April 2013

Apr 17, 2013 at 9:00AM - Apr 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

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Register: April 17 "Delivering Green" Webinar

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Nearly 6 percent of the greenhouse gases generated by humans come from the flow of products to consumers.

Reducing these emissions takes more than setting goals; it requires clear, measurable initiatives that hit sustainability targets while delivering lower costs and higher service levels.

Three companies, Boise Inc., Caterpillar Inc., and Ocean Spray, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the MIT Center for Transportation (MIT CTL), have completed carbon-reduction projects that mee...

Apr 11, 2013 at 12:00PM - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:00PM

Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

MIT Building E51 - Room 345

View the event flyer here | Article at MIT News

An American Jobs and Growth Agenda to Revitalize Our Economy

Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Bio: Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming his position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe. During Donohue's tenure, the Chamber's lobbyists, policy experts, legal advocates, and communicators have helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in politics, in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, and b...

Apr 05, 2013 at 8:00AM - Apr 05, 2013 at 10:00AM

Location: W20-306
Stratton Student Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leon Daniels
Managing Director, Surface Transport
Transport for London

Topic: Transport for London’s Experience Organizing Public Transportation for the 2012 Olympic Games

Time: Friday, April 5, 12:30 to 2:00pm. A light lunch well be served at noon.

Leon Daniels joined Transport for London in April 2011 as Managing Director, Surface Transport. Surface Transport provides and manages a broad range of sustainable transport choices and has an annual operating expenditure of over £2.5 billion. In his role as Managing Director, Daniels is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of London'...

March 2013

Mar 20, 2013 at 4:00AM - Mar 21, 2013 at 1:00PM

Food Supply Chain Risk Management Roundtable, March 20-21, 2013

more information coming soon.

Mar 13, 2013 at 7:00AM - Mar 13, 2013 at 8:00AM

Online

Please join us for the next webinar in our MIT Global SCALE Supply Chain Masters Programs series on Wednesday, March 13, at 11:00 am EDT. MIT Global SCALE Network Graduate Programs: The Alumni Perspective will feature alumni from our SCALE centers in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. In this informative session, you will learn about alumni experiences prior to and after attending a SCALE Network graduate program, and how that led to their current positions and successes since graduating.

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February 2013

Feb 06, 2013 at 8:00AM - Feb 06, 2013 at 9:00AM

Most supply chains are global to some degree, which means that you are probably managing a complicated transportation network that crosses a number of borders, uses multiple modes, and involves a variety of third party companies. And it is likely that ocean shipping is a key part of the transportation mix.

How do you monitor and manage the reliability of the vital ocean segment of your global supply chain?

Are you "managing by anecdote" or do you have real data to support the management practices you are using?

This type of data is now available as a result of new research at the MIT Center fo...

January 2013

Jan 17, 2013 at 11:30AM - Jan 17, 2013 at 3:00PM

January 17, 2013 - 4:30-8:00pm at the MIT Media Lab (Bldg. E14, corner of Amherst & Ames Streets, 6th floor)

Come meet the master’s students and learn about their projects. It’s FREE!

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics will host a Poster Session for 97 SC master’s students from our four MIT SCALE Network centers: MIT (SCM), Zaragoza Spain (ZLC), Bogota Colombia  (CLI), and Malaysia (MISI). The poster session will be immediately preceded by the Talent Management for HR Executives.

In the top floor gallery of the MIT Media Lab, each student team will d...

Jan 17, 2013 at 6:00AM - Jan 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

Online

Join CTL and the other centers in the MIT Global SCALE Network for a lively and informative discussion around the graduate programs in supply chain management. Learn from current students about their courseload and what to expect as you consider applying.

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Jan 17, 2013 at 3:30AM - Jan 17, 2013 at 10:30AM

View a post-session blog on Logility.com about this event.

