Faculty Biography

Prof. Chelsea White

Georgia Tech | H.Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Chelsea C. White III holds the Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

His most recent research interests include analyzing the role of real-time information and enabling information technology for improved logistics and, more generally, supply chain productivity and risk mitigation, with special focus on the U.S. trucking industry.

Prof. White is the former editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Parts A and C, and was the founding editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He has served as the ITS Series book editor for Artech House Publishing Company. He is co-author (with A.P. Sage) of the second edition of Optimum Systems Control (Prentice-Hall, 1977), co-editor (with D.E. Brown) of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence: Integration of Problem Solving Strategies (Kluwer, 1990), and co-editor (with D.L. Belman) of Trucking in the Information Age (Ashgate, 2005). He has published primarily in the areas of the control of finite stochastic systems and knowledge-based decision support systems.

He has served on the faculties of the University of Virginia (1976 – 1990) and UM (1990 – 2001). He has served as school chair of the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (2005-10), where he is the director of the Trucking Industry Program (TIP) and the former executive director of The Logistics Institute. He serves on the boards of directors for Con-way, Inc. (NYSE: CNW), The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, the Industry Studies Association, and the Bobby Dodd Institute, and is a former member of the board of ITS America (a Utilized Federal Advisory Committee) and the ITS World Congress.

Prof. White III received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (UM) in 1974 in Computer, Information, and Control Engineering.


Prof. Nitin Joglekar

Boston University | Questrom School of Business

Professor Joglekar’s interests span development of products, supply chains and customer engagement at established and entrepreneurial firms. Current projects / working papers address the following themes:

(I) Startup Product Development, Supply Chains & Innovative Operations: Entrepreneurial decisions to set up and improve business models by leveragingoperational constraints around resources, routines, reputation and regulations (see related blog: https://supsio.org)
(II) Management of Technology: Technology commercialization/ readiness tradeoffs during the development of complex products & processes.
(III) Connected Health & Self Care: Design principles for UX and service delivery; behavioral studies for enhancing patient engagement and personalized care.


Prof. Mozart Menezes

Kedge Business School | Operations Management, Information System

Prof. Menezes is a senior professor at Kedge Business School – Bordeaux, and Director of the Supply Chain & Complexity Lab at that same institution. Previous work includes Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary; Professor of Supply Chain Management and PhD Program Director at the Zaragoza Logistics Center; and faculty member in the Operations Management and Logistics Department at HEC School of Management – Paris. He has been also a Research Affiliate at the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT.

Prof. Menezes worked for several years in the Engineering sector and five years as Operations Manager at Procter & Gamble in Brazil. He has worked on one or more projects, as consultant or supervising students, with many companies including Alcatel-Lucent, City of Calgary, Environmental Research Systems, General Motors, Groupe Casino, Imaginarium, Louis Vuitton, Medecins sans
Frontieres, SaicaNatur, Sonoco, Solutia, and Telefonica.

He obtained a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Para, Belém, Brazil. Prof. Menezes received an MSc degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Project Management and an MSc degree in Industrial Administration from Clemson University, USA. He received a PhD degree in Operations Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada. His research areas of interest include Supply Chain Complexity, Supply Chain Network Design, Supply Chain Disruptions, Facility Location, Supply Chain Management, Social Network Influences on Operations, Social Choice and Workforce Management.


Prof. Charles Fine

MIT Sloan School of Management

Charles Fine is the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular focus on fast-clockspeed manufacturing industries. Fine’s work has supported design and improvement of supply chain relationships for companies in electronics, automotive, aerospace, communications, and consumer products. His current research examines outsourcing dynamics, with a focus on dynamic models for assessing the leverage among the various components in complex industrial value chains and the principles for value chain design, based on strategic and logistical assessments.

At MIT Sloan, he teaches Operations Strategy and Supply Chain Management and directs the roadmapping activities in the Communications Futures Program. Fine teaches and consults widely with such clients as 3M, Accenture, Agile Software, Alcan, BellSouth, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Delphi Automotive, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, Embraer, Fluor, GE, GM, Goodyear, HP, Honeywell, Intel, Kodak, Lucent, Mercury Computer, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, NCR, Nokia, Nortel, Oracle, Polaroid, PTC, Research-in-Motion, Rolls-Royce, Sematech, Teradyne, Toyota, TRW, Unilever, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Walsin Lihwa. He also serves on the board of directors for Greenfuel Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company that he co-founded, which focuses on renewable energy. Fine also serves as co-director of an executive education program, Driving Strategic Innovation, which is a joint venture between MIT Sloan and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is the author of Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage (Perseus Books, 1998). His work on quality management, flexible manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations strategy has appeared in a variety of publications, including Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Annals of Operations Research, Games and Economic Behavior, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, and Interfaces.

Fine holds an AB in mathematics and management science from Duke University as well as an MS in operations research and a PhD in business administration from Stanford University.