About Yossi

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Prof. of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management.

He is the author of several best selling, award winning books, including The Power of Resilience (MIT Press, 2015), Logistics Clusters (MIT Press, 2012), The Resilient Enterprise (MIT Press, 2005) and Urban Transportation Networks (Prentice Hall, 1985). His latest book The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected was published by MIT Press in October 2015.

Dr. Sheffi has consulted with leading enterprises and founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp (acquired by Ryder in 1994); PTCG (acquired by Sabre in 1996); e-Chemicals (acquired by AspenTech in 2001); Logistics.com (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003), and Syncra Systems (acquired by Retek in 2004).