May 2014

May 21, 2014 at 4:15AM - May 21, 2014 at 12:30PM

MIT CTL Headquarters

The urban last mile in logistics and distribution systems has become more complex and strategic for retailers as well as manufacturers. At the same time, the rapid evolution of e-commerce and the growth of both multichannel and omni-channel retailing channels are redefining the role of traditional last mile partners. In response, companies are designing new last mile distribution systems that are geared to highly dynamic customer needs. Pressure to develop new approaches to last mile deliveries is also coming from city planners and regulators, who are placing more restrictions on the movement...

April 2014

Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00AM - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT: W20-306

Boston Bikes, On A Roll. Bio: Nicole Freedman is Director of Bicycle Programs for the City of Boston. The program was created in 2007 as part of Mayor Menino’s vision for healthy, sustainable communities and neighborhoods. During her tenure, she has helped transform Boston from the worst cycling city in the country to a recognized leader in cycling.

Nicole attended MIT before graduating with a degree in Urban Planning from Stanford University. Prior to working for the City of Boston, Nicole competed professionally in bike racing from 1994-2005 winning two national championships and competing...

Apr 04, 2014 at 7:45AM - Apr 04, 2014 at 9:00AM

MIT W20-306

High Speed Rail in the Private Sector - Some Lessons. Bio: Nicola Shaw is CEO of High Speed 1. HS1 Ltd holds the concession to operate, manage and maintain the high-speed railway infrastructure and its stations between London St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel until December 2040.  She was previously a Director of FirstGroup PLC and for the five years to 2010 was Managing Director of the £1.3 billion revenue, 25,000 staff bus division in UK, Ireland and Germany.  Her career has spanned both public and private sector in the UK and abroad.  Before joining FirstGroup Nicola had several regulatory,...

March 2014

Mar 26, 2014 at 4:00AM - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:00PM

MIT Media Lab
 

On Wednesday, March 26, 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 meeting coincides with our annual Crossroads conference being held on Tuesday, March 25. Don't miss out on the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about our plans for the...

Mar 25, 2014 at 4:00AM - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

MIT Building E51 - Tang Center - 3rd floor classroom (E51-345)

The first annual Crossroads conference took place 10 years ago to explore the intersection between supply chain strategy and corporate strategy. Since then we have witnessed a decade of incredible change. Attendees at the inaugural Crossroads conference had never heard of iPhones, Twitter, or 3D printing. The next 10 years promise to be just as dynamic. We are at the beginning of new advances in data analytics, manufacturing technology, materials science, and robotics, and many other technologies that will likely have a profound impact on supply chain management (SCM).

Experts from MIT, the...

Mar 25, 2014 at 4:00AM - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

MIT Building E51 - Tang Center - 3rd floor classroom (E51-345)

The first annual Crossroads conference took place 10 years ago to explore the intersection between supply chain strategy and corporate strategy. Since then we have witnessed a decade of incredible change. Attendees at the inaugural Crossroads conference had never heard of iPhones, Twitter, or 3D printing. The next 10 years promise to be just as dynamic. We are at the beginning of new advances in data analytics, manufacturing technology, materials science, and robotics, and many other technologies that will likely have a profound impact on supply chain management (SCM).

Experts from MIT, the...

Mar 04, 2014 at 6:30AM - Mar 04, 2014 at 8:00AM

An Interview and Open Discussion with John Wiehoff, CEO, C.H. Robinson

 MIT Building E51, Room 315

C.H. Robinson CEO John Wiehoff will visit MIT to share some of the dynamics in the challenging transportation and logistics services marketplace, as well as some of the future challenges and opportunities in the industry.  This session will be conducted in an interview and then open discussion format which will provide an exciting engagement with this industry leader. 

Background: Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers, with 2012 gross revenues of $11.4 billion.  The company provides freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, produce sourcing, and information services to over 42,000 customers through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  To meet their customers' freight needs, C.H. Robinson provides access to over 56,000 transportation providers worldwide, including contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers, and ocean...

January 2014

Jan 22, 2014 at 11:30AM - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor (Bldg E14) - 75 Amherst Street

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 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 110 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects from companies such as BASF, BNSF Railway, C.H. Robinson, Coyote Logistics, Dow AgroSciences, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Niagara Bottling, Ralph Lauren, Schlumberger, and many more!

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)

The poster session will be immediately preceded by the Talent Management for HR Executives.

On the sixth floor gallery of the MIT Media Lab, student teams will present posters describing their company-sponsored thesis project. Walk around, meet the students, and see the projects.

MIT CTL researchers and faculty will also present brief presentations on their latest...

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...