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics will host the Annual SC Talent Management Forum for SC and HR Executives at the MIT Faculty Club on the MIT campus. This is the first of a two-session day, this being immediately followed by the MIT SCM/SCALE Network Poster Session. You may register for both events at the event registration page by clicking both boxes.

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How Can HR team up with their Supply Chain partners to meet the Talent Management demands of 2013 a...

Jan 15, 2013 at 4:00AM - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:30AM

Please join the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and The MIT Center for Real Estate Tuesday January 15 as we present two dynamic speakers for the CTL Global Leadership Lecture Series.

Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Richard Allen, CEO, The Allen Group

"Logistics Parks: Driving Economic Growth"

Two thought leaders will give different perspectives on the role of logistics parks. Professor Sheffi will start with an overview of the evolution of logistics clusters and how they have become critical parts of global supply chains. Mr. Allen will foll...

Jan 08, 2013 at 3:00AM - Jan 11, 2013 at 9:00AM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

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I want to register for the January 2013 course (January 8-11, 2013)
Registration Fee: $4,495

I want to register for the June 2013 course (June 11-14, 2013)
Registration Fee: $4,495

Are You Ready for the Next Level of Supply Chain Leadership?

Let MIT Take You There

Today’s companies are realizing the importance of the supply chain as a revenue generator— it's not just a cost of doing business. In order to remain competitive in the global marketplace, senior executives must completely transform their business approach and conventional supply chain practices, and embr...

December 2012

Dec 04, 2012 at 12:30PM - Dec 04, 2012 at 2:00PM

Location: MIT Media Lab, (bldg. E14-633) 6th Floor*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*Reception with light refreshments and book signing to follow talk.

Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth

Join Dr Yossi Sheffi for an informative talk about how logistics clusters drive growth and employment in multiple sectors

When: Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00PM

Where: MIT Media Lab, (bldg. E14-633) 6th Floor*

Who: Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

In this book Dr Sheffi argues for the most important advantage offered by logistics clusters in today's recession-plagued economy: jobs, many of them open to low-skilled workers, t...

Dec 03, 2012 at 8:30AM - Dec 03, 2012 at 1:00PM
USP, São Paulo (Brazil)

Megacities: the Supply Chain Frontier

Megacities – cities with a population of at least 10 million people – are increasing in both number and size, and their share of world GDP is expected to grow from about 14% to over 20% in a decade. Most of the 23 megacities that currently exist are located in emerging markets.

Up until now research on the megacity phenomenon has centered on the urban landscape, people mobility and managing traffic congestion. MIT CTL’s Megacity Logistics Lab research project focuses on the special supply chain demands of these sprawling urban centers.

This is the last of...

November 2012

Nov 29, 2012 at 4:00AM - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:00PM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

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Virtually all supply chains are global to some degree. Whether your firm is focused on importing finished goods from the Pacific Rim, exporting agriculture products to Europe, or anything in between – you are most likely managing a complicated transportation network that crosses several borders, uses multiple modes, and involves a variety of third party companies.

As part of this one-day conference we will present results from the MIT Global Transportation Reliability Initiative. Additionally, we will build on last year's roundtable discussion and discuss how shippers currently do and, more...

Nov 14, 2012 at 8:00AM - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:00AM

Register: https://mitweb.webex.com/mitweb/onstage/g.php?d=648474937&t=a

Event number: 648 474 937
Event password: CTL

In today's complex world supply chain strategy (SCS) has to keep pace with ever-changing markets. This is no easy task. What elements should be considered? How do you identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing strategy, and fix the flaws while preparing for an unpredictable future? Crucially, how do you implement the new SCS?

These questions had no clear answer - until now.

Following eight years of collaborative management research with partners as diverse as Fortune 100 companies, the US Government, and the United Nations, MIT's Supply Chain 2020 Project has developed a framework t...

Nov 09, 2012 at 7:00AM - Nov 09, 2012 at 8:00AM

Location: 35-225
Sloan Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A light lunch will be served.

