Category Archives: Transportation

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Freight transportation networks are increasing in complexity at a time when companies are under immense pressure to improve service levels. Investing in more efficient infrastructure is one response to this challenge, especially in countries such as the United States where deteriorating transportation systems are struggling to keep up with rising traffic volumes. But there isRead More

Does Drop Shipping Online Orders Deliver Value?

Does Drop Shipping Online Orders Deliver Value?

In response to the growth of their e-commerce businesses, many retailers are looking for ways to reduce the supply chain costs associated with internet orders. Some retailers are starting to look upstream in their supply chains, and are requesting that manufacturers fulfill orders via drop shipping. The change in delivery practices creates a number ofRead More

Putting a Value on Visibility

Putting a Value on Visibility

Tracking the status of ocean shipments accurately and in real time is critical to the goal of achieving end-to-end visibility into global supply chains.  Yet this operational Holy Grail remains elusive, despite advances in information technology. A hurdle to this goal that individual organizations can address, is the inability of companies to measure the value of visibility toRead More

Charting the Future of Transportation in Europe

Charting the Future of Transportation in Europe

Many socio-economic and environmental trends shape the evolution of freight and passenger transportation, especially within an enormous geographic region such as Europe. The European Union (EU) has launched a major project to build a road map of these trends up to 2030 that will ultimately be used to develop a toolkit for policymakers. The ActionRead More

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

There is widespread poverty in Colombia yet the country discards 10 million tons of food a year according to estimates released by the government this March. ABACO, a national network of food banks that serves the needy, and the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), a member of the MIT Global SCALE Network, have teamedRead More