Shocks to the Supply Chain

April 22, 2008 • News

This Chief Executive article features CTL's Yossi Sheffi and his thoughts on how companies are managing supply chains that are longer and more convoluted than ever before.

MIT CTL Launches SC Center in Latin America

April 01, 2008 • News

This Industry Week article focuses on the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) - the leading research and education center created through CTL's partnership with Colombia-based logistics company LOGyCA.

Eight Steps to a Greener Supply Chain

March 31, 2008 • News

World Trade Magazine talked to MIT CTL's Edgar Blanco about steps companies can take to make their supply chains green, sustainable and profitable.

MIT creates global network for supply-chain research

March 27, 2008 • News

This Boston Globe article announces the launch of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an alliance of leading research centers dedicated to supply chain excellence.  MIT-CTL is part of the Network which spans North America, Latin America and Europe.

MIT CTL Launches Global SCALE Network

March 27, 2008 • Press Releases

Network of Supply Chain Centers spans North America, Latin America & Europe

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 27, 2008 – Today the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL) announced the creation of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an international alliance of leading research and education centers dedicated to the development of supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation.

MIT Supply Chain Research Network Expands to South America

March 17, 2008 • News

This article in Supply Chain Management Review profiles the new Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), which was created through a partnership between CTL and the Colombia-based logistics company LOGyCA.

Going Bananas over Carbon Consumption

February 25, 2008 • News

CTL researchers are working with Chiquita to help gauge the carbon footprint of its banana supply chain from Central America to the United States.  The research project is highlighted in this article by the MIT News Office.

WSJ Profiles Director of MIT CTL's AgeLab

February 16, 2008 • News

The Wall Street Journal named Joe Coughlin one of  "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement." Dr. Coughlin runs the MIT AgeLab, part of MIT-CTL; the lab develops technology to help older adults live better.

Most Likely to Succeed

February 08, 2008 • News

This article in Inbound Logistics magazine highlights top supply chain education programs through profiles of current students. CTL's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program is featured

Latin American logistics center created

February 05, 2008 • News

This United Press International article focuses on the creation of the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) through a partnership between MIT-CTL and Colombian logistics company LOGyCA.

MIT CTL & LOGyCA Create Top Logistics Center in Latin America

February 01, 2008 • Press Releases

New Center in Colombia will join MIT’s global network of Supply Chain Centers

The Greening of Transport, One Mile at a Time

January 28, 2008 • News

In this article on, CTL's Edgar Blanco discusses the cost-savings that companies can experience by reigning in their carbon footprint; and how they can start cutting that footprint down.

MIT AgeLab Prepares for an Older Tomorrow

January 12, 2008 • News

This Cox News Service article focuses on MIT-CTL's AgeLab and its research on how to use science and technology to help Baby Boomers live well as they age.

Can You Build an Energy Efficient Supply Chain

January 04, 2008 • News

This CIO Magazine article features MIT-CTL's Edgar Blanco discussing his research on Carbon Efficient Supply Chains and the challenges companies face in determining their carbon footprints.

Learning from Others

January 01, 2008 • News

In his latest SCMR column, CTL's Larry Lapide reminds readers that "good supply chain practices exist in every industry," he then shares general SC lessons that he's learned from industries from retail to high tech.

The Status and Future of Executive Education

January 01, 2008 • News

MIT CTL's Chris Caplice is featured in this SCMR article discussing the Center's executive education courses -  what CTL is teaching today and where our courses are headed in the future.

Could the Nintento Wii Shortfall been Avoided?

December 18, 2007 • News

CTL's Yossi Sheffi wrote a column for Harvard Business Review's website - pointing out how Nintendo could have avoided this forecasting shortfall.

MIT CTL & USTRANSCOM Join Forces for Military Fellowship in Supply Chain Management

August 07, 2007 • Press Releases

As General Dwight D.

Ben-Akiva honored for lifetime achievement in transportation research

July 12, 2007 • Press Releases

Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva received the Dupuit Prize from the World Conference on Transport Research Society at its conference in June. The Dupuit Prize, the highest honor presented by the society, is named after Jules Dupuit, often credited as the founder of transportation research.

MIT Ranked First in Logistics & Supply Chain by U.S.News

May 31, 2007 • Press Releases

MIT also Named Number One in Engineering

May 31, 2007, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - U.S.News & World Report has ranked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first among graduate business programs in the area of logistics and supply chain management.  This is the fourth time in the past five years that MIT has claimed the top supply chain spot in the publication’s annual report on America’s best graduate schools.  The report also ranked MIT number one in Engineering.

MLOG Student Receives Top Honors from CSCMP

May 02, 2007 • Press Releases

Leading Supply Chain Organization Recognizes MLOGger for Academic Achievement

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2007  –  New England’s leading organization for supply chain professionals has awarded its Academic Achievement Scholarship to a student from the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   The New England Roundtable (NERT) of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) selected Josh Merrill, MLOG 2007, to receive the $1000 award.

British Airways Should Have Avoided Heathrow Shutdown

August 12, 2005 • Press Releases

MIT Expert on Corporate Disruptions Discusses How Companies Can Prepare for the Unexpected

August 12, 2005, CAMBRIDGE, MASS – British Airways could have, and should have, spared its customers most of the aggravation resulting from the strike that brought its Heathrow operations to a standstill, according to MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi. The strike alienated customers, and generated negative publicity that will take a significant effort to overcome. The debacle has important lessons for other companies, he noted.