Tom Linton
Chief Procurement Officer, Flextronics

Topic: Supply Chains: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Time: Friday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00pm. Lunch to be served shortly before noon.

Bio:
Tom Linton is the chief procurement officer for Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a $30B, industry-leading, Fortune Global 500 electronics manufacturing services provider with more than 200,000 employees and operations in 30 countries. In the beginning of his career, Mr. Linton spent 20 years at IBM, developing and founding several world-wide Trading and Technical Centers. After leaving IBM, Mr. Linton h...

Nov 02, 2012 at 8:00AM - Nov 02, 2012 at 9:00AM

MIT Room E62-687

On the Appropriate Objective Function for Post-Disaster Humanitarian Logistics Models: Social Cost and Deprivation Cost Functions

Q&A brownbag lunch, drinks and cookies provided

Abstract

There is an increasing body of research that suggests the existence of substantial differences between commercial and humanitarian logistics. In a previous publication, Holguín-Veras et al. (2012a) highlighted the importance of making a distinction between regular humanitarian logistics, e.g., the routing delivery of critical supplies to chronic crisis regions, and post-disaster humanitarian logistics that are...

October 2012

Oct 25, 2012 at 9:00AM - Oct 25, 2012 at 9:00AM

Best Practices in Global Transportation & Logistics

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Join us for a FREE Virtual Conference Event designed to help logistics and supply chain professionals better understand and overcome the mounting challenges of global transportation and logistics management.

Keynote: The Rise of Logistics Clusters

Presented by: Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director,
MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics
Moderator: Frank Quinn, Editorial Director,
Supply Chain Management Review

Dr. Sheffi will discuss the emergence of logistics clusters — communities that bring together a broad range of supply chain services...

Oct 25, 2012 at 4:30AM - Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

MIT CTL E40-298

Objective: The workshop is designed to bring together different stakeholders to discuss the tools and methods of measuring the carbon footprint of transportation in the supply chain. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts on current methods for measuring carbon footprints and voice their opinion on what is needed from the next generation of carbon measurement tools. The results of this workshop will be used to help define the most important characteristics of a future decision support tool.

Hosts:Dr. Tony Craig & Dr. Edgar Blanco

Sponsor:National Cooperative Frei...

Oct 19, 2012 at 8:00AM - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:00AM

Location: 32-124
Stata Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This event is co-promoted with the Transportation Club. A light lunch will be served.

Presentation

Sadiq Gillani
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Lufthansa Group

Topic: The Future of the Global Airline Industry
This interactive session will address key trends emerging in the airline industry over the next decade, including winners and losers as well as major challenges and opportunities.

Time: Friday, October 19 (updated!), 12:00 to 1:00pm. Lunch to be served shortly before noon.

Bio:
Sadiq Gillani is a Senior Vice President at Lufthansa Group, responsible for developing the Group's strategic direction. He was previously a partner with Seabury, a boutique airline consultancy and w...

Oct 11, 2012 at 8:00AM - Oct 11, 2012 at 8:50AM

 MIT Room E62-550

Humanitarian Logistics: Experiences from the Field
Q&A brownbag lunch, drinks and cookies provided

Speaker Bio

Ian Heigh has been involved in delivering international humanitarian assistance for over 15 major disasters since the mid 1990s, working as a logistician and response manager, largely with the International Red Cross (IFRC) and the United Nations. This has been interspersed with a career in commercial logistics.

Ian led a team to re-engineer the IFRC’s global supply chain, leading to the European Supply Chain Award for Excellence. He received the best thesis award while completing his...

Oct 10, 2012 at 4:00AM - Oct 10, 2012 at 1:00PM

This symposium is for CTL Partners, guests and invited SCRLC guests. 

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MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

Advancing Supply Chain Risk Management: Emerging Challenges and Strategies

October 10, 2012

MIT Faculty Club – Dining Room 5
MIT Campus, Cambridge, Ma.

