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Supply Chain Frontiers Issue #55
Nov 19, 2014
THE LEADING EDGE

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden
Although people prefer to keep Big Government out of their daily lives, there are situations where governmental involvement is essential. An example is managing the Ebola virus crisis, argues Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

A Real-World Humanitarian Logistics Model
Disaster relief efforts are impaired when the many components of response programs are not managed holistically. A research project at the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation aims to address this problem with a new model for humanitarian logistics.

Creating Scenarios to Guide Large-Scale Decisions
Strategic decisions that involve large-scale investments are extremely challenging when the outcomes are uncertain, yet require long-term commitments. Shardul Phadnis, Associate Professor, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, has co-authored a paper about using scenarios to streamline the decision-making process.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation
The European Commission is backing a project to help logistics clusters - agglomerations of logistics resources and expertise - to collaborate on innovation supply chain solutions. The Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, will play an important supporting role in the new initiative.


UPDATES
New Head of ZLC
Crossroads 2015 Set for March
Sign Up for MIT CTL's Exec. Education Course
January Showcase for SCALE Research
ZLC Grad Wins Industry Award
MISI lends Support to Malaysia Logistics Hub Campaign
Phadnis Joins MISI


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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue # 55, Fall 2014

Editor: Ken Cottrill

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