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John Carrier

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. John F. Carrier is a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has spent over 25 years diagnosing and eliminating hidden factories in the oil & gas, petrochemical, discrete manufacturing, and research laboratory facilities, saving these organizations hundreds of millions of dollars while reducing operating risk. He also works with companies to successfully integrate the technology of the Industrial Internet of Things into their existing organization, with a distinct focus on developing front line leaders in the culture of improvement.

He currently runs a popular MIT Executive Education course on Implementing IIoT through Continuous Improvement Leadership ( He also co-teaches an MBA course with Professor John DC Little (Little’s Law). He is also developing a 52 week hybrid/online course for first year front-line leaders.

Dr. Carrier holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an ScD in Control Systems from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
He lives in Arlington, MA (home of Uncle Sam) with his wife and two children.

Session Track: IIoT for the Factory

Tuesday, June 9 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM OnDemand

IF1570B - 7 Key Control Concepts to Drive Your Digital Transformation

The wide range of new and affordable technologies available to an Operations Leader creates a new challenge: which technologies should we select and in what sequence should we implement them? In this session, we will shift our perspectives from the question “what technologies are available?” to “what does our system need?”. Through clear examples, we will show how a System Thinking mindset + key Control System concepts can help you select the right technologies to convert your organization into an agile and adaptive learning and earning machine.

Learn how seven key control concepts (including observability, feedback, feedforward, time delay, inverse response, hidden factories) can provide you with a significant competitive advantage when embarking on your digital transformation.

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