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


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New Book

THE MAGIC CONVEYOR BELT: Supply Chains, A.I. and the Future of Work

The latest book by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi on global supply chains is an exploration of one of the most critical and complex systems of our modern economy. In The Magic Conveyor Belt, Professor Sheffi examines how supply chains have been affected by the societal and economic shocks of the early 2020s, demystifying their murky depths, twists, and turns. He also illustrates how supply chains actually worked well during the pandemic, why technology alone is not enough (despite being the key to sustainability), and how human and A.I. collaboration is the future.

Hand holding the globe and linking supply chains everywhere

Latest Blog

Faceless AI Will Not Relegate the Social Side of Business to the Past

The arguments are put forth in more detail in Professor Sheffi's new book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work. As the book explains, algorithms will not replace the human interactions and communities underpinning global commerce. He uses the structure of supply chains to illustrate the point.



Question Everything: Will A.I. take our jobs?

Professor Yossi Sheffi goes on live TV to weigh in on how new tech and AI will be impacting workers in the future. Are jobs in danger? What will people have to do in workplace's of the future? What workers fears are well-founded? Where is the truth? WBZ-TV's David Wade reports. 

Yossi Speaking
Upcoming Appearances

Zaragoza Commencement Speech

Event Start
June 02, 2023

Zaragoza, Spain 

Supply Chain Resilience

Event Start
June 08, 2023

Cambridge, MA