The MIT Master's Program in Engineering and Management
Yao Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rutgers University
Date: December 2, 2013
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the fastest-selling plane in the history of commercial aviation, but its development was a nightmare. The first flight was delayed by 26 months, and the first delivery was 40 months overdue with a cost overrun of at least $10 billion. Using the results of a comprehensive empirical study of the actual events and facts, this webinar will discuss strong evidence suggesting that the majority of delays were intentional.
Dr. Yao Zhao will:
This research was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) Award No. 0747779.
Dr. Yao Zhao is an associate professor in the department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He earned a B.E. in aerodynamics and holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University. His current research interests lie in supply chain and project management interfaces with applications in the aerospace, pharmaceutical, energy, and agricultural industries.
He is a recipient of an NSF Career Award (2008-'13) for integrating supply chain and project management. He currently serves as an associate editor for Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.
Yao Zhao, Ph.D.