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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #65 Subscribe to Frontiers THE LEADING EDGE A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility A new book co-authored by Dr. David Gonsalvez, CEO & Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, guides us through the mobility challenges faced by...
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Urban mobility architecture must undergo fundamental change in response to rapidly changing city landscapes. In our book Faster, Smarter, Greener – The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (MIT Press, September 2017) * we proposed a framework for future passenger mobility which would be Connected, Heterogenous, Intelligent and Personalized...
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Managers can’t improve what they can’t measure. In logistics, the absence of a uniform measurement system coupled with a lack of knowledge about evaluating carbon footprints, makes it difficult to develop effective programs for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A project funded by the European Commission called The Logistics Emissions Accounting...
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Millions of small, family-operated retailers known as nanostores are the main source of consumer packaged goods (CPG) for many consumers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These mom-and-pop outlets have thrived by offering affordability as well as the right mix of items and convenience, and by gaining the trust of...
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Given the size of the country’s air transportation market, China could have three mega carriers that have the potential to become world-leading players within five to 10 years. But first, the country must address a number of competitive issues. The future of China’s air transportation industry was the central theme...
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Brazil’s largest online retail platform, B2W Companhia Digital, is implementing a reengineered network design, based on a model developed in collaboration with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). For the first time, the company is using a network optimization model to assess its operational footprint and provide...
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Over the past two decades, the MIT AgeLab’s Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research. In his new book, The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Hatchett Books, 2017), he presents a new portrait of the upcoming cohort of older...
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The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is providing MIT CTL’s ground-breaking MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management courses to employees in GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program. The first course in the five-course, on-line program, CTL.SC0x Supply Chain Analytics, kicked-off with a special session to familiarize learners...
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The Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) has launched its executive education program with a two-day workshop on Supply Chain Financial Analysis. The workshop, which took place on November 9 and 10 2017 at the University of Luxembourg, bridged the gap between finance and supply chain by...
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A six-month research project on price volatility in air transportation was concluded recently at the Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL). The research was carried out by visiting PhD candidate Chiara Morlotti for her PhD thesis, and was supervised by LCL’s Professor Benny Martin. The research looked...
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Ningbo Supply Chain and Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC) hosted a launch event for the book The Future of The Car and Urban Mobility by Dr. Venkat Sumantran, Professor Charles Fine and Dr. David Gonsalvez, on October 25, 2017 in Ningbo, China (see the feature article A Framework for Driving Change...
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List of presentations cited in Supply Chain Frontiers #65 Back to Supply Chain Frontiers issue #65 CTL Eva Ponce “Exploring the E-Credentialing Space,” Credentialing Lunch & Learn @ HBP (Harvard Business Publishing), MITx MicroMasters Credential in SCM. Yossi Sheffi “Economic Growth and Logistics Development,” Government of Pernambuco, Brazil, November 28....
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A list of publications produced this quarter by the MIT Global SCALE Network Back to Supply Chain Frontiers issue #65 CTL Alexis Bateman “Urban Adaptations and Innovations in Bangkok, Thailand: A Case Study of 7-Eleven.” In: “Reaching 50 Million Nanostores: Retail Distribution in Emerging Megacities,” Edited by E. Blanco &...
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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #64 Subscribe to Frontiers THE LEADING EDGE A New Class of Education Makes the Grade The MicroMasters supply chain management program created by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has drawn more than 190,000 learners from across the globe....
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El boletín electrónico de la MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #64 ASPECTOS DE VANGUARDIA Subscribirse a Frontiers Un nuevo tipo de formación que da la talla El programa de gestión de cadenas de suministro MicroMasters creado por el Centro para el Transporte y la Logística del MIT (Instituto Tecnológico de...
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The education industry is not known for being on the cutting edge of innovation, but this June a milestone was reached in an innovative online program that opens new avenues to professional education. Called MITx MicroMasters , the program is part of a broader movement to redefine the way professional...
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El sector de la educación no es famoso por estar a la vanguardia en innovación pero el pasado junio se alcanzó un nuevo hito en un novedoso programa a través de Internet que abre nuevas vías a la enseñanza profesional. Conocidos como MicroMasters del MITx , el programa forma parte...
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In Chinese ports, less than container load (LCL) business processes are complicated and inefficient. As container throughput volumes have risen in line with the growth in international trade and economic development, the need to improve LCL processes has become more urgent. The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and...
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Según diferentes informes de China, los procesos empresariales de carga de contenedores por grupaje (LCL, por sus siglas en inglés) son complicados e ineficientes. Dado que los volúmenes de la capacidad de los contenedores ha aumentado de forma simultánea al crecimiento del comercio internacional y el desarrollo económico, la necesidad...
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Groceries need to be stored and transported at different temperatures depending on the nature of each product – so why not rationalize the distribution of these items by accommodating different temperature zones in the same truck? This is the basic rationale of multi-compartment vehicle (MCV) distribution, which is gaining ground...
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Los alimentos tienen que almacenarse y transportarse a diferentes temperaturas según la naturaleza de cada producto. Entonces, ¿por qué no racionalizar la distribución de estos productos estableciendo diferentes zonas de temperatura en un mismo camión? En eso consiste básicamente la distribución de vehículos de varios compartimentos (MCV, por sus siglas...
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Enterprises engaged in using waste products as raw materials for bio-commodities help companies and countries to meet their sustainability goals. But to be successful they also must be commercially viable. A new research project backed by the European Commission takes a novel approach to evaluating these enterprises, by analyzing the...
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Las empresas dedicadas al uso de productos de desecho como materia prima para los productos biológicos ayudan a las empresas y los países a alcanzar sus objetivos de sostenibilidad. Aunque para tener éxito también deben ser comercialmente viables. Un nuevo proyecto de investigación financiado por la Comisión Europea adopta un...
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The first-ever cohort in MIT’s inaugural online MicroMasters program – consisting of more than 1,100 learners who completed all five of the online courses in supply chain management – received final MicroMasters certificates and were honored at a virtual ceremony on June 20, 2017. Of those learners who opted to...
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El primer grupo, que estaba formado por más de 1100 estudiantes que completaron los cinco cursos a través de Internet, recibieron sus certificaciones finales de MicroMasters y fueron honrados en una ceremonia a través de Internet que tuvo lugar el pasado 20 de junio de 2017 De los estudiantes que...