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, 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 project, 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 has published a variety of academic articles and book chapters related to carbon-efficient supply chains and logistics sustainability, and he is co-editor of the book entitled “Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country Perspective.” Dr. Velázquez Martínez also serves as the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Residential Program, the #1 Ranked Master's program in SCM & Engineering in the world, and he is the lead instructor of the graduate course SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management at MIT.
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 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.