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Thought leadership from MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

    Supply Chains across Sectors - A Conversation with the MIT CTL Military Fellows

    Supply Chains across Sectors - A Conversation with the MIT CTL Military Fellows

    In today’s episode, research scientist David Correll speaks with the 2021–22 MIT CTL military fellows: US Army Col. Joe Parker, Lt. Col. Brian Young, and Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Stephen J. Luebbert. The fellows discussed their experiences in the military and the MIT SCM program.

    For written and downloadable transcripts visit ctl.mit.edu

    Their conversation explores the differences and similarities between private-sector and military supply chains in strategy, leadership, and on-the-ground implementation. We learn how in the private sector, cost and efficiency drive supply chain decision making, whereas in the military portability, safety, and redundancy may be seen as primary drivers. The episode ends with some ideas about how the government and private sector could collaborate more.

    Since 2007, MIT has hosted three US military officers each year for a course of academic study that parallels the MIT ten-month Supply Chain Management master's program. Sponsored by the United States Army War College’s Senior Service College Fellows (SSCF) program, top officers are selected to attend.

    CTL Military Fellows accompany the more than 80 other global business professionals in the program’s curriculum and develop strong analytical, change management, and leadership skills. Their work includes an in-depth research project.

    • 31 min
    Moderna’s Road to the Vaccine and Beyond

    Moderna’s Road to the Vaccine and Beyond

    Paul Granadillo, SVP Global Supply Chain at Moderna describes how the company met logistics and production requirements during the ramp-up to a global Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

    • 29 min
    Bottleneck Analysis to Understand Systems in Disruption

    Bottleneck Analysis to Understand Systems in Disruption

    Conceptual and simulator approaches to addressing bottlenecks in complex supply chain systems

    • 29 min
    Voices from Beyond the Open Road - Utilization, Shippers, and Driver Quality of Life pt. 2

    Voices from Beyond the Open Road - Utilization, Shippers, and Driver Quality of Life pt. 2

    Earlier this year, MIT CTL's David Correll spoke with over-the-road truckers about their experiences in order to shed light on why it is that U.S. truckers appear to be both scarce and underutilized at the same time. 


    During the year, Dr. Correll oversaw three MIT SCM master's capstones that addressed truck driver utilization and retention in contrast to shipper and receiver policies and practices. These were completed as part of the MIT FreightLab's Driver Initiative.


    In today's episode, we hear how a variety of factors influence driver utilization, and how they may impact the widespread driver shortage currently experienced in the U.S. David's guests offer solutions that shippers, warehouse managers, dispatchers, and their companies can implement to improve.


    Download a transcript of this episode.


    Read the capstones covered in this episode.


    Diving Deep into the Determinants of Driver Dwell Authored by: Michelle Catherine Roy, Leora Reyhan Sauter


    Goldilocks and the Three Dispatchers: Quantifying the Impact of Dispatcher Management on Truck Driver Performance Authored by: Danielle Procter, Paulo Sousa Jr.


    Automation of Warehouse Decision Making Authored by: Roogers Marino, Zeyu Wu


     

    • 38 min
    Amazon Last-Mile Routing Research Challenge Uncovers New Research Methods on a Global Scale

    Amazon Last-Mile Routing Research Challenge Uncovers New Research Methods on a Global Scale

    The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and Amazon engaged with a global community of researchers across a range of disciplines, from computer science to business operations, to supply chain management, challenging them to build data-driven route optimization models leveraging massive historical route execution data and machine learning models.


    While we congratulated the winning teams and all participants in the news, Dr. Matthias Winkenbach joins today's Frontiers to share some insights and outcomes that the production of a research challenge brought about.


    He speaks about how convening researchers from across all levels of academia and supplying rich data and a compelling problem, may drive more new research in areas of inquiry that are sparsely published on.


    Learn more about the Challenge: https://routingchallenge.mit.edu/


    Learn more about the Megacity Logistics Lab: https://megacitylab.mit.edu/

    • 23 min
    Key Performance and Key Learning Indicators in Digital Transformation

    Key Performance and Key Learning Indicators in Digital Transformation

    Today, on MIT Supply Chain Frontiers, editorial director, Ken Cottrill speaks with Maria Jesus Sáenz, director of MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation Lab, about how companies use artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify key performance and key learning indicators during digital transformations.


    Sáenz shares examples of how companies may use AI and ML to collaborate on data models and leverage publicly available data to craft more accurate forecasts or discover hidden efficiencies. Learn more about how AI and machine learning are used in digital transformations at digitlsc.mit.edu


    View and download full transcript: https://ctl.mit.edu/podcasts/key-performance-and-key-learning-indicators-digital-transformation

    • 20 min

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