James M. Masters has been appointed Executive Director of a new Master of Engineering in Logistics program (MLOG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The intensive nine-month program, administered by the Institute's Center for Transportation Studies, will admit its first students this fall.
Designed for mid-career executives in logistics and supply chain management, the MLOG is the first program of its kind to focus on producing logistics professionals with a system-wide perspective who are equally at home with sophisticated data analysis and with complex management issues.
It is designed primarily for people with three to ten years of industry experience, but is open to anyone who can meet the entrance requirements.
Before joining MIT, Masters was an Associate Professor of Logistics Management at The Ohio State University, and also served for twenty years as a logistics officer in the US Air Force, where his assignments included field duty with operational forces and faculty duty at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His teaching and research focuses on the development and application of analytic techniques for effective logistics decision-making in the areas of inventory deployment and logistics network design.
In addition to his other work, Masters has participated in executive education programs at The Ohio State University and the University of North Florida, and in graduate education programs at the Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Bordeaux and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. A frequent speaker at meetings of the Council of Logistics Management, since 1989 he has chaired the Transportation and Logistics Educators Conference held in conjunction with the CLM Annual Conference.
His work has been published in the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, the International Journal of Logistics Management, the International Journal of Systems Science, the Transportation Journal, and Decision Sciences.