Alexis H. Bateman

Research Scientist and Director, Sustainable Supply Chains

MIT

Biography

Alexis Bateman is a Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply chains. She also serves as a course lead and instructor for the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management, a pioneering program in digital education reaching 100,000s of supply chain professionals around the world. She has over fifteen years of experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. Her work focuses on supply chain sustainability through research, education, and outreach. She has engaged closely with industrial partners, public agencies, global governance organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

Through MIT Sustainable Supply Chains we bring together researchers from across MIT to examine the issue of supply chain sustainability, engaging on educational initiatives, research with industrial partners, and outreach to advance the knowledge around supply chain sustainability. Prior to joining MIT, Alexis worked with the City of Santa Ana, the Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan where she managed and led projects on sustainability. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in Environmental Planning and Management and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.

Replay

Factory closures, import restrictions and export bans in the wake of COVID-19 have fractured supply chains the world over, adding pressure for diversification or reshoring. Yet, these are two distinct options and neither is easy to implement, especially at a time when many firms are focused mainly on the demand picture.

July 16, 2020

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