Yossi Sheffi may have his roots in engineering, but he has brought his scientific perspective and a seemingly boundless curiosity to bear on transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Sheffi, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is the director of the school's Center for Transportation and Logistics as well as its Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) degree program.
In 2003, he spearheaded an industry, academic, and government partnership to launch the MIT-Zaragoza program, which included building a new logistics university in the Spanish city.
In addition to his notable academic career, Sheffi is also a successful entrepreneur, starting or running five companies in logistics software or operations. In addition, he is a sought-after consultant and has become a regular speaker at logistics and supply chain events.