November 2009

Nov 20, 2009 at 7:00AM - Nov 20, 2009 at 8:10AM


Join Jim Rice who will be speaking about the MIT Port Resilience Project

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October 2009

Oct 30, 2009 at 11:00AM - Oct 30, 2009 at 12:00PM

Location: MIT E40-298

Establishing a Global Network through Collaboration
Wolfgang Lehmacher – President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental

Wolfgang Lehmacher is President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental and Member of the Board of GeoPost, the express parcel holding of Groupe La Poste (the second largest postal service in Europe). He manages all GeoPost entities outside of Europe, encompassing Russia / CIS, Turkey, Middle East / South Asia, East Asia / Oceania, Africa and the Americas, and is responsible for the global expansion of the Group and its worldwide network.

Mr. Lehmacher considers transportat...

Oct 28, 2009 at 8:00AM - Oct 28, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Join Dr. Noel Watson, CTL Research Associate and Zaragoza Logistics Center Senior Professor to explore how to improve your supply chain design and selection processes.

Oct 15, 2009 at 9:00AM - Oct 15, 2009 at 10:00AM

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Supply chain management offers a world of opportunities for those with degree specialization, because it is the backbone of so many different kinds of companies. Almost every business out there - manufacturing, retail, service, and public sector - must have reliable supply management professionals to ensure the most effective, profitable, and competitive operations possible.

A professional masters degree in supply chain management has proven to be effective for people early in their careers and those looking for a change in direction. Supply chain graduates have taken variou...

September 2009

Sep 30, 2009 at 8:00AM - Sep 30, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Dr. Bruce Arntzen, MIT CTL Senior Research Director will focus on the MIT CTL Risk Management Project, which engages the MIT SCALE Global Network to provide a global perspective on risk management processes and practices in global supply chains.

Sep 29, 2009 at 8:00PM - Sep 30, 2009 at 10:00AM

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With first-hand experience leading his crisis response team in response to more than 70 crisis events in 49 countries, Brent Woodworth (President and CEO of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation) will talk about the unique adventures, challenges, and lessons learned ranging from the remote regions of Colombia to the tragic events of September 11th and the recent, devastating fires in Southern California.

Sep 19, 2009 at 8:00PM - Sep 22, 2009 at 8:00PM

Location: Chicago, IL

MIT CTL to Explore Planning for Future Uncertainty in the Supply Chain
At the CSCMP Conference in September, MIT CTL will explore how supply chains are central to improving healthcare delivery around the world..

Tuesday, September 22  | 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Improving Health in the World and Saving Lives with More Effective Supply Chains

Dr. Prashant Yadav, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT
Dr. Yadav’s presentation will share how you can contribute your knowledge and expertise to
help save lives and improve health around the world.
 
Tuesday, September 22 | 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm
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Sep 18, 2009 at 8:00AM - Sep 18, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Globalization has driven supply chain management and logistics to the forefront of business strategy - but few managers have this expertise. This informative session will highlight how our supply chain masters program complements your MBA by instilling in you a system-wide and global perspective, analytical problem solving techniques, and change leadership skills necessary to jumpstart your supply chain career. In addition, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has partnered with leading European and Latin American business schools (IE Business School in Spain and INC...

August 2009

Aug 26, 2009 at 8:00AM - Aug 26, 2009 at 9:00AM

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The world is smaller than ever thanks to technology, trade and globalization and yet there are still hundreds of millions of people in need. Dr. Prashant Yadav, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program will discuss how supply chain principles from the commercial sector can be applied to private/non-profit and governmental/NGO medical and food distribution networks to help address those needs.

July 2009

Jul 29, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jul 29, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Meaningful change in any organization requires top-level support, yet most supply chain leaders fail to excite senior management about their change programs - enter financial benchmarking.  Board-level executives love meaningful financial comparisons with their competitors. The PICOmeter is a financial benchmarking tool that connects the supply chain to the board room. In this webinar, MIT CTL Senior Research Director Dr. Bruce Arntzen will introduce the PICOmeter and describe how to use financial benchmarking to impress top management.
 

June 2009

Jun 24, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jun 24, 2009 at 9:00AM

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There has been much research on how to make the production of renewable energy more economically viable, but relatively little on the delivery of this vital resource. A collaborative effort between MIT CTL, the MIT-Zaragoza Program in Spain, and wind energy company Acciona, is addressing this imbalance with a research project on renewable energy supply chains. MIT CTL's Dr. Jarrod Goentzel will describe the project and potential applications of the research.

Jun 03, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jun 03, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Each year companies work with students from the MLOG and ZLOG programs on thesis projects from August to June. Students benefit by being able to work closely with professionals on a challenging supply chain problem that will turn into their thesis. Companies benefit by having a student team bring new insights and approaches to a current supply chain project.

This webinar features two projects, with General Motors and Chiquita, that were recently completed by the class of 2009.  Both students and company project leaders will join to discuss their experiences and new insights f...

