Yossi Sheffi

Timeline

2016
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Served on Secretary of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness - Washington, DC
2016
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The Center for Transportation and Logistics launches the MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Program, MIT - Cambridge, MA
2016
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Founded Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute - Ningbo, China
2015
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Founded the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics - Luxembourg
2015
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Published The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected
2015
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Professor at Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT - Cambridge, MA
2013
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37th Annual PROSE Awards - American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence
2012
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Served on the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (until 2016) - Washington, DC
2012
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Published Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth
2011
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Founded Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation and became Adjunct Professor- Shah Alam, Malaysia
2011
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Presented with honorary doctorate from the University of Zaragoza
2009
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Presented with the Aragón International Prize by the Government of Aragón - Zaragoza, Spain
2009
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Received the Eccles Medal for excellence in logistics education
2009
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Awarded named professorship, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
2008
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Founded the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) - Bogotá, Colombia
2007
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Director of the Engineering Systems Division at MIT - Cambridge, MA
2005
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The Resilient Enterprise named Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine (now ForeWord Reviews), in the category of Business and Economics
2005
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Retek, Inc. acquired by Oracle, Syncra software rebranded as Oracle Value Chain Collaboration
2005
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The Resilient Enterprise listed as one of the Best Business Books by the Financial Times
2005
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Published The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage
2004
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Syncra Systems acquired by Retek, Inc.
2004
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Founded Global SCALE Network at MIT - Cambridge, MA
2003
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Logistics.com acquired by Manhattan Associates
2003
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Founded Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) and became Adjunct Professor - Zaragoza, Spain
2002
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Life member of Clare Hall at Cambridge University - Cambridge, UK
2000
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Founded logistics.com
2000
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e-Chemicals acquired by Aspen Technology
1998
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Co-founded e-Chemicals
1998
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Founded the Master's of Supply Chain Management at MIT - Cambridge, MA
1997
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Recieved the Distinguished Service Award from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
1997
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Co-founded Syncra Systems
1996
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PTCG aquired by The Sabre Group
1996
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Presented with the Anderson Award for Best Paper in the International Journal of Logistics Management
1994
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LogiCorp aquired by Ryder Systems
1992
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E. Grosvener Best Paper Award
1992
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Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT - Cambridge, MA
1989
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Franz Edelman Award from INFORMS
1988
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Co-founded LogiCorp
1988
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Head of the Civil Engineering Department's Transportation Systems Division at MIT - Cambridge, MA
1987
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Co-founded Princeton Transportation Consulting Group (PTCG)
1985
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Best Teacher Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1985
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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1984
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Published Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods
1981
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Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1978
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Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1978
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PhD in Civil Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1976
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MS in Civil Engineering, MIT - Cambridge, MA
1975
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BS in Civil Engineering, Technion - Haifa, Israel
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Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems

Professor, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor, MIT Institute of Data Science and Society

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 SocietyHe is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management and is the author of a text book Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods (1985) and four award-winning 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). His latest book is The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19 (October 2020).

Under his leadership, the MIT CTL has launched many educational, research, and industry/government outreach programs, including the MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics program in 1998, the MIT Master of Applied Sciences in Supply Chain Management, and the MIT on-line offering the MITx MicroMasters program in supply chain management. (Launched in 2016, it has enrolled more than 350,000 learners in 196 countries.)

Prof. Sheffi launched an international expansion of MIT CTL, establishing academic logistics and supply chain management centers around the world. These include the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program in Spain launched in 2003, the Center for Latin America Logistics Innovation launched in 2007, and the Malaysia Center for Supply Chain Innovation launched in 2012, the Luxembourg Center of Logistics launched in 2015 and the Ningbo Supply Chain Institute in China launched in 2016. Collectively these centers operate as the MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network which he leads.

Outside academia, Dr. 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); Logistics.com (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003), and Syncra Systems (acquired by Oracle in 2004).

Dr. Sheffi has been recognized in numerous ways in academic and industry forums, including the 1997 Distinguished Service Award given by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is also a life fellow of Cambridge University’s Clare Hall College.

He obtained his B.Sc. from the Technion in Israel in 1975, his S.M. from MIT in 1977, and Ph.D. from MIT in 1978. 

Links

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

MIT Masters of Engineering in Logistics

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Division