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Josué Velázquez

MIT Sustainable Logistics Initiative
Director
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Josué C. Velázquez Martínez is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics specialized in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in transportation, manufacturing, and retail industries, and has over 10 years of experience in conducting applied research on logistics sustainability and small firms in emerging markets. He is a frequent guest speaker in conferences and universities in Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America. Dr. Velázquez Martínez is the founder and director of the MIT Sustainable Logistics Initiative, which involves research projects on green logistics sponsored by multinational companies, with the purpose of improving fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in logistics operations. This initiative includes the MIT GeneSys project, which aims to improve the efficiency and survival of small firms in developing countries, and involves on-site research at 800+ small enterprises across Latin America in collaboration with the region’s top universities.

Dr. Velázquez Martínez has published a variety of academic articles and book chapters, and he is co-editor of the book entitled “Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country Perspective”. Dr. Velázquez Martínez has been constantly quoted and interviewed by different international media, including HuffPost, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, ELLE.com, among others. Dr. Velázquez Martínez also serves as the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Program, he is instructor of the MIT the graduate course SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Velázquez Martínez holds an MSc in Manufacturing Systems with focus on Optimization and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with focus on Sustainability in Supply Chains from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, where he was approved Cum Laude from both programs. He also received the Doctoral Dissertation Award issued by the Mexican Logistics and Supply Chain Association as recognition for the best doctoral thesis. In 2013, Dr. Velázquez Martínez was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and in the same year, he also was part of the first class in the STVP – Faculty Fellows Program at Stanford University. Prior to joining MIT, in 2014, Dr. Velázquez Martínez was the Dean of the Engineering School at Monterrey Tech in Santa Fe.