Chris Caplice and Joe Lynch discuss MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and a wide range of logistics and supply chain topics. Chris is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL).
About Chris Caplice
Dr. Chris Caplice is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center. He created and leads the MITx MicroMaster’s Program in Supply Chain Management, the first online credential offered at MIT, for which he was awarded the MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning, the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education, and the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Award. He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. Outside of MIT, Dr. Caplice is the Chief Scientist for DAT Freight and Analytics. In this role, he pioneered the development of the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC). He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a MSCE from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BSCE from the Virginia Military Institute. Twice the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has formally recognized him: the Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1996 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2016. Chris was named the Silver Family Research Fellow in 2016.
About MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is a research and education center dedicated to advancing the field of supply chain management, freight transportation, and logistics. Founded in 1973, the center has since become a world-renowned institution known for its innovative research and practical solutions to complex transportation and logistics problems. CTL offers a range of educational programs, including a master’s program in supply chain management, executive education courses, and online courses, all of which focus on preparing students for careers in the transportation and logistics industry. The center also engages in cutting-edge research, working with companies and organizations to develop new technologies, strategies, and practices that improve the efficiency, sustainability, and safety of global supply chains. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is a leader in the field, working to address the challenges facing the transportation and logistics industry today and, in the future, and driving innovation into practice.
Key Takeaways: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
- Dr. Chris Caplice is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL).
- The MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management helps learners gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final comprehensive exam. The MicroMasters is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management.
- Chris is also the Chief Scientist at DAT Freight & Analytics
- In the podcast interview, Chris and Joe discuss the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) and the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters (mit.edu)
- Future Freight Flows initiative is primarily concerned with improving the way in which freight infrastructure investments are made and enabling informed discussions of national, multistate, state, and regional freight policy and system investment priorities.
- MIT FreightLab which develop innovations in freight transportation planning and operations and drive them into practice.
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