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Preface: The flow pattern throughout an urban network can be looked upon as the result of two competing mechanisms. On the one hand, users of the system (drivers, passengers, pedestrians) try to travel in a way that minimizes the disutility associated with transportation. For example, motorists driving between a given...
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What happens when fire strikes the manufacturing plant of the sole supplier for the brake pressure valve used in every Toyota? When a hurricane shuts down production at a Unilever plant? When Dell and Apple chip manufacturers in Taiwan take weeks to recover from an earthquake? When the U.S. Pacific...
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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #63 THE LEADING EDGE Subscribe to Frontiers Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda Companies have succeeded in making their supply chains more resilient, but the rise of digital supply chains brings new challenges that require...

Lessons From the Auto Industry on Managing the Next Recession

October 25, 2018
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The chorus of warnings that another recession is imminent seems to be getting louder by the day in the business community. The many possible triggers of another downturn include America’s trade dispute with China and rising corporate debt. Can companies draw lessons from the Great Recession of 2008 that will help them weather the next financial storm? Research carried out by Lima Zhao, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC) in collaboration with Arnd Huchzermeier, Chaired Professor of Production Management, WHU-Otto Beisheim Scho

MIT Humanitarian Response Lab - ALAN Award for Hurricane Relief

October 03, 2018
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Humanitarian Logistics Award The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) today announced its second annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference. The awards highlight the critical role of logistics in saving lives in times of natural disaster. The 2017 collaboration between MIT, ALAN and LIFT began in August during Hurricane Harvey. Efforts accelerated at the 2017 CSCMP EDGE conference when the three organizations initiated a daily private sector supply chain coordination call for Hurricane Maria relief. Representatives from

Critical Questions Live and Streaming: Is it up to business to save the planet?

November 01,2018 1:00PM
November 01,2018 2:00PM

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How much can we expect business to lead on sustainability?

What should be a company’s biggest priority: Serving its shareholders, providing jobs, or addressing the health of our planet? Often, these goals are at odds. We’re bringing together two leading voices in the sustainability debate to wrestle with the issues in what is sure be a lively conversation. MIT’s Yossi Sheffi and sustainability expert and author Andrew Winston will debate and discuss the role of for-profits in supporting—and investing in—sustainability goals.

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Climate catastrophes (i.e. tornadoes, hail, hurricanes, etc.) have a significant economic and operational impact on the operation of call centers. It was found that catastrophe events such as hurricanes critically impact the operation of the affected location for a period of two months after the hurricane has occurred. A sudden...
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Effective businesses implement a monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process within their organizations to align and coordinate different functions of the business under a single plan. Despite this significant undertaking, once businesses align on a S&OP plan, little effort is made on methodically assessing risks in the plan to...
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The number of natural hazards has been increasing over the last 10 years. Understanding the impact of natural hazards on retail networks is crucial to make effective planning against disruptions. We used daily sales and inventory data from a country-wide retail network and natural emergencies historic data to quantify the...
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The demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has continued to grow globally over the past decade with increasing numbers of disruptions and plant outages. Considering these dynamics, oil and gas companies will have to prepare their operations to meet increasing demand with agile response to disruptions. This is particularly true...