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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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The Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process has been around for quite some time. I started including it in many of my presentations on forecasting in the mid-1990s. As I polled audiences along the way, I found that about one-third of the early ones had implemented an S&OP at their...
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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...