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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...
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Preface: The flow pattern throughout an urban network can be looked upon as the result of two competing mechanisms. On the one hand, users of the system (drivers, passengers, pedestrians) try to travel in a way that minimizes the disutility associated with transportation. For example, motorists driving between a given...
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As part of standard business cycles, new technologies continue to emerge that disrupt industries and capture market share from stagnant incumbents. In the trucking industry, Uber for Freight (UFF) is one of these innovative business models. Loosely defined as platforms which seek to more efficiently match shippers’ loads with truck...
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