XPO Logistics Extends Technology Collaboration with MIT Industrial...

XPO Logistics Extends Technology Collaboration with MIT Industrial Liaison Program

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, September 14, 2020

XPO Logistics, Inc. announces the renewal of its partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

FREMONT, CA: XPO Logistics, Inc. is a leading global transportation and logistics solution, announces the renewal of its partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industrial Liaison Program (ILP). In the year 2019, XPO became the first global logistics company to join the ILP, which pairs MIT's world-class research with the leading corporations to advance the innovation.

The terms of the renewal are customized to XPO's part as a technology leader in the supply chain industry. The ILP is structured to foster the collaboration between XPO and MIT, offering these and other benefits.

XPO continues to supervise the emerging technologies that might be applied to solve the transportation and logistics challenges. The company also has access to MIT's private knowledge base maintained by its faculty and the researchers.

The ILP's Startup Exchange connects XPO with innovations under the development that might have a significant supply chain benefits. The Startup Exchange has more than 1,800 active MIT technology companies developing advances in nanotechnology, communications, process efficiency, and other areas.

MIT will carry on to help XPO engage with MIT students for internships and job recruitment, choosing the candidates who are a strong match with XPO's prioritization of productivity, customer service, and intelligent technology.

Mario Harik, chief information officer of XPO Logistics, commented that their first 12 months with the Industrial Liaison Program exceeded the expectations for the give and took insights into transformative technologies. They are excited to explore a new wave of advances for their customers through continued work with the pioneering thinkers of the MIT ILP.

XPO Logistics, Inc. is a global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies globally. The company functions as a highly integrated network of people, technology, and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,506 locations and nearly 96,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help over 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains. XPO's corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters are in Lyon, France.

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