THE LEADING EDGE
When Disruptions Deliver Lemons – Make Lemonade
Supply chain disruptions can threaten the well-being of businesses – but they can also be opportunities for improving competitiveness. In his new book The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage Uncertainty, Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, explains how companies such as Caterpillar, Intel, and P&G turn adversity to their advantage.
Corona’s Truck-Based Approach to Sustainability
One of South America’s largest manufacturers, Corona, has teamed up with the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation, to create a unique training course that encourages truck drivers to become actively engaged in the company’s sustainability program.
Tying Risk and Resilience to Supply Chain Performance
The Zaragoza Logistics Center is working with one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of household appliances to mitigate risk in the company’s supply chain from China to Europe. The project is part of a larger, four-year research initiative backed by the European Union.
Outsource Versus Insource Decisions Made Easier
Which activities should be performed in-house and which ones are good candidates for outsourcing? This is a key decision in supply chain design, and a thesis research project at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation offers a framework that helps companies to make the right choices.
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Editor: Ken Cottrill