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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. This January CTL Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) and MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics (ZLOG) students got a taste of international logistics with a transatlantic student exchange and visits to the trenches where they saw globalization in...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. Supply chain management "is an increasingly strategic topic" said MIT President Dr. Susan Hockfield, at the opening of "At the Crossroads of Supply Chain & Strategy", a landmark symposium inaugurated by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, March...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. Globalization continues to open the door to new markets--and to risks including increasing supply chain complexity and changing cost structures. Two business leaders who have spearheaded the international growth of their companies, David Abney, President, UPS International, and Edouard...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. What's the biggest problem in supply chain management today? It is that all too often, the mission of the supply chain organization is defined much too narrowly. In most companies, many of the most important elements of supply chain...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. How to address the transportation demand- and supply-side uncertainties that are causing serious supply chain disruptions is the main theme of CTL's second "Innovations in Transportation" symposium, 5-6 April, 2005, at MIT. The symposium will focus on how shippers,...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #7. Read all articles in this issue. The supply chain discipline is becoming more diverse as managers adopt a wider range of skills to meet the needs of their changing roles. As two 2005 MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) students show, finance can now...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue. The recent decision by IBM to exit the PC business it pioneered is an industry milestone, but that is only half the story. The $1.75 billion sale of IBM's PC hardware division to Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd....
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue. In December 2004 the MIT Supply Chain 2020 Industry Advisory Council visited the Austin, Texas, headquarters of Dell Computers. The Council discussed the future of supply chains and talked with company chairman and founder Michael Dell about his company's...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue. On March 1, 2005, the new president of MIT, Dr. Susan Hockfield, will open a symposium on the strategic importance of supply chain management entitled "At the Crossroads of Supply Chain and Strategy". Senior executives from C&S Wholesale Grocers,...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue Thought leaders from industry, government, and academia, including Edouard Michelin, CEO and managing partner, Michelin, and media representatives from Dow Jones , The Economist and the Financial Times , will gather at the second Zaragoza Supply Chain Summit, May...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue The MIT Supply Chain 2020 project is ramping up in Europe with the engagement of students and faculty at the Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain. Complementing the CTL research effort in the United States, the Zaragoza SC2020 team is...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue. During the heady days of the Internet bubble it was predicted that e-commerce would open the way for closer supply chain collaboration, involving tightly integrated trading communities that share risks and rewards and compete as seamless entities. That vision...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #6. Read all articles in this issue. How MLOG 2004 Graduates are Already Making an Impact By Becky Schneck Allen "I manage a supply chain network from start to finish," explains MLOG 2004 graduate Rose Mei. "It's a leadership role I would not have been prepared...
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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...