Madison, NJ (January 2010) - MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) has now identified Damco's carbon management approach as potentially up to 25% more accurate than other approaches....
In February, Yadav and his team also received a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to compare drug forecasting by nonprofit groups with similar efforts in the pharmaceutical industry. Yadav also instigated a two-year work-study program for representatives from the health ministries of developing countries to come to the center in Spain and improve their skills at managing supply chains. “You can’t have good global forecasts unless individual countries can forecast their demands well,” Yadav says.
Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT − CTL) to conduct an education workshop focused on scenario planning. The customized course of study, conducted December 3, assembled more than 35 Transplace customers on the MIT campus to gain insight with the purpose of furthering business strategies and to spur learning around scenario planning....
If there is one lesson we can draw from the natural disasters and terrorist attacks that shocked the international community over the past year, it is that calamities will continue to happen and organizations need to be resilient enough to withstand and learn from unexpected disruptions....
Across industries, centers of excellence pinpoint and develop the technologies and best practices that companies need to do what they do better.
Rotberg Brings Smartphones to Developing World
It is an unlikely medical device: a sleek smartphone more suited to a nightclub than a rural health clinic. But it is loaded with software that allows health workers in the remote northernmost Philippines province of Batanes to dramatically reduce the time it takes to get X-rays to a radiologist — and to get a diagnosis for a patient being tested for tuberculosis....
MIT project leads to programs that help health workers, farmers in developing countries
Your next vehicle might automatically check your pulse, help with steering—and tell you to put down your cellphone
Tough economic times are forcing many businesses to make substantial budget cuts.
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.