Hello all,
You may be interested in an upcoming web-lecture hosted by Volpe on October 3 from 12-1 PM, by Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics. The web-lecture will focus on Logistics Clusters: Jobs, Growth, and Economic Development.
This event kicks off Volpe’s Transportation and the Economy Speaker Series, which will highlight emerging and future issues relevant to U.S. economic competitiveness and movement of both passengers and goods. 
The lecture (as well as others in the Speaker Series) are available as a webinar for remote participants. To join the webinar on October 3, please go to www.volpe.dot.gov.  Additional details are listed below.
Hope you can join us on October 3,
Alisa Fine
Community Planner
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Transportation and the Economy
A Thought Leadership Speaker Series
Logistics Clusters:
Jobs, Growth, and Economic Development
Friday, October 3, 2014
Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET
Opening Address
Gregory D. Winfree
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation
Guest Lecturer
Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics  
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT  
Join us in person or via webinar at www.volpe.dot.gov
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About the Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management.
He is the author of several best-selling, award-winning books, including The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press, 2005) and Urban Transportation Networks (Prentice Hall, 1985). His latest book, Logistics Clusters, was published by MIT Press in October 2012.
Dr. Sheffi has consulted with leading enterprises and founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp (acquired by Ryder in 1994); PTCG (acquired by Sabre in 1996); e-Chemicals (acquired by AspenTech in 2001); Logistics.com (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003), and Syncra Systems (acquired by Retek in 2004).
He earned his BSc from the Technion in Israel (1975) and his SM (1976) and PhD (1978) from MIT.
You can find more information at http://sheffi.mit.edu/yossi-sheffi 
The views of the presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. DOT.