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.

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Latest Blog

The Resilience of Bricks-and-Mortar a Harbinger of Retail’s Future

In 2017, when many pundits predicted the demise of traditional, store-based retailing. I predicted that the bricks-and-mortar model would not disappear. Today, physical stores remain a vital part of the retail industry. However, the future is always uncertain.... 

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Baltimore bridge collapse could have ‘profound effect' on supply chain

Professor Yossi Sheffi goes on live TV to discuss the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, hit Tuesday March 26 by a container ship, could have major economic consequences. 

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Upcoming Appearances

Supply Chain Technology and the Future of Work

Event Start
June 05, 2024

Cambridge, MA

Future of Generative AI

Event Start
June 06, 2024

Boston, MA