Dr. Larry Lapide has over 35 years of experience in industry, consulting, business research, and academia. Most recently he was the Director of Demand Management at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). He also managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project and is responsible for CTL’s Strategy Alignment Workshop. He concurrently served as the Research Director for the Demand Management Solutions Group, a consortium of companies that sponsored a multi-year research project focused developing advanced strategies, principles, and methods to optimally match supply and demand.
Dr. Lapide is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecasting & Planning Award bestowed by the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning in 2012. Dr. Lapide — a recognized leader in supply chain technology — is a frequent presenter at supply chain events and has written numerous publications including his co-authorship of a Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) book, “E-Business: The Impact on Supply Chain and Logistics”. He was profiled in 2001 by Supply Chain Technology News magazine as one of four top thought leaders in supply chain and in 2006 in Supply Chain Management Review magazine’s Profiles in Leadership column. DCVelocity magazine named him as a 2007 Logistics Rainmaker. He was previously on the staff of AMR Research, a technology market analyst firm specializing in software business applications, serving variously as VP and Service Director for Supply Chain Strategies, as VP of Research Operations for Business Applications, and as the GM for Benchmarking Services. Dr. Lapide has also worked with Accenture, Data General, and Arthur D. Little.
He holds a BSEE from The Cooper Union, an MS in EE from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business