Which Carriers Should You Use?

Which Carriers Should You Use?

Trucking companies are rated on a general scorecard, which allows them to benchmark, and gives shippers some guidance on performance levels when developing their routing guides. But what if current scorecards are too general to give shippers the information they need to create a portfolio of high-performance carriers with different market strategies? In our researchRead More

A New Class of Education Makes the Grade

A New Class of Education Makes the Grade

The education industry is not known for being on the cutting edge of innovation, but last month a milestone was reached in an innovative online program that opens new avenues to professional education. Called MITx MicroMasters, the program is part of a broader movement to redefine the way professional education is structured and delivered inRead More

Biomass Business Study Uses Logistics as a Measure of Commercial Success

Biomass Business Study Uses Logistics as a Measure of Commercial Success

Enterprises engaged in using waste products as raw materials for bio-commodities help companies and countries to meet their sustainability goals. But to be successful they also must be commercially viable. A new research project backed by the European Commission takes a novel approach to evaluating these enterprises, by analysing the financial performance of their supportingRead More

Wanted: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Plan

Wanted: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Plan

President Trump has called for a $1 trillion investment in America’s crumbling infrastructure. There is common agreement that the country’s transportation systems are in dire need of attention, but before we start pouring investment dollars into construction projects, can we figure out what infrastructure the country will actually need over the next several decades? ThisRead More

MicroMasters Milestones: First Cohort Finishes; 180,000+ Learners; 500+ Years of Traditional Classes

MicroMasters Milestones: First Cohort Finishes; 180,000+ Learners; 500+ Years of Traditional Classes

The first-ever cohort in MIT’s inaugural online MicroMasters program — consisting of more than 1,100 learners who completed all five of the online courses in supply chain management — has received its final MicroMasters certificates. The pioneering cohort was honored at an online ceremony on June 20 2017. Of those learners who opted to takeRead More