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

Amazon, FedEx, and UPS Prepare for the Post COVID World

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, my home state of Massachusetts announced the official details regarding the state’s four-phase plan to re-open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Many Massachusetts retailers see this plan as potentially too little too late.

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University. Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19


Brooks Brothers converted its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to making masks and gowns. [ [link] ] Canada Goose.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SCM 120

How To Keep Medical Supplies Moving With ERP Remote Access


Based in Massachusetts with offices and facilities in Hong Kong and China, GII’s products are used extensively in electrosurgical tools, critical patient monitoring devices, and other products for medical applications, and medical supplies with zero-failure requirements.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, May 25, 2020, as the Massachusetts economy opens in its multi-phase plan, barber shops […]. This Monday is an important day. It is Memorial Day, a US federal holiday to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.

This Week in Logistics News (June 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Massachusetts schools shuttered for two weeks in mid-March, which was then extended for another month, before finally being closed for the remainder […].

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.

The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

Professor Yossi Sheffi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston advises firms to conduct scenario analysis to minimize the business risks.

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.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and 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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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 Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods


Ken’s Foods started out as a restaurant in Framingham, Massachusetts called Ken’s Steakhouse. It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma.

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!

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?

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.

Health experts believe healthcare supply chain is fragile and in need of reform


New health threats will emerge with significant impact on the delivery of healthcare throughout the world," forecasted Roy Guharoy, system vice president of pharmacy, Baptist Health System and professor of medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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.

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.