Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts. However, providing such a service is challenging when the demand for parts is intermittent and procurement practices lack cohesion. A thesis project completed by Sachin Shedge, a graduate of the MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, explored theRead More

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

Combine innovations in materials science with additive manufacturing and the outcome is likely to be new products or limitless variations on existing ones. An example is a process for using cellulose in 3D printing developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). John Hart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT,Read More

Three Continents – One Degree

Three Continents – One Degree

The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network has launched the MIT-Zaragoza-Ningbo Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, or 3C Master’s Program, that gives students a unique opportunity to complete their studies in three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America. The 10-month 3C program was created jointly by threeRead More

How Will Materials Science and Digital Disruption Reshape Supply Chains?

How Will Materials Science and Digital Disruption Reshape Supply Chains?

Markus Buehler, head of the Department of Civil Engineering and the McAfee Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on new developments in materials science at Crossroads 2017, the supply chain industry’s leading annual forum for innovative ideas. Developments in materials technology can have a profound impact on theRead More

3 Loads But Only 2 Trucks: Which Load is Left Behind?

3 Loads But Only 2 Trucks: Which Load is Left Behind?

Retailers often face demand uncertainty due to seasonality and variable consumer shopping behavior, so supply chain robustness is critical to ensure sufficient product availability. A common strategy to combat demand uncertainty is the use of safety stock, but this also increases the risk of excess stock, increased obsolescence, and higher carrying costs. The thesis researchRead More