Christopher Mejía Argueta is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He develops applied research on retailing operations and food supply chains for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers. His work focuses on improving the efficiency of operations activities in multiple stakeholders, understanding the evolution of retailers and its impact on high-performance logistics, commercial strategies, and reducing undesired socioeconomic problems (malnutrition, income disparity, inaccessibility) by proposing sustainable policies, business models to help low-income areas.
Dr. Chris Mejía is also the Director of the MIT Supply Chain and Global Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network for Latin America. This initiative, conducted by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics in the region, aims to lead impactful research and education projects for all companies, public sector and society together with Latin American top universities and the support of the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI). In addition, Dr. Chris Mejía serves as the Director of the MIT Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GCLOG), an elite program from the MIT SCALE Network, geared towards outstanding graduate students from Latin America.
He holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with focus on supply chain management and optimization, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with focus on Humanitarian Operations. Dr. Mejía got both degrees with honors at Monterrey Tech, Mexico. In 2013, Dr. Mejía was the academic leader at CLI, where he developed dozens of projects with industry and other academic partners related to disaster response, green logistics, packaging and last-mile distribution in emerging markets. Prior to joining MIT CTL, Dr. Mejía Argueta was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he investigated retailing operations for emerging markets and co-edited a book about nanostores.