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Written by Christine Adams Center for Transportation and Logistics April 25, 2017 Program earns top accolade for a second time from global ratings agency Eduniversal. The MIT master’s program in supply chain management has been ranked as the world's No. 1 graduate business program in... Read more
Sime Darby participants who attended The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation’s Procurement Executive Education Program (PEEP) were awarded their certificates at Sime Darby’s Group Procurement Leadership Council on 12th April 2017. Mr. Philip Kunjappy, Group Chief Trading and Procurement... Read more
High-­tech logistics systems have quickened the delivery of goods from manufacturing hubs to big­-city markets in recent years. But speeding up the so­ called last mile, from a local distribution center to a retailer or a customer’s home, has remained a challenge, especially in crowded urban... Read more
While Amazon.com Inc., A.P. Moller Maersk A/S and other big shippers look to the skies to speed up deliveries with drones, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are setting their sights far lower: Underground. Researchers at the new MIT Institute for Data, Systems and... Read more
What do Class 8 trucks and cell phones have in common? Their end-of-life (EOL) strategies are shaped in large part by each product’s characteristics as well as current market conditions. These factors have long been part of the reverse channel, but how relevant are they in the booming market for... Read more
When the Berlin Wall came down on November, 9, 1989, people across the world celebrated its destruction. The Wall was constructed by the communist regime in East Germany to prevent citizens from fleeing to the democratic west. The barrier that blocked the free flow of people and goods became a... Read more
That trend was equally clear at the recent Supply Chain Student Research Expo put on by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Global SCALE Network. This annual program brings together more than 100 graduate students from around the world to present the real-world supply chain projects they... Read more
MIT’s Alexis Bateman writes that vertical integration is gaining favor as companies address quality and sustainability, but it also demands a close look at business priorities Companies have been vertically integrating operations for many years to gain more control over the supply of key... Read more
MIT to create new center at the world’s busiest port in Ningbo, China. The government of Ningbo, China — home of the world’s busiest port — is partnering with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) to create a global center for supply chain education and research. The joint... Read more
The first massive open online course, or “MOOC,” made its way onto the educational scene back in 2008 as a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. These interactive learning spaces have not only eradicated limits on the... Read more
One of the mysteries of the stock market's decline at the beginning of 2016 is why such a precipitous fall occurred at a time when economies are reaping the benefits of lower energy costs. As oil prices parachuted to depths not seen since the tech crash of the early 2000s, factories,... Read more
“We’re like Rodney Dangerfield—we don’t get no respect.” Professor Yossi Sheffi, a professor of supply chain management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), chuckled when I asked him why there’s such a shortage in supply chain talent. He, like a number of supply chain professionals I... Read more
The controversy over reshoring has flared up again thanks largely to some research published by the managing consulting firm A. T. Kearney in December 2015. Reshoring refers to the practice of bringing manufacturing jobs that were previously off-shored to countries such as China back to the... Read more
Dr. Yossi Sheffi, a professor at MIT, said that companies have made great strides in improving the resiliency of their business, but that they still have a long way to go, especially in the area of cyber-security. Watch the full interview.
Plunging commodity prices are unnerving many companies to a point where they are implementing drastic cuts to their operations and workforce. Adjusting to market shifts is sound management practice, but not when the course changes are so extreme that the company becomes too debilitated to take... Read more