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Logistics Clusters: Jobs, Growth, and Economic Development

Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics and Professor of Engineering at MIT

In his talk, Dr. Yossi Sheffi described the role of logistics clusters in regional and national economies. He explained logistics clusters, how they grow, why they drive economic growth, and why they are a formidable job engine. The talk included examples from around the world.

Special introduction for the series kick-off by:

Gregory D. Winfree

Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Research and Technology

About the Speaker

Yossi Sheffi

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he serves as director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is an expert in systems optimization risk analysis and supply chain management.

He is the author of several best-selling, award-winning books, including The Resilient Enterprise (MIT Press, 2005) and Urban Transportation Networks (Prentice Hall, 1985). His latest book, Logistics Clusters, was published by MIT Press in October 2012.

Read more about Dr. Yossi Sheffi.

News and Video

Read the news story and view the video from the event.