Donald Rosenfield

Senior Lecturer, Operations Management
Director, Leaders for Global Operations Program


Donald Rosenfield has served on the MIT Sloan faculty since 1980 and has also served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, the State University of New York, and Boston University. Rosenfield has helped make the LFM Program a groundbreaking program in manufacturing education. At MIT, he has developed courses in manufacturing strategy, operations management, and international logistics.

Rosenfield's research principally focuses on manufacturing strategy and supply chain management. He has conducted extensive research and worked with a variety of corporations in these areas. Additionally, he has conducted a substantial number of management development seminars in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining MIT, he served on the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., from 1976 to 1988.

Rosenfield holds an SB in mathematics, an SM in operations research, and an EE from MIT, as well as a PhD in operations research from Stanford University. He co-authored the book, Modern Logistics Management, and numerous articles in operations management. His latest book, Operations Leadership was published in 2007.

Faculty Media

  • Made in the U.S.: Manufacturing Moving Onshore

    True, the U.S. has seen a dramatic reduction in manufacturing jobs over the past decade, and many of those jobs are not coming back. Despite that, U.S. manufacturing is in good shape. Industrial...

  • Will Risk Result in Reward for Boeing's Dreamliner?

    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been making headlines since it was introduced to the public in 2003. Unfortunately, recent headlines have not been good. Boeing's manufacturing decisions for their...

  • Increasing Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S. Requires Innovation and Variety

    In the last ten years, there has been a dramatic reduction in manufacturing jobs in the U.S. due to a combination of factors, such as the economic crisis and foreign competition. But manufacturing...


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Teaches In

Advanced Management Program May 26-Jun 26, 2015

Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy Nov 4-5, 2014 | Apr 14-15, 2015 | Nov 3-4, 2015