Sustainable Logistics Initiative


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What is Sustainable Logistics Initiative?

We are helping companies to improve their Supply Chain Operations via better Logistics Sustainability.

Our mission is to support organizations to improve logistics and supply chain operations by creating applied and innovative research aimed at fostering growth while considering environmental and social sustainability.

 Our research helps solve organizations problems regarding logistics sustainability (large firms) and improving supply chain management expertise in their small business. These solutions are intended to create economic value and improve efficiencies.


Our Research Initiatives

The Sustainable Logistics Initiative (SLI) engages in research with industry that aligns with the logistics sector’s sustainability goals, CTL’s core expertise and MIT’s mission to train tomorrow’s supply chain leaders.


Optimize routes and networks for maximum sustainable fuel efficiency


Helping build sustainable supply chains for companies.

Data Modeling

Collecting data through our GeneSys project

Small Firms

Improving SCM management expertise in their small business

More Sustainable Research at MIT CTL

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has several Sustainable initiatives that aim to connect research outcomes to practical settings, enabling companies and stakeholders to leverage supply chains as a beneficial force to reaching sustainable development goals. 

MIT GeneSys

The MIT GeneSys project started in 2016 with the aim of contributing to small business growth specifically in the developing countries. The objective of the project is to provide a framework for managerial insights for micro and small firms. The project developed a comprehensive methodology and a mobile app that provides a detailed and comprehensive assessment of the potential of survival and sustainability of small firms. 

Research Partners & Sponsors

Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Sustainable Initiative Highlights

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting

Dr. Josué Velázquez Martínez will participate in the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

An Alternative Route to a Fuel-Efficient Last Mile

An Alternative Route to a Fuel-Efficient Last Mile

What are the options for a greener and more sustainable delivery system?

A recent research project at the MIT Sustainable Logistics initiative looked at the options for reducing the carbon footprint of the last mile.

MIT Sustainability Summit Recap

MIT Sustainability Summit Recap

MIT Sustainable Logistics Initiative director, Josué Velázquez Martínez, took part in this years MIT Sustainability Summit (Friday 26th April, 2019) and spoke with MIT Sloan School of Management for a follow-up article to discuss “People and Goods Transportation: Tech Synergies for Lasting Sustainability?”

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