Joseph the Logistician: A Biblical Tale of Our Time

Joseph the Logistician: A Biblical Tale of Our Time

Possibly the most brilliant logistician of the biblical age, Joseph, can teach us a lot about the importance of logistics today. Joseph’s exceptional forecasting and planning abilities put him on a fast track to promotions. He ascended rapidly from the role of prisoner/superintendent in an Egyptian jail, to Pharaoh’s Chief Logistics Officer with “Prince” inRead More

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Digital disruption can represent a major threat to a company – or a golden opportunity to rebuild the enterprise. At MIT CTL’s Crossroads 2017 conference on April 4, 2017, Dr. Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information and Systems Research, described how some companies are taking theRead More

How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

Even as people around the globe enjoy longer, healthier and more productive lives, the rising cost of healthcare threatens to impede such progress. This is particularly troubling in the United States as Baby Boomers approaching retirement place a greater strain on an overburdened healthcare system. Policymakers and medical leaders are scrambling for innovative ways toRead More

Not Your Father’s High Street

Not Your Father’s High Street

What will retailing look like 10 years from now? Will Main Street and suburban shopping still exist? Recent announcements by household names such as Sears, Macy’s and J. C. Penney of mass store closures, and the unrelenting growth of e-commerce, do not augur well for the traditional shopping experience. But the death of bricks-and-mortar retailingRead More

Picking the Right Supply Chain Design for a Growing Food Business

Picking the Right Supply Chain Design for a Growing Food Business

Designing supply routes during periods of rapid growth when market conditions can change rapidly can be a major challenge for retailers. SCM program graduates Cyril Khamsi and Veronica Stolear developed a model for evaluating the cost trade-offs between multiple supply network designs under a variety of business scenarios. The research was carried out in collaborationRead More