Kellen Betts contributes to research projects at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and is a Course Lead in the MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management. 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 helps organize events for the supply chain professional community.
Prior to joining MIT, Kellen co-founded a supply chain technology startup (seed funded) for the port trucking (drayage) market. He also worked in supply chain, analytics, and engineering roles at REI, Zulily, PACCAR, JBE Inc., and Vigor Industrial.
Kellen received an M.S. in Global Supply Chain Management from Portland State University and an M.S. 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 other mountain running and cross country skiing events from the marathon to 100 miles.