April 28, 2020 - 8:00AM
April 28, 2020 - 5:00PM
MIT CTL Crossroads invitation


The year 2020 was less than a month old when the coronavirus outbreak erupted in China. The crisis provides a stark reminder of the uncertainties that supply chains face today – and throughout the new decade. Crossroads 2020 one-day conference will explore these uncertainties, as well as measures that companies can take to prepare for them.

A talk on the decoupling of China and the United States will look at the broad economic and supply chain ramifications of this seismic shift in global trade patterns. 

The arrival of 5G wireless connectivity could redefine the way data is communicated and analyzed, and a leading authority on the technology from MIT will map 5G’s evolution over the next few years.

Sensing technology is another potential game-changer, and an MIT scientist who is developing innovative sensing devices will provide an overview of advances in the field. 

Sustainability is a powerful force for change in supply chains. Findings from a ground-breaking study on the impact of sustainability efforts on supply chains carried out by MIT CTL in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be discussed publicly for the first time at the conference.

Full agenda coming soon.

Discover how emerging innovations intersect with supply chain management. Crossroads is a one-day annual event offering a unique learning opportunity for participants. The event connects experts from MIT, the world’s foremost center for technological innovation with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), the global leader in supply chain education and research, for a day of discovery and learning. 

No other event provides this blend of expertise in one day. This is one reason why the Crossroads conference series has become the SCM community's most important venue for new ideas since its inception more than 15 years ago.

“Crossroads has become the industry’s most compelling forum for the ideas that will shape tomorrow's supply chains,” says Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, and Director of MIT CTL. "Crossroads 2020 will showcase the technologies and strategies that industry professionals need to have in their toolkit.”


    Sample (2019) Agenda 

    Stay ahead of the curve, and the competition. Register now for Crossroads 2020 - Understanding Uncertain Futures.

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      Crossroads general admission per person



      MicroMasters credential-holders; members of ISM-Boston, CSCMP-NERT, CONECT, and APICS (North Shore, South Shore, Boston)



      Current MIT community (with I.D.)*; MIT Supply Chain Exchange** and their guests; MIT SCM and MLOG Alumni

    *Current MIT community receive complimentary registration provided you attend. Your MIT account number will be charged a $125 fee in the event of a no-show without more than 72 hours notice.  

    **Register with your work email address to validate your Supply Chain Exchange membership




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