2014 UPS George D. Smith Prize Presentation

An Academic/Industry Partnership Driving the Practice of Analytics
Presented by MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO)

The MIT LGO program epitomizes the spirit of the UPS George D. Smith Prize—a belief that to be true to the origins of our profession, the academic operations research programs must prepare students for its practice. A first of its kind, MIT LGO was created to bring renaissance in US manufacturing by developing analytically and technically sophisticated leaders to face the challenges of global competition. Since its inception, it has built an impressive track record. Starting with analytically oriented students, combining a core curriculum in operations research with courses and exercises in leadership, team work, and global collaboration, and capping with immersive hands on experience in solving real world problems, MIT LGO has innovated the way to preparing students for the practice of operation research.