December 2014

Dec 02, 2014 at 7:00AM - Dec 02, 2014 at 8:00AM

MIT 76-156

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...

November 2014

Nov 14, 2014 at 7:00AM - Nov 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

MIT W20-491

A Discussion on Boston Logan International Airport. Join us as Flavio Leo, Deputy Direction of Aviation Planning and Strategy for the Massachusetts Port Authority will discuss how Boston’s Logan Airport plays a role in local aviation demand as well as recent initiatives and future challenges. Flavio's Bio:
Flavio Leo is the Deputy Director of Aviation Planning and Strategy at the Massachusetts Port Authority where he is responsible for near and long term aviation planning and policy development; airspace and airfield safety and efficiency initiatives; noise and emissions policy and abatement;...

Nov 13, 2014 at 3:00AM - Nov 14, 2014 at 12:00PM


For its 9th edition, the SCALE Latin America Network organizes an annual academic workshop to review research, academic activities and share educational and research knowledge in logistics and supply chain management, aiming to improve academic institutions in the region as well as foster regional academic collaboration. This workshop will be hosted by Dr. Edgar E. Blanco (, Executive Director of SCALE Latin America.

  • The workshop will run daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - location will be on the MIT campus, Room E40-298.
  • Attendance is invitation only
  • Total attendance is capped...

October 2014

Oct 27, 2014 at 7:45AM - Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT Building E62-550

This talk will briefly discuss six projects in the humanitarian sector: (1) allocating food aid for undernutrutioned children using data from a randomized trial in sub-Saharan Africa, (2) allocating food aid for undernutritioned children using data from a nutrition project in Guatemala, (3) analyzing the nutrition-disease nexus in the case of malaria, (4) allocating aid for health interventions to minimize childhood mortality, (5) assessing the impact of U.S.'s failure to use local and regional food procurement on childhood mortality, and (6) deriving individualized biometric identification fo...

Oct 16, 2014 at 4:00AM - Oct 16, 2014 at 1:00PM


Today, global companies are conducting business through leveraging new capabilities enabled by digital means – this manifests in the supply chain via multiple order points, multiple distribution points, last-mile delivery and same-day delivery expectations.  This has led to the evolution of the Omni-Channel that supply chains must serve and manage.  The structure of global supply chains – global sources of materials, global customer destinations, many cross-border conveyances as a result – has increased the number of SKUs, the number of parties involved, compliance requirements and has resulte...

Oct 15, 2014 at 8:00AM - Oct 15, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT - W20-307

Port capacity and especially free port capacity can play a crucial role in the competition struggle between ports. Instead of increasing port charges when trying to solve congestion problems,  some port authorities decided to enlarge and renovate existing  port infrastructure and/or to build new infrastructure, in several ways: deepening rivers and maritime channels; building new locks, new terminals and berths; facilitating new and better hinterland connections. Most infrastructure capacity expansion has been financed by public money. We want to have a closer look at whether and in what way p...

Oct 15, 2014 at 4:00AM - Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00PM

MIT - E40

The SC Leadership Workshop is a workshop that will be focused on the leadership skill challenges facing supply chain leaders today. The workshop will be conducted by MIT CTL’s Dr. Shalom Saar, who teaches leadership at MIT and several other institutions globally. This session will be an intense workshop focused on exploring the importance of leadership development for the Supply Chain executive, dealing with a broad range of supply chain management issues including managing talent within the organization. The session will bring 24 senior executives from MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange (SCE) part...

Oct 14, 2014 at 8:00AM - Oct 14, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT Building E62-687

Rebecca Vince is currently working as a Cash and Markets Specialist for the Global Logistics Cluster, UN WFP. After graduating with a Masters in Astrophysics from University College London, Rebecca has been in the international development sector for the last decade, living and working across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific. Before working on this assignment, Rebecca was the Deputy Head of Logistics for Oxfam Great Britain, working to deliver an improvement strategy across their portfolio of more than 70 countries. As well as specialising in cash and market based programming, dev...

Oct 10, 2014 at 8:00AM - Oct 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT W20-306

The Journey to a Fully Integrated Global Supply Chain: Join us as Dave Wheeler, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Cintas Corporation, will share Cintas’s five-year transformational journey to create a high performing and highly integrated supply chain.

Bio: Dave Wheeler is Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at the Cintas Corporation. Dave joined Cintas in 2001 as a leader within the Distribution Division and since then, he has served in progressively broader leadership roles at Cintas, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. In his role as Senior Vice President of Global Su...

June 2014

Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00AM - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

MIT Campus

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.

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