Category Archives: Transportation

Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Capturing the Value of Predictive Modeling in Logistics

Third party logistics providers (3PLs) are constantly fighting for competitive advantage. In a fragmented industry, having an edge is critical to success. We collaborated with a leading 3PL on a Master of Supply Chain Management (SCM)  thesis research project to find ways to make the company more competitive. The research sponsor company gains an edge over itsRead More

Narrowing the Self-Drive Trust Divide

Narrowing the Self-Drive Trust Divide

Are we learning to trust self-drive vehicle technology? In January 2018 the AAA released the findings of its latest annual survey of driver attitudes in the US. Sixty-three percent of American drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. This is a significant portion of the country’s driving population – but it’sRead More

Logistics Emissions Move Into the Climate Spotlight

Logistics Emissions Move Into the Climate Spotlight

Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23), a major annual forum for climate policy dialogue, recently moved transportation into the spotlight, paving the way for more proactive emissions reductions measures. Suzanne Greene, managerRead More

A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility

A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility

Urban mobility architecture must undergo fundamental change in response to rapidly changing city landscapes. In our book Faster, Smarter, Greener – The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (MIT Press, September 2017) * we proposed a framework for future passenger mobility which would be Connected, Heterogenous, Intelligent and Personalized (CHIP). Changes in mobility areRead 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