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Supply chains are facing increasingly volatile environments. Traditional optimization solutions provide a baseline understanding for industry applications, but cost-efficient solutions require a more robust approach. In high-tech capital construction projects, the construction of facilities requires complex project schedules, forecast well in advance. These forecasts are used to hire contract workers...
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This research analyzed freight performance to determine the groupings of attributes that influence carrier performance. Binary logistic regression and hierarchical clustering were used to identify individual and groupings of freight attributes that impacted performance success in terms of on time delivery, on time pick up, and first tender acceptance rate....
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Supply chain visibility is critical for businesses to manage their operational risks. Availability of high quality and timely data regarding shipments is a precursor for supply chain visibility. This thesis analyses the errors that occur in shipment data for a freight forwarder. In this study, two types of errors are...
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Due to the long lead times and complexity in drug development and approval processes, pharmaceutical companies use long range planning to plan their production for the next 10 years. Capacity planning is largely driven by the long-term demand and its forecast uncertainty. The impact of uncertainties at manufacturing level, such...
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Returnable Transport Items (RTI) are a critical component of domestic and international trade. The large variability in the geographic supply and demand of goods shipped using RTI impacts the items overall availability at different locations within a network. This research focuses on improving our partner firm’s RTI inventory supply in...
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Supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry are growing increasingly more complex and expanding their geographic reach both in manufacturing production and to the end consumer, the patient. Physical development, manufacturing and distribution of these drugs, both of biologics and small molecules, is extremely technical in science and processes. Additionally, the...
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Many businesses struggle to optimize the flow of inventory and finished goods through existing plants and facilities. The integration of inventory costs, organizational processes, and changing business dynamics make it difficult to determine the optimal flow. This thesis examines the flow of raw materials and finished goods through the supply...
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For companies with a large number of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), it is extremely challenging, if not impossible, to manage the SKUs individually. Therefore, companies stratify SKUs into different classes and manage them by class. Currently, most companies identify SKU stratification based on the single factor of sales volume. This...
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Logistics providers process millions of packages daily and collect an incredible amount of data from these shipments. As new sensors are added to more and more packages, companies will now have increasingly fast access to even more data. However, how will logistics companies leverage this idea of big data to...
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Pharmaceutical supply chains are strictly regulated and work within unique constraints. Traditionally, innovator companies that are manufacturing the product have no direct interaction with the end users (treatment sites or individual patients); rather, over 90% of the orders go through intermediary wholesalers and distributors. However, with the introduction of new...
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Summary Report for the Crossroads 2017 held on April 4, 2017 at MIT. This report is available for MIT CTL partners only . If you are an MIT CTL partner, please log in or create an account to download this paper. If you'd like to learn more about how to...
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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #63 THE LEADING EDGE Subscribe to Frontiers Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda Companies have succeeded in making their supply chains more resilient, but the rise of digital supply chains brings new challenges that require...
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El boletín electrónico de la MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #63 ASPECTOS DE VANGUARDIA Subscribirse a Frontiers La automatización de la resiliencia en la cadena de suministro debería ocupar un puesto destacado en la agenda digital Las empresas han logrado hacer sus cadenas de suministro más resilientes, pero el auge...
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Substantial investments in supply chain resilience have enabled companies to vastly improve their capacity for bouncing back after a disruption. But the digitization of supply chains is introducing new demands on company operations that require a different approach to building supply chain resilience. With the benefit of digital technologies, companies...
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Las inversiones considerables en resiliencia de la cadena de suministro han permitido a las empresas mejorar notablemente su capacidad para recuperarse tras una alteración. Pero la digitalización de las cadenas de suministro plantea nuevas exigencias a las operaciones empresariales que requieren un enfoque distinto para generar resiliencia en la cadena...
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Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts. However, providing such a service is challenging when the demand for parts is intermittent and procurement practices lack cohesion. A thesis project completed by Sachin Shedge, a graduate of the MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply...
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Los proyectos de ingeniería ejecutados en ambientes hostiles requieren un suministro fiable de piezas de repuesto. Sin embargo, prestar un servicio así es complicado cuando la demanda de piezas es intermitente y las prácticas de compras carecen de cohesión. Un proyecto de tesis realizado por Sachin Shedge, graduado del programa...
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Improving supply chain transparency is a high priority for companies, especially in industries such as foodservice, where consumers and regulators are pushing for more information on how products are made and delivered to be publicly available. Increasing product complexity – growing demand for organic and gluten-free foods, for example –...
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Mejorar la transparencia de la cadena de suministro es una prioridad máxima para las empresas, sobre todo en industrias como la alimentaria, donde consumidores y reguladores demandan más información sobre cómo se elaboran los productos y se ponen a disposición del público. La creciente complejidad de los productos (una mayor...
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The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network has launched the MIT-Zaragoza-Ningbo Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, or 3C Master’s Program , that gives students a unique opportunity to complete their studies in three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America. The 10-month 3C...
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Tres centros de la Red MIT Global SCALE han lanzado el Programa de Máster de Ingeniería en Logística y Gestión de Cadenas de Suministro MIT-Zaragoza-Ningbo, que ofrece a los alumnos una oportunidad única de estudiar en tres continentes: Asia, Europa y Norteamérica. Los tres centros participantes en el programa 3C...
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Registration is open for the new Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management offered by the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with merit-based scholarships introduced for the inaugural cohort of students starting with the winter semester 2017-2018. The 10-month full-time programme of study,...
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Se ha abierto el plazo de inscripción para el nuevo Máster en Logística y Gestión de Cadenas de Suministro ofertado por la Universidad de Luxemburgo en colaboración con el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), con becas en base al mérito aprobadas para el grupo inicial de alumnos incorporados en el...
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Prof. Benny Mantin has been appointed Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL), founded in December 2015 to establish Luxembourg as a world-class research and teaching hub in the field. His mandate as LCL Director commenced on 1 January 2017. The LCL was established in...
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El Prof. Benny Mantin ha sido nombrado Director del Centro de Logística y Gestión de Cadenas de Suministro de Luxemburgo (LCL), fundado en diciembre de 2015 para establecer Luxemburgo como centro de investigación y enseñanza de primera categoría mundial en el campo. Su mandato como Director del LCL comenzó el...