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Supply Chain Frontiers Issue #53
May 7, 2014
THE LEADING EDGE

Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle
What is the most cost-effective product packaging configuration to use in emerging markets where customer demands can change radically from one neighborhood to the next? Research at the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is providing some answers.


How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?
The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program is exploring a new approach to combating the problem of drug counterfeiting that involves a deeper understanding of procurement practices in the pharmaceutical industry.  


Recasting Middlemen in the Produce Supply Chain
The fresh produce business generates a lot of waste, and middlemen often get the blame for the supply chain’s profligacy. Research underway at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation tells a different story.


Are You Ready for the Sharing Economy?
AirBnB and Zipcar are examples of a new generation of enterprises that offer sharing services, in their case, for hotel accommodation and cars respectively. More consumers want to share rather than own assets; how will this trend impact companies? Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, offers some thoughts.



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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue # 53, Spring 2014
Editor: Ken Cottrill

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