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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

AgeLab works with businesses, governments, and non-profits worldwide to develop new ideas that improve the quality of life for older people and those who care for them. Our work is inspired by the belief that the creative use of technology - combined with an understanding of human behavior -... Read More

Freight transportation is the bridging function that manages the physical flow of raw materials and finished goods, and connects the company to its suppliers, customers, and the government through public infrastructure. As such, freight transportation is often used as the shock absorber for a... Read More

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways.  Often seemingly small changes in technology, demographics, regulations, economics, or a myriad of other factors have dramatic and unintended impacts on how companies source, manufacture, distribute and operate in general. These non-... Read More

This project brings together two concepts: 1) Automatically draw a flow diagram and a map of a company’s supply chain based on data stored in its corporate databases, and 2) Superimpose visual displays of alerts and other critical information on top of these images.

Examples of the kinds... 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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