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MIT

By Xiaofan Xu and Maria Rey · November 20, 2017
Inventory management gets complicated when a company keeps numerous SKUs with unique product characteristics. This is especially true for medical device companies.
By SCMR Staff · October 2, 2017
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is providing MIT CTL’s ground-breaking MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management courses to employees in GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program.
By Priya Andleigh and Jeffrey Scott Bullock · September 25, 2017
A steady flow of products would allow a shipper to reduce overall transportation costs via fixed-volume contracts. It would also allow a shipper to increase warehouse productivity by increasing cross-docking opportunities.
By Dr. Davide Luzzini · August 30, 2017
Food crops are cultivated on large-scale as well as small- to medium-size farms, and both models have pros and cons. There also is a middle ground option that aggregates the output from smaller growers, especially in Europe.
By Sifo Luo · August 23, 2017
The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity. Product shortages can endanger patients’ lives and impact a company's market share.
By Dr. Alexander Hübner and Manuel Ostermeier · August 7, 2017
Groceries need to be stored and transported at different temperatures depending on the nature of each product – so why not rationalize the distribution of these items by accommodating different temperature zones in the same truck?
By Beatriz Acero López and Maria Jesús Saénz · July 27, 2017
Companies across the globe are rethinking their supply chains in response to an increasingly uncertain competitive environment. But a key issue that many enterprises are overlooking is the role of logistics service providers (LSPs)* in developing and managing resilient, dynamic supply chains
By Caroline Bleggi and Frederick (Qian) Zhou · July 17, 2017
This research offers a strategic review of groups of freight attributes that contribute to performance outcome.
By Dr. Luca Urciuoli · June 27, 2017
Enterprises engaged in using waste products as raw materials for bio-commodities help companies and countries to meet their sustainability goals. But to be successful they also must be commercially viable.
By Dr. Luca Urciuoli · June 27, 2017
Enterprises engaged in using waste products as raw materials for bio-commodities help companies and countries to meet their sustainability goals. But to be successful they also must be commercially viable.
By David L. Chandler · June 20, 2017
Given that the MicroMasters’ testing process and course standards are designed to be as demanding as those of on-campus MIT classes, the MicroMasters credential itself is also expected to provide those who earn it with opportunities for career advancement.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2017
In an effort to further promote the advantages of a career in supply chain management, APICs has boldly announced the launch of a new expanded Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program aimed at K-12 students.
By Melissa Botero and Fabian Brenninkmeijer · June 12, 2017
Supply chain professionals are often confronted with the challenge of managing highly volatile customer shipments resulting from the bullwhip effect. This volatility leads to supply chain-wide inefficiencies, high operational complexity, low service levels and substantial costs.
By Cyril Khamsi and Veronica Stolear · March 20, 2017
Designing supply routes is a challenge for any large retailer, particularly under conditions of rapid growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 8, 2017
Distribution center and warehouse managers who think they’re not in the center of the supply chain are kidding themselves. We talked to managers, consultants and academics about the supply chain processes most likely to impact DCs today.

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