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Meir J. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture

Leading academic thinkers give a broad audience presentation on concepts, trends, and theories for improved operational excellence practices.

The annual Meir J. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture brings the “rock stars” of supply chain and operations to the Danforth Campus every fall. Each lecture gives prominent thinkers and practitioners alike the opportunity to hear an expert in the field highlight emerging trends.

This lecture series was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Meir J. Rosenblatt, who taught from 1987 to 2001 at Olin Business School as the Myron Northrop Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management. A leader among faculty, Rosenblatt often won the Teacher of the Year award at Olin and authored the book “Five Times and Still Kicking: A Life with Cancer,” having battled cancer multiple times throughout his life.

Recent Rosenblatt lecturers have included experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California—Los Angeles. The fall 2014 lecturer will be David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT and chairman of OPS Rules, a leading analytics and optimization firm. He will share his thoughts on “OM Research: from Problem-Driven to Data-Driven Research,” which will spotlight the intersection of statistics, computational science, and operations research techniques.



BCTIM-sponsored the 10th Anuual Meir J. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture
FALL 2013
Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value & Driving Growth."
BCTIM-sponsored the 9th Annual Meir J. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture
FALL 2012

Stephen C. Graves, Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Joys and Challenges of Practice-Based Research"