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FEMA
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April 2019

Dr. Yossi Sheffi's PrepTalk, “Private Sector Resilience: It is All in the Supply Chain”, explains the modes of failure in supply chain networks, explores new ways to think about disruptions, and showcases a General Motors case study on the complexities of supply chain management.

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Supply Chain Brain
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December 14, 2018

MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi discusses his new book, "When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business — and When Not To." The question at issue: When is sustainability an investment? And when is it a cost?

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Supply Chain 24/7
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November 26, 2018

Yossi Sheffi from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics wrote; the United Kingdom’s tortuous withdrawal from the European Union appears to be headed for a hard landing.

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Project Syndicate
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October 31, 2018

While the environmentalists’ efforts to combat climate change is laudable, their reactions to these developments are misdirected. The strategies for reducing emissions that they advocate barely move the needle and are, in many cases, counterproductive; giving companies and governments a “fig leaf”. We need a real-world strategy for tackling climate change that marshals the world’s technological resources without imposing crippling restrictions on economic growth.

This was also published in the Jordan Times.

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MIT Sloan Management Review
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October 30, 2018

How much can we expect business to lead on sustainability? What should be a company’s biggest priority: serving its shareholders, providing jobs, or addressing the health of our planet?

This on-demand recording from our live event on MIT’s campus brings together two leading voices in the sustainability debate to answer these questions. Watch MIT’s Yossi Sheffi and sustainability expert and author Andrew Winston debate and discuss the role of for-profit businesses in supporting — and investing in — sustainability goals.

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Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics
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October 2, 2018

‘Sustainability’ is not an easy topic to discuss when most companies have a ‘profit first’ or ‘profit only’ mentality. Professor Yossi Sheffi of MIT, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, highlighting issues that company executives face regarding sustainability practices. 

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The Guardian
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September 7, 2018

Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” It has been more than two decades now since a 1996 issue of Life magazine depicted a Pakistani boy sewing a Nike soccer ball, reportedly for six cents per hour. After the story, the company lost more than half its market capitalisation in just one year – it took Nike six years of demonstrated social responsibility to recuperate.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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August 21, 2018

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.

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The Wall Street Journal
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July 31, 2018

Levi Strauss & Co. is launching an effort to slash the environmental impact of the factories world-wide that make its apparel and accessories. Levi’s will start its effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficiency programs at factories run by vendors in the first tier of its supply chain. 

Professor Yossi Sheffi talks to The Wall Street Journal about Levi's new plan for their global supply chain emissions. 

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Industry Week
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July 29, 2018

For a long time now, corporations and their supply chains have been required to prove that they are acting in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way. 

(Also published in Materials Handling & Logistics)