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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 Some 130 masters’ students from more than 25 countries gathered at MIT on January 21, 2015 to present 80 research projects displayed on electronic posters. Research Expo 2015 not only presented research in supply chain management from around the globe – the projects were sponsored...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 Are you on a mission to turn an idea into reality, and have recruited collaborators within the company to work on the unofficial project? If so, you’re part of an age-old phenomenon that Peter Gloor, a research scientist at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, calls...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 Companies in Europe that are still struggling with the high cost of short-term capital and limited access to bank credit are turning to an unlikely financial ally: their customers. A financial arrangement called reverse factoring (RF) uses the favorable credit rating of large, solid buyers...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #56 The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, and the International School of Technology and Management, Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan, have signed an agreement to offer a dual degree. Students on the program will gain a Master’s in Management Logistics and Supply Chain and an...
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Summary Report for the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains Roundtable held on January 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted by Procter & Gamble. This report is available for MIT CTL partners only . If you are an MIT CTL partner, please log in or create an account to download this paper....
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Subscribe to Frontiers THE LEADING EDGE When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden Although people prefer to keep Big Government out of their daily lives, there are situations where governmental involvement is essential. An example is managing the Ebola virus crisis, argues Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 When a disaster such as a flood strikes, the response can be chaotic as various agencies and sources of supply converge on the stricken area. A humanitarian logistics model developed by the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) improves the efficiency of response efforts...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 How do you make capital-intensive decisions—such as building a production plant, automating a distribution center, or buying a fleet of electric trucks—that you will live with for a few years, when some factors that affect the decision’s outcome are uncertain and difficult to predict? Uncertainty...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 Crossroads 2015 will take place on March 24, 2015, on the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA, USA. The conference is where you will discover how emerging innovations in fields such as automation, energy generation, education, and materials science intersect with supply chain management (SCM). The event...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 100 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 A European Commission (EC) initiative called Horizon 2020 - 2105 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport will facilitate collaboration between logistics clusters on developing supply chain solutions, particularly projects that promote environmental sustainability. In addition to helping companies bring new ideas to fruition, the initiative gives...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Shah Alam, Malaysia, is working closely with InvestKL to promote Malaysia as a global supply chain hub, and to persuade leading multi-national companies to locate their supply chain operations in the country. InvestKL is an agency...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 Professor María Jesús Sáenz has been appointed as the new Director of the Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain. She is also Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, where she teaches various courses on Supply Chain Management, Warehousing Logistics, and Project Management. In addition to...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 Dr. Shardul Phadnis has joined the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) as an Assistant Professor. His research falls in the area of strategic decision making and long-range planning. Recent projects involved the development of a long-range planning process for the U.S. freight transportation...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 MIT CTL Edgar Blanco “Food for the Future: Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change,” World Bank Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, October 10. “Urban Logistics in Mexico City,” Congreso de Distribución Ciudad de México Videoconference, Mexico City, Mexico, October 14. “Megacity Logistics...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 MIT CTL Edgar Blanco “ Closing the Loop on a Circular Supply Chain ,” Supply Chain Management Review , September/October. With Ken Cottrill Jarrod Goentzel “ Travel Bans and Stockpiling Can Cripple the Ebola Response Supply Chain ,” Humanitarian@MIT blog post, October 20. Jim Rice...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 “Supply Chain management: Driving Strategic Advantage allowed me to explore the role of 3PL with global players at an exceptionally high level. The potential networking and business opportunities with classmates and professors are vast,” says Spencer Hennigar, Supply Chain Strategy Manager, Coyote, based on Chicago,...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 I’m no fan of Big Government, but there are some cases where a system-wide view is much more efficient than a localized, distributed view. An example in the supply chain space is US maritime policy. A broader and more topical example is managing the Ebola...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #55 Susan Conley, a graduate of the MIT-Zaragoza Master in Logistics & Supply Chain Management program, won the 2014 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Emerging Leader Award at this year’s annual CSCMP conference in the US. The award recognizes outstanding your professionals in supply...
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ASPECTOS DE VANGUARDIA Cuando la pesada mano del gobierno no es una carga Aunque la gente prefiere que el Gran Gobierno se mantenga al margen de su vida diaria, hay situaciones en las que la implicación del gobierno es esencial. Un ejemplo de ello es la gestión de la crisis...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 55. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. Una iniciativa de la Comisión Europea (CE) llamada Horizonte 2020 - 2105, Transporte inteligente, ecológico e integrado facilitará la colaboración entre los clústeres logísticos en el desarrollo de soluciones de la cadena de suministro, sobre todo, proyectos que...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 55. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. Crossroads 2015 tendrá lugar el 24 de marzo de 2015 en el campus del MIT (Cambridge, MA, EE. UU.). En la conferencia descubrirás cómo las innovaciones emergentes en campos como la automatización, la generación de energía, la educación...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 55. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. No soy partidario de un Gran Gobierno, pero hay algunos casos en los que una visión de la totalidad del sistema es mucho más eficiente que una visión distribuida y localizada. Un ejemplo en el ámbito de la...