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With over 40 percent of the world’s population living in emerging countries like Brazil, India, South Africa, and Mexico, there is a wealth of opportunities for companies that can profitably serve these customers. Developing supply chains in these markets, however, goes far beyond adapting the... Read More

In 2004, MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics launched the Supply Chain 2020 Project. From the early objective of identifying principles that promote supply chain excellence and preparedness, the project expanded to include fundamental questions about the structure of supply chain... Read More

In the 21st century, global companies are making enormous investments in research on sustainability. The LEAP consortium was created as a vehicle for organizations to leverage the vast knowledge and resources of MIT as well as the successes and failures of corporate environmental efforts around... Read More

The MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Program is a consortium of non-competing companies. It was started in January 1995 by a group of faculty and staff from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT CTL, where the program is currently managed. The ISCM Program aims to... Read More

GDC works to connect geospatial theory with practice and create geospatial software platforms to allow for excellence in research and education. GDC research projects include the application of geospatial data to optimize supply-chain management and to address cyber security issues, as well... Read More

To reach consumers in underserved markets, firms often need to build laborious and expensive logistics and distribution infrastructures.  Given the difficulties intrinsic to these markets, this cost is unaffordable outright or unsustainable over the course of a normal business cycle, thereby... Read More

This project aims to understand the underlying dynamics of supply chain risk phenomenon, emphasizing on supply chain disruptions, which are considered the most pressing concerns facing firms competing in today’s global marketplace. This project highlights the importance of better... Read More

Transport is a key enabler of economic activity and social connectivity. While providing essential services to society, transport is also an important part of the economy and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges, such as climate change, air quality, safety, energy,... Read More

The project, funded under the MED Objective 3.1: Improvement of maritime accessibility and of transit capacities through multimodality and intermodality, aims at improving the competitiveness of port systems in the MED area by refining accessibility through technology and procedural innovations... Read More

The challenges facing international intermodal container logistics are efficiency and security. These seemingly conflicting issues have a common solution: supply chain visibility, where data for visibility can be shared between business and government. Since technical solutions... Read More

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