Each new day brings evidence of the challenges and risks that business and our society face. The evidence comes in many forms – natural disasters, quality failures, labor action, terrorist attacks, supplier failures, industrial accidents. The result is increasingly significant and wide reaching in scope. Businesses are therefore called to deal with these risks proactively to put in place measures that will mitigate the impacts and protect their...

Oct 03, 2012 at 12:00PM - Oct 03, 2012 at 1:00PM

MIT Campus
Wong Auditorium
Tang Center (E51-315)

Map for event

Open to MIT Community and CTL Supply Chain Exchange members.

View the event flyer hereVideo of the lecture

Matthew K. Rose Chairman and CEO BNSF
Wednesday 3 October from 4 to 5 PM
Global Leadership Lecture Series
"Strengthening the U.S. Supply Chain"

Since 2000, Rose has been Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway Company, which became a Berkshire Hathaway-owned company in 2010. He has also held the position of Chairman since 2000.

In June of 1999, he was made President and Chief Operating Officer. For almost two years prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. He joined Burlington Northern Railroad (BN) in 1993 and held several positions in the Merchandise...

September 2012

Sep 30, 2012 at 3:00AM - Oct 03, 2012 at 8:00AM

Atlanta, GA

CTL will figure prominently at CSCMP's Annual Global Conference 2012 in Atlanta in September.  Join us for lively panel discussions, debates, and educational sessions, as we tackle the latest issues and trends facing supply chain & logistics professionals today.

 

Track 3: Current Issues II
Monday 10/1, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm; Rm B-406

Logistics Clusters: A Path to Economic Growth and Jobs

In this session Professor Sheffi will outline the main ideas in his newest book: "Logistics Clusters: Delivering Valu...

Sep 28, 2012 at 8:00AM - Sep 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

Location: W20-306
Stratton Student Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ramiro Almeida
Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Former Advisor of Foreign Affairs of the City of Quito, Ecuador; president of Libri Mundi, Ecuador.

Topic: Design and Implementation of the First Subway Line in Quito, Ecuador

Time: Noon to 1:00pm, lunch served at 11:30am

Ramiro Almeida until recently was senior advisor for special projects and foreign affairs for the City of Quito, Ecuador. He led a three-year effort to plan, design and implement the city’s first subway line, the most important project in Quito’s modern history. It is the most recent of his wide variety of cult...

Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00PM - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:00PM

Location: E51-315
Tang Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Zalmi Duchman

CEO The Fresh Diet

Topic: Growing a Company from Scratch: The Fresh Diet Story

Time:
4:00 pm – Lecture begins

Zalmi Duchman is Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of YS Catering dba, The Fresh Diet. He began operations on January 1, 2006, with three clients. While Zalmi "shopped and dropped", his wife "cooked and packed". Today, Zalmi has grown his business to become the largest US food producer in the freshly-prepared, daily delivery category - which now delivers meal plans to thousands of clients nationwide.

Conseque...

August 2012

Aug 29, 2012 at 8:30AM - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:00AM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

Supply Chain Planning: Exploring the Trade-off Between Planning and Execution

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Long-term planning of supply chain and transportation assets is a common problem faced by organizations of all sizes, types, industries, and orientations. Over the last twenty years, tremendous advances in computational power have allowed companies to design very detailed and precise "optimal" long range plans. Essentially, these organizations took Benjamin Franklin's words to heart when he said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Recently, though, some organiza...

Aug 23, 2012 at 4:00AM - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:00PM
COPPE/UFRJ 

(Location and speakers TBD)

Megacities: the Supply Chain Frontier

Megacities – cities with a population of at least 10 million people – are increasing in both number and size, and their share of world GDP is expected to grow from about 14% to over 20% in a decade. Most of the 23 megacities that currently exist are located in emerging markets. 

Up until now research on the megacity phenomenon has centered on the urban landscape, people mobility and managing traffic congestion. MIT CTL’s Megacity Logistics Lab research project focuses on the special supply chain demands of these sprawling urban...

July 2012

Jul 13, 2012 at 4:00AM - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:00PM
ITESM Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico

Megacities: the Supply Chain Frontier

Megacities – cities with a population of at least 10 million people – are increasing in both number and size, and their share of world GDP is expected to grow from about 14% to over 20% in a decade. Most of the 23 megacities that currently exist are located in emerging markets. 

Up until now research on the megacity phenomenon has centered on the urban landscape, people mobility and managing traffic congestion. MIT CTL’s Megacity Logistics Lab research project focuses on the special supply chain demands of these sprawling urban centers. 

This is the first...

June 2012

Jun 28, 2012 at 4:00AM - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:00PM

Stata Center (Building 32-123) (Map)
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The growth of megacities, projected shortages of vital human and natural resources, and a dramatic increase in the amount of market data available to companies, are some of the major forces that will reshape supply chain management over the next five to 10 years. Many enterprises are not prepared for these developments.

Crossroads 2012 will convene leading experts from MIT and the business community to discuss the impact of these changes on companies and the supply chain profession.

  • How will enterprises meet the unique logistics challenges of delivering product cost-e...
Jun 27, 2012 at 4:00AM - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:00PM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

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On Wednesday, June 27, the Center will convene members from the 40+ Partner companies that are members of the CTL Supply Chain Exchange. The intention of this annual partner meeting is to provide our Partners with an update on the latest research and development activities at CTL, and allow us to solicit input from our Partners on future plans for CTL. Then please join us for dinner afterward at a local restaurant.

This meeting coincides with our annual Crossroads conference on Thursday, June 16. Don't miss out on the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about our plans for th...

Jun 12, 2012 at 9:00AM - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:00AM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

Due to popular demand, we have added one more block of seats and extended registration through June 10 for the June 2012 course. ACT NOW to reserve your spot.

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I want to register for the June 2012 course (June 12-15, 2012)
Registration Fee: $3,995

I want to register for the January 2013 course (January 8-11, 2013)
Registration Fee: $3,995

Are You Ready for the Next Level of Supply Chain Leadership?

Let MIT Take You There

Today’s companies are realizing the importance of the supply chain as a revenue generator— it's not just a cost of doing business. In order to r...

May 2012

May 23, 2012 at 4:30AM - May 24, 2012 at 9:00AM

MIT Faculty Club - 6th floor, located at 50 Memorial Drive (building E52)

Every year, graduating masters students present their theses to the Center's corporate Supply Chain Exchange Partners. This one and one-half day event (full day on Wednesday May 23 and half-day on Thursday May 24) is a chance for Partners to hear the results of new student research, much of which has been done with Exchange Partners.

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May 03, 2012 at 7:30AM - May 03, 2012 at 9:30AM

Location32-141
Stata Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 11:30 am

Paulo Sergio Custodio
Brazilian international consultant

Topic: Sustainable Transportation - is the world moving in this direction?

Time:
11:30 am – Complimentary lunch
12:00 pm – Lecture begins

Abstract:
Over the last decades decision makers and stakeholders have embrace the ideas of sustainability and pursued great endeavors in public transportation that have shaped major cities in the developing world. Amazing futures - inspired by the Rede Integrada de Transporte of Curitiba, Brazil (1974) - were imagined through the transit projects of Transmilenio, Lima BRT, Transantiago, and Guangzhou, C...

April 2012

Apr 26, 2012 at 10:00AM - Apr 26, 2012 at 11:00AM

 Webcast

The highest logistics and supply chain salaries continue to be earned by those who concentrate on adapting new technological advances and maintain a life-long commitment to learning.

According to the findings of Logistics Management’s (LM) 28th Annual Salary Survey conducted by Peerless Media Research Group (PRG), average earnings and compensation have actually leveled off over the past year. Join Dr. Bruce Arntzen from CTL, along with other industry experts, for this live webcast to discuss the survey results.

