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MIT Center For Transportation And Logistics

By Nima Kazemi and Bruce C. Arntzen · January 8, 2019
If history is our guide, economies take a turn every nine years. Yet time and again, a strong business cycle and fading memories convince us the good times will go on forever. Ten years after the great recession, we surveyed 100 manufacturing firms to find out if businesses are ready to fight through the next recession.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2018
When the “3PL Value Creation/North America Summit 2018” convenes in Chicago this month, shippers will hear from a diverse group of industry experts on how to drive the best deals with their lead providers in both the global and domestic arenas.
By Geraldine Felicio and Deepika Sharma · October 2, 2018
In an age where customers are expecting faster deliveries and increased flexibility, consumer packaged goods companies are constantly looking to evolve their supply chains.
By Debabrata Ghosh, Peeyush Mehta, Balram Avittathur and Uttam Sarkar · February 27, 2018
Although India is the world’s 7th largest economy and one of the fastest growing economies on the planet, it lags many developing countries— notably China—on indicators of innovation such as R&D spend and the economic contribution of high-tech manufacturing.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 25, 2018
The future of supply chain was on display at MIT’s annual student night
By Ken Cottrill, Global Communications Consultant for the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. · January 25, 2018
In 2015, The Economist magazine famously dubbed blockchain technology “the trust machine” owing to its ability to create trust in business networks. This capability resonates strongly in the supply chain world, where a lack of trust is a major obstacle to high-level collaboration.
By Matthias Winkenbach · November 2, 2017
There are lessons about a data-driven approach to last-mile network design and operation from Brazil’s largest online platform.
By Bridget McCrea · July 25, 2017
Here are six supply chain certification trends to watch in 2017…and beyond.
By Larry Lapide · December 6, 2016
The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they enable a company’s go-to-market strategy and competitive position.
By Eva Ponce-Cueto and James B. Rice Jr. · September 1, 2016
What benefits do companies gain from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? The obvious one is a better-educated workforce, but how does this translate into making enterprises more competitive and profitable?
By Bob Trebilcock · October 11, 2015
Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected, and how the best companies are balancing the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Rice, deputy director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT about supply chain innovation.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2014
U.S. News & World Report ranks Michigan State as the top school for Supply Chain Management and Georgia Tech first for Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering on this year's lists.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2014
Powerful new tools could give us a better picture of what's going on across our supply chains.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 31, 2014
What ails us, and what may fix our manufacturing problems, could be different than you think.
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