Putting a Value on Visibility

Putting a Value on Visibility

Tracking the status of ocean shipments accurately and in real time is critical to the goal of achieving end-to-end visibility into global supply chains.  Yet this operational Holy Grail remains elusive, despite advances in information technology. A hurdle to this goal that individual organizations can address, is the inability of companies to measure the value of visibility toRead More

Putting a Value on Visibility

Putting a Value on Visibility

Tracking the status of ocean shipments accurately and in real time is critical to the goal of achieving end-to-end visibility into global supply chains.  Yet this operational Holy Grail remains elusive, despite advances in information technology. A hurdle to this goal that individual organizations can address, is the inability of companies to measure the value of visibility toRead More

How IoT Data Can Cut Machine Part Safety Stock

How IoT Data Can Cut Machine Part Safety Stock

A Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program thesis research project carried out in collaboration with managed services provider OnProcess Technology, headquartered in Ashland, MA, found that by using Internet of Things (IoT) data to predict machine failures, companies can reduce spare part inventory volumes and improve their ability to meet service quality levels. The thesisRead More

Charting the Future of Transportation in Europe

Charting the Future of Transportation in Europe

Many socio-economic and environmental trends shape the evolution of freight and passenger transportation, especially within an enormous geographic region such as Europe. The European Union (EU) has launched a major project to build a road map of these trends up to 2030 that will ultimately be used to develop a toolkit for policymakers. The ActionRead More

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

There is widespread poverty in Colombia yet the country discards 10 million tons of food a year according to estimates released by the government this March. ABACO, a national network of food banks that serves the needy, and the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), a member of the MIT Global SCALE Network, have teamedRead More

Second MOOC Course Advances Ground-Breaking MicroMasters

Second MOOC Course Advances Ground-Breaking MicroMasters

The second of five online courses, CTL.SC2x (Supply Chain Design), in MIT CTL’s supply chain MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), opened for enrollment on May 18, 2016. “SC2x explores how you set up and design the entire supply chain system,” says Chris Caplice, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. The program coversRead More