November 2020

Analytics of the Future Virtual Roundtable: Predictive Analytics

Nov 18, 2020 at 10:00AM - Nov 18, 2020 at 12:00PM

This session will focus on Predictive Analytics. 

This virtual roundtable will be the second of a series of three events focused on the future of analytics specifically how it applies in the supply chain domain. In the roundtable, the focus will be on Predictive Analytics.

The roundtable will be a 2-hour session for sharing progress applying Predictive Analytics in the supply chain domain.

The last session in the series will focus on Prescriptive Analytics. This series represents a continuation of facilitated exchanges and roundtables exploring different aspects of Machine Learning...

Innovations in Transportation Roundtable: Transportation Portfolio Management

Nov 10, 2020 at 1:00PM - Nov 10, 2020 at 3:00PM

This roundtable, hosted by the MIT FreightLab, will explore, discuss and debate evolving frameworks and approaches for Shipper-Carrier-3PL relationships. The traditional one-sized fits all procurement model is not sufficient for today’s fast changing freight transportation landscape. Research and experience has shown that there is no single best way for a shipper and carrier to work together for every traffic lane in a shipper’s network. Different lanes have different characteristics and attributes that demand different levels of commitment and service. Similarly, shippers and carriers can...

State of the Art in Transportation Contracts

Nov 03, 2020 at 1:00PM - Nov 03, 2020 at 2:30PM

In this webinar, we will look to examine the current state of the industry for truckload contracts and propose potential new forms. We will present current practices and potential new forms to include index-based contracts, fixed volume, tiered, take-or-pay, and others.

This session is open to all.

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Event materials

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October 2020

Supply Chain Exchange Virtual Series: The New (Ab)Normal

Oct 30, 2020 at 11:00AM - Oct 30, 2020 at 12:00PM

Much has been written about Covid-19 victims, how scientists raced to understand and treat the disease, and how governments did (or did not) protect their citizens. Less has been written about the pandemic’s impact on the global economy and how companies coped as the competitive environment was upended.

In this briefing, MIT CTL Director Prof. Yossi Sheffi will share his research having studied how businesses grappled with the chaos of the pandemic.  He also explores what enterprises are likely to do to survive and thrive after the pandemic subsides.

This talk will cover some of the...

Analytics of the Future Virtual Roundtable: Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Oct 16, 2020 at 11:30AM - Oct 16, 2020 at 1:30PM

On October 16, the Supply Chain Exchange will host a Virtual Roundtable on the topic of Analytics of the Future: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This virtual roundtable will be the first of a series of three events focused on the future of analytics specifically as how it applies in the supply chain domain. In the roundtable, the focus will be on the application of the data in analytic models using Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

The roundtable will be a 2-hour session for sharing progress applying RPA in the supply chain domain—highlighting (but not limited to) primary applications in...

September 2020

A Conversation with the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab: Emergency Supply Chain Planning and Response during an age of COVID

Sep 24, 2020 at 11:00AM - Sep 24, 2020 at 12:00PM

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In this MicroMasters® course live event, we are very fortunate to have a conversation with the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab (HSCL). Drs. Bateman and Borrella will host the MIT HSCL team - Dr. Jarrod Goentzel (Founder and Director), Mr. Tim Russell (Research Engineer), and Ms. Chelsey Graham (Research Engineer) to discuss their work. Since the start of 2020, amidst a global health pandemic, numerous extreme weather events, and extensive supply chain disruption, humanitarian response has been more critical than ever and HSCL has been activated in numerous response events.

Supply Chain Exchange Virtual Series: Supply Chain Challenges in Omnichannel

Sep 23, 2020 at 11:00AM - Sep 23, 2020 at 12:00PM

In this talk, Dr. Eva Ponce will present insights into special supply chain challenges omnichannel retailers and other actors in the supply chain face. Dr. Ponce will start the presentation reviewing the e-commerce growth and the new trends. Then, she will share what companies are doing and, finally, will focus on some of the main omnichannel challenges. It will be an interactive session with ample time allowed for Q&A.

Please note, the Supply Chain Exchange Virtual series is open exclusively to Supply Chain Exchange members.

State of Supply Chain Sustainability

Sep 21, 2020 at 12:00PM - Sep 21, 2020 at 1:00PM

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Join Dr. Alexis Bateman, Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative for a live Q&A session following the public release of the first annual 2020 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report.

This special webinar will highlight the key findings from the report and give the audience a chance to ask questions regarding the research, process, and sustainable outlook for 2021 and beyond.

Virtual MIT Supply Chain Bootcamp

Sep 15, 2020 at 9:00AM - Sep 18, 2020 at 2:00PM

The application for MIT Virtual Supply Chain Bootcamp is now closed.

Supply Chain Management is a rapidly changing field the requires the practitioner to stay up to date on trends and best practices. This year we're running a virtual MIT Supply Chain Bootcamp. Participants use the tools and analytics learned online to make critical management decisions regarding the supply chain and the business in real-world scenarios. Registration has closed.

Supply Chain Exchange Virtual Series: Supply Chain Sustainability in the Age of COVID-19

Sep 09, 2020 at 11:00AM - Sep 09, 2020 at 12:00PM

In 2019, supply chain sustainability got unprecedented levels of attention. But in 2020, COVID-19 changed everything. Dr. Alexis Bateman will discuss how the coronavirus has shifted focus away from sustainability, but not completely. Drawing on recently completed research, Dr. Bateman will show how supply chain sustainability might continue amid the backdrop of the pandemic, and how it may even boost sustainability efforts.

Please note, the Supply Chain Exchange Virtual series is open exclusively to Supply Chain Exchange members.

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