Project Manager, Research & Course Lead, MicroMasters Program in SCM

Kellen Betts is a Project Manager in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is also a Course Lead in the MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management currently leading SC4x (Supply Chain Technology and Systems), and previously SC3x (Supply Chain Dynamics). Research initiatives he is involved in include the Omnichannel Distribution Strategy Lab, annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability report, carbon insetting with sustainable aviation fuels, and the Circular Supply Chain Initiative.

Kellen has over fifteen years of experience in supply chain and analytics working for Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses. He writes articles and is working on a book about supply chain sustainability. He also organizes events for the supply chain professional community.

Prior to joining MIT, Kellen helped launch a supply chain technology startup for port trucking and logistics, and worked in supply chain, analytics, and engineering roles at REI, Zulily, PACCAR, JBE Inc., and Vigor Industrial. He received an M.S. degree in Global Supply Chain Management from Portland State University and an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.

Kellen is also an endurance athlete finishing the 2023 HURT 100-Mile Endurance Run as well as many other cross country skiing and trail running races ranging from 40 kilometers to 100 miles.

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