November 2013

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...

July 2013

Jul 26, 2013 at 5:00AM - Jul 26, 2013 at 6:00AM


Speaker: Shelly Fuller, Project Manager for the Confronting Climate Change: Fruit & Wine Industry Initiative

The South African fruit and wine industry exports 2.2 megatons of fruit and 412,000,000 liters of wine each year. As the threat of climate change continues to mount, governmental bodies and retailers are beginning to consider labeling schemes and other measures to track and reduce carbon emissions. In addition, the price of fuel will likely continue to rise, providing a potentially more significant incentive to reduce fossil fuel consumption. In response, the South African Fruit and Wine Industry worked together to develop a calculation methodology and local data set to help growers understand...

Jul 08, 2013 at 8:00AM - Jul 08, 2013 at 9:00AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The purpose of the debate will be to discuss the city role in the rapid advance of the digital economy (DE) (e.g. the Internet of things, Cloud Computing paradigm, Big Data) and the advance of futuristic urban logistics, data driven news media models and smart city designs. The primary aim of this debate will be focused on answering the following questions:

  1. In what ways are changes in digital technology (the internet and social media) impacting on the economic and social well-being of communities?
  2. How can we encourage young people to become involved with the future social and economic develo...

June 2013

Jun 27, 2013 at 4:00AM - Jun 27, 2013 at 1:00PM

Visualization Analytics Roundtable

  • The roundtable will run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM - location will be the MIT Faculty Club
  • Attendance is invitation only with a priority to CTL Supply Chain Exchange members.  Limit of 1 person per company (with limited exceptions)
  • Total attendance is capped at 36 people (not including MIT)