In a piece in the Huffington Post, MIT LGO senior lecturer Steven Spear warns: Don't be a "zombie" organization — time lost to routinized workarounds makes the whole system vulnerable to disaster.
A study by MIT LGO faculty advisor Randy Kirchain of materials science finds the bulk of running shoes' carbon footprint comes from manufacturing processes.
BusinessWeek profiles the Operations Lab course co-taught by LGO's Don Rosenfield, where MIT Sloan students consult for small businesses.
David Simchi-Levi, LGO's engineering faculty co-director, was elected a Distinguished MSOM Fellow by the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, part of INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences).
LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi will speak at "America's New Manufacturing," a conference hosted by the Washington Post on April 23. Other speakers include Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute, and Bill Krueger, Senior VP, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management for Nissan North America.
MIT Technology Review's list of 50 Disruptive Companies 2013 includes LGO partners ABB, Amazon, and Novartis. Click on the companies' names in this grid to see links to other stories about them.
LGO faculty member Noelle Selin, Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems and Atmospheric Chemistry, has been selected as a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow. The Leopold Fellows program provides outstanding academic environmental researchers with skills and approaches for communicating and working with partners in NGOs, business, government and communities to integrate science into decision making to help to solve society's most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges.
The December issue of CEE On Balance looks at research on the "long chain" and manufacturing operations flexibility by LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi and others, citing a recent paper in Operations Research.
Charles Fine, the Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, helped conceive the manufacturing curriculum for the Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute, part of the Indian School of Business' new campus in Mohali, according to an article in the IndUS Business Journal. Richard de Neufville, LGO professor of engineering systems, is also consults on another segment of the new Mohali campus, the Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management.
LGO faculty member Sanjay Sarma, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named as MIT's first director of digital learning. He will shepherd efforts to integrate elements of online education into traditional MIT courses.
LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi is quoted in an MIT News Office story about SAP Enterprise becoming a strategic sponsor of the MIT Forum on Supply Chain Innovation, of which he is founder.
During the Dalai Lama's recent visit to MIT, LGO faculty members John Sterman and Zeynep Ton spoke during a panel discussion on "Peace, Governance and Diminishing Resources."
MIT LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi talks about sales inventory operations planning in this video.
Leonora Lanza, LGO '12, tells [the Daily Muse] that MIT LGO's dual degrees and family-like community are key draws for the program, and she encourages women to apply.
Tim Sweitzer, LGO '02, has received Inside Business' Top Forty Under 40 Award for his professional success and community involvement. Sweitzer is director of material engineering for Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division.
Michael Chun, LGO '14, was quoted in an MIT Sloan news release about the hopes and expectations of new MBA and master's degree students.
"The current corporate tax structure is driving manufacturing outside the country," LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi noted in a Wall Street Journal article on what industry is seeking that would make manufacturing in the U.S. more attractive.
Mass. High Tech interviewed LGO faculty co-director David Simchi-Levi about "Made in America: Rethinking the Future of U.S. Manufacturing," a 2011 study he co-authored which discusses supply-chain changes that are causing more companies to bring their manufacturing back to the U.S.
"Around BIDMC," the online newsletter of LGO industry partner Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, noted that a grant will enable a collaboration between the hospital's perioperative services and LGO to expand a pilot program that applying innovative processes used by industry to increase access and optimally use operating rooms.
Professor David Simchi-Levi, LGO faculty co-director and founder of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, announced the formation of the Forum's Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board, which will bring MIT academic and research leaders together with major technology providers and industry to collaborate on key issues around U.S. manufacturing.
About 14 percent of U.S. companies surveyed by LGO faculty co-director Prof. David Simchi-Levi definitely plan to move some of their manufacturing back homeóthe latest sign of growing interest among executives in a strategy known as "reshoring," according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
MIT and LGO industry partner General Motors are among the recipients of $54 million in Energy Department grants aimed at improving the energy efficiency of advanced manufacturing technologies.
