Whether you have a single day or a full week to devote to professional development this spring, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) has a program to fit your schedule. The center's lineup of events for the first half of the year includes everything from a one-day conference to a week-long executive education course.
First up, on March 21-22, the center joins forces with the Zaragosa Logistics Center in Zaragosa, Spain, to present "Crossroads 2007: Supply Chain Innovation Summit." The program will bring together top business leaders and supply chain experts from around the world to share the innovative strategies, processes and tools being successfully used to manage increasingly complex supply chains. Speakers include senior executives from Best Buy, Johnson & Johnson and IBM.
Later this month, back on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., the center offers a twoday executive education workshop, Scenario Planning. Scheduled for March 27-28, the program addresses the topics of working with uncertainty and developing strategies to identify and deal with future challenges.
On April 30, in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the center will conduct a one-day conference on energy efficiency. The program will feature experts from industry and academia, who will discuss rising energy costs and the impact on supply chain design and management.
The center's annual week-long executive education program, this year titled "Supply Chains Driving Strategic Advantage," takes place on the MIT campus from June 19-22. The course, which is taught by CTL's team of prominent MIT faculty members and researchers, will make use of the center's global research on industry-leading supply chain practices. The format will be a mix of management exercises, case studies, and interactive sessions.