MIT Center For Transportation And Logistics

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.

MIT’s CTL looking for supply chain professionals for sustainability survey

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 · Brian Straight
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics is once looking to identify the current status of sustainability inside the supply chain and is asking global professionals to participate in its 4th annual survey.

How can we drop the trailer without dropping the ball?

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 · Siqing Liu and Soon Kiat Ker
The advantages of drop trailer service.

Where are you on the staircase to supply chain sustainability?

Thursday, September 1, 2022 · David Correll, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
While the path to future frontiers will change as the relative importance of SCS dimensions change over time, it is important to keep in mind that the pressure to improve sustainability is consistent across all of the dimensions.

Supply chain synchronization: A choice that became a must

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 · Michelle Ramirez and Yulu Li
Five main factors affect synchronization: cost, service level, lead time, flexibility and sustainability.

Going green: Managing cost, service and carbon trade-offs in transportation networks

Monday, May 9, 2022 · Namuun Purevdorj and Ars-Vita Alamsyah
To meet global and corporate carbon-reduction targets, transporters will have to significantly invest in and transition into alternative fuel transportation.

Navigating complexity in the Great Lakes

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 · Yashar Ahmadov and Sena Perk
An optimization model helps to minimize costs and unloaded vessel sailing time.

Unlocking the value of robots as team players

Monday, January 3, 2022 · Ken Cottrill, Editorial Director for MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
MIT researchers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to give robots the ability to work in teams with humans and even identify ways to improve team performance.

Imaginnovate Enhances Fleet Enable to Take Guesswork Out of Final Mile

Monday, December 6, 2021 · SCMR Staff
Logistics software creator Imaginnovate today introduced its third technology breakthrough for final-mile deliveries in 2021. The company said its new Predictive Scheduling feature would become part of recently released Fleet Enable to eliminate guesswork for white glove…
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