04.24.2017

UM Faculty at MIT SCALE LATAM Workshop

CINOI’s Director Martin Tanco and Daniel Jurburg attended the MIT SCALE Academic Workshop in Bogotá

This workshop is part of the events organized annually by the MIT Global Scale Network, which uses innovative research in supply chain management and logistics to have a world-wide impact.

The event hosted more than 30 academics from approximately 15 universities in Latin America together with several MIT researchers. The schedule included attendees presenting their main topics of research and workshop sessions of five different regional projects. Dr. Daniel Juberg oversaw presenting the UM, the Department of Engineering and CINOI; and Dr. Martin Tanco discussed “Research synergies in logistics and supply chain management in Latin America”. Dr. Matthias Winkenbach, director of the Megacity logistics lab at MIT, presented the topic “Last mile logistics in the virtual age”; and Daniel Merchán lectured on “Leveraging large data sets for strategic decision making in urban logistics”. The workshops held parallel sessions on regional projects currently in development phase which tackled topics such as Micro supply chain management for SMEs and Data driven logistics, urban logistics, sustainable supply chains and humanitarian operations.

These events bring together researchers from across Latin America and offer an excellent platform for cultural exchange and for fostering collaborations and partnerships in the region. Partnerships create opportunities for student and faculty exchanges and support the efforts of Latin American universities to achieve academic excellence.