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Supply Chain Frontiers Issue #62
Sep 30, 2016

13 universities adopt MicroMasters and launch 18 new programs via edX
The ground-breaking MicroMasters program launched by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics a year ago is entering a new phase. The next course in the MicroMasters series, CTL.SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics, starts on November 2, 2016, and several other universities are adopting the model.

How Delayed Payments Can Be a Win-Win for Buyers and Suppliers
Extending payment terms to suppliers can improve a company’s working capital position – but can be detrimental for the financial health of suppliers. But research at the Zaragoza Logistics Center shows that the tactic can actually benefit buyers and sellers if managed properly.

Big City Focus for Ecuador’s Mobility Master Plan
Ecuador has embarked upon a major project to redesign the country’s national transportation infrastructure. With help from the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation, the project will reconcile commercial and sustainability goals in transportation, especially in the country’s largest cities.

Can Supplier Flexibility Help the Oil and Gas Industry to Manage Market Volatility?
As oil and gas companies recover from a market downturn triggered by falling oil prices, research carried out for an MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ Supply Chain Management master’s program thesis suggests that paying more attention to supplier flexibility could help the industry to prepare for future recessions.


Three Key Industry Topics – Three MIT CTL Events
CTL Schedules First 2017 Exec Ed Course for January
MISI Offers SCPro™ Prep Course


Supply Chain Frontiers # 62 Presentations 2016
Supply Chain Frontiers # 62 Publications 2016


Editor: Ken Cottrill