CTL Spotlight

June 26
The Intelligent Logistics Systems Lab will bring together MIT researchers, industry experts, and policymakers to develop and implement AI- and ML-based solutions aimed at tackling some of the most pressing, high-impact challenges in logistics. The lab's mission is to drive advancements that enhance efficiency, sustainability, resilience, and customer satisfaction within the logistics industry.


The MIT Low Income Firms Transformation (LIFT) Lab joins us to discuss their work empowering micro retailers and nanostores in emerging markets by using generative AI to help these businesses enhance their decision-making and supply chain capabilities.
Warehouses are undergoing a fundamental transformation—in response to the explosion of growth in the e-commerce space and worldwide large-scale supply chain disruptions, warehouses of the future are leveraging new technologies in automation and digitalization to enhance precision, flexibility, and efficiency to adapt quickly to changing market and supply chain trends and needs. In this episode Miguel Rodríguez García, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and Erez Agmoni, Global Head of Innovation (Logistics & Services) at international shipping giant Maersk, take us through the changes and technologies that are transforming warehouses and the ways in which companies are seeking to make these transformations sustainable.
On this episode, we're joined by Melanie Nuce-Hilton, SVP for Innovation and Partnerships at GS1 US, a nonprofit standards organization best known for administering the Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode—and celebrating its fiftieth anniversary right around the same time as MIT CTL. Melanie talks all about the history of supply chain standards over the last 50 years, including the UPC barcode, RFID, and others. And she also discusses the exciting innovations that are on the horizon to uncover new possibilities for industry stakeholders.