Bruce Arntzen

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Bruce Arntzen — Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Program, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Arntzen is the Executive Director, MIT Supply Chain Management Program where he oversees the SCM curriculum, student admissions, faculty selection, and student job placement. He serves as the faculty advisor, oversees Master’s theses, and teaches the course “Global Supply Chain Management.” As a Research Director he leads the MIT Hi-Viz Supply Chain project which is developing automated board-ready visualizations of the supply chain and its critical risk pathways. Dr. Arntzen founded two supply chain consulting firms, lead industrial engineering and operations planning groups at Digital Equipment Corp., performed operations management consulting at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and served as an economic analyst at The World Bank in Washington, DC. An expert on Supply Chain Risk Management and International Supply Chain Operations, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including CSCMP, WERC, APICS, OIA, and INFORMS. He has thrice served as the President of the New England Chapter of CSCMP. Dr. Arntzen holds a BA and BS from Bucknell University, an MSE from Johns Hopkins, and a PhD from MIT.

Guest Post: Learning to Partner with Academia

Academia

Whether it’s a burning question that needs to be answered or a gap in your knowledge that has the potential to yield some valuable insights, taking the time to do the research – assuming you have the right resources – is often a tall order. Partnering with academia is one way to get the work done. But how can you make sure that your academic partners will deliver?

There are no standard rules for such engagements, and projects vary widely in terms of their scope, subject matter, and goals. Read More…

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