Production in the Innovation Economy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Donald Rosenfield

  • Director, Leaders For Global Operations Program
  • Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Donald B. Rosenfield

Donald Rosenfield is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and is Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program (a dual degree Master’s program run by the School of Management and the School of Engineering in partnership with leading global corporations). He has served at M.I.T. since 1980 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Visiting Associate Professor. He has also served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, the State University of New York, and Boston University. Dr. Rosenfield has helped make the Leaders for Global Operations Program a groundbreaking program in manufacturing and operations education. At MIT he has developed courses in Operations Strategy, Operations Management, and International Logistics. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Rosenfield served on the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc. from 1976-1988, focusing in the areas of logistics and manufacturing strategy.

Dr. Rosenfield has worked principally in the areas of operations strategy and supply chain management. He has worked extensively with a variety of corporations in solving problems in these areas, and he has conducted a variety of research activities in these areas. He has directed numerous studies in such areas as facility location and supply chain strategy. He has also conducted a substantial number of management development seminars in the US and abroad.

Dr. Rosenfield has a S.B. in Mathematics, S.M. in Operations Research and an E.E. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D in Operations Research from Stanford University. He has written articles for a number of journals, including Harvard Business Review, Operations Research, Management Science, and Sloan Management Review.

Recent Publications

Operations Strategy: Competing in the 21st Century, co-authored with Sara L. Beckman, (Irwin McGraw Hill, 2007).