November 03, 2015 - 3:00AM
November 03, 2015 - 11:30AM

MIT E25-401

Supply chain tracing, tracking, transparency, visibility, and a myriad of other terms are in play around the central goal of identifying and following the history, distribution, place, and use of materials, parts and products. This has become especially important in the ability to implement and verify sustainability within the supply chain in the areas of labor and the environment. But the motivations behind traceability also include improving operational efficiencies, ensuring product quality, and reducing supply chain risks. Beyond internal motivations for traceability, there are also growing pressures from stakeholders and regulations to verify materials and product sources.

Given this existing and growing challenge across many industries, the objective of this roundtable is to convene relevant stakeholders to better understand the role of traceability in the supply chain and discuss current and future technological and multi-stakeholder solutions.

Target Audience: supply chain and sustainability professionals, industry and multi-stakeholder groups, technology providers.

Please contact Katie Date, Coordinator of Corporate Outreach, at datecl@mit.edu, if you have any questions.

Agenda:

TimeTopic

8:00 - 8:45Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:15Introductions, Ground Rules

9:15 - 10:15Traceability Today

10:15 - 11:15Technology Solutions

11:15 - 11:45Break

11:45 - 12:45Multistakeholder Collaboration

12:45 - 2:00Lunch

2:00 - 3:00The Future of Traceability

3:00 - 3:30Break

3:30 - 4:30Wrap Up

 

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?
What is the best way to travel to the airport from 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 MIT CTL Partners. This is by invitation only.

Where is it being held?
This roundtable will be held on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus at 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Building E25, Room 401 - map).

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Check-in and informal networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 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 MIT 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.

What is the best way to travel to the airport?
We suggest taking a cab. There are two cab stands - one on either side of the Marriott, on Broadway or on Main Street, both a short walk from E51. This is the most efficient means with regard to time. The MBTA Silver Line is an option, but will add perhaps 40 minutes.

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 The Green Garage, adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott (50 Broadway). Rates are as follows:

  •   3-10 hrs, $36
  • 10-24 hrs, $40

This garage is not owned or operated by the Marriott.

Addresses for your mapping requests: 100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA and the nearest parking garage is adjacent to 50 Broadway, Cambridge.

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 MIT CTL Events Coordinator, Nancy Martin, nlmartin@mit.edu to let her know.