Faculty - David Simchi-Levi

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David Simchi-Levi


Co-Director, Leaders for Global Operations

Room 1-171
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.253.6160 Email: dslevi@mit.edu Research Website: http://slevi1.mit.edu/ Assistant: Janet Kerrigan / kerrigan@mit.edu


  • B.S. 1978, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • M.Sc. 1984, Tel-Aviv University
  • Ph.D. 1987, Tel-Aviv University

Research Interests

  • Transportation and logistics systems analysis
  • Supply chain management
  • Revenue and yield management
  • Optimization based decision support systems
  • Operations research
  • Flexibility and Risk Management

Teaching Interests

  • Optimization based models for logistics and production systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Production management
  • Flexibility and Risk Management
  • Systems simulation
  • Executive education
  • Developing computer-based educational aids for simulating the effect of complex systems

Selected Publications


  1. Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, McGraw-Hill, 2007 (3rd Edition). The book received the Book-of-the-year award and the Outstanding IIE Publication award given in 2000 by the Institute of Industrial Engineering.
  2. Simchi-Levi, D., X. Chen and J. Bramel, The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms and Applica