September 2022

The Evolving Nature of Transportation Procurement

Sep 23, 2022 at 12:30PM - Sep 23, 2022 at 2:00PM Transportation procurement has undergone tremendous changes over the last few years. The capacity crisis of 2018, followed by a freight recession in 2019, and a pandemic forced shippers, carriers, and brokers to reassess their procurement process. This interactive roundtable will focus on better understanding how shippers should consider using a mix of dedicated, contract, and spot relationships to secure truckload transportation. We will present recent research from MIT’s FreightLab and elsewhere and discuss potential follow on research.

Roundtable: Maximizing Data ROI for Supply Chains

Sep 13, 2022 at 8:00AM - Sep 14, 2022 at 2:00PM

Wayfair, Boston. (This event is open to Supply Chain Exchange members and invited guests. Please register with your work email address.)

Data is widely recognized as a key source of potential competitive advantage in businesses today, yet this advantage remains elusive for many organizations. This begs the question: How can data be used in the supply chain to maximize the benefit to the company?

Supply Chain Exchange Monthly Research Briefing – CAVE Lab Intro I

Sep 07, 2022 at 11:00AM - Sep 07, 2022 at 12:00PM Our monthly research briefing in September is the first of a two-part exercise to give Supply Chain Exchange partners a first-hand experience with our CAVE (Computational and Visual Education) Lab. Over the past 18 months, the CAVE team has developed several applications that illustrate the CAVE’s ability to visualize and support the analysis of complex supply chain problems.

Inside Supply Chain Analytics and Fundamentals

Sep 07, 2022 at 11:00AM - Sep 07, 2022 at 12:00PM

Look into the foundation courses for the MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management. Learn what a certificate or credential from MIT can do for your career.

Analytical skills say a lot about you, from how you think and process to how you achieve your goals. When you demonstrate an ability to analyze vast amounts of data and make informed recommendations, you quickly become an indispensable part of any team. You will always be included in the conversation when making strategic decisions. This is why we created Supply Chain Analytics – SC0x. This course introduces and explains the...

July 2022

Visual Analytics for Supply Chain Design: Innovative tools to optimize supply chain networks.

Jul 14, 2022 at 11:00AM - Jul 14, 2022 at 12:00PM

As supply chains become more end-customer-focused and global, their design becomes paramount as a competitive differentiator. Dr. Milena Janjevic, a research scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics leading the Supply Chain Design initiative, joins us to discuss a new approach to rethink our network design.

Join Dr. Janjevic and her host Laura Allegue, course lead for SC2x-Supply Chain Design. Learn about improving decision-making in supply chain design through the use of data-driven optimization and simulation models and their integration into interactive visual tools.

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June 2022

2022 Supply Chain Exchange Annual Partner Meeting

Jun 23, 2022 at 8:00AM - Jun 23, 2022 at 3:00PM

This event is open to Supply Chain Exchange members only. Register with your work email domain to verify.

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics convenes members from the 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.

The New Competitive Edge: Supply Chain Design for Value Creation - Crossroads 2022

Jun 22, 2022 at 8:00AM - Jun 22, 2022 at 4:00PM

MIT Media Lab

Our world has become much more complex since supply chain design conventions were established from research carried out in the 1990s. The competitive environment in which firms operate experiences more volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—such that it has even become its own acronym: VUCA. Crossroads 2022 will dive into what it takes for companies to thrive in today's VUCA environment, exploring new considerations for supply chain design that companies need to maintain a competitive advantage.

Improving the Sustainability of Truckload Transportation

Jun 17, 2022 at 12:30PM - Jun 17, 2022 at 2:00PM

This virtual event is open to Supply Chain Exchange members and invited guests. Register with your work email domain to verify.

Many shippers and carriers look to meaningfully reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption. But their menu of options for achieving these goals is currently unclear. What is possible in the near term? What about the medium-term? What effects will different interventions have? This virtual update and discussion will convene professionals and academics to assess the path toward more sustainable truckload freight transportation.

2022 MIT SCALE Conference for Latin America & the Caribbean

Jun 12, 2022 at 8:00AM - Jun 15, 2022 at 4:00PM

Hybrid. Virtually online and in-person at MIT

We are excited to announce that the MIT SCALE Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be held as a hybrid event in 2022. Join us on MIT's campus, or from anywhere in the world! Review presentations from top academics and practitioners who are developing high-impact research projects for the region and participate in keynote plenary sessions and networking events.

Executive Education – Supply Chains: Driving Strategic Advantage

Jun 07, 2022 at 8:00AM - Jun 10, 2022 at 5:00PM

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, 1 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA, USA

This is event is planned on-campus at MIT.

Cultivate your talents with MIT CTL Executive Education. 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 these disciplines.