The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #61
THE LEADING EDGE
Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia
ABACO, a national food bank in Colombia, and the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation, are collaborating on a project to streamline the distribution of donated food to the needy. More efficient logistics is key to diverting to poor communities more of the estimated 10 million tons of food that the country wastes annually.
Europe-Wide Roadmap Charts the Future of Transportation
The European Union has launched an ambitious project to map the trends that will shape the movement of passengers and freight in the region up to 2030. The Zaragoza Logistics Center is leading the freight element of this huge undertaking.
Remapping the Urban Last Mile
Megacities represent a vast and growing market for products and services, but to unlock their full potential companies must develop more efficient last mile supply chains. The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is supporting this effort with detailed models of megacity distribution networks.
Shipyard Supply Chains and Supplier Selection
A study of the risks associated with key shipyard processes and activities carried out by a consortium of Greek universities and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, will help the industry to manage suppliers and improve operational efficiency.
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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue #61, Spring 2016
Editor: Ken Cottrill