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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #65

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A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility

A new book co-authored by Dr. David Gonsalvez, CEO & Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, guides us through the mobility challenges faced by today’s traffic-clogged cities, and proposes a framework for improving the flow of people and vehicles.

Creating Common Measures for Logistics Carbon Emissions

Efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of freight transportation are impeded by a lack of common methodologies for measuring and analysing the greenhouse gases generated by logistics operations. Dr Susana Val, Director of the Zaragoza Logistics Center, describes a project to overcome these obstacles.

The Unlikely Success of Nanostore Retailing

Mom-and-pop stores called nanostores serve millions of consumers in emerging economies. A book co-authored by Christopher Mejia-Argueta, Director of the MIT SCALE Network for Latin America, explains why the nanostore model is so successful and its prospects for survival in a changing retail landscape.

When Will China’s Aviation Industry Take Off?

The Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC) recently hosted a conference to explore the future of China’s aviation industry. An international roster of speakers described the industry’s challenges – and the opportunities in this vast market for air transportation.

Three Last-Mile Lessons from Brazil

Brazil’s e-commerce market has evolved rapidly over recent years, requiring companies to rethink their last-mile delivery strategies. A project involving B2W, the country’s leading online retail platform, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, provides some important lessons about creating last-mile distribution models.


Are You Ready for the Longevity Economy?
MIT CTL Delivers MicroMasters to GE Employees
LCL Kicks Off Exec. Ed. Program
Study Links Uncertainty with Price Sensitivity in Air Sector
NSCIIC Hosts Mobility Book Launch


Supply Chain Frontiers #65 Presentations 2017
Supply Chain Frontiers #65 Publications 2017


EditorKen Cottrill