In an article for the MIT Sloan Management review, MIT’s Matthias Winkenbach outlines how data analytics and interactive visualization can enable faster, better-informed decision making on the way to more efficient last-mile delivery operations in congested urban centers.
Megacity Lab featured in UBM’s Future Cities, Logistics Project Takes a Street View
My colleague Jan Fransoo and myself have coined the term nanostore to refer to the wide variety of small shops, owner operated and usually much smaller than convenience stores, that abound in emerging markets, specially in megacities. Some of our ideas on the unique characteristics and the implications to urban logistics can be found in this[…]
I presented at the 2012 annual event of CISLOG (USP, São Paulo) in December 2012. Slides from the event can be downloaded here.
A transcript and a video of a 2012 conversation with Supply Chain Brain about megacities can be found here
We have been awarded two additional MISTI 2012-2013 Seed Fund grants (check the announcements here and here). We will be working with our partners in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile over the summer, including two 2-week long trips by MIT researchers to gather detailed information on city-wide logistics metrics that can be useful to[…]
The Megacity Logistics Lab has a tumblr page with some memorable photos from our workshops, visits and activities: http://megacitylab.tumblr.com
Thanks to the help of my colleagues at Monterrey Tech and the support of Sergio Caballero (Ph.D. student), the agenda of the first Megacity Logistics Workshop in Mexico City is all set. The full agenda can be found here. We have a great set of speakers including my good friend Professor Jan Fransoo from TU/e.
I was invited by ILOS to given one of the plenary talks at the XVIII Forúm Internacional Logística in Rio de Janeiro. My talk is scheduled on Wednesday August 22. Learn more about the event here. That same week I will be hosting the second MegacityLab workshop focusing on small store distribution. Thanks to my colleagues[…]
I’ll be giving one of the keynote sessions at the 2012 Crossroads event on June 28, 2012 at the MIT Campus. More information here.