Sales & Operations Planning - a structured process of helping balance demand and supply - is beneficial conditions.
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are by nature intermittent and located far away from consumer demand. Given these constraints, there is an urgent need for new supply chain solutions that enable governments and power companies to deliver renewable energy cost-effectively to consumers. Dr. Jarrod Goentzel’s new white paper describes the challenges and research at the MIT-Zaragoza Program that is developing some answers.
In the year 2000, the Government of the Autonomous Community of Arag n, Spain, made public a project for the development of a large-scale logistics park in the outskirts of the city of Zaragoza. With an area of nearly 13 square kilometers, PLAZA (an acronym for Zaragoza Logistics Platform) would be by far the largest logistics park either built or under development in all of Europe.
Each year, World Trade Magazine selects the top 50 organizations, places and people whose efforts make the global supply chain more sustainable. The MIT Global SCALE Network is on the 2008 list.
In the March 23 Boston Globe, AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses AgeLab's research on designing products that fit the needs of the world's fast-aging population.
CTL Researcher Dr. Edgar Blanco was quoted extensively in a front-page article that appeared on March 18, 2009 in the Boston Globe. The article discussed the intricacies of measuring the carbon consumption of commonly used products – everything from food to computers.
The MIT Zaragoza International Logistics program at the Zaragoza Logistics Center has received a Grant of US$492,857.00 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the most effective way to estimate the demand for global health products. The study results could have a profound impact on the planning and quantification processes used in global health programs and would also help create a healthy supply market for these products.
In the February 2009 issue of inboundlogistics.com, the program at MIT Zaragoza in Spain was one of several institutions featured in an article about where to go to get a first-class education in global supply chain.
This "Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies" article by Jarrod Goentzel describes how tapping into increasingly networked sensor data will give firms a significant competitive advantage
Each year, Logistics Magazine compiles an annual report on leaders in logistics innovation. This year, the publication chose to recognize MIT-CTL for its dedication to driving supply chain and logistics innovation worldwide. The magazine specifically profiles the new MIT Global SCALE Network.
This Chief Executive article features CTL's Yossi Sheffi and his thoughts on how companies are managing supply chains that are longer and more convoluted than ever before.
This Industry Week article focuses on the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) - the leading research and education center created through CTL's partnership with Colombia-based logistics company LOGyCA.
World Trade Magazine talked to MIT CTL's Edgar Blanco about steps companies can take to make their supply chains green, sustainable and profitable.
This Boston Globe article announces the launch of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an alliance of leading research centers dedicated to supply chain excellence. MIT-CTL is part of the Network which spans North America, Latin America and Europe.
Network of Supply Chain Centers spans North America, Latin America & Europe
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 27, 2008 – Today the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL) announced the creation of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an international alliance of leading research and education centers dedicated to the development of supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation.
This article in Supply Chain Management Review profiles the new Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), which was created through a partnership between CTL and the Colombia-based logistics company LOGyCA.
CTL researchers are working with Chiquita to help gauge the carbon footprint of its banana supply chain from Central America to the United States. The research project is highlighted in this article by the MIT News Office.
The Wall Street Journal named Joe Coughlin one of "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement." Dr. Coughlin runs the MIT AgeLab, part of MIT-CTL; the lab develops technology to help older adults live better.
This article in Inbound Logistics magazine highlights top supply chain education programs through profiles of current students. CTL's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program is featured
This United Press International article focuses on the creation of the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) through a partnership between MIT-CTL and Colombian logistics company LOGyCA.
New Center in Colombia will join MIT’s global network of Supply Chain Centers
In this article on GreenBiz.com, CTL's Edgar Blanco discusses the cost-savings that companies can experience by reigning in their carbon footprint; and how they can start cutting that footprint down.
This Cox News Service article focuses on MIT-CTL's AgeLab and its research on how to use science and technology to help Baby Boomers live well as they age.
This CIO Magazine article features MIT-CTL's Edgar Blanco discussing his research on Carbon Efficient Supply Chains and the challenges companies face in determining their carbon footprints.