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A Review of the Leading Opinions on the Future of Supply Chains by Mahender Singh.
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #5. Read all articles in this issue Dr Larry Lapide, Project Manager of the Supply Chain 2020 Project, meets Michael Dell during the Industry Advisory Council meeting hosted at Dell. In December the MIT Supply Chain 2020 (SC2020) research group took its search for supply chain...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #5. Read all articles in this issue. The potential of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology lies beyond the tag-sized vision that currently predominates. Picture a central nervous system that captures, interprets and feeds data to other systems dispersed across the globe. This is how MIT's Professor...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #5. Read all articles in this issue. Fifteen years ago, CAMCO, GE's Canadian appliance joint venture, revolutionized manufacturing: they cut the cycle time for manufacturing stoves, refrigerators, and other white goods from four months to three days. And the new process didn't cost a cent. In...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #5. Read all articles in this issue. Long-range business forecasts are notoriously uncertain, but that does not stop pundits from attempting to divine the future. An extensive review of predictions carried out for the Supply Chain 2020 research project revealed some agreement on the future shape...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #5. Read all articles in this issue. Zaragoza's Expo Win The city of Zaragoza, Spain, has been selected to host the 2008 Expo, beating the Italian and Greek cities of Trieste and Salonika for the honor of staging this major international event. The victory is also...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. Despite making substantial investments to improve supply chain security, companies are not getting the most from their investments. Jim Rice, CTL Director, Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, presented CTL study findings on the value of security at the Council...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has launched an expanded corporate outreach program that gives industry partners more opportunities to collaborate with the Center. Corporate outreach builds and sustains relationships that drive leading edge ideas and competitiveness. CTL...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. The future shape of supply chains and how to make them more resilient, postponement strategies in manufacturing, and procuring transportation services, are among the projects that make up CTL's highly varied research agenda. Here is a summary of the...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. Whether it is goods or outcomes that are being traded, markets capture the collective wisdom of many players and react quickly to demand changes. Companies are now beginning to bring these benefits in-house by creating internal markets in areas...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. Supply chains do not have nationalities and excellence can be achieved in any part of the world, but there are regional nuances that distinguish supply chain management models in different geographies. These regional disparities emerged during the first meeting...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. During its 2004 annual conference in Philadelphia, the Council of Logistics Management recognized MIT alumni Pinaki Kar (2002) and Paulo Gonsalves (1998/2003) for their innovative research in logistics and supply chain management. Kar, 2002 graduate of MIT's Master of...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #4. Read all articles in this issue. Companies are familiar with disruptive technologies as a competitive threat, but what about disruptive demographics? Adapting to the expectations of graying consumers may be an even bigger challenge, particularly when it involves the transformation of entrenched supply chain practices....
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Proceedings for 2004 "Demand Management: Integrating Demand and Supply in Real Time" symposium.
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Proceedings of the Supply Chain 2020 Project’s European Advisory Council Kickoff Meeting.
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #3. Read all articles in this issue. The latest class in the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program starts this August after a record number of applications for the program. The new students are primarily young business professionals looking to build their skill sets and...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #3. Read all articles in this issue. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an old process that has found a new market. S&OP is attracting renewed interest because when implemented properly it aligns supply with demand at a time when growth is back on the corporate...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #3. Read all articles in this issue. The traditional practice of including logistics as an elective concentration area within a broader, more general two-year MBA degree has served the industry's needs for several years. However, recent business trends have raised the need for a more specialized...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #3. Read all articles in this issue. The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, an academia-government partnership between the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and the Government of Aragon in Spain, inaugurates its graduate education program on August 30, 2004. The program's first Master's Degree in Logistics...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #3. Read all articles in this issue. As the National Football League gears up for a new season suppliers of NFL team replica jerseys are finding out how well their demand forecasting systems have scored. Driven by uncertainties such as team popularity and player trades, predicting...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue. The future of retailing is on display at the Extra Future Store in Rheinberg, Germany, where many customers navigate the supermarket's aisles using cart-mounted computers and weigh produce on intelligent scales that recognize and label items. Also on display...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue. Much has been written about the importance of Dell's supply chain but there is another enabler of the company's success that tends to be overlooked: its corporate culture. A study of Dell's day-to-day operations revealed how cultural characteristics such...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue. The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, a new partnership between the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) and the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Spain, has reached another milestone with the initial appointment of faculty at the ZLC. The...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue No prizes for guessing which major companies tend to be associated with excellent supply chains. But there are lesser known innovators such as the pizza chain Domino's which offers a 30-minute guarantee that is a model for high-speed, build-to-order...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue. A survey of MIT logistics masters' graduates shows that starting salaries have risen significantly, offering further evidence of the increasing value companies are attaching to the supply chain management discipline. MIT's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG ) program...