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


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Hyperbolic Headlines Will Not Improve Food Supply Chains

"Contrary to the media’s apocalyptic assessment, the COVID-19 crisis has not broken America’s food supply chain ... looking behind the headlines will reveal the real situation – and problems that genuinely need to be addressed."


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COVID-19 Updates & News

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. 

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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 five 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

Commencement Address

Event Start
June 01, 2020

Virtual Event - Ningbo, China

Commencement Address

Event Start
June 03, 2020

Virtual Event - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia