James B. Rice, Jr.

James Rice, Jr. joined MIT in 1995 as the Director of the MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Program, a collaborative research program with industry partners. As Director of the ISCM Program, he serves sponsoring companies by conducting research in supply chain management, facilitating collaboration among the sponsors at quarterly best practice sharing events, and funding supply chain research across MIT. Rice currently teaches the "Supply Chain Context" course in MIT's Master of Engineering in Logistics academic program.

Philip W. Spayd

Prior to joining Global Trade Systems in January 2004, Mr. Spayd served for twenty five years with the US Customs Service and Department of Homeland Security, working in the US and representing US Customs globally. He was a founding director of Operations Safe Commerce, the first public-private partnership to develop mechanisms to enhance the security of international supply chains.

Mr. Spayd was awarded the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) Annual Person of the Year Award for his contributions to the facilitation of international trade in New England.

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