Is Your Airport Well-Connected?

Is Your Airport Well-Connected?

Air travelers perceive connecting flights as a nuisance that they try to avoid if possible. But according to new research from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and Environment (LAE), the rapid growth of indirect flights has enabled air transportation to dramatically improve connectivity between regions across the globe. The LAE researchers analyzed flight schedules between 1990 andRead More

Is Your Airport Well-Connected?

Is Your Airport Well-Connected?

Air travelers perceive connecting flights as a nuisance that they try to avoid if possible. But according to new research from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and Environment (LAE), the rapid growth of indirect flights has enabled air transportation to dramatically improve connectivity between regions across the globe. The LAE researchers analyzed flight schedules between 1990 andRead More

Towards a Consumer-Oriented Supply Chain

Towards a Consumer-Oriented Supply Chain

Retailers often emphasize the importance of being in tune with consumers. In reality, however, it can be difficult to align a complex retail supply chain with consumer demand. A major roadblock is a lack of meaningful communication between retailer and vendor on how and when products should be replenished. The research team wanted to findRead More

It Takes More Than an Uber Prefix to Reinvent a Business

It Takes More Than an Uber Prefix to Reinvent a Business

The success of the taxi-like Uber service has spawned many start-up attempts in related (and other) areas. In fact, it seems that any time a new app puts service providers in direct contact with customers, the service involved becomes an “Uber” activity. But the Uber moniker does not necessarily mean that a new business modelRead More

How Many Do You Need? An Evaluation of Flexible Ordering

How Many Do You Need? An Evaluation of Flexible Ordering

Demand forecasts are notoriously unreliable, so how do managers place orders on the basis of projections are that are probably wrong? One way is to allow them to deviate from the forecast. Called order flexibility, the method gives managers the power to order quantities of an item that are above or below the forecast byRead More

Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

If Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements. The Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is part of an effortRead More