MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network
The MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network is an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.
The Global SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies from all six centers around the world to pool their expertise and collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistics innovations with global applications.
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A Discrete Simulation-Based Optimization Algorithm for the Design of Highly Responsive Last-Mile Distribution Networks Online and omnichannel retailers are proposing increasingly tight delivery deadlines, moving closer towards instant on-demand delivery. To operate last-mile distribution systems with such tight delivery deadlines efficiently, ...
A Systems-Level Technology Policy Analysis of the Truck-and-Drone Cooperative Delivery Vehicle System This paper concerns a systems-level assessment of the truck-and-drone cooperative delivery system and its integration into urban environments. The analysis is grounded in an assessment of the regulatory environment currently ...
(2020-03-23)The objective of this paper is to predict long haul truckload spot market rates for the near future. Short term spot rate forecasts help with making operational decisions, estimating budgets for shippers and cash flow for ...