May 2023

SCM Research Symposium 2023

May 19, 2023 at 8:00AM - May 19, 2023 at 5:00PM

MIT Campus

SCM Research Symposium provides a unique overview of supply chain research projects conducted by MIT SCM graduate students working in partnership with project-sponsor companies. Research Fest showcases students’ future-forward research on a range of supply chain and operations areas including Sustainability, Inventory Management, Transportation, Data Analytics, Risk Management, Supply Chain Strategy, and many more.

Radu Palamariu and Yossi Sheffi discuss The Magic Conveyor Belt

May 11, 2023 at 9:00AM - May 11, 2023 at 11:00AM

Join Alcott Global's Radu Palamariu and Yossi Sheffi as they discuss The Magic Conveyor Belt, Professor Sheffi's latest book.

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Inventory Management: How to Align Company Strategy with the Right Policies?

May 09, 2023 at 9:00AM - May 09, 2023 at 11:00AM

Looking to improve your retail business's inventory management and overall success?

Join us for a webinar featuring Rafaela Nunes, Sr Director of Technology Innovation & Data Strategy at CMA CGM, along with course leads Paulo Sousa Jr and Miguel Rodríguez García.

During the webinar, you'll gain valuable insights into how applying Inventory Management and Supply Chain Strategy principles from SC1x/SC3x can benefit your business. Learn how a Cash & Carry Retail company was able to significantly reduce inventory costs while maintaining high service levels by forecasting demand and managing...

A Systematic Approach for Identifying Bottlenecks in Supply Networks

May 03, 2023 at 11:00AM - May 03, 2023 at 12:00PM


Dr. Jafar Namdar presents his latest research in the May monthly research briefing. This event is exclusively for Supply Chain Exchange members. Abstract: Using a large sample of approximately 210,000 supplier-firm relationships associated with firms listed in the S&P 500, we develop new measures to help policymakers and managers systematically identify locations in supply networks that have the potential to create bottlenecks.

April 2023

Embracing Variability: Using Spot as Strategy in Truckload Transportation Procurement

Apr 21, 2023 at 12:30PM - Apr 21, 2023 at 2:00PM


We are convening this session because the freight transportation market, especially truckload, has been in a sustained inverted market (where average spot rates are below average contract rates) for almost a full year now.

The Critical Role of Supply Chains in Business and Society

Apr 06, 2023 at 11:00AM - Apr 06, 2023 at 11:45AM

Are you looking to upskill in supply chain management, or do you know someone who is exploring a career in business or engineering? Learn how supply chain management touches virtually every aspect of business and operations.

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected global economy, supply chain disruptions and complexities are becoming increasingly common, underscoring the need for supply chain literacy. Having a solid understanding of supply chain management is crucial for businesses and individuals alike, as it impacts efficiency, profitability, employability, and sustainability of...

From AI to drones – perspectives on how technology will change the last-mile logistics industry

Apr 05, 2023 at 11:00AM - Apr 05, 2023 at 12:30PM


In this session, Dr. Matthias Winkenbach, Director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab, discusses how novel technologies and advanced algorithms will enable future last-mile logistics services to create superior value for consumers and businesses.

March 2023

Annual Partner Meeting 2023

Mar 29, 2023 at 8:00AM - Mar 29, 2023 at 4:00PM

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.

Crossroads 2023: A View of the Future from Leadership

Mar 28, 2023 at 8:00AM - Mar 28, 2023 at 5:00PM

MIT Campus

This year, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the milestone has given us much to ponder over the evolution of the supply chain and logistics field—the term “supply chain” itself is only 40 years old. Crossroads 2023 will consist of a series of informal, intimate discussions with leaders from at the fore of industry: leading shippers, carriers, tech companies, consumer products firms, and contract manufacturers.

SCE Research Briefing: Supply Chain Visibility

Mar 01, 2023 at 11:00AM - Mar 01, 2023 at 12:30PM


In this session, Dr. Inma Borrella will clarify the concept of supply chain visibility (in opposition to traceability, transparency, etc.), discuss the key enablers of supply chain visibility and its implications, and show some relevant technologies that are helping companies to improve visibility in their supply chains.