F105 | Exploring Disruption: A Supply Chain Focus on Trends and Technologies Effecting Transportation and the Rest of our Lives   


3:00 – 4:30 pm


3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22 & 4/29 (no class 4/15)

Six Sessions

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program

Philosophers remind us that “the older order changes and yields place to the new.” In our digital age this is profoundly, disruptively true.  This class will explore six disruptive technologies and the factors driving their emergence. The preliminary list includes transportation focused products – electric/hybrid vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and robotics (including drones and bots) – as well as broad-impact technologies such as 3D printing, block chain transfers and the internet of things.  After a context-setting introduction, each class will focus on one technology –hopefully with insights from outside experts and active class discussion.

Week One Slides: Freight Disruptors -- Forces Can Change Everything.pptx

Week Two Slides: Impacts of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles On Future Mobility.pptx

Week Three Slides: Electric Vehicles, Drones, and Bots.pptx

Week Four Slides: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence.pptx

Week Five Slides: Disruptive SCM Focused Technologies.pptx

Robert James, Esq., holds a JD from Boston College School of Law. He served as Senior Policy and Planning Aide for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the State of New Jersey, and is co-author of Portway, a major freight program for New Jersey supported by three of its governors. He is past president of the New York Transportation Research Forum. 

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