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During several of the industry conferences last year, I had multiple conversations about what many are now calling a “labor crisis” in the supply chain industry.

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During several of the industry conferences last year, I had multiple conversations about what many are now calling a “labor crisis” in the supply chain industry.

Students in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ Master of Supply Chain Management program spent a year mapping a manufacturer’s forecasting process to help determine if Demand Sensing was a worthwhile ambition to pursue.

This research brief assesses the feasibility and potential value of implementing Demand Sensing in the supply chain of a major consumer medical device company - Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Supply chain programs aren’t graduating enough new practitioners to replace those exiting in the workforce, but the talent crisis is about more than demographics: a shift in thinking must also take place at the corporate level and in academia to develop talent that can collaborate in today’s supply chains.

Driven by significant advances in sensor technology, mobile computing, mobile data and vehicle connectivity, real-time visibility is no longer limited to aggregate information on stationary items at distribution and warehousing facilities.

Multiyear collaboration, led by Professor David Simchi-Levi, will focus on advancing research in machine learning, optimization, and consumer behavior modeling.

The future of supply chain was on display at MIT’s annual student night

After only online collaborations, four MicroMasters students meet in person for the first time - and go on to win a worldwide supply chain competition.

MIT master’s program in supply chain management earns the top accolade for a second time from global ratings agency Eduniversal.

Supply chain faces a severe shortage of talent at a time when the demands on the profession have never been greater. Globalization, market uncertainty, shifting demographic patterns, and the emergence of supply chain as a strategic function are some of the factors that are driving the skills shortfall. The industry can build an adequate supply of talent in a number of ways, but companies must be more proactive in their approach to recruiting, developing, and retaining the supply chain professionals they need to stay competitive.

Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday.

Freight transportation is a leading source of greenhouse gases across the globe, yet the methods used to calculate these emissions vary tremendously.

With the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, the competition to bring 3D-printed athletic shoes to the general market is sprinting ahead, but for the sneaker industry, the technology, and its supply chain, this will be a marathon, not a sprint.

This white paper is part of a series of papers published by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) on disruptive technologies that could reshape supply chains over the next decade.

The controversy over reshoring has flared up again thanks largely to some research published by the managing consulting firm A.T. Kearney in December 2015.