THE LEADING EDGE
Industry clusters come in many shapes and sizes, from the concentration of hi-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley to the community of moviemakers in Hollywood. Logistics clusters not only bring enterprises together to share logistics expertise, but also create jobs that are not vulnerable to offshoring. Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, explains the many benefits of logistics clusters in his new book, Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth
The growing economic influence of Asia and innovations such as hybrid cars are two trends that are redefining the auto manufacturing industry. A new research initiative planned by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation will analyze changes like these and explore the supply chain management implications.
Euro Project Targets Med Ports
Mediterranean ports have long been important gateways to Europe, but the entry of eastern countries into the European Union and the growth of markets in the Far East bring new challenges to these facilities. The Zaragoza Logistics Center is one of the primary partners in a research project that aims to help Mediterranean ports meet these challenges.
Teamwork is a vital component of supply chain management, but in today’s globalized business world people also must learn how to work in teams that span multiple countries. Four students from the Graduate Certificate in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GC-LOG) program, offered by the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation, gained this experience as part of a thesis project.
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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue #46, Summer 2012
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