than 25 years. How do you go about exploring new responsibilities in your role and company? Zoey Walters, vice president, sales operations and finance at JDA, knows.

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.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Massachusetts. Massachusetts. #42.

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?

How Shoppers and Retailers Can Reduce Waste This Thanksgiving


Since 2016 the chain has also been converting food waste to sustainable fuel for its distribution center in Massachusetts. Concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges — and opportunities — to the food supply chain.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Massachusetts. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

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.

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MIT Research: The Effects of Dynamic Safety Stocks on Inventory and Service Levels

RELEX Solutions

We worked alongside Dan Covert and Joaquin Ortiz on their Master Thesis “Dynamic Customer Service Levels: Evolving Safety Stock Requirements for Changing Business Needs” for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Globalization? Or Globaloney?

Supply Chain Insights

She has degrees in journalism and socialism (seriously) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Boston University. I studied strategy and international management during my MBA program because I like to look forward.

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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.

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).

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.

One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement


In Massachusetts, for example, state representative Jennifer Benson wants to establish a fee of $20 per ton on carbon dioxide , which would be paid by the consumer filling up their car at the gas station or getting home heating oil delivered.

IDC Report: Robotics adoption continues to grow, large opportunity remains

6 River Systems

About 6 River Systems 6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo.

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.