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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...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #2. Read all articles in this issue. The creation of special interest groups and a unique course on system applications are among the new MIT initiatives on radio frequency identification technology (RFID). The Auto-ID Labs at MIT, a federation of university research labs and initiatives, has...
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Marshall Fisher, Stephen J. Heyman Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania presents at CTL’s Zaragoza International Logistics Summit in 2004.
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue What will supply chains look like 15 years from now and how can corporations be prepared for the new competitive environment? Without time travel there is no sure way of finding out, so the MIT Center for Transportation &...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. Financial options are commonplace but how about trucking options? Researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics are exploring the idea of a road transportation option as a way to make the procurement of trucking services a surer...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. Amazon.com is driving growth in the international business-to-consumer channel with groundbreaking work to standardize carrier and postal practices across countries. The company has cut last mile shipment delays through the use of multiple postal authorities, and is pursuing efficiencies...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. The road to the customer has a second lane thanks to the Internet. In addition to conventional bricks-and-mortar outlets, on-line services have become a heavily trafficked route to market. The two channels serve different needs but they can be...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. The Center for Transportation and Logistics: Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) program is celebrating its fifth anniversary this May. Created in 1999, the unique program in logistics has become the leader in the field. The number of applicants...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. There is wide agreement that supply chains are becoming more complex, but relatively little consensus on how to govern them. That situation needs to change. The competitive climate is shifting, and companies cannot afford to lose control of the...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #1. Read all articles in this issue. The Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics (ZLOG), the full time masters program offered by a groundbreaking partnership between MIT and the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain, is oversubscribed months ahead of its start date this fall. "We are...
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Most shippers use annual auctions to procure transportation services, leading to annual contracts. By using combinatorial auctions they can reduce their operating costs, while protecting carriers from winning lanes that do not fit their network, thereby improving carriers’ operations as well. Combinatorial auctions account for carriers’ economies of scope, which...