Are You Overlooking Last-Mile Logistics Solutions?

Are You Overlooking Last-Mile Logistics Solutions?

If companies can find better ways to navigate the last mile in traffic-clogged big cities, they will open up new business opportunities in a vast and growing market. The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is collaborating with leading enterprises to redesign last-mile logistics. Meanwhile, companies may not know it, but they already have the tools neededRead More

Are You Overlooking Last-Mile Logistics Solutions?

Are You Overlooking Last-Mile Logistics Solutions?

If companies can find better ways to navigate the last mile in traffic-clogged big cities, they will open up new business opportunities in a vast and growing market. The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is collaborating with leading enterprises to redesign last-mile logistics. Meanwhile, companies may not know it, but they already have the tools neededRead More

When Vilifying Big Business Be Careful What You Ask For

When Vilifying Big Business Be Careful What You Ask For

In May 2008 Walmart announced that it would cease stocking non-concentrated detergents. The announcement underscored the retail giant’s scale and market power – and its exceptional ability to force a market to adopt a major change for the good. Previous attempts at persuading consumers to buy concentrated detergents had not met with much success. IntroducedRead More

Used Electronics: Recycling the Lessons Learned in Mature Markets

Used Electronics: Recycling the Lessons Learned in Mature Markets

Apple is developing a robot called Liam that disassembles used iPhones, and extracts materials such as platinum and silver for recycling. As the number of consumer electronic devices continues to proliferate, look for more innovative approaches to end-of-life (EOL) strategies for these products. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, introducedRead More

Building a Better Approach to Disaster Recovery

Building a Better Approach to Disaster Recovery

In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, the speedy replenishment of housing stock that was damaged or destroyed in the storm is critical to the recovery of stricken communities. A model being developed by the Zaragoza Logistics Center takes a novel approach to the rebuilding of storm-ravaged neighborhoods by framing theRead More

Chinese Puzzle: Reducing the Risk of Food Contamination

Chinese Puzzle: Reducing the Risk of Food Contamination

China is the third-largest source of food imported into the U.S., but is responsible for the highest number of imported food safety alerts received by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Only a tiny fraction of the shipments moving through these highly fragmented supply chains are inspected, so what risk management methods can be developedRead More