Josué C. Velázquez Martínez is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics specialized 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. Dr. Velázquez Martínez leads two research streamlines: 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, and the MIT GeneSys, which aims to improve the efficiency of small firms, and involves on-site research at approximately 200 small enterprises across Latin America in collaboration with the region’s top universities. Dr. Velázquez Martínez also serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Blended Program, an elite program that allows learners to combine the MITx MicroMasters credential with one+ semester at MIT. As a part of his teaching activities, Dr. Velázquez Martínez is a frequent lecturer in the Executive Education courses at the center, and he is also the lead instructor of the graduate course SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management at MIT.
Dr. Velázquez Martínez holds a 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 with honors 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 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.