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

Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (And When Not To)

Professor Sheffi's fifth book, published by MIT Press will be available both in stores and in electronic format in mid-February of 2018.  Pre-orders are available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as book stores everywhere.



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Latest Blog

Hard Lessons from a Hard Brexit Landing

The United Kingdom’s tortuous withdrawal from the European Union appears to be headed for a hard landing. Instead of leaving the EU in an orderly fashion, the country could be unceremoniously dumped outside the door without an agreement. The experience is delivering some harsh lessons for the UK – and for other countries including the United States.

Brexit’s supply chains lessons are especially painful.



Guest Voices: Straw Man Solutions for Sustainable Supply Chains


Eliminating straws from restaurants and coffee shops may provide a positive environmental message, Mr. Sheffi writes, sends a “feel good” message to consumers while sidestepping bigger actions that would have a more significant environmental impact.

Professor Sheffi speaking

Logistics Clusters Prosperity in the Middle East

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October 24, 2018

Aqaba, Jordan

Critical Questions Live: Is it up to business to save the planet?

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November 01, 2018

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