John Carrier

Senior Lecturer


John Carrier John Carrier is a Senior Lecturer of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Carrier instructs senior managers on improving manufacturing and business processes and serves as an on-site coach in support of projects. His research focuses on strategic marketing and new business development in high technology, specialty chemicals, and service segments. Carrier has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting environments. Since 2006, he has worked with Arsenal Capital Partners as director of Six Sigma, where he is responsible for increasing portfolio company valuation by adapting and applying Six Sigma techniques to midsize companies. Carrier also handles due diligence, post-merger integrations, and financial analysis and improvement. Prior to joining Arsenal Capital Partners, he was employed by Grace Construction Products; Bain & Company, Inc.; and SuperCool LLC.

Carrier holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, a PhD in chemical engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Faculty Media

  • [Innovation@Work Webinar] The 7 System Principles You Need to Know Before Implementing IIoT

    John Carrier discusses the seven most common systemic errors your company is likely to make when attempting to integrate the Industrial Internet of Things into your existing system.

  • [Innovation@Work Blog] 7 Systems Principles You Need to Know Before Implementing IIoT

  • [Innovation@Work Blog] Implementing IIoT: A Systems Challenge Disguised as a Technological One?

    Advances into IIoT and initiatives such as Industry 4.0 may seem to operations executives to be more of a threat to defend against rather than an opportunity.

  • Reengineering the Kitchen: Lessons From a Manufacturing Expert

    As a manufacturing expert, I help factories become more productive by refining the way they operate. Small improvements over time can lead to big changes in the long term.

  • Why GoPro Needs to Pick a Model

    GoPro’s recent loss of $107.5 million is certainly dramatic. After all, last year it announced a profit of $16.8 million. However, it’s also a cautionary tale for all new companies that find...

  • Is the Information Supply Chain Just Another Supply Chain?

    “Data inventoried in the cloud, for instance, has no value until it moves to where it is needed. Supply chain to me is all about the rate that things are flowing.”

  • Using Data to Shape Culture

    "You have to be very careful with corporate culture" because it is misunderstood by some executives, managers and employees, said John Carrier, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management...

  • The Secrets of the System

    MIT’s venerable Beer Game, a table contest, sheds light on the mysteries of manufacturing and the difficulties of running a business.


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The 7 System Principles You Need to Know Before Implementing IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

The “fourth era of industrial revolution” promises to offer significant advantages to manufacturing and operations. It also provides the opportunity to repeat the same systemic errors that plagued the previous three. Learn more from John Carrier's webinar.