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Operations Lab

Operations Lab Faculty

Donald Rosenfield

Donald Rosenfield

Senior Lecturer, Operations Management
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Office: E62-577
Tel: (617) 253-1064
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Operations Management
System Dynamics

Research Center(s)

Operations Research Center

General Expertise

Automotive industry; Competitive strategy; Disaster recovery; Facility location; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Operations research; Supply chain management


Donald Rosenfield is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management. He served as the LGO Program Director from its inception in 1988 until 2014.

Rosenfield focuses on operations management and strategy. His specific areas of interest include supply chain management, logistics planning and strategy, and globalization. He explores how these areas of activity work together for competitive advantage. Rosenfield also investigates facility location, management of global facilities networks, and management of logistics supply chains across multiple organizations. Some particular issues include what types of locations and strategies companies follow in developing global strategies and entering new markets.

Rosenfield holds an SB in mathematics and an SM in operations research and electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in operations research from Stanford University.



Operations Leadership, Competing in the 21st Century, co-authored with Sara Beckman, McGraw-Hill Irwin, May 4. (2007)

When to Refinance a Mortgage: A Dynamic Programming Approach, European Journal of Operational Research, 166, no. 1, pp. 266-277. (with Pei-Ting Lee). (2005)

When to Refinance a Mortgage: A Dynamic Programming Approach,European Journal of Operational Research, 166, no. 1, pp. 266-277. (with Pei-Ting Lee). (2005)

The New Dynamics of International Manufacturing Site Location, Sloan Management Review, Summer 1994, pp. 69-80 (with Alan MacCormack and L. James Newman). Translated in Spanish in Deusto Business Review, Sept. - Oct., 1995, vol. 68, pp. 86-99. Reprinted in Strategic Management in a Global Economy, H. Vernon-Wortzel and Lawrence Wortzel (eds.) third edition, Wiley. (1997)

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