Category Archives: MIT CTL

6 Ways to Kill the Ideas That Spark Innovation

    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently described the demand for iPhones as “staggering” after divulging that the company sold 74.5 million units in the holiday quarter even though it raised the price of this iconic product. Total sales in the period amount to more than 34,000 phones per hour flying off the shelves aroundRead More

What SCx is Teaching the Teachers About MOOCs

What SCx is Teaching the Teachers About MOOCs

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) have been heralded as a major step forward in professional education, but how does this new generation of online programs perform in the real world? The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) launched MIT’s first supply chain MOOC, CTL.SC1x, on September 29th 2014. The initial course yielded someRead More

Join Thousands of Students in MIT’s Digital Supply Chain Classroom

On September 30, 2014, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an on-line educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) for thousands of professionals across the globe. More than 14,000 individuals have already signed up for the first course,Read More

America’s “Home Alone” Manufacturers

The US can be a lonely place for manufacturers, believes MIT Professor Suzanne Berger. The lack of a supporting ecosystem in the country means that US companies trying to scale up innovations have to do it alone, a situation that impedes the growth of manufacturing. Berger is the Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political ScienceRead More

State of Supply Chain Management

This article was first published as a Linkedin Influencer post by MIT CTL Director Professor Yossi Sheffi. View the original post here. As I explained in my previous post (How a Profession Went from Zero to Hero), supply chain management (SCM) has become a critical competitive differentiator in almost every industry. SCM has evolved rapidly overRead More