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

Does Lean Leveling Reduce Shipment Variability?

Does Lean Leveling Reduce Shipment Variability?

Supply chain professionals are often confronted with the challenge of managing highly volatile customer shipments resulting from the bullwhip effect. This volatility leads to supply chain-wide inefficiencies, high operational complexity, low service levels and substantial costs. Companies commonly try to compensate the risk of stock outs by carrying elevated levels of inventory and by payingRead More

Turning Disruptive Change Into Competitive Advantage

Turning Disruptive Change Into Competitive Advantage

In today’s fast-changing business environment, companies need to react quickly and decisively to disruptive market changes. Yet many enterprises lack the ability to respond swiftly to these competitive threats. For example, rapid change is transforming the auto market, which is witnessing a potentially dramatic shift in the locus of value creation away from global OEMs andRead More