Hosts: Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
We speak with Chris Caplice. His supply chain career path started in civil engineering, then moved into transportation systems. Chris shares his influencers along with the hard and soft skills students and professionals need to be more successful. He talks about the need for frontline operational knowledge and emphasizes the value of two-way industry interaction with higher education organizations, especially on relevant research projects. He provides his thoughts about how transportation careers are affected by data and greater transparency within the private, contract, and spot markets. Chris also emphasizes the increasing value of team-based projects, leadership development, and continuing education in an ever-changing, fast-paced industry.
Who is Chris Caplice?
Dr. Caplice is a Sr. Research Scientist at MIT and Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center. He created and leads the MITx MicroMaster’s Program in SC Management, the first online credential offered at MIT. He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. Outside of MIT, Dr. Caplice is the Chief Scientist for DAT Freight and Analytics. In this role, he pioneered the development of the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC). He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a MSCE from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BSCE from the Virginia Military Institute. Twice the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has formally recognized him: the Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1996 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2016.