Jun 01, 2009 at 8:00PM - Jun 01, 2009 at 8:00PM

Barcelona, Spain

We would like to invite you to the International Workshop on Secure Supply Chain Collaboration which is taking place in Barcelona on June 2, in parallel to the SIL 2009 Exhibition at the Fira de Barcelona-Gran Vía.

The workshop is open to all those interested in finding solutions to the challenges of data sharing and collaborative supply chain management across supply chain players. This is specifically aimed at reducing costs and securing data privacy. This event will bring together academics and industry experts to present and discuss the results of the SecureSCM project.

May 2009

May 27, 2009 at 8:00AM - May 27, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Supply chain finance is undergoing a revolutionary change. Today, 30-40% of nearly every company is unprofitable by any measure (accounts, transactions, etc.), and 20-30% of the company is providing 200-400% of the cash flow and reported profits. Supply chain managers can reverse this through astute management of supply chain finance, raising profitability by 30% or more, while reducing risk and generating cash.

In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Byrnes, Senior Lecturer at MIT describes this opportunity, and outlines how supply chain managers can take the lead in creating these hu...

May 19, 2009 at 8:00PM - May 20, 2009 at 8:00PM

MIT Faculty Lounge

Every year, graduating MLOG students present their master’s theses to CTL corporate Supply Chain Exchange Partners. This one and one-half day event is a chance for Partners to hear the results of new student research, much of which has been done with Exchange Partners. This year’s thesis topics will include:

  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Green Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Design and Optimization
  • Inventory
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Forecasting
  • Risk Management

April 2009

Apr 29, 2009 at 8:00AM - Apr 29, 2009 at 9:00AM

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The media has exaggerated the current economic downturn into a colossal, global catastrophe, says Kevin Smith, President & CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting. Smith will discuss why he believes that the crisis has been overblown and what he thinks the likely outcome will be. Finally, Smith will focus on how you can effectively prepare for the coming economic recovery—and the competitive advantages you can achieve by doing so.

March 2009

Mar 25, 2009 at 8:00AM - Mar 25, 2009 at 9:00AM

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There is an increasing interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in supply chains. In order to develop successful strategies for these reductions, firms must start by determining their supply chain carbon footprint. However, arriving at a valid metric is not a trivial problem, since it engages multiple stakeholders: consumers, government and supply chain partners.

In this webinar, Dr. Edgar Blanco, Executive Director of the MIT CLI Program in Latin America, discussed the challenges and shared the latest thinking on measuring a supply chain carbon footprint.

February 2009

Feb 25, 2009 at 7:00AM - Feb 25, 2009 at 8:00AM

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Risk management should be front-and-center on the slate of issues that merit careful attention of CEOs and other business leaders. Failure to address a company’s vulnerability to disruptions can result in catastrophic losses and a potential collapse in customer and supplier confidence. In addition, a firm’s financial performance is linked to its ability to mitigate risk. Firms therefore need to identify and confront their enterprise, financial, and operational risks, and use an integrated approach to manage these risks across the business. Few, if any, companies currently hav...

January 2009

Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM - Jan 28, 2009 at 8:00AM

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Last fall’s dramatic increase in energy prices created major headaches for many supply chain managers, as no one could have predicted such an extreme rise in prices over such a short period of time.

A Roundtable on the Impact of Energy Price Increases on the Global Supply Chain was convened on October 22, 2008, to discuss how partner companies were adapting their supply chain operations to be flexible and agile enough to meet these challenges. When the Roundtable met, however, participants focused on energy price volatility as the main supply chain issue rather than purely th...

August 1999

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI)

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 third...

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

The Supply Chain 2020 Project is a multiyear research initiative conducted by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). The purpose of SC2020 is to discover factors that will be critical to success of supply chains in the future. SC2020 has yielded ground-breaking results in a number of key areas in supply chain management, including innovative methodologies for strategy assessment, strategic alignment, and scenario planning. EXECUTIVE WORKSHOP: On February 10, 2010, CTL is offering a workshop to its Supply Chain Exchange partner companies that are interested in implementing some or a...

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago (Chile)

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 fourt...

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

Are You Ready for the Next Level of Supply Chain Leadership? Let MIT Take You There Markets are changing and business rules are being rewritten, creating extraordinary opportunities for companies that are ready to meet the challenge. Where can supply chain professionals go to learn about the “new normal” and their role in capturing these opportunities? The place that is synonymous with cutting-edge ideas: MIT. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) invites you to attend its industry-leading executive education program Supply Chain Management: Driving Strategic Advantage 2010....

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:00 - 4:00 EST

This month, we thought it might be helpful to meet some current MLOG and ZLOG students describe their experiences in the program live and in person.

The webinar will introduce you to current MLOG and ZLOG students. Hear from them how their first semester went, what a typical day is like, what they are doing during the break between semesters, and how the placement process works. They will also discuss what they have found to be most valuable about the program so far.

Aug 03, 1999 at 1:14PM

 

 

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 third...