October 28, 2015 - 9:30AM
October 29, 2015 - 11:00AM

MIT - E40

Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of resilience in protecting their supply chains against disruptions and market volatility. Having a resilient supply chain has proven to be a critical business enabler, often making the difference between market success and business failure. The increasing number of supply chain resilience investment options has made it easier for leaders to achieve resiliency. However, a general lack of guidance and inadequate information on how to quantify resilience, can make it difficult for leaders to take a logical, data-driven approach when making supply chain resilience investment decisions. Recent work to address these issues is promising, but far from conclusive.

In this roundtable, exchange supply chain leaders will share their experiences in quantifying resilience as well as their decision-making methods in this vital area of supply chain risk management.

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

Agenda | FAQs

  • This workshop will run from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 28, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 at MIT.
  • Attendance is by invitation only with a priority to MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange Partners. 
  • Total attendance is capped at 25 people (not including MIT)

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. Attendance is by invitation only.

Where is it being held?
This workshop will be held at MIT in the Muckley Building located at 1 Amherst St Cambridge, MA 02142. 

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Check-in and informal networking will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, and adjourn on Thursday, October 29, by 3:00pm. 

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; 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.

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