June 2024

How to Keep Up with Relevant Technological Advances in Omnichannel

Jun 12, 2024 at 11:00AM - Jun 12, 2024 at 12:00PM


In this talk, Dr. Eva Ponce, Founder and Director of the MIT Omnichannel Supply Chain Lab, will discuss the challenge of adopting new technologies in omnichannel, with a special focus on warehousing solutions.

Supply Chain Risk Management in 2024

Jun 11, 2024 at 10:00AM - Jun 11, 2024 at 11:00AM

Webinar Description: The changing geopolitical landscape between the US and China combined with the supply shocks of 2021 created a tremendous focus on supply chain risk management and resilience by supply chain management professionals. With disruption and risk fresh on their minds, many organizations invested heavily in strategies to reduce risk. As time has passed, the priorities of supply chain professionals have evolved to focus on the more present business challenges. This has moved risk management down the priority list and changed the lens that investments in risk management strategies...

Executive Education – Supply Chains: Driving Strategic Advantage

Jun 04, 2024 at 8:00AM - Jun 07, 2024 at 2:45PM

MIT Campus

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Executive Education intensive courses provide the resources you need to stay ahead of the latest developments in SCM. To harness the power of the supply chain as a strategic resource, executive leadership needs to cultivate teams that exhibit a unique combination of both analytical and interpersonal capabilities. Our faculty and instructors include some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders across disciplines.

May 2024

Mitigating Biases To Improve Forecast Accuracy

May 23, 2024 at 10:00AM - May 23, 2024 at 11:00AM

Forecast errors are costly, yet many companies make their forecasts worse by unintentionally biased overrides. Course leads Miguel Rodriguez Garcia and Jeff Baker will discuss why this happens, and give three ways to combat bad forecasts.

2024 SCM Capstone Symposium

May 17, 2024 at 8:00AM - May 17, 2024 at 5:00PM

Royal Sonesta
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge
MA 02142, United States

SCM Capstone Symposium provides a unique overview of supply chain research projects conducted by MIT SCM graduate students working in partnership with project-sponsor companies. The Capstone Symposium showcases students’ future-forward research on a range of supply chain and operations areas.

Predicting Nexus Suppliers to Prevent Cascading Supply Chain Disruptions

May 01, 2024 at 11:00AM - May 01, 2024 at 12:00PM


April 2024

Omnichannel Revolution: Navigating the Future of E-Commerce – Part 2

Apr 22, 2024 at 2:00PM - Apr 23, 2024 at 3:00PM This session will bring together industry experts and thought leaders to explore the most critical topics shaping the future of online retail. We will delve deeply into the three key challenges in omnichannel identified: Fulfillment Strategies, the Role of AI in E-commerce, and the Warehouse of the Future.

Thriving Instead of Surviving: How to increase resiliency in supply chains during tumultuous times

Apr 11, 2024 at 10:00AM - Apr 11, 2024 at 11:00AM

A lean supply chain has long been the ultimate goal and gold standard. “Trim the fat”,
“reduce cost”, and “reduce waste” have been common sayings. The past few years
have highlighted that lean supply chains perform best with predictability. Minimal lead
time variability on raw components and finished goods has allowed companies to hold
less safety stock; moreover, sourcing departments rarely have updated supplier contact
information because it is easier to send a PO to a generic email. Prior years data could
be used to set forecasts for the next year, and use of data analytics provided improved

Why Do Humans and AI Have to Work Together?

Apr 03, 2024 at 11:00AM - Apr 03, 2024 at 12:00PM


Join this engaging session with the Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Director of the MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation Lab where we will discuss the latest research around Humans and AI complementary capabilities. We will present examples of different configurations of human-AI collective intelligence and how they are contextualized to apply AI more successfully. And we will also discuss some applications and research field experiments on human-AI collective intelligence in forecasting and demand planning.

March 2024

2024 Annual Partner Meeting

Mar 27, 2024 at 8:30AM - Mar 27, 2024 at 1:00PM

MIT Campus

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) convenes members from the MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange for the Annual Partner Meeting. The Annual Partner Meeting provides the representatives from our 50+ Supply Chain Exchange member companies with updates on the latest research and development activities at MIT CTL. We use this time together to solicit input from members on future plans for the Center.