REGISTER NOW for this event.

Apr 19, 2012 at 7:30AM - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:00AM

LocationE51-315
Tang Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 11:30 am

Woody Richardson
Vice President of Engineering and Business Transformation for Schneider National, Inc.

Topic: Challenges in the Truckload Trucking Market

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Location:  E51-315
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time: 11:30 am – Complimentary lunch updated
12:00 pm – Lecture begins

Bio:
Woody Richardson is Vice President of Engineering and Business Transformation for Schneider National, Inc. Schneider National is a provider of truckload, intermodal, brokerage and logistics services having revenues in 2011 of 3.4 billion dollars. In his 30 years at Schneider Natio...

Apr 17, 2012 at 4:00AM - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00PM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

Supply Chain Analytics Roundtable, April 17, 2012

FAQs

Analytics groups comprised of experts who are highly skilled in the use of various analytical tools and methodologies, provide key problem-solving support for many supply chains. Yet these groups are often ill defined both in terms of their position within organizations and how their services are deployed. The lack of operating standards opens up a number of important questions:  

  • What is the best method for creating analytics groups?
  • How can these groups be organized and what reporting relationships are appropriate?
  • What skills an...
Apr 13, 2012 at 8:00AM - Apr 13, 2012 at 9:30AM

LocationW20-306
Stratton Student Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 12:00 pm

Alex Herrgott
Director, Transportation and Infrastructure
Congressional and Public Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Federal Surface Transportation: Perspectives from Inside the Beltway

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012

Location:  W20-306
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time: 12:00 pm – Complimentary lunch
12:30 pm – Lecture begins

Short description:
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized U.S. federal transportation spending, expired in 2009. Since then, transportation spending has been continued through th...

Apr 12, 2012 at 7:30AM - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:00AM

E51-335
MIT Campus

(lunch is provided)

Starting and growing a logistics company from 3 to over 300 people, presence in 20 countries and $100 million in revenue is an exciting journey. However, it is not always smooth sailing and requires constant adaptation to changing business and economic landscape. Jim Berlin will provide his perspective on how he manages the company, inspires people and takes on new business opportunities.

Jim Berlin, Founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, Inc.

In 1996 with only three employees, one customer and $120,000 in annual revenue Jim founded a logistics and transportation company - Logistics Plus in Erie,...

Apr 10, 2012 at 8:00AM - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:00AM

Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics leads this seminar on Future Freight Flows as part of the Transportation@MIT and the MIT Transportation Club Spring 2012 Transportation Seminar Series.

Watch the video.

March 2012

Mar 29, 2012 at 10:00AM - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:00AM

Online

Expert panelists including Jim Rice, Deputy Director of CTL, will offer their insights into key areas such as global risk management, energy costs, near-shoring, regulatory compliance, educational requirements, and more. Attendees at this timely web event will come away with a better sense of the supply chain challenges ahead—and what they can do to better prepare for them.

REGISTER NOW

Mar 22, 2012 at 5:00AM - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:00PM

MIT Faculty Club (Campus Map)

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Supply Chain Strategy: Overcoming New Competitive Challenges

Supply chain strategy is the vital link between business strategy and operations. It is here where supply chain vision is translated into actions.

Maintaining alignment between supply chain’s strategic direction and the organization’s corporate goals presents managers with some unique challenges. The wide gap between the actions senior executives assume are being taken and those that are being executed is one of the hurdles that many companies struggle to overcome. Another is that some enterprises lack of the kind of forward-thinkin...

Mar 16, 2012 at 8:00AM - Mar 16, 2012 at 9:30AM

LocationW20-306
Stratton Student Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 12:00 pm

View the event flyer here.

CTL Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Representative Michael E. Capuano
Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Topic: U.S. Federal Transportation Legislation - Current Events

Date: Friday, March 16, 2012

Location:  W20-306
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time: 12:00 pm – Complimentary lunch
12:30 pm – Lecture begins

Short description:
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized U.S. federal transportation spending, expired in 2009. Since then, transportation spending has been con...

