About the Author

Dr. William R. Killingsworth is Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Research at DESE Research, Inc., a high technology consulting and research firm. For 10 years, Dr. Killingsworth was the Executive Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also served as Director of the Office for Enterprise Innovation and Sustainment at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Dr. Killingsworth conducts research and consulting in advanced manufacturing, supply chain design and optimization, risk management, product lifecycle management, enterprise software, analytics, and master data management. Clients and research sponsors include government and defense agencies and ...

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