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!

The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19

In his new book, The New (Ab)Normal, MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi maps how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted business, supply chains, and society. He exposes the critical role supply chains play in helping people, governments, and companies to manage the crisis. The book draws on executive interviews, pandemic media coverage, and historical analyses. The author paints a compelling picture of how the Covid-19 virus is changing many facets of human life and what our post-pandemic world might look like. This must-read book helps companies to redefine their business models and adjust to a fast-evolving economic landscape.

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Covid-19 is Giving Companies a Crash Course in the School of Hard Knocks

Much has been written about Covid-19 victims, how scientists raced to understand and treat the disease, and how governments did (or did not) protect their citizens. Less has been written about the pandemic’s impact on the global economy and how companies coped as the competitive environment was upended. It may be difficult to appreciate while the coronavirus pandemic still rages, but companies will be more resilient when they come out of the crisis than when they entered it.

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MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi is 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. These titles might be useful to companies and individuals, for navigating these unusual times. Choose a title from the options below to start reading! 

The Power of Resilience             The Resilient Enterprise            Logistics Clusters

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Preparing for and Managing Risk: The Resilient Enterprise and The Power of Resilience

Professor Sheffi has published six books throughout his career. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, two of those books have been in the spotlight: The Resilient Enterprise (MIT Press, 2005) and The Power of Resilience (MIT Press, 2015).

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. And he shows how investments in resilience and flexibility not only reduce risk but create a competitive advantage in the increasingly volatile marketplace. Learn more...

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, as well as including fascinating case studies that illustrate how companies have prepared for, coped with, and come out stronger following disruption. Learn more... 


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Upcoming Appearances

Explaining the New (Ab)Normal

Event Start
November 03, 2020

Virtual Event

Keynote Address - COVID-19: Rethinking Supply Chain Resiliency

Event Start
November 05, 2020

Virtual Technical Collaboration