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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #64 Subscribe to Frontiers THE LEADING EDGE A New Class of Education Makes the Grade The MicroMasters supply chain management program created by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has drawn more than 190,000 learners from across the globe....
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The electronic newsletter of the MIT Global SCALE Network Issue #62 THE LEADING EDGE Subscribe to Frontiers 13 universities adopt MicroMasters and launch 18 new programs via edX The ground-breaking MicroMasters program launched by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics a year ago is entering a new phase. The...

Going Mobile: The Personalized, On-Demand Future of Urban Transportation

October 05, 2017
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Stakeholders throughout the transportation industry face fundamental disruptions as vehicle ownership yields to as-needed mobility. Mobility has been the lifeblood of modern civilization. Throughout the 20th century, autos and the auto industry propelled human development, bringing unrivaled utility and flexibility to the way people move. The automobile forever altered urban and suburban landscapes, and the auto industry emerged as one of the largest sectors of the world economy. Yet the industry — which survived the Great Depression, two world wars, and a two-peaked oil “crisis” — now faces

MIT Agelab's Lifestyle Leaders Panel and the MBTA

February 06, 2019
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The Lifestyle Leaders Panel convened at MIT AgeLab in the Center for Transportation and Logistics for a presentation and focus group session on transportation in older age. The Lifestyle Leaders are a group of adults ages 85 and older who reside in the Boston metropolitan area. They provide the AgeLab with data and insights about life on the frontier of longevity – the 85-and-older cohort is the fastest-growing age segment in the United States. Access to reliable and convenient transportation is an important element of quality of life in retirement. Older adults must navigate the challenges of

Drug Delivery, Uncertainty, the Mom and Pop, and More - MIT CTL at INFORMS

November 27, 2018
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Why we need operations and management research From malaria testing to micro-retail stores to global business operations, a clear understanding of what is happening in the supply chain is essential to exist and succeed. Observation of operations and knowledge of human actions alone are not enough. According to W. Edward Demming, "The world is drowning in information but is slow in the acquisition of knowledge." MIT CTL and SCALE researchers take aim at the deluge of information and translate it into working knowledge with their applied research. As part of this ongoing effort, 11 papers on

MIT Supply Chain Bootcamp

July 28,2019 3:00PM
August 02,2019 3:00PM

Supply Chain Management is a rapidly changing field the requires the practitioner to stay up to date on trends and best practices. MIT Supply Chain Bootcamp builds on concepts taught in the MITx MicroMasters in SCM online courses. Participants use the tools and analytics learned online to make critical management decisions regarding the supply chain and the business in real-world scenarios.

Why Define Success In Our Evolution Toward Self-Driving?

November 04, 2018
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By: Bryan Reimer Self-driving Not well understood The convenience of low-cost on-demand personal mobility has taken our roads by storm. Young and old alike are leveraging ride-hailing platforms at an increasing rate. Driverless taxis may further accelerate the use of personal or shared ride-hailing services as part of an increasingly automated lower cost mobility system. The ramifications for personal vehicle ownership, environmental impact, use of public transport, and congestion are not yet well understood. Nevertheless, the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ approval of Waymo’s

MIT Transit Lab Wins William W. Millar Award in Transportation Research

October 05, 2018
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MIT Transit Lab paper accepted for Millar Award Comfort is an important aspect of the transit passenger experience. Crowding can significantly decrease passenger comfort, disrupt service delivery and act as a deterrent to public transit usage. A recent paper published by the MIT Transit Lab was the winner of the William W. Millar Award for best paper in public transportation research. The paper sought to measure transit crowding in new ways. The research carried out jointly with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) resulted in a more customer-focused policy that included an

The US Maritime Sector: Sustainable? Resilient? AntiFragile? Lessons from the Domestic Energy Boom

September 28,2018 12:00PM
September 28,2018 1:00PM

The introduction of new horizontal drilling technologies has led to explosive growth in the domestic production of crude oil and natural gas, creating new freight flows by different modes of transport, especially impacting the pipeline, rail and maritime sectors.  Several significant and dramatic incidents, triggered a study by the Transportation Research Board, which assessed the experience of all the impacted modes.  Professor Philip was a member of the TRB Study Committee and will report on its findings, and on his team’s additional work looking more deeply