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


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Latest Book

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. He explores how the mission could transform how the world combats other global-scale challenges. 

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Pandemic Shortages Haven’t Shattered the Case for ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains

The Wall street journal

Professor Yossi Sheffi writes that just-in-time strategy has come under scrutiny in the automotive sector, which has been coping with production disruptions because of parts shortages. Pandemic-related issues such as product shortages have raised questions about the viability of “just-in-time” supply chains and the role lean strategies may play in the strained availability of manufacturing components and consumer goods. 

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Latest Blog

Can Companies “Uber-ize” Their Way Out of Supply Chain Troubles?

Companies today face near-constant pressure to improve their underperforming supply chains. In recent years, platforms that enable companies to “compete” for supply chain assets have emerged as a way to lower costs and increase efficiency through Amazon-like economies of scale. It is an intriguing development, but how far can it go in improving the performance of today’s complex supply chains?

Professor Sheffi speaking
Upcoming Appearances

London Trade Week: SC Beyond the Pandemic

Event Start
June 27, 2022

London, UK

Supply Chain Management: Before, during, and after a crisis

Event Start
July 26, 2022

Virtual Event