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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

SCALE Network Expands With Centers in Luxembourg and China

SCALE Network Expands With Centers in Luxembourg and China

The global MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network has two new member centers: the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) and the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NCIIC). “We are delighted to welcome LCL and NCIIC to the SCALE family. Strategically located in Europe and Asia, these two centers willRead More

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A Disruptive Innovation in the Energy Supply Chain

A Disruptive Innovation in the Energy Supply Chain

What supply chain must meet rare periods of peak demand with no inventory, and operates in an environment where demand equals supply? The answer is the electricity grid, and a new design for an old concept, the battery, could change the way this supply chain operates. Don Sadoway, John F. Elliot Professor of Materials Chemistry,Read More

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to strengthen China’s position in international trade. In 2014, researchers fromRead More