Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Devastating hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy and now Harvey and Irma are forces of nature that can’t be stopped by us mere mortals. But we can at least stop intensifying their impact through a lack of foresight. Our hearts go out to the citizens of Houston and Florida as they continue to dig out fromRead More

Finding Synergies Through Synchronization

Finding Synergies Through Synchronization

Traditionally, production and transportation planning processes are managed separately in most companies. A shipment of products from a plant to a warehouse typically entails three activities: order, plan, and ship. Once orders are received from customers, a load plan is initiated. The load planning process involves building a truckload of SKUs to be shipped. ARead More

MicroMaster’s Team to Compete in Final of Global Simulation Game

MicroMaster’s Team to Compete in Final of Global Simulation Game

Four MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Learners who have never met in person but only online, will compete in the Global Professional Final of The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation on September 28, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. The learners competed against thousands of students to qualify for the contest. They will compete against nine other teams from aroundRead More

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Innovations such as mobile communications, prediction algorithms and machine learning have arrived in the multi-billion-dollar quality inspection and supplier compliance industry. The impact will be transformational for the industry, which has been slow to adopt new technology. Companies (clients) that use inspection and supplier compliance services to inspect and evaluate suppliers’ production lines will benefitRead More