Verizon

Verizon has more bars than any of its competitors. The company also has a major presence in the Internet of Things. Viju Menon (LGO ’94) is the company’s most senior supply chain officer, and LGO projects have addressed some of Verizon’s critical challenges in this area, ranging from reverse supply chain forecasting to developing Verizon’s product launch ability.

Ana Garcia (LGO ’16)

Location: New Jersey
Research topic: Supply Chain
Ana Garcia addressed supplier contracting and forecasting practices, which before the internship often led to a lot of variability on inventory and production planning. She collaborated with suppliers and planners to design alternate metrics and used discrete event simulation to evaluate these proposals. Ana developed a recommended alternate policy that created $500,000 in annual savings for one product and reduced order quantity variability by half.

Federico Markowicz (LGO ’17)

Location: New Jersey
Research topic: Supply Chain
Federico’s internship created a roadmap for an omni-channel fulfillment strategy with Verizon Wireless’ network. Drawing Verizon’s retail stores into the fulfillment network along with distribution centers, Federico’s extensive scenario analysis led to expected benefits to Verizon of substantial operating cost savings and improved service levels.

Yanai Golany (LGO ’14)

Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, Verizon
At LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management
Yanai’s internship at Verizon focused on risk and resiliency analysis in the wireless supply chain. Since joining the company full-time, he has moved from a Business Operations Manager to Director of Business Operations, where he managed global supply and demand planning. More recently he became Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics, leading the advanced analytics, business intelligence, and project management teams.

At Verizon I’ve been able to tie together LGO program tools and experiences with actual operational business needs. In my current role we see how our statistical and probability models help produce data-driven decisions that impact Verizon’s daily operations.


– Yanai Golany (LGO ’14)

Michael Sandford (LGO ’17)

Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy Manager, Verizon
At LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering

Mike conducted his LGO internship on novel uses for 3D printing in the product development cycle at Johnson & Johnson. After graduation he’ll join Verizon with the responsibility to create the company’s first climate change policy. Mike will seek ways to reduce Verizon’s environmental impact across the company’s footprint, and establish and deploy a long-term strategy for climate change mitigation across the Verizon network.

Viju Menon (LGO ’94)

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Verizon
At LGO: MBA & SM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Previous studies: University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering
Viju came to LGO from Intel. After graduation, he held key leadership roles in Intel such as Factory Manager and Head of Worldwide Supply Planning Operations. In 2010, he joined Verizon.

Christine Wong (LGO ’02)

Program Manager, Verizon
At LGO: MBA & SM Civil and Environmental Engineering
Previous studies: University of Pennsylvania, Systems Engineering and Finance; Babson University, Accounting
Christine joined consulting directly after LGO. After a few years, she joined Nokia Mobile Phones as a sourcing manager. Since 2012 she has been a program manager at Verizon Wireless, currently working to integrate customer care and device return response.

Verizon engages with LGOs throughout their time at MIT, bringing senior executives to meet LGOs in the Global Operations Leadership Seminar as well as at AdMIT weekend, hosting local plant treks, and making sure the LGO alumni working at Verizon visit campus frequently. Verizon makes recruiting LGO graduates a priority.

# of hires in last 3 years: 5
Frequent job titles at hire: New Product Program Manager; Business Operations Manager; Senior Consultant, Wireless Supply Chain, Data Scientist
Common locations: Boston, MA; New York, NY