Crossroads 2012: Megacities and Sustainability
Dr. Edgar Blanco, Research Director, MIT CTL, Executive Director, MIT SCALE Network, Latin America
Megacities – cities with a population of at least 10 million people – are growing in size and number, and are expected to account for about 20% of world GDP within a decade. Dr. Blanco will draw on recent research to map the supply chain challenges posed by these metropolises, and talk about a major research initiative to help companies develop megacity markets. The research is also relevant for companies doing business in any large urban area; markets that are increasingly important given the global population shift from rural to city environments.
Crossroads 2012: Supply Chains in Transition: The Driving Forces of Change
June 28, 2012 - 08:00am - 05:00pm EDT
Stata Center (Building 32-123)
The growth of megacities, projected shortages of vital human and natural resources, and a dramatic increase in the amount of market data available to companies, are some of the major forces that will reshape supply chain management over the next five to 10 years. Many enterprises are not prepared for these developments.
Crossroads 2012 convened leading experts from MIT and the business community to discuss the impact of these changes on companies and the supply chain profession.
Learn more at http://ctl.mit.edu/events/crossroads_2012