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

  • Lean Manufacturing in a Digital World

    Operational excellence never goes out of style, and done right, smart technologies enable better decisions, faster. John Carrier provides insights in this article.


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  • In Times of Change, Companies Should Place More Emphasis on Company Culture

    In this interview, John Carrier discusses the lessons learned from his visits to startup companies and the advice he has for companies as the industry undergoes its digitalization transformation.


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  • [Innovation@Work Blog] What’s Your Next Move? A Systems Approach to Industry 4.0

    Why is finding the right next move so difficult? Proper selection requires the simultaneous consideration of new technologies, system thinking, and cultural norms in order to scope down from the...


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

    In this video, 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.


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

    In this article, 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.


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  • [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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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...


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  • 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.”


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  • 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...


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