THE LEADING EDGE
Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle
In emerging markets, customer demands can change radically from one neighborhood to the next. What is the most cost-effective product packaging configuration to use? Research at the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is providing some answers.
How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?
The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program is exploring a new approach to combating the problem of drug counterfeiting that involves a deeper understanding of procurement practices in the pharmaceutical industry.
Recasting Middlemen in the Produce Supply Chain
The fresh produce business generates a lot of waste, and middlemen often get the blame for the supply chain’s profligacy. Research underway at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) tells a different story.
Are You Ready for the Sharing Economy?
AirBnB and Zipcar are examples of a new generation of enterprises that offer sharing services--in their case, for hotel accommodation and cars respectively. More consumers want to share rather than own assets; how will this trend impact companies? Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, offers some thoughts.
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