Dr. Edgar Blanco hosted the Last Mile Delivery Roundtable @ MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
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