|2011 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibit - Bruce Arntzen Bio
Bruce Arntzen, PhD
Senior Research Director at MITís Center for
Transportation & Logistics
Arntzen is a Senior Research Director at MITís Center for Transportation and
Logistics. He also is the Executive Director, MIT Supply Chain Management
Program where he oversees SCM Curriculum, student admissions, faculty selection,
and student job placement. He also leads the MIT Hi-Viz Supply Chain project
which is developing automated board-ready visualizations of the supply chain and
its critical risk pathways. .
He has taught classes, led change teams, managed a corporate industrial
engineering group, led numerous SC process and network modeling projects, and
advised clients on supply chain management for over 20 years. He has lectured in
undergraduate and executive education programs at Northeastern University, MIT,
Penn State, WPI, University of North Florida, and the University of Wisconsin.
He has published key articles in Operations Research, Interfaces, CSCMP
proceedings, and Supply Chain Management Review.
He has led CEO-sponsored supply chain transformations in a wide variety of
industries: Chemicals, Electronics, Industrial Equipment, Retail, and Consumer
Goods Products. His clients include 3M, ExxonMobil, HP, Dell, Cisco, Pratt &
Whitney, Siemens, Huntsman Chemical, Clark Shoe, and the Hard Rock Cafť.
Dr. Arntzen co-founded a supply chain consulting firm, Avicon Partners, LLC.,
led industrial engineering 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. He is a frequent speaker
at industry conferences including CSCMP, WERC, and INFORMS. He is currently
serving as the Past President (3-Terms) of the New England Chapter of CSCMP (New
Dr. Arntzen holds a PhD from MIT, an M.S.E from Johns Hopkins, and a B.S. and
B.A. from Bucknell University.
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