Professor Yossi Sheffi
"Making stuff - that's easy. Supply chain, now that is hard." ~ Dr. Yossi Sheffi
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).
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"The normal human tendency to see the world as we want it to be, rather than as it is, stands in the way of preparedness." ~ Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Resilient Enterprise
"The globe-opening supply chains that deliver goods around the world and support world trade also transmit disruptions across the network." ~ Yossi Sheffi, Trade-offs on the Road to Globalization.
"Companies that require employees to adhere to a narrow definition of the business model stifle the free thinking that catalyzes innovation." ~ Yossi Sheffi, 6 Ways to Kill the Ideas that Spark Innovation.