Supply Chain Frontiers Issue #40



MIT and Malaysia Create Supply Chain Center
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) has added Malaysia to its growing list of MIT Global SCALE centers around the world. A joint initiative between MIT CTL and the government of Malaysia has created the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI).

Three Questions That Define the Leadership Debate
What is leadership – and is it applied differently in the supply chain field? Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), addresses these questions in a new column.

When Innovation Undermines New Products
Including suppliers in the new product development loop can be hugely beneficial, particularly when modular designs are involved. But, as research from the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) and the IE Business School shows, too much innovation can negate the benefits of supplier collaboration.

Measuring Carbon in Latin America
Latin American companies engaged in export markets are responding to the growing demand for greener supply chains. The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is helping these companies to manage carbon emissions and water resources.

Big City Food Supply Serves Up a Complex Menu
Research that involves the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is unraveling the complexities of the food supply in Bogotá, Colombia, and providing valuable insights for other mega cities in developing countries.

Supply Chain Under Fire in Brazil’s Fiscal Wars
The tax breaks offered by many regional governments in Brazil are meant to lure companies to communities, but these incentives are also undermining the efficiency of supply chains.

Logistics Parks Moving with the Times
Logistics parks such as PLAZA, Europe’s largest park located near the city of Zaragoza, Spain, have become an important part of global distribution strategies. Now they face new challenges as companies demand more flexible and innovative logistics solutions.

Which Disruptive Technologies Will Reshape Supply Chains?
Some technologies currently in the early stages of development have the potential to transform supply chain management. One that could make the grade is ultra-low-power sensing, which is being developed by MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL).


June Date for 2011 Crossroads

NextLab Course in Colombia

CLI Continues LatAm Expansion: Launches CLI Chile


Supply Chain Frontiers # 40 Presentations

Supply Chain Frontiers # 40 Publications


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