Supply Chain Frontiers Issue # 49



Assessing the Worth of Supply Chain Innovation
Companies such as Walmart and Zara have used supply chain innovation (SCI) to become market leaders, yet it is not well understood. Recent research and a forthcoming white paper from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, however, are shedding new light on SCI. Thought leaders at the Crossroads conference in June will discuss the implications.

Supply Chain Risk and Reward for Malaysia’s Automakers
If the ASEAN Economic Community is created in 2015 as planned, automakers in Malaysia will need to extend their supply chains to the other nine countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and beyond. The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation has looked at the challenge.

A Case Study in Proactive Risk Management
In 2011 parts of Japan were devastated by a tsunami, yet electronics manufacturer Cisco, which had key suppliers near the strike zone, escaped relatively unscathed in terms of the impact on its supply chain. A case study from the Zaragoza Logistics Center reveals why.

Six Supply Chain Options for Strategic Alignment
Work done for a Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management capstone project on aligning supply chain and corporate strategies has grown into a new method for synchronizing these two key elements of enterprises.


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Speakers and Agenda Confirmed for Crossroads Event

Financial Constraints Limit Asia’s SMEs

MISI’s Role in Entrepreneur Competition

Zaragoza Opens First IT Logistics Demo Center in Spain

Logistics Collaboration Pilot Puts ZLC Research to Work

Carbon Footprint Case Studies Available

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Supply Chain Frontiers #49 Presentations 2013

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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue # 49, Spring 2013

Editor: Ken Cottrill
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