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Supply Chain Frontiers Issue #37
Jul 20, 2010

THE LEADING EDGE

A Supply Chain Remedy That Saves Lives

The humble cross-dock has been transformed into a lifesaver in Africa following research supported by the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program to improve the efficiency of pharmaceutical supply chains.

Stepping Up to Sustainability

Supply chains are becoming greener, but the industry needs a much broader view of the sustainability spectrum, according to speakers at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ recent Crossroads conference.

Future Freight Flows

What does micro-fabrication technology have to do with freight movements? We don’t know yet, but the Future Freight Flows project at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is developing ways to help industry and government expect the unexpected when planning large-scale infrastructure projects.

How Argos Changed Its Market Mix

When international cement manufacturer Argos realized that it had drifted away from a growth market in Colombia, it changed course by building a supply chain that connected the company to its customers. Argos explained its strategy at LOGyCA’s Leaders Summit this May.

Small Retailers Can Mean Big Business

Researchers at the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation are mapping ways to develop efficient supply chains in emerging markets. One pioneer, the multinational food company Nestlé, has already made inroads in Mexico with a supply chain for mom-and-pop retailers.

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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue # 37, June 2010

Editor: Ken Cottrill
Associate Editor: Tara Faulkner
Web Communications Manager: Wendy Lin