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

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

Progress on the Road to Disaster Recovery

Progress on the Road to Disaster Recovery

On April 14 2016 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. Two days later the island was hit by a second, even more powerful, quake. The widespread damage caused by these natural disasters fractured supply chains, causing a number of companies to halt production lines in various locations. The quakesRead More

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

Switching to an omni-channel business model requires retailers to drive change in many parts of the supply chain, including the bricks-and-mortar stores that still provide a vital interface with customers. Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Director, Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, and Dr. Elena Revilla, Professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, describe this partRead More

Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India

Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India

A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize this month for an idea to make India’s temperature-controlled supply chain for food — or cold chain — more affordable. The team, GoMango, is developing smart, modular, refrigerated shipping boxes that can be rented out individually to cut costsRead 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