About the author:
Professor David Simchi-Levi of MIT is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management. Dr. Simchi-Levi holds a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. His research currently focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for logistics and manufacturing systems. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management.
Simchi-Levi has been the principal investigator for more than five million dollars in funded academic research. He is the editor-in-chief of Operations Research, the flagship journal of Informs, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
He was the co-founder of LogicTools which developed supply chain optimization software and was acquired by ILOG in April 2007 and is now part of IBM where he serves as ILOG Chief Scientist.
Simchi-Levi is co-author of several books: ‘Designing and Managing the Supply Chain’ (Mcgraw Hill, 1999,2003,2007), ‘The Logic of Logistics’ (Springer, 1997,2004), ‘Managing the Supply Chain’ (Mcgraw Hill ,2003) and the author of the upcoming ‘Operations Rules: Delivering customer value through flexible operations’ (MIT Press, 2010).