John Carrier

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management

John Carrier helps leaders develop and implement operational strategies to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 He uses a disciplined, data driven approach based on MIT’s fifty years of world-class expertise in System Dynamics and Control. He works directly with front line leadership during implementation, and applies his 20+ years of experience of working "on the floor"​. He helps leaders find and regain the lost time in their organizations by discovering and shrinking hidden factories in any system. As Term Director of the Sloan School’s Executive Education program, Dr. Carrier instructed over four hundred Senior Leaders in the Dynamics and Sustainability of Improvement. He was responsible for managing the program’s Continuous Improvement project pipeline, resulting in savings of several billion dollars as well as significant reduction of systemic risk through the redesign of work and elimination of unsafe, unproductive work practices. His team won the company's highest annual achievement award in 2015 (5 of 1000 entries). He is currently launching MIT's first Executive Education Course on Implementing IIoT ( He also works extensively with small- and mid-sized US manufacturers to improve their financial viability and competitiveness in due diligence and operational turnaround roles. He and his team received the 2012 Mid-Sized Operational Turnaround of the Year from the TMA and M&A Advisor. His team recently served in the City of Detroit’s Project Lean initiative, and selected to present its results to the City Council. Dr. Carrier presents at industry conferences to discuss the impact of Big Data and Industry 4.0, and how companies may best take advantages of these new initiatives while avoiding their pitfalls. He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an ScD in Chemical Engineering (Control Systems) from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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