MIT Center For Transportation And Logistics

Improving 3PL Relationships: Finding the right balance of expertise & trust

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
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.

How Inbound Logistics Networks Can Be a New Source of Savings

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 · Geraldine Felicio and Deepika Sharma
In an age where customers are expecting faster deliveries and increased flexibility, consumer packaged goods companies are constantly looking to evolve their supply chains.

Fresh MIT Perspective on Current State of 3PL Industry

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Founding Director, MIT FreightLab, shares some of his views on industry in advance of his participation in the Summit.

Balancing Green: A Q&A with Yossi Sheffi

Thursday, April 19, 2018 · Bob Trebilcock
In his new book, MIT's Sheffi argues that companies need to find the right balance between investments in sustainability and maintaining their competitive advantage

Unlocking the potential of India’s high-tech start-ups

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 · Debabrata Ghosh, Peeyush Mehta, Balram Avittathur and Uttam Sarkar
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.

Can we trust the “trust machine?”

Thursday, January 25, 2018 · Ken Cottrill, Global Communications Consultant for the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.
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…

A model approach to last-mile distribution

Thursday, November 2, 2017 · Matthias Winkenbach
There are lessons about a data-driven approach to last-mile network design and operation from Brazil's largest online platform.

Next Gen Supply Chain: The NextGen Interview

Friday, September 1, 2017 · Gary Forger
Jim Rice, deputy director of MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics, talks about innovation and its importance to the supply chain.

Supply Chain Certification: It’s not a “one and done” exercise

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 · Bridget McCrea
Here are six supply chain certification trends to watch in 2017…and beyond.

Competitive Supply Chains

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 · Larry Lapide
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.

A Tool for Helping Companies to Safely Reduce WIP

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 · Karim Kamareddine and Yihong Yao
As part of its efforts to cut costs, a leading pharmaceutical company set itself an annual goal to reduce working-in-progress (WIP) inventory.

How MOOCs can raise a company’s IQ and increase competitiveness

Thursday, September 1, 2016 · Eva Ponce-Cueto and James B. Rice Jr.
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?

Book Excerpt: The Power Of Resilience

Monday, October 19, 2015 · Yossi Sheffi
In a global economy, the beat of a butterfly's wings in one part of the world can truly lead to a supply chain disruption on the other side of the globe. In his new book, Yossi Sheffi describes how the best companies prepare for modern vulnerabilities and develop…

The Power Of Resilience: A Q&A with Yossi Sheffi

Sunday, October 11, 2015 · Bob Trebilcock
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…
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