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

October 05, 2018
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 MB

MIT Humanitarian Response Lab - ALAN Award for Hurricane Relief

October 03, 2018
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

Converting MicroMasters MOOC “Zombies” into “Learners” - Research Award

September 05, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, September 5, 2018 – An MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) research project titled “Converting Zombies into Learners: Improving MITx MicroMasters MOOC Learner Retention” has been awarded a grant of more than $ 124,000 by the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili). MicroMasters Mooc and Increasing Retention Almost 9,000 learners have completed and earned a Verified Certificate in at least one SCx course (a supply chain MOOC or Massive Open Online Course), and 1,274 learners have completed MIT CTL’s highly successful MITx MicroMasters Credential in

NSCIIC Successfully Hosted the 11th Annual International Conference of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE)

July 25, 2018
NINGBO, CHINA, July 25, 2018 - The 11th International Conference of Chinese Scholars Association of Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE) was hosted by the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China, a member of MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network, from July 14-16, with the theme of “Building Intelligent Supply Chains”. The conference arranged 4 keynote speeches, 2 industrial panel discussions, the Young Scholars Colloquium, the Female Scholar Luncheon and 46 technical sessions. More than 400 scholars and corporate executives from all over the world atten

MIT Supply Chain Management Program Ranked No. 1 in the World

July 03, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, July 3, 2018 – The Master’s Program of MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network has been ranked as the world's No. 1 graduate business program in supply chain and logistics by Eduniversal. The Paris-based global rating agency for higher education ranked the MIT SCALE master’s program as No. 1 for the third time. Ranked number 1 The SCALE network of supply chain management research and education includes centers in Spain, Luxembourg, Colombia, Malaysia, and China, in addition to MIT. The centers were launched by the MIT Center for Transportation

MIT CTL Partners with Awesome to Launch Supply Chain Scholarship for Women - First Scholarship Winner to Attend MIT in 2019

May 18, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, May 18, 2018 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics announced a new scholarship in partnership with AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), an industry-wide organization for senior-level women in the supply chain field. The partnership was announced at the annual AWESOME Symposium on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship aims to attract women who want to pursue graduate degrees in Supply Chain Management at MIT. Specifically, the AWESOME/MIT AWE Scholars

Latin-American Forum Delivers Cutting-Edge Research in Supply Chain Management

April 09, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, BOSTON, Mass., April 9, 2018 – More than 170 researchers from some 35 Latin-American universities along with representatives from 12 companies will gather at the MIT campus on April 15 and 16, 2018, to drive a research agenda in logistics and supply chain management for the region. The two-day 2018 MIT SCALE Latin America Conference is an unparalleled event, in that it is configured around a network of academic institutions in Latin America that support academic and research programs in logistics and supply chain management. The conference is organized by the MIT Center for Transpor

MIT SCALE Center in Ningbo Receives Prestigious Education Awards

December 20, 2017
NINGBO, CHINA, December 13, 2017 - Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC) received competitive awards at the fifth Tencent Business School Development Forum in Beijing. The forum is a unique showcase for outstanding business education organizations in China. NSCIIC took the award for “The Outstanding Business Education Brand”. Several other top universities in China shared the honor with NSCIIC, including Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, and Fudan University. NSCIIC Director, Shaoxuan Liu was also recognized at the forum as “The Chinese Figure in Business Ed

New Book by MIT CTL AgeLab’s Joseph F. Coughlin

November 07, 2017
Over the past two decades, the MIT AgeLab’s Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research. In his new book, The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market , he presents a new portrait of the upcoming cohort of older adults: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth. Despite all the attention lavished on hip millennials, the longevity economy is where the money is: about $8 trillion worth in the United States alone, according to the latest research, a

New Book by Yossi Sheffi Available for Pre-Order

October 23, 2017
Professor Sheffi's fifth book, Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) , published by MIT Press will be available both in stores and in electronic format in mid-February of 2018. Pre-orders are available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as book stores everywhere. Pre-Order Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) If you are interested in learning more about this book, please join Professor Sheffi's email list to receive more information as it becomes available!