Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez is the Director of the MIT Supply Chain and Global Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network for Latin America. His main role is to manage the efforts of the Center for Transportation & Logistics in Latin American by leading impactful research & education projects relevant to the region. Dr. Velázquez-Martínez is also 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.
Dr. Velázquez-Martínez specializes in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in manufacturing, food, and retail industries, and has vast experience in conducting applied research on Sustainable Logistics in emerging markets. His current research focuses on understanding the logistics and operational challenges of micro and small firms in Latin America.
Dr. Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez holds a MSc in Manufacturing Systems with focus on Optimization, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with focus on Carbon-Efficient Supply Chains from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, where he was approved with Honors in both programs. He is certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) by APICS since 2007. He has working experience in the areas of Quality Control and Supply Chain Management on different multinational companies such as Coca-Cola FEMSA and Tenaris TAMSA. In 2009, he was appointed Director of the BSc of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Monterrey Tech in Santa Fe, where he was twice awarded as the best program director of the Engineering School. During that period, he also was part of the first class in the STVP – Faculty Fellows Program at Stanford.
In 2013, Dr. Velazquez-Martínez was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, where he worked on the 4c4Chem project for the chemical sector in Europe, in collaboration with the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics. In 2014, Dr. Velázquez-Martínez received the Doctoral Dissertation Award issued by the Mexican Logistics and Supply Chain Association as recognition for the best doctoral thesis. Dr. Velázquez-Martínez has been a guest speaker on multiple occasions in international conferences in the area of Operations Research and Management Sciences, where he has presented a variety of articles related to the topics of Logistics in Megacities and Carbon Efficient Supply Chains. Prior to joining MIT, in 2014, Dr. Velazquez-Martínez was the Dean of the Engineering School at Monterrey Tech in Santa Fe.