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The Center for Supply Chain Management welcomes Dr. Chris Caplice of MIT to the 2014 Annual Distinguished Guest Speaker Series

untitledThe John Cook School of Business Center for Supply Chain Management will welcome Dr. Chris Caplice, the executive director, Center for Transportation and Logistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a keynote speaker for the 2014 Annual Distinguished Guest Speaker Series on Thursday, November 20.

As the executive director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics, he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education and corporate outreach programs including the Supply Chain Exchange and the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) graduate program. He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab, a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured and managed. His primary research is in the design, procurement and management of freight transportation systems including combinatorial auctions, robust planning and performance metrics. Dr. Caplice has presented and published in numerous business and academic conferences and journals.

Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Caplice held senior management positions in supply chain consulting, product development and professional services at several companies including Logistics.com, SABRE and PTCG. He is also the Chief Scientist for Chainalytics, the leading analytical supply chain consulting firm where he pioneered and leads the Chainalytics Model Based Benchmarking Consortium (MBBC).

Dr. Caplice served five years in the Army Corps of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Logistics Management and Transportation Research. He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.

For more information and to register for the event, contact the Center for Supply Chain Management: cscms@slu.edu or 314-977-3617.

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