MIT Program Gets New Name for New Economic Times

Two decades after its creation as a landmark initiative at the intersection of engineering and management, the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program has a new name and a broadened approach for preparing industry leaders to meet new challenges of the global economy, the school announced earlier this week.

Formerly known as MIT Leaders for Manufacturing, the new title reflects “how our understanding of manufacturing has broadened to include all aspects of operations across the entire supply chain,” said professor David Simchi-Levi, LGO’s faculty co-director from MIT’s School of Engineering.

“We believe that this focus on operations is critical to helping struggling companies in this tough economy,” he added. LGO defines operations as the delivery of goods and services, from concept through development, production, distribution and recycling.

LGO remains a two-year graduate program that awards an MBA or a Master of Science from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science from MIT School of Engineering, and continues to partner with a wide range of global companies, from Boeing and Raytheon to Dell and Amazon.

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