Prestigious award honors achievement in transportation and supply chain management
May 23, 2011
Professor Yossi Sheffi has been selected to receive the Salzberg Lifetime Award from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. The Salzberg Medallion has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management—in part because of the high caliber of past honorees and in part because of the program's rigorous selection process.
Professor Sheffi is being honored with the Salzberg Award for his lifetime achievements in the areas of logistics and supply chain management. In a letter to Professor Sheffi on behalf of the Whitman School and Syracuse University, Whitman School Dean Dr. Melvin Stith noted, "There are very few individuals who are so dominant in their respective fields that they have an almost universal association to that field. You are one of those individuals. As a respected scholar, educator, innovator, and entrepreneur, your contributions have made and will have a lasting legacy in this discipline." Dr. Stith further remarked that Sheffi's "work on supply chain resiliency has become even more significant in the wake of so many recent global events."
Professor Sheffi will accept the award at the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program on October 6, 2011, and will present the talk “Risk and Resilience—a Look into the Future.”