2015 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - David
David Simchi-Levi, Ph.D
Professor at MIT, Chairman OPS Rules
Renowned operations and supply chain expert,
Engineering Systems Professor
at MIT and Chairman of OPS Rules. He was the co-founder of LogicTools, a
supply chain software company that is now part of IBM. He has extensive
experience both on the academic and the business sides of operations and supply
chain management and is considered a leader in these fields.
BOOKS: He co-authored these
award winning books:
Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, with Edith
Simchi-Levi and Philip Kaminsky.
Managing the Supply Chain with Edith
Simchi-Levi and Philip Kaminsky.
Logic Of Logistics with Xin Chen and J.
Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis - Modeling in the
E-Business Era with S. David Wu, Z.J. (Max) Shen,
His most recent book
Operations Rules: Delivering Customer Value through Flexible Operations has been
praised by business executives. The book addresses the current business concerns
around Complexity Management, Flexibility, Segmentation and Supply Chain Risk
Ph.D. in Operations Research, Faculty of Management,
Tel-Aviv University, July, 1987.
o Ph.D. THESIS: The
Multistop Location Problem, Tel-Aviv University
M.Sc. in Operations
Research, Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University, June, 1984.
Aeronautical Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, February,
Professor of Engineering Systems, Engineering Systems
Division and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the
Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and
Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 1997-2000.
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences,
Northwestern University, 1993-1997.
Associate Professor, Department of
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 1991-1994.
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research, Columbia University, 1987-1991.
Lecturer I, Department of
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 1986-1987.
Lecturer, Principles of Statistics, Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv
(For ISI Citation, please
note that some of Professor Simchi-Levi's papers are reported in ISI knowledge
under "Simchi-Levi D*" and others under "Simchilevi D*".)
1. Kim, C., D. Klabjan and D. Simchi-Levi (2014) Optimal
Expediting Policies for a Serial Inventory System with Stochastic Lead Time. To
appear in Production and Operations Management.
2. Simchi-Levi, D. and Y. Wei
(2014), Worst-case Analysis of Process Flexibility Designs. To appear in
3. Halman, N., D. Klabjan, C. L. Li, J. Orlin and D.
Simchi-Levi (2014), Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Schemes for Stochastic
Dynamic Programs. SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. Volume 28, No 4, pp.
4. Chen, X., S. Shum and D. Simchi-Levi (2014), Stable and
Coordinating Contracts for a Supply Chain with Multiple Risk-Averse Suppliers.
Production and Operations Management. Volume 23, No 3, pp. 379-392.
Mirchandani, P. and D. Simchi-Levi, (2014), Communications Network Design
Models. Handbook of Graph Theory. J. L. Gross, J. Yellen and P. Zhang eds., CRC
Press, pp. 1495-1518.
6. Gong, X., X. Chao and D. Simchi-Levi (2014), Dynamic
inventory control with limited capital and short-term financing. Naval Research
Logistics. Volume 61, Issue 3, pp. 184-201.
7. Simchi-Levi, D. (2014), OM
Research: From Problem Driven to Data Driven Research. Manufacturing and Service
Operations Management. Volume 16, No 1, pp. 210.
8. Johnson, K., D.
Simchi-Levi and P. Sun (2014), Analyzing Scrip Systems. Operations Research
Volume 62, No 3, pp. 524-534.
9. Simchi-Levi, D., W. Schmidt, and Y. Wei
(2014), From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply Chain
Disruptions. Harvard Business Review, January-February 2014, pp. 96-101.
Simchi-Levi, D., A. Clayton and B. Raven (2013), When One Size Does Not Fit All.
Sloan Management Review, Volume 54, No. 2, pp. 14-17.
Application (Supply Chain Best Practice)
1. Simchi-Levi, D. (2011), Greening the Global Supply
Chain. Our Common Future, Conference summary report.
2. Simchi-Levi, D.
(2011), Operations Rules: How to Mitigate Risk Based on Business Objectives.
European Business Review, March-April 2011.
3. Focacci, F. and D. Simchi-Levi
(2009), Flexibility: A Critical Factor in Today's Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Industry. Innovating in Pharmaceutical Technology, September 2009.
Focacci, F. and D. Simchi-Levi (2009), Focus on Flexibility. Manufacturing
Chemist, February 2009, pp. 44-46.
5. Focacci, F. and D. Simchi-Levi (2009),
Optimizing Inventory - Where to Start? Manufacturing & Logistics IT, January
AFFILIATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES/SERVICE TO THE
MSOM Distinguished Fellow Award, 2013
Honor by the
Journal Production and Operations Management, January-February 2013
2012 Thinkers & Movers Award given by DSC Logistics.
Board of Governors,
Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)
Head, Accenture and MIT
Alliance in Business Analytics
Head, MIT-Technion Postdoctoral Fellowship
INFORMS Fellow (Fellow Info)
Former Editor-in-Chief of
Former Editor-in-Chief of Naval Research Logistics.
Co-Director of the LGO Partnership.
Former co-Director of the SDM
Co-Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.
A member of the MIT Operations Research Center.
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