August 2009

Aug 26, 2009 at 8:00AM - Aug 26, 2009 at 9:00AM

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The world is smaller than ever thanks to technology, trade and globalization and yet there are still hundreds of millions of people in need. Dr. Prashant Yadav, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program will discuss how supply chain principles from the commercial sector can be applied to private/non-profit and governmental/NGO medical and food distribution networks to help address those needs.

July 2009

Jul 29, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jul 29, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Meaningful change in any organization requires top-level support, yet most supply chain leaders fail to excite senior management about their change programs - enter financial benchmarking.  Board-level executives love meaningful financial comparisons with their competitors. The PICOmeter is a financial benchmarking tool that connects the supply chain to the board room. In this webinar, MIT CTL Senior Research Director Dr. Bruce Arntzen will introduce the PICOmeter and describe how to use financial benchmarking to impress top management.

June 2009

Jun 24, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jun 24, 2009 at 9:00AM

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There has been much research on how to make the production of renewable energy more economically viable, but relatively little on the delivery of this vital resource. A collaborative effort between MIT CTL, the MIT-Zaragoza Program in Spain, and wind energy company Acciona, is addressing this imbalance with a research project on renewable energy supply chains. MIT CTL's Dr. Jarrod Goentzel will describe the project and potential applications of the research.

Jun 03, 2009 at 8:00AM - Jun 03, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Each year companies work with students from the MLOG and ZLOG programs on thesis projects from August to June. Students benefit by being able to work closely with professionals on a challenging supply chain problem that will turn into their thesis. Companies benefit by having a student team bring new insights and approaches to a current supply chain project.

This webinar features two projects, with General Motors and Chiquita, that were recently completed by the class of 2009.  Both students and company project leaders will join to discuss their experiences and new insights...

Jun 01, 2009 at 8:00PM - Jun 01, 2009 at 8:00PM

Barcelona, Spain

We would like to invite you to the International Workshop on Secure Supply Chain Collaboration which is taking place in Barcelona on June 2, in parallel to the SIL 2009 Exhibition at the Fira de Barcelona-Gran Vía.

The workshop is open to all those interested in finding solutions to the challenges of data sharing and collaborative supply chain management across supply chain players. This is specifically aimed at reducing costs and securing data privacy. This event will bring together academics and industry experts to present and discuss the results of the SecureSCM project.

May 2009

May 27, 2009 at 8:00AM - May 27, 2009 at 9:00AM

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Supply chain finance is undergoing a revolutionary change. Today, 30-40% of nearly every company is unprofitable by any measure (accounts, transactions, etc.), and 20-30% of the company is providing 200-400% of the cash flow and reported profits. Supply chain managers can reverse this through astute management of supply chain finance, raising profitability by 30% or more, while reducing risk and generating cash.

In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Byrnes, Senior Lecturer at MIT describes this opportunity, and outlines how supply chain managers can take the lead in creating these h...

May 19, 2009 at 8:00PM - May 20, 2009 at 8:00PM

MIT Faculty Lounge

Every year, graduating MLOG students present their master’s theses to CTL corporate Supply Chain Exchange Partners. This one and one-half day event is a chance for Partners to hear the results of new student research, much of which has been done with Exchange Partners. This year’s thesis topics will include:

  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Green Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Design and Optimization
  • Inventory
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Forecasting
  • Risk Management

April 2009

Apr 29, 2009 at 8:00AM - Apr 29, 2009 at 9:00AM

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The media has exaggerated the current economic downturn into a colossal, global catastrophe, says Kevin Smith, President & CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting. Smith will discuss why he believes that the crisis has been overblown and what he thinks the likely outcome will be. Finally, Smith will focus on how you can effectively prepare for the coming economic recovery—and the competitive advantages you can achieve by doing so.

March 2009

Mar 25, 2009 at 8:00AM - Mar 25, 2009 at 9:00AM

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There is an increasing interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in supply chains. In order to develop successful strategies for these reductions, firms must start by determining their supply chain carbon footprint. However, arriving at a valid metric is not a trivial problem, since it engages multiple stakeholders: consumers, government and supply chain partners.

In this webinar, Dr. Edgar Blanco, Executive Director of the MIT CLI Program in Latin America, discussed the challenges and shared the latest thinking on measuring a supply chain carbon footprint.

February 2009

Feb 25, 2009 at 7:00AM - Feb 25, 2009 at 8:00AM

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Risk management should be front-and-center on the slate of issues that merit careful attention of CEOs and other business leaders. Failure to address a company’s vulnerability to disruptions can result in catastrophic losses and a potential collapse in customer and supplier confidence. In addition, a firm’s financial performance is linked to its ability to mitigate risk. Firms therefore need to identify and confront their enterprise, financial, and operational risks, and use an integrated approach to manage these risks across the business. Few, if any, companies currently hav...