Connecting Supply Chains to the Internet of Things
The global network of objects that exchange data via embedded sensors – known as the Internet of Things – has the potential to revolutionize everyday communications. A MISI thesis research project looked at the supply chain implications for a major manufacturer.
Taking Stock of Small Store Delivery Options
A global retailer is opening small format stores in response to market changes, but is still using a large store distribution model. An SCM thesis research project looked at alternative models that are suited to the delivery of grocery products in smaller volumes.
Towards a Freight-Friendlier Rail System in Europe
Traditionally, rail transportation in Europe has tended to favor the movement of passengers. A new research initiative aims to make the mode more attractive to freight. The Zaragoza Logistics Center is taking the lead on the supply chain portion of the research.
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MIT SUPPLY CHAIN FRONTIERS Issue #58, Summer 2015
Editor: Ken Cottrill