October 16, 2014 - 4:00AM
October 16, 2014 - 1:00PM

MIT CTL

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 resulted in an increase in the overall complexity of supply chains, now far more complex than ever before.  Each of these has implications on the practical management of SCs.  The issues include:

  • Planning for inventory placement and utilization across the downstream channel options
  • How to manage product transitions (soft and hard) across different channels
  • Identifying and managing demand volatility
  • Identifying SC complexity and planning/system design to address it
  • Global/Regional planning
  • Demand signal management

This roundtable intends to identify the practical implications of these new conditions and some of the current ways that companies are dealing with these new dynamics, as well as how to plan for the implications now and in the future.  The primary focus will be on the supply chain from the company to downstream distribution, with less focus on the upstream supply chain.

To register for this roundtable, please e-mail Katie Date, Coordinator of Corporate Outreach, at datecl@mit.edu.

Agenda | FAQs

FAQs

What is the cost of the roundtable?

Where is it being held?

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Are accommodations provided?
Where should I stay?
Where is the nearest airport?
What is the best way to travel from the airport to MIT?
Should I rent a car?
If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
What should I wear?
What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?

What is the cost of the roundtable?
There is no charge to attend this event for CTL Partners. This is by invitation only.

Where is it being held?
This roundtable will be held at One Amherst Street, E40-298 (Muckley Building, 2nd floor).

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Check-in and informal networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday October 16th and adjourn by 5:00pm. 

When booking your return flight, take into consideration the following recommendations for travel time and security checks at Logan: allow two hours for a domestic flight and three hours for an international flight.

Are accommodations provided?
No, each person is responsible for his/her own accommodations.

Where should I stay?
Guests are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. We do not have a block of rooms reserved. However, the hotel properties most conveniently located to the campus are the Marriott Cambridge Boston.

The Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02142
617-577-1300

Marriott Cambridge Boston
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142
617-494-6600

For additional accommodation listings, please see Visiting CTL; however, please note that the room rates do not vary greatly for those hotel properties in proximity to MIT.

Where is the nearest airport?
Boston's Logan International Airport.

What is the best way to travel from the airport to MIT?
To get to MIT from the airport, we strongly suggest taking a cab. The trip will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and the fare is roughly $30-35. The cab fare from Logan is always a bit more than the return, because a surcharge at the airport and a tunnel toll add approximately $5 to the total fare.

If you live locally and prefer public transportation, take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. It is a short three block walk from the T.

Should I rent a car?
We do not recommend renting a car. The expense on top of poorly marked streets and lack of available parking makes having a car more of a nuisance than a convenience.

If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
If you are renting a car or will be driving, MapQuest and Google Map offer excellent mapping services to get you from your doorstep to MIT.

The nearest self-parking garage is adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott. Rates are approximately $20/day. This garage is not owned or operated by the Marriott.

Addresses for your mapping requests: One Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA and the nearest parking garage is adjacent to 50 Broadway, Cambridge (yes, both 50).

What should I wear?
Appropriate attire is business casual; no ties or suit coats are necessary.

What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?
If you have a dietary restriction or allergy, please email CTL Events Coordinator, Nancy Martin, nlmartin@mit.edu to let her know.

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