6th Annual MIT Global SCALE Network Supply Chain Student Research Expo and Networking Night

  • January 22, 2014 - 16:30
  • MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor (Bldg E14) - 75 Amherst Street

January 22, 2014 – 4:30pm8:00pm EST

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Floor 6), the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 110 supply chain master’s students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects from companies such as BASF, BNSF Railway, C.H. Robinson, Coyote Logistics, Dow AgroSciences, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Niagara Bottling, Ralph Lauren, Schlumberger, and many more!

Representing the MIT Global SCALE Network:

  • MIT (Supply Chain Management program)
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
  • Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI)
  • Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)

The poster session will be immediately preceded by the Talent Management for HR Executives.

On the sixth floor gallery of the MIT Media Lab, student teams will present posters describing their company-sponsored thesis project. Walk around, meet the students, and see the projects.

MIT CTL researchers and faculty will also present brief presentations on their latest research.

This event would be of interest to both supply chain executives and their supporting HR / Recruiting professionals. Attendees of the New England Roundtable, APICS, and Supply Chain Council are invited to attend. Sport coat and tie recommended.

Cost: Members of local supply chain organizations who will be attending Research Expo in place of their monthly meeting (CSCMP – NERT, APICS – North Shore, APICS – South Shore, APICS – Boston, Supply Chain Council) will be charged $20 for admission. This event is free for all other attendees, including MIT CTL Partner companies and guests, students, and employees.

Pre-registration is required.

Download the flyer for this event

Tentative Schedule

4:30pm – Registration opens
4:30-8pm – Poster session runs
6:45pm – Thesis project poster awards
5pm, 6pm, and 7pm – Researcher briefing sessions as noted below


Time Research Briefing
5:00 – 5:15pm Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Humanitarian Response Lab – Supply Chains to Save Lives and Improve Livelihoods
5:15 – 5:30pm Dr. Bruce Arntzen, Hi-Viz Project – Visualization of Global Supply Chain Flows & Identification of Risks
5:30 – 5:45pm Mr. Jim Rice, Demystifying Supply Chain Innovation
6:00 – 6:15pm Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Logistics Clusters as Economic Engines
6:15 – 6:30pm Dr. Roberto Perez-Franco, Establishing Supply Chain Strategies
6:30 – 6:45pm Dr. Tony Craig, Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Freight: Standards and Tools
7:00 – 7:15pm Dr. Edgar Blanco, Megacity Logistics Lab: Better Logistics for Cities, Better Cities for Logistics
7:15 – 7:30pm Dr. Chris Caplice, FreightLab Initiatives – Covering the Procurement, Design, and Management of Freight Transportation Systems
7:30 – 7:45pm Dr. Alexis Hickman, Barriers and Opportunities in Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains



  • Start Date:January 22, 2014
  • Start Time:16:30
  • End Date:January 22, 2014
  • End Time:20:00
  • Location:MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor (Bldg E14) - 75 Amherst Street