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By Rafael Duarte Alcoba and Kenneth W. Ohlund · February 20, 2018
Third party logistics providers are constantly fighting for competitive advantage. In a fragmented industry, having an edge is critical to success. Our thesis research sponsor company, a leading 3PL, gains that edge through a proprietary software.
By Milos Milenkovic, Research Fellow at ZLC · February 1, 2018
A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system.
By Patrick Burnson · January 15, 2018
When supply chain managers examine the global third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace this year, many industry analysts suggest that they take a “granular” view.
By Suzanne Greene · December 14, 2017
Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases, yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation.
By Christopher Mejia-Argueta · December 6, 2017
Millions of small, family-operated retailers known as nanostores are the main source of consumer packaged goods (CPG) for many consumers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
By Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine & David Gonsalvez · December 4, 2017
Changes in mobility are being driven by the challenges of congestion and long commutes caused by increased urbanization, societal shifts such as increased sharing, developments in vehicle technology, and an increased emphasis on reducing environmental pollution.
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.

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