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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.


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Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
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A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.

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SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
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Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
An investigation into how supply chains have changed, where they are heading, and how you can prepare.