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Supply Chain Frontiers Issue # 51
Nov 8, 2013
THE LEADING EDGE

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters
In addition to functioning as key nodes in global supply chains, logistics clusters create jobs and help to spur economic growth. For an example of a cluster strategy that is delivering these benefits, look no further than the Zaragoza Logistics Center, an MIT Global SCALE Network member.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil
If you are distributing products in Brazil, chances are that your choice of transportation route(s) will have a profound impact on overall costs. Students from the GCLOG program helped a luxury goods company to make the right transportation choices.

Bridging the Finance Gap for Asian SMEs
Small- to medium-sized enterprises in Asia are in need of competitive financing options, yet banks tend to shun this market. A report from the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation proposes a framework that could bridge the gap.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance
It's a challenge that risk managers are all too familiar with: how to create a convincing ROI for investments in fortifying supply chains against disruptions. Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, offers some possible solutions.


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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue # 51, Fall 2013
Editor: Ken Cottrill
Associate Editor: Sarah Jane Smith

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