Maersk Logistics has joined a supply chain exchange programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed to benefit its supply chain management and carbon footprint strategy.
The MIT Supply Chain Exchange is designed to help companies manage their supply chains more effectively by providing access to the latest research and educational programmes and events.
Maersk is also set to benefit from collaboration on carbon methodologies that the company will use to enhance its SupplyChain CarbonCheck service – a consultancy aimed at identifying carbon reduction potential in global supply chains.
Membership of the Supply Chain Exchange also gives Maersk access to the MIT Global SCALE Network, an international alliance of leading research centres dedicated to the development of supply chain and logistics innovation. SCALE stands for Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence and was established last year. The network spans North America, Latin America and Europe, with plans to expand into Asia and Africa.
In other news, Maersk Line is shifting its UK headquarters from London to Liverpool later this year. Those relocating will join 110 existing employees at offices in the Plaza in Liverpool’s new commercial district, where rents are substantially lower than in London.