Creating Global Opportunities. In the early 1970’s when Maersk Line was developing its container-based transport system, world trade was changing irrevocably. The following years saw an unprecedented quantitative increase in world trade, driven largely by production in Asia and supported by the incredible success of the container. The presentation will highlight some of the key shifts in the company’s development from a minor player in liner shipping to the world’s largest container operator. The two “spin-off businesses”, Maersk Logistics development into Damco and the creation of APM...
From Mass to Personal: Evolving Ideas of Public Transit. Mr. Walder has led a distinguished international career in the public transportation sector, which includes 30 years working in the rail industry in the United States and the United Kingdom. Today he is the President & CEO of Motivate, a global leader in bike share. He will discuss the ways that technology is shaping our cities and changing expectations for how we get around.
Motivate is the leading global company developing and implementing large-scale bike share systems. The company operates bike share systems in 10...
MIT Media Lab
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) will convene members from the 40+ Partner companies that are members of the MIT 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 MIT CTL, and allow us to solicit input from our Partners on future plans for the Center.
This year's APM will feature special guest Missy Cummings, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke University and a world authority on drone technology, who will talk about...
MIT Building E51
Crossroads 2015 will take place on March 24, 2015, on the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA.
The conference is where you will discover how emerging innovations in fields such as automation, energy generation, education, and materials science intersect with supply chain management (SCM). The event brings together experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the world's foremost center for technological innovation, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the global leader in supply chain education and research, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity.
No other event...
The conference is where you will discover how emerging innovations in fields such as automation, energy generation, education, and materials science intersect with supply chain management (SCM). The event brings together experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the world's foremost center for technological innovation, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the global leader in supply chain education and research, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity. No other event provides this blend of expertise - one reason why the Crossroads conference series has...
The Next Generation of Mobility Technologies – A Venture Capital Perspective on Emerging Trends. There is an intense need for truly dynamic, paradigm shifting technologies that will create the mobility systems of the future. Because mobility sits at the intersection of emerging trends such as the internet of things, smart cities, increasing smartphone penetration, the sharing economy, rapid urbanization, big data analytics, and connected vehicles, this space is undergoing a period of rapid innovation. Disruptive mobility technologies across all modes will fundamentally change how we move...
On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Floor 6), the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 125 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects. Representing the MIT Global SCALE Network:
- MIT (Supply Chain Management program)
- Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
- Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI)
- Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)
Walk around, meet the...
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 embrace new capabilities that drive more value. How can you leverage the latest supply chain tools, practices and capabilities to ensure that your company is poised to adapt in this rapidly changing environment and not be left behind? You can start by learning from the best at MIT.
Consider this example that helps illustrate the problem. The conveyance of a simple product such as avocado involves 30-40 actors and 200 information exchanges for a single conveyance from Nairobi (via Mombasa) to Rotterdam. The international trade cost of handling information is more than double the actual cost of the physical transport of a container.
Vision: All information in global containerized transport is seamlessly available directly from the source by any authorized actors at the time they need it according to their internal business rules, thereby reducing cost, increasing supply...
Join us on December 2 on the MIT Campus for the next installment of our Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring Zalmi Duchman, Founder & Chairman of The Fresh Diet. Zalmi will share his story on how he used technology and a hub-and-spoke model to quickly grow a small business out of Miami into a national company. Zalmi's Bio: Zalmi Duchman is an angel investor, entrepreneur & the Founder of 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...