MIT Center For Transportation And Logistics

Procurement control tower: Proof of concept through machine learning and natural language processing

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 · Bishwajit Kumar and Pablo Barros Gomez
Implementing a procurement control tower provides advanced insights to the sponsor company, bringing end-to-end visibility, enhanced exception management, improved decision-making, improved risk management, cost savings, and more, an MIT CTL capstone research project found.

Building corridors to a greener future

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 · Elizabeth Bruttomesso and Shruti Pant
An analysis of electric trucks, barges and rail showed varying degrees of benefits when attempting to move cargo from a port to a warehouse in this MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics SCM Capstone project.

Frontiers in warehouse automation

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Miguel Rodriguez Garcia and Erez Agmoni
Automation is transforming the warehouse industry as companies pursue improvements in supply chain efficiency and productivity

MIT CTL offering humanitarian logistics course

Monday, April 29, 2024 · Brian Straight
MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics is offering a 9-week course on humanitarian logistics.

Investor expectations influencing supply chain decision-making

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly an imperative for shareholders, and it is leading managers to consider investor relations in decision-making.

Predicting stockouts: Enhancing FMCG resilience through data-driven insights

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 · Madeleine Lee and Kamran Iqbal Siddiqui
Cutting-edge data analysis and predictive modeling techniques are revolutionizing the FMCG industry, helping companies prevent stockouts, improve case fill rates (CFRs), and boost resilience in a volatile market.

Harnessing generative AI for smarter supplier negotiations

Friday, March 1, 2024 · Elenna Dugundji, Andres Ayala, Ria Verma, and Thomas Koch
Project seeks to “place a data scientist in the pockets” of procurement professionals.

Preparing for the demographic change wave

Thursday, January 4, 2024 · Ken Cottrill
Supply chains need to start adjusting strategies to meet the demands required of older generations whose buying influence will grow in future years.

A Market-Based Routing Guide Strategy for Truckload Transportation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 · Jorge Oliver and Aaron Zheng
By applying a strategic procurement framework that considers both a freight lane's macro-market and micro-shipper characteristics, shippers can leverage a wider portfolio of relationships that improve their overall routing guide performance while reducing the required…

B2B Omnichannel Network Design and Inventory Positioning

Monday, October 30, 2023 · Geoffrey Allen and Shoichi Ishida
The B2B foodservice distribution industry faces challenges in redesigning supply chain networks to accommodate increased complexity and flexibility without radically inflating costs.

How Car Makers Can Use Green Containers and Cut Costs

Monday, July 24, 2023 · So Ikeya and Lisandro de Latorre
The public’s concern over sustainability extends throughout the supply chain. Students in MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s program examined the benefits auto makers may achieve by using returnable packaging.

Sink or swim: Decarbonizing the supply chain transportation network

Friday, May 12, 2023 · Jessica Yao Xiong and Nora Lestari
MIT student researchers have studied supply chain emissions and found a nonlinear relationship between logistics spend and emissions, offering useful insights for future investment decisions.

LIFTing the life of the bottom billion

Friday, April 21, 2023 · Maria del Pilar Pardo Rodriguez and Elise Fredericks
Understanding the competencies and practices that fuel growth could improve the success rate of micro and small business owners in Latin America.

Managing product variety: Supply chain segmentation for food and beverage retailers

Thursday, April 13, 2023 · Ibrahim AlArfaj and Yalcin Arslan
Segmentation is a valuable tool for designing supply chain strategies for unique products, customers and distribution channels.

MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics hosting special Crossroads conference

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 · Brian Straight
JB Hunt President Shelley Simpson and Procter & Gamble CEO Jon Moeller will be among top industry speakers participating in the upcoming MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Crossroads conference.
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