Professor Yossi Sheffi
Elisha Gray II Professor, 
Engineering Systems, MIT
MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics


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New Book! Now Available for Presale

A SHOT IN THE ARM: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World

In “A Shot in the Arm - How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World”, MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the vaccine’s world-changing journey from scientific breakthrough, to coronavirus antidote, to mass vaccination. And he explores how the mission could transform how the world combats other global-scale challenges. 

BIBA Award

Award Winner

The New (Ab)Normal: 2020 BIBA® Business/Global Economics Winner!

Professor Yossi Sheffi's fifth management book, The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19, has been named the 2020 BIBA Award winner in the section of Non-fiction Business/Global Economics. Get your copy of this award winning book here!

Hoarding People

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How Companies Can Break the Hoarding Habit

A potent reminder of the insecurities associated with Covid-19 is the hoarding of toilet paper by consumers during the early days of the pandemic. We are now witnessing a corporate version of this practice, as supermarkets build inventories in anticipation of product shortages. The motivations are different, but the outcome is similar – more acute and longer lasting shortages.

 A silver lining is that the lessons learned could lead to more flexible approaches to inventory management generally.



COVID-19 Updates & News

MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi has been an active contributor to media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out his latest articles and interviews, or view by news source. 

CNBC   Bloomberg   Wall Street Journal   Forbes

Professor Sheffi, in cooperation with MIT Press, has made several of his books available for FREE online reading. Choose from the options below to start reading! 

Choices made before a disaster can make a significant impact on a company's survival. In The Resilient Enterprise, Yossi Sheffi demonstrates the importance of being prepared, and how resiliency can benefit a company disaster or no disaster. Read now..

In today’s connected global economy, unexpected events can cause a ripple through the world's supply chain and affect companies everywhere. In The Power of Resilience, Yossi Sheffi explains innovative processes and tools for managing corporate resilience. Read now..

Professor Sheffi speaking
Upcoming Appearances

The New Reality of Supply Chains

Event Start
October 26, 2021

Virtual Event