Change in the Supply Chain: High Tech's New Growth in Emerging Markets
Join HBR and Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT, for an interactive discussion on the impact of globalization and the growth of logistics clusters to deliver value and drive new revenues
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
According to a new survey of high tech manufacturers, the export picture is brightening in emerging nations. High tech companies operate in a complex supply chain environment where rapid product life cycles and narrow margins put constant pressure on market share and financial performance. Although the industry was hit hard by the global recession, U.S.-based high tech executives believe the picture for exports has improved.
Given the critical role of emerging markets in driving revenue and profitability gains in the high tech industry, the companies that excel in import/export are likely to capture more than their fair share of growth.
On December 4, join Harvard Business Review and Dr. Yossi Sheffi, director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT, for an interactive discussion on the high tech supply chain, the impact of globalization and particularly of emerging markets, and the growth of logistics clusters to deliver value and drive new revenues.
Insights from a recent UPS report which surveyed 125 U.S.-based high tech manufacturers about their challenges and opportunities related to the import/export process.
About the Speaker
Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT
Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management, which are the subjects he teaches and researches at MIT. He is the author of many scientific publications and three books: Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods (Prentice Hall, 1985); The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press, 2005); and Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (MIT Press, 2012).
Under his leadership, CTL launched many new educational, research, and industry/government outreach programs, leading to substantial growth. He is the founder and the Director of MIT's Master of Supply Chain Management degree. He also led the international expansion of CTL by launching the Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network of academic centers of education and research. The network includes centers modeled after CTL in Zaragoza, Spain; Bogota, Colombia; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.