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Dr. Lapide has over 30 years of experience in industry, consulting, business research, and academia. Most recently he was the Director of Demand Management at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). He also managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project and is responsible for the Strategy Alignment Workshop, one of three interactive executive education workshops created by the Center.
In 2001, Dr. Lapide was recognized by Supply Chain Technology News magazine as one of four top thought leaders in supply chain; and in 2006, he was featured in Supply Chain Management Review’s “Profiles in Leadership” column. DCVelocity magazine named him as a 2007 Logistics Rainmaker. Prior to CTL, Dr. Lapide worked at AMR Research serving variously as VP and Service Director for Supply Chain Strategies, VP of Research Operations for Business Applications, and GM for Benchmarking Services.
Previous to AMR, he was an associate partner with Accenture and also worked at Data General, Arthur D. Little, and Benchmarking Partners. He currently teaches part-time at the University of Massachusetts’ Boston Campus. He holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, a master's in electrical engineering from MIT, and a bachelor's in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union.