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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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 […].

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.

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 […].

MIT to Add China to its Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Academic Network

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters was pleased to receive the announcement this week from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that the government of Ningbo, China is partnering with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL) to create what is to be the sixth supply chain education and research center on a global basis.

China Railcar Producer Breaks Ground for New U.S. Plant

Supply Chain Matters

The headline back then was that the State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation selected China’s […]. In 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. Much of U.S. media did not cover this development at the time. China Supply Chain Strategy Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies China's CNR Corp.

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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.

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.

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”.

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.

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).

MIT Scale Research Expo- Another Great Event

Supply Chain Matters

This author had the opportunity to once again attend the annual MIT Research Expo held on the MIT campus in Cambridge Massachusetts and was once again blown away with the depth and caliper of student research projects focused on timely issues in supply chain management.

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.

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.

China Branded Trains Appearing in a U.S. Subway System

Supply Chain Matters

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation awarded a contract to China’s state-owned CNR Corp. If our readers have had the occasion to travel to Boston, you might have experienced the public transit subway system which is referred to as the “T”. Typical to the historic nature of the city, its subway system dates back to the late 1800’s. Today, its subway lines are denoted by colors, namely the Red, Green, Orange and Silver lines. Last week, another very important milestone took place.

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.

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?

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?

Another PTC Bold Move in Acquisition of Axeda to Ehance Internet of Things Technology Offerings

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Foxboro Massachusetts […]. In yet another reinforcement of the market potential and increased interest in the echnology support of the Internet of Things (IoT), product and service lifecycle management technology provider PTC made another strategic investment to expand its product portfolio.

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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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.

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.

Bundling Blockchain with Other Technologies for Maximum Effect

Enterra Insights

Christian Catalini, an assistant professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reminded Johnson, the technology surrounding blockchain is still in its early stages “There are many experiments underway, from IoT to AI, to new types of digital platforms,” he told her. Blockchain technology has received a lot of press this past year.

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.

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.

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.

STEM Education won’t Improve unless We Compel Change

Enterra Insights

He explains: “The intellectual farsightedness of Massachusetts officials stands on the shoulders of the 1993 Education Reform Act’s (MERA) legislative co-authors Tom Birmingham and Mark Roosevelt, together with Gov. The stellar record of Massachusetts in math was also a tribute to accessing algebra I by eighth grade, as is done in high-performing Asian countries. ” He reports Massachusetts test scores are beginning to decline.

US Shoppers and Chinese Suppliers Face Hit from Trump Levy

Material Handling & Logistics

While the world’s biggest luggage maker is based in Mansfield, Massachusetts, it is listed on the Hong Kong exchange. Tariffs hitting one company in China can have a ripple effect across dozens of customers in the U.S.

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