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Past Rosenblatt Lectures                             

The annual Meir J. Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture brings the “rock stars” of supply chain and operations to the Danforth Campus every fall. Each lecture gives prominent thinkers and practitioners alike the opportunity to hear an expert in the field highlight emerging trends. 

This lecture series was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Meir J. Rosenblatt, who taught from 1987 to 2001 at Olin Business School as the Myron Northrop Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management. A leader among faculty, Rosenblatt often won the Teacher of the Year award at Olin and authored the book “Five Times and Still Kicking: A Life with Cancer,” having battled cancer multiple times throughout his life. 

For more information on this annual event, please visit the Rosenblatt Lecture page on The Boeing Center's website.





2017 Mike Pinedo
Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management at New York University's Stern School of Business
"Operational Risk Management in Financial Services"
2016 Jan Van Mieghem, Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business "Humans vs. Machines:  Collaboration & Multitasking in Networks"
2014 David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "OM Research: From Problem-Driven to Data-Driven Research"


Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Logistics Clusters:  Delivering Value & Driving Growth"


Stephen C. Graves, Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy

"Joys & Challenges of Practice-Based Research"


Christopher S. Tang, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration, University of California–Los Angeles

“Emerging-Market Business Models With Micro-Entrepreneurs as Supply Chain Partners”


Marshall L. Fisher, Professor of Operations & Information Management, University of Pennsylvania

"Retail Assortment Optimization"


Paul R. Kleindorfer, Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development, INSEAD, and Anheuser-Busch Professor of Management Science (Emeritus), University of Pennsylvania

“Risk & Global Supply Chain Management”


Boaz Golany, Professor in Industrial Engineering & Management department, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

“Evaluation, Selection & Control of Multiple R&D Projects”


Steven Nahmias, Professor of Operations & Management Information Systems, Santa Clara University

“The USGA Golf Handicapping System: Is It Fair?”


Warren H. Hausman, Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

“RFID: Challenges & Opportunities in Supply Chain Management”


Morris A. Cohen, Panasonic Professor of Manufacturing & Logistics, University of Pennsylvania

“Trends & Developments of Emerging, Performance-Based Supply Chain Management”


Hau L. Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford University

“Supply Chain Security & Disaster Management”