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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #59 Building resilience into supply chains can lower costs and increase efficiency, and enhance competitiveness. But what specific measures build resilience and deliver these gains? The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, is helping a major manufacturer of household appliances to find out as part of...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #59 Winston Churchill’s advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" is more relevant than ever in today’s volatile commercial environment. As Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, explains in his new book The Power of Resilience: How...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #59 ZLC, together with the Chamber of Commerce of Ciudad Real, is giving a course on Supply Chain Management for company executives located in Ciudad Real province. Ciudad Real is the third largest province in Spain and is located in the central region of the country....
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Summary Report for the The Race to Trace: Integrating Profits, Planet, and Precaution Roundtable held on November 3, 2015 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...
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Summary Report for the Quantifying Resilience Roundtable held on October 28-29, 2015 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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A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and...
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Subscribirse a Frontiers ASPECTOS DE VANGUARDIA Cómo conectar las cadenas de suministro al Internet de las Cosas La red global de objetos que intercambian datos mediante sensores integrados, conocida con el nombre de Internet de las Cosas, tiene el potencial de revolucionar las comunicaciones diarias. Un proyecto de investigación para...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. ¿Cómo se verán afectadas las cadenas de suministro por el Internet de las Cosas (IoT, por sus siglas en inglés)? BASF, la empresa química más grande del mundo y socio estratégico de la Red MIT Global SCALE, planteó...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. ¿Debería Colombia desarrollar un cluster logístico? Este será el tema central de la 71ª Asamblea Nacional ANDI, que se celebrará el 13 de agosto de 2015 en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. El Profesor Yossi Sheffi del MIT CTL...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. Cuando un cambio de estrategia no va acompañado de una nueva forma de diseñar las cadenas de suministro, el resultado puede ser más costes y menos eficacia. Este ha sido el caso del sector minorista, puesto que algunas...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. MIT CTL organizará un taller sobre finanzas en cadenas de suministro y una mesa redonda sobre resiliencia los días 27 y 28 de octubre de 2015, respectivamente, en el MIT. El Taller sobre finanzas en cadenas de suministro...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. El proyecto europeo Smart-Rail se inició en mayo de este año con una financiación cercana a los 6 millones de euros (casi 7 millones de dólares) procedentes de la Comisión Europea (CE), y tiene como meta que este...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. OnProcess Technology, pionera global en gestión de cadenas de suministro (GCS) para servicios y optimización, se ha unido al Programa de Intercambio sobre Cadenas de Suministro del Centro para el Transporte y la Logística del MIT. “El enfoque...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. El Zaragoza Logistics Center, situado en Zaragoza (España), ha introducido dos programas de formación que ofrecen a los ejecutivos oportunidades para profundizar sus conocimientos sobre la disciplina de gestión de la cadena de suministro y los rigores de...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue n.º 58. Lea todos artículos en este asunto. Ya se le denomine seguimiento, rastreo o visibilidad de la cadena de suministro, el objetivo principal de identificar y seguir el movimiento de productos a lo largo de la cadena de suministro extremo a extremo está adquiriendo una...
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Subscribe to Frontiers THE LEADING EDGE Connecting Supply Chains to the Internet of Things The global network of objects that exchange data via embedded sensors – known as the Internet of Things – has the potential to revolutionize everyday communications. A MISI thesis research project looked at the supply chain...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 How will supply chains be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT)? BASF, the world’s largest chemical company and a strategic partner of the MIT Global SCALE Network, posed this question as a topic for a master’s thesis at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 MIT CTL will host a workshop on supply chain finance and resilience roundtable on October 27 and 28, 2015 respectively at MIT. The Supply Chain Finance Workshop will focus on how supply chain actions affect the income statement and balance sheet – two key financial...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 Should Colombia develop a logistics cluster? This will be the central theme of the ANDI 71th National Assembly, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, August 13, 2015. MIT CTL Director Professor Yossi Sheffi will participate in the discussions, and give a presentation based on his book Logistics...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 OnProcess Technology, a global pioneer in service supply chain management (SCM) and optimization, has joined the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ Supply Chain Exchange Program. “The approach companies take to managing their global supply chain has an enormous impact on their top and bottom...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 MISI Javad Feizabadi “An Investigation in the Effectiveness of Strategy Theories in Explaining Supply Chain Performance Using Archival Data,” The 2015 International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, August 27 – 29. With co-presenters Motlagh Alibakhshi, Mahender Singh....
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 MISI David Gligor “To Be or Not To Be (Loyal): is There a Recipe for Customer Loyalty in the B to B Context?” Journal of Business Research , 2015. With co-authors C. Autry and I. Russo. Shardul Phadnis “Effect of Scenario Planning on Field Experts’...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 When a change in strategy is not accompanied by a change in the way supporting chains are designed, the result can be more cost and less efficiency. This has happened in the retail sector, where some companies are shifting towards small format stores but are...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 The European Smart-Rail project launched this May with nearly 6 million Euros (around $7 million) of funding from the European Commission (EC), aims to make the mode a better option for commercial freight in Europe. Nineteen organizations are participating in the project, which has an...
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Supply Chain Frontiers issue #58 Whether it is called tracking, tracing, or supply chain visibility, the central goal of identifying and following the movement of products across the end-to-end supply chain has become more important. Companies need to keep tabs on product movements to meet sustainability, risk management, quality, and...