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Future of Retailing
Consumers are seeking more personalized, convenient, and fresh products, which is pushing companies toward consumer-centric rather than product-centric...
A Case Study of Apple Computer’s Supplier Hubs: A Tale of Two Cities
The supplier hub alternative was particularly intriguing because it provided the additional benefit of allowing Apple to defer...

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Podcast: eKAMI Reskills Coal Miners for Machining and Automation Careers
Displaced workers trained in hard and soft skills for CNC operation and robotics.

Future of Retailing
Consumers are seeking more personalized, convenient, and fresh products, which is pushing companies toward consumer-centric rather than product-centric strategies.

Healthcare Tech Implementation and the Supply Chain
One of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry is reducing operating costs, and one area of opportunity for cost savings is through the supply chain.

A Case Study of Apple Computer’s Supplier Hubs: A Tale of Two Cities
The supplier hub alternative was particularly intriguing because it provided the additional benefit of allowing Apple to decrease the amount of inventory on its books, by negotiating with suppliers to defer payment for incoming materials until the day of use.

5 Ways to Fill Supply Chain Knowledge Gaps
Is your organization suffering from supply chain knowledge and skillset gaps? Here are five strategies to get back on track.

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Alum Gifts $2.5 million
Gift will fund fellowships for graduate supply chain students and endow a chair for the Center for Transportation and Logistics director, Dr. Chris Caplice.

The Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th Anniversary
NASA released a photo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hubble, which was launched into orbit on April 24, 1990 - It's an image of a relatively young star cluster - only about 2 million years old.

The Use of Social Media in the Supply Chain: Survey and Extensions
This paper examines the use of social media to capture the impact on supply chain events and develop a context for those events. This paper also analyzes the use of social media in the supply chain to build relationships among supply chain participants.

A Preview of the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy Report
Can manufacturing jobs come back to the U.S.A.? The brightest corporate superstars, like Apple, were locating production abroad and still reaping the lion’s share of profits within the U.S. Was this going to be the American model for the future?

Collaboration with Industry Shapes 25 Years of Center for Supply Chain Research
Corporate Sponsors help focus Center for Supply Chain Research efforts in ways that best help accomplish its mission as a bridge between academia and industry.

SCM World’s Top 10 Associations & Top 15 Universities for Supply Chain Management
Supply chain practitioners were surveyed on which institutions were their top three as “markers of talent” and where in their minds the best supply chain learning is available.

Business Negotiation Skills: 5 Common Business Negotiation Mistakes
In the business world, why is competition so often the norm, while cooperation seems like an impossible goal? Why do we so often settle for “better than nothing” compromises? One of the most destructive assumptions we bring to negotiations is the assumption that the pie of resources is fixed. The mythical-fixed-pie mindset leads us to interpret most competitive situations as purely win-lose.

U.S. Re-Shoring: A Turning Point
To understand whether there is a shift in the manufacturing sector, the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launched a U.S. Re-shoring survey, in conjunction with Supply Chain Digest, to understand what U.S. manufacturers are really thinking about in terms of re-shoring, what factors are driving their decision process and to determine, if in fact, a geography shift is occurring.

Capturing Value in Global Networks: Apple’s iPad and iPhone
This article analyzes the distribution of value from innovation in the global supply chains of the Apple iPad and iPhone. We find that Apple continues to capture the largest share of value from these innovations.

An Executive Guide to Supply Chain Research
What is research? In layman’s terms, research is the way you solve problems in a systematic manner and, you know very well, problems are part of the business environment.

MIT Report Identifies Keys to New American Innovation (and Jobs)
Today digital technologies and borders open to the flow of ideas, goods, and services make it possible to build international partnerships for bringing innovation into production and into the market. We must take steps now to regain U.S. manufacturing momentum if we want to sustain the nation’s signature economic advantage: innovation.

Auditing, Visibility & Collaboration: The Keys to a Socially Responsible Supply Chain
A program to audit suppliers across multiple tiers of the supply chain is an important first step. That process begins with a supplier code of conduct which provides a baseline for evaluating a supplier’s basic labor and human rights policies.

General Motors Supports Wayne State University’s Supply Chain Competition
The program will introduce students to the issues and challenges involved in producing leading technology vehicles through a case study. They will examine topics such as component purchasing strategy, global vs. domestic sourcing, risk management, and battery production locations.

Scenario Planning for Logistics: An Experts’ View for 2025
Presentation by Dr. Heiko A. von der Gracht, Centre for Futures Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Supply Management Institute (SMI), European Business School (EBS), Final BESTUFS Conference “Cities of Tomorrow” Athens, 12 June 2008.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Space Supply Chain Infographic
Improving organizations' performance and maximizing customer value in a highly competitive marketplace has turned supply chain management and logistics into a highly essential component to global business operations.

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University of Washington
The University of Washington online Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) program prepares you to take a leadership role in the end-to-end management of transportation in a global supply chain, an increasingly critical capability for companies that want…
Rutgers Business School
The Department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School offers a range of academic programs including a PhD in SCMMS, an MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Management and an undergraduate major in SCMMS. Rutgers also offers executive education programs…
Women in Supply Chain WISC
The Van Horne Institute is recognized within Canada and internationally as a leading institute of public policy, education, and research in transportation, supply chain and logistics, and regulated industries. The Van Horne Institute assists industry, government, and the public in…
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Indiana University Kelley School of Business
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University of Southern California
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Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Over the past 60 years, the Kellogg School has prepared generations of experienced managers for greater leadership responsibilities and helped hundreds of organizations transform their strategies and operations. During that time, we’ve honed a unique educational philosophy and approach to…
University of Denver University College
The University of Denver offers the first 21st century approach to supply chain through the graduate program in Supply Chain Management, offering graduate certificates and a master’s degree entirely online. Receive a personalized career development plan, work on real…
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