CTL Spotlight

September 20

Join our webinar to explore AI's impact on supply chains today and glimpse into the exciting future it holds. Dr. Eva Ponce, Executive Director of the MITx MicroMasters Program in SCM, and Dr. Edgar Blanco, VP of Supply Chain Strategy at Walmart, will discuss how AI is reshaping SCM, the keys to successful AI integration, and the importance of human-AI...


"Hope is not a strategy." In this episode, we are joined by Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), who discusses her work connecting private-sector resources with disaster response needs: a "gray sky" response, after a disaster hits. ALAN forges partnerships between various players in the supply chain as well as between the public and private sectors, which are critical to fostering collaboration in order to respond effectively to a disaster and to strengthen future disaster preparedness.
In the wake of a disaster, restoring supply chains can be critical in assuring that the most vital needs of affected communities are met. In this episode, Tim Russell and Lauren Finegan of the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab discuss the fundamentals of humanitarian logistics and disaster response—including how to best build resilient communities, how the public and private sectors can work together for optimal disaster response, and how their research and work helps inform and strengthen disaster response work worldwide.
Today's episode features Milena Janjevic, Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and Mike Bucci, Senior Director for Solutions Delivery at Coupa Software. Milena and Mike discuss how they're seeing the field evolve, touching on four big opportunities to take supply chain design from a cost-minimization exercise to an engine to drive value creation.
Research scientist David Correll speaks with Tilburg University postdoctoral researcher Angela Acocella, MIT CTL Ph.D. '22 on the hidden costs and possible reasons for ghost lanes.
Parker, Young, and Luebbert discuss how leading teams in high-stress environments like military combat requires empathy and humility.