13 Universities Adopt MicroMasters and Launch 18 New Programs Via edX

13 Universities Adopt MicroMasters and Launch 18 New Programs Via edX

In October 2015, MIT launched the MITx MicroMasters credential, which enables online learners to take a semester’s worth of master’s-level courses on the edX platform, then complete a master’s degree in a single full semester on campus. The first MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management (SCM) has seen incredible success. Over 127,000 students have enrolled inRead More

13 Universities Adopt MicroMasters and Launch 18 New Programs Via edX

13 Universities Adopt MicroMasters and Launch 18 New Programs Via edX

In October 2015, MIT launched the MITx MicroMasters credential, which enables online learners to take a semester’s worth of master’s-level courses on the edX platform, then complete a master’s degree in a single full semester on campus. The first MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management (SCM) has seen incredible success. Over 127,000 students have enrolled inRead More

Making the Best of Delayed Payments

Making the Best of Delayed Payments

Extending payment terms to 120 days or more frees up working capital for big companies, but it can also increase the financial stress on suppliers and ultimately lead to increased product costs. The tactic has attracted much criticism, but research underway at the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, shows that delaying payments to creditorsRead More

How to Prepare for a Brexit-Size Disruption

How to Prepare for a Brexit-Size Disruption

The repercussions of “Brexit,” Britain’s momentous decision to exit the European Union (EU), will reverberate across the globe for some time. But one striking conclusion from the many analyses of the June vote is that companies were not prepared for this game-changing event. “Businesses were largely taken by surprise by [the] vote to leave theRead More

Mitigating the High Risk of Low-Cost Items

Mitigating the High Risk of Low-Cost Items

How important are you to your suppliers? It’s a question that companies need to ask when evaluating risk in their procurement strategies. And it is especially important in today’s fast-changing commercial environment where suppliers’ priorities can change very quickly. Of particular interest are items that are low cost and low volume but essential to theRead More