Hosts: Rodney Apple and Mike Ogle
In This Episode:
We dive deep with Dr. Yossi Sheffi, an esteemed professor at MIT and Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics. Tracing his journey from civil engineering to urban transportation and eventually to the broad realm of transportation system management, Dr. Sheffi underscores the importance of melding soft skills with technical expertise to craft and execute effective solutions. Highlighting the soaring demand for their onsite and online masters candidates, whether pursuing degrees or certificates, he sheds light on the rising interest in AI and its intersection with the evolving world of supply chain. A renowned author of 9 books, we talk about his latest one, “The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, AI, and the Future of Work,” in which Dr. Sheffi explores the revolutionary shifts reshaping the supply chain landscape. As we wrap up, he shares invaluable insights on education, lifelong learning, and preparing the next generation to champion our supply chain systems.
Who is Yossi Sheffi?
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Prof. of Engineering Systems at MIT, where he serves as Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management. Dr. Sheffi consults with leading enterprises and has founded or co-founded five successful companies. Additionally, Dr. Yossi Sheffi is an author to a text book Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods (1985) and six management books. For more information see: https://sheffi.mit.edu/