The LGO program was the subject of a feature in Technology Today, a publication of LGO industry partner Raytheon. The article lists 18 employees who are LGO alumni, including Natalie Chouinard (LGO '09) and Lincoln Sise (LGO '03), who are profiled.
Patricia E. Moody of Blue Heron Journal interviewed Prof. David Simchi-Levi, LGO faculty co-director, about the gap between companies' desire to re-shore manufacturing and making it happen—a topic he addressed at the recent LGO conference on "The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S."
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was on campus June 8 for the LGO graduation of his son, Joseph Franken.
Steven D. Eppinger, General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor at MIT, gave a keynote presentation at PlanetPTC Live. Eppinger shared his perspective on the future of the engineering design profession. In this video, his talk begins at 1:21:00.
The Boston Globe ran a story on BuzzyBaby, a stroller created by a team including LGO '12s Chong Keat Ng and Greg Sham from "Product Design and Development," a class co-taught by LGO/Sloan Prof. Steven Eppinger.
Several LGO students were featured in an MIT News Office story on "Product Design and Development," a class taught by Steven Eppinger of MIT Sloan which made final presentations to a panel of product development professionals on May 12.
Work by MIT Sloan/LGO professor Retsef Levi and several LGO students was profiled in a Sloan Alumni Magazine article about surgical scheduling at Mass. General Hospital, an LGO partner organization.
Several MIT/LGO notables, including President Susan Hockfield and Profs. Martin Schmidt and Suzanne Berger, are cited by The Economist in a special report on manufacturing and innovation. The series includes pieces on factories and jobs (quoting Hockfield and Berger), automation (quoting MIT/LGO Professor Martin Schmidt) and materials, which cites work by several MIT researchers.
EECS-LGO Prof. Martin Schmidt joined President Obama and a panel of experts on a Jan. 26 PBS show on "How Many Manufacturing Jobs Can U.S. Realistically Maintain?"
EECS-LGO Prof. Martin Schmidt, a panelist at the upcoming LGO manufacturing conference and MIT faculty lead for AMP, will give a keynote speech at the NJ Institute of Technology clean energy summit on March 30.
For Tim Gutowski, LGO faculty member and head of MIT's Environmentally Benign Manufacturing research group, advanced manufacturing is an opportunity not just to boost employment but also to improve the environment, according to a profile by the MIT News Office. Gutowski has advised six LGO student theses for companies including Dell and UTC.
MIT Press has Q&As with two LGO/ESD faculty: Olivier de Weck, author of "Engineering Systems: Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World," and Richard de Neufville, co-author of "Flexibility in Engineering Design."
A study by MIT's David Autor details the U.S. employment effects of the rapid rise in low-wage manufacturing industries overseas. It also shows that manufacturing unemployment isn't as acute in the "rust belt" as in other areas of U.S.
News@MIT Sloan reports that Associate Professor Vivek Farias and co-authors won first place in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2011 Junior Faculty Interest Group paper competition. The winning paper, entitled "Approximate Dynamic Programming via a Smoothed Linear Program," is forthcoming in Operations Research.
Articles in Mint (a New Delhi partner of the Wall Street Journal) and the Times of India note that MIT Professor Charles Fine is using LGO's curriculum as a basis for the manufacturing management curriculum he's developing for the new Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute at the Indian School of Business. Fine is a professor of operations management and engineering systems at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
In several publications including Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and the Boston Globe, LGO was named as one of the programs using a new iPad app to read and evaluate applications from prospective students.
In a Bloomberg BusinessWeek story about dual-degree graduate programs, LGO was recognized as high-quality dual-degree program that also serves to strengthen ties with industry.
Leonora L. Lanza (LGO '12) published an interview with Tana Utley (a 2007 Sloan Fellow) in Sloan Women in Management.
Professor David Simchi-Levi, faculty co-director of LGO, was quoted in a Bloomberg BuisnessWeek article on "Hope for American Manufacturing and Maybe Jobs."