Mar 15, 2012 at 7:30AM - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:00AM

MIT Campus
E51-345

Time: Lunch served at 11:30, Talk starts at 12:00 and ends by 1:00

Map for event

Open to the general public.

Speaker: Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO, Panama Canal Authority

Topic:
The expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled to open in 2014, is an incredibly large and complex civil engineering mega-project. While the expansion will certainly improve the economy of Panama as well as shift global shipping patterns, it will also position the Republic as a leading logistics hub in Latin America. This session will address the impact that the expansion will have on the Canal and on the growth of Panama into a logistics and global trade hub.

Bio:
Alberto Alemán began his professional career in the construction...

Mar 14, 2012 at 7:45AM - Mar 14, 2012 at 9:00AM

A Case Study on Post-disaster Debris Operations and Solving Multi-period Network Capacity Expansion Problems

Özlem Ergun
Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract

Debris is the waste generated by hazardous events such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Post-disaster debris collection operations are in general not planned in advance and are done in an ad-hoc way after an event. Issues in tactical and operational planning include clearing quickly, widely, and in ways that is good for the environment and health. Debris impacts the logistics of humanitarian relief and debris generated in...

Mar 14, 2012 at 7:00AM - Mar 14, 2012 at 8:00AM

Online

This final webinar in our MIT Global SCALE Supply Chain Graduate Programs 2012 series was conducted on March 14, at 11:00 am EST.

This informative session entitled, "Why the MIT Global SCALE Network for Talent? : The Hiring Company Perspective"  featured Daniel Stanton, Supply Chain Professional Development Manager, Caterpillar Logistics, Inc., Norbert Nusterer, Vice President New and ReCon Parts, Cummins, and Ryan Quinlan, Sr. Operations Manager, Amazon.

Since its inception, the MIT Global SCALE Network's masters programs have graduated more than 300 supply chain professionals, who are worki...

Mar 05, 2012 at 6:30AM - Mar 05, 2012 at 8:00AM

Location:  E51-315
Tang Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 11:30 am

CTL Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Sean Bumgarner
Director of Engineering at ABF Freight System, Inc.

Topic: Optimization and Operations at a Less-then-Truckload Carrier

Date: Monday, March 5, 2012

Location:  E51-315
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Time: 11:30 am – Complimentary lunch
12:00 pm – Lecture begins

Short description:
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers have some of the most complicated networks in transportation.  In this talk, Sean Bumgarner will discuss how ABF (one of the most sophisticated carriers in the industry) optimizes the design and daily management of thei...

February 2012

Feb 22, 2012 at 6:00AM - Feb 22, 2012 at 7:00AM

Online

This informative session entitled, "MIT Global SCALE Graduate Programs - Where Do We Go From Here? - The Alumni Perspective" features alumni from our SCALE centers in the US, Europe, and Latin America. You will learn learn about what happens to students after they graduate from the MIT Global SCALE graduate programs. Listen to alumni talking about their experiences post program, what they are doing now, and how they are applying their learnings in their current roles.

Slide Show Presentation

Video of the Webinar

Webinar

January 2012

Jan 19, 2012 at 11:30AM - Jan 19, 2012 at 3:00PM

January 19, 2012 - 4:30-8:00pm at the MIT Media Lab (Bldg. E14, corner of Amherst & Ames Streets, 6th floor)

Come meet the master’s students and learn about their projects.  It’s FREE!

On Thursday, January 19, 2012, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics will host a Poster Session for 65 SC master’s students from our three MIT SCALE Network centers: MIT (SCM), Zaragoza Spain (ZLC), and Bogota Colombia (CLI).  This is being immediately preceded by the MIT SC Forum for HR Executives.

In the top floor gallery of the new MIT Media Lab, each student team will display and enthusiastically p...