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"Making stuff - that's easy. Supply chain, now that is hard." ~ Prof. Yossi Sheffi, Ph.D


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Professor Yossi Sheffi is Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), and Director and Founder of the Master of Engineering in Logistics Program. He is a faculty member of the MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, as well as the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is a global expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management.

 Additionally, he is the author of a text book Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods (1985) and eight management books: The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (2005); Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (2012); The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (2015); ); Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in Business (and When Not to) (2018); The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19 (2020), and A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World (October 2021), Strategic Planning for Dynamic Supply Chains: Preparing for Uncertainty using Scenarios (2022) which he wrote with Prof. Shardul Phadnis and Prof. Chris Caplice, and the latest book written by Yossi Sheffi is The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, AI, & the Future of Work (2023).  

Outside academia, Sheffi has consulted with numerous governments and leading manufacturing, retail and transportation enterprises all over the world. He has also founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp (acquired by Ryder in 1994); PTCG (acquired by Sabre in 1996); e-Chemicals (acquired by AspenTech in 2001); (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003), and Syncra Systems (acquired by Oracle in 2004). Read more about each of these here. 


"Companies that require employees to adhere to a narrow definition of the business model stifle the free thinking that catalyzes innovation." ~ Yossi Sheffi, 6 Ways to Kill the Ideas that Spark Innovation.


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View Professor Sheffi Speaking Here


"The normal human tendency to see the world as we want it to be, rather than as it is, stands in the way of preparedness." ~ Yossi Sheffi, Resilient Enterprise

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"The globe-opening supply chains that deliver goods around the world and support world trade also transmit disruptions across the network." ~ Yossi Sheffi, Trade-offs on the Road to Globalization.


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