Amazon warehouse and logistics: the winning law of chaos

Over 50 billion packages sent with priority service in 2017. Hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. An average of 70 minutes between the customer hitting the “Buy!” button to shipment of the product itself.
With stunning service and impressive customer satisfaction levels, Amazon never fails to amaze us.

From Clicks to Bricks: Wardroba opens its first physical store

Do you remember Wardroba, the e-commerce and social platform launched by three Part Time MBA Alumni?
The startup, born at MIP and incubated by Polihub, has evolved over the years and now it’s ready for a new adventure.
Indeed, a couple of months ago, the digital platform went physical, opening its first temporary shop in Milan.
As we love keeping in touch with our #Growingleaders, we arranged an interview with Federico Della Bella, one of the founders of Wardroba, to discuss the next steps with him.

Edtech moves up the learning curve

Education technology – or the use of information and communications technology to facilitate, enrich and in some cases replace traditional forms of learning – is a hot topic with educators and investors alike.
As massive open online courses (MOOC) continue to sprout up, in many cases attracting students who may not otherwise have the possibility to study, educators also debate the extent technology can be used to improve the learning experience and the best way to do that in the traditional classroom setting.

Apulia takes to the skies

Earlier this year, a “SW-4 Solo” helicopter produced by Italian aerospace group Leonardo successfully completed its first unmanned flight, taking off and landing at the Taranto-Grottaglie airport in the southern Italian region of Apulia after 45 minutes simulating a surveillance mission.

Sharing economy: what’s it all about?

It’s the biggest phenomenon in the world right now. With a global market value of over $4 trillion and a workforce of nearly 1.5 million people, the sharing economy is undoubtedly the place to be.
It’s a sector that creates a great deal, destroys nothing and transforms everything and anything – a new world where innovation is as natural as breathing and investment is on the up and up.
Beneficial, smart, and ultra-modern it may be, but the sharing economy is not always that easy to understand. So what’s it all about?

The only Circular Economy course in Italy: guiding students from theory to practice

“Have you heard of critical materials?” With this question, Professor David Peck began our first day of the Circular Economy MBA Bootcamp. He urged the whole class to raise our cell phones in the air and broke down how many critical raw materials and conflict minerals are contained in our mobile phones and computers. This start to the lesson got us thinking about the many materials that compose our belongings, our businesses’ products, our lives.

Italy’s emerging food, fashion and furniture brands focus on sustainability and internationalisation

Innovative, internationally focused and sustainable. These are the three main attributes shared by the 50 leading emerging Italian brands, described by Legalcommunity founder Aldo Scaringella as “examples of excellence today, multinationals tomorrow”.

Agritech, fertile ground for startups

Some people create bacon from seaweed or invent a gel for plants and others produce wine corks that narrate stories. These are ideas that are circulating in the world of agriculture technology, or agritech, a “fertile ground” for innovative solutions that address crucial issues for the future of humanity such as sustainability and food security.

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Stuck in a rut? Feeling blocked? There’s no need to think that your current position is your destiny, as one student at MIP Politecnico di Milano was to discover.
An International Full Time MBA at MIP helped Matteo Castagno land a great job as a business analyst with Nestlé Nespresso… and now he is only too happy that he took the plunge and made the switch from one industry to another.

From Japan to Italy with a trip beyond the Alps

Many Italian companies have yet to understand the value of blockchain, since it is a complicated subject; we are at the beginning of a long path to see this new paradigm working its way into organisations. I mean, a company knows perfectly well what the Internet is and how to exploit it for business. This is not the case, however, for blockchain. There is no lack of interest, but this often stops at the fields of education and experimentation. In the Italian market we have few solutions currently in production.