January 2014

Jan 22, 2014 at 3:30AM - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:30AM

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host the Annual SC Talent Management Forum for HR and SC Executives on the MIT campus. The SC HR Forum will be immediately followed by the MIT SCALE Network Research Expo - student thesis research project midstream reviews. After the Expo, there will be a networking event where companies will be able to discuss supply chain career opportunities with the students.

To simplify registration, you will be able to register for both events on the same registration page.

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November 2013

Nov 25, 2013 at 6:45AM - Nov 25, 2013 at 8:00AM

MIT Room E51-315

Richard Serino was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as FEMA's Deputy Administrator in 2009. In this role, he works directly with Administrator Craig Fugate to promote the "whole community" approach to emergency management, which seeks to build, sustain, and improve the Department's capacity to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Drawing on 35 years of state and local emergency management, Mr. Serino strives to improve FEMA programs through financial accountability, improving the use of analytics to drive decisions, advancing...

Nov 22, 2013 at 6:45AM - Nov 22, 2013 at 8:00AM

MIT W20-306

Brian Legan
Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton

The Information Revolution and the Future of Transportation

Our digital footprint is growing rapidly, with more data being created, transferred, shared, and stored than ever before.  Advanced analytics can leverage this multi-stream and multi-platform data to provide innovation that will drive a faster, safer, and more efficient transportation future.  However, major hurdles must be overcome to maximize the benefits that can be provided by our expanding digital footprints.  Learn how we may best address the technical, financial, political, an...

Nov 21, 2013 at 3:00AM - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:30AM

MIT E40-298, Cambridge, MA

Modern day expectations of corporate social responsibility increasingly include partners across the supply chain. The need to aggressively tackle the environmental dimensions of sustainability in the supply chain continues to grow as companies face external pressure from NGOs, consumers, and limited raw materials as well as internal pressures from employees and shareholders. There are numerous emerging examples where commitment to environmental sustainability has saved money and improved business value, while others argue that it can be time consuming, complex and expensive. Both are true.

Nov 14, 2013 at 6:45AM - Nov 14, 2013 at 8:00AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter I. Keller
President of Sea Star Line

Global Container Market Trends

In this installment, Peter Keller will discuss current global container market trends, including large vessels, consortiums, and terminals along with their associated concerns and how they impact U.S. terminals and intermodal structures.

Peter I. Keller was appointed President of Sea Star Line in February 2012.  Sea Star provides cargo transportation from North America to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. Previously, Keller was a consultant and adviser during the Jacksonville-based company’s recent restructuring and has more than 40 years of experience in Puerto Rico, one of the bigges...

Nov 08, 2013 at 6:45AM - Nov 08, 2013 at 7:45AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Beverly A. Scott, PhD
Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Innovation at the MBTA and University Partnerships

On December 17, 2012, Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D. was appointed Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager and MassDOT Rail & Transit Administrator.  Dr. Scott is responsible for managing the MBTA and overseeing the Commonwealth's 15 Regional Transit Authorities and MassDOT's freight and passenger rail program.

Prior to coming to the MBTA Dr. Scott served as Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of the...

Nov 01, 2013 at 7:45AM - Nov 01, 2013 at 9:00AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert C. Johns
Director and Associate Administrator at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center

Volpe has been helping the transportation community navigate the most challenging problems for more than 40 years. As the National Transportation Systems Center, its mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes.

Robert C. Johns serves as director and associate administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Cent...

October 2013

Oct 03, 2013 at 4:30AM - Oct 03, 2013 at 1:00PM

MIT CTL Headquarters

The SC Leadership Workshop is the first of a series of workshops that will be focused on the leadership skill challenges facing supply chain leaders today. The workshop series will be conducted by MIT CTL’s Dr. Shalom Saar, who teaches leadership at MIT and several other institutions globally.

This first session will be an intense workshop focused on exploring the importance of leadership development and effectively managing talent within the organization.  The session will bring 32 senior executives from MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange (SCE) partner companies who can impact or influence human...

September 2013

Sep 27, 2013 at 7:45AM - Sep 27, 2013 at 9:00AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pier Luigi Sigismondi
Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever

 A World Class Supply Chain that Delivers Sustainable and Profitable Growth

Unilever's vision is to double the size of its business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact. The supply chain, through its unique model of leveraging global scale whilst maintaining local agility through a set of world class capabilities, is proving to be a true competitive advantage for the business. Learn how the supply chain is at the heart of Unilever's world renown sustainability program and is driving t...

Sep 12, 2013 at 7:45AM - Sep 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology E51-325

Stephen J. Szilagyi
Supply Chain Executive, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Practicing Leadership
The first talk in MIT CTL's Distinguished Speakers series is here! As Supply Chain Executive at Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Steve Szilagyi oversees a logistics and distribution network that serves all 1,745 Lowe’s stores. During this talk, Steve will discuss the critical role of leadership as well as his 25+ years of supply chain experience. 

Steve Szilagyi was named Lowe’s Supply Chain Executive in January 2013. He is responsible for serving the team that leads Lowe’s inventory management, transportation a...