Event Date

March 16, 2024 at 9:00AM - March 19, 2024 at 5:00PM


Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

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POMS Chapter for the Caribbean and Latin America + MIT–SCALE Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean = one major conference for the region

We are excited to announce that the MIT–SCALE Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will merge with the 2023 POMS LAC Conference! The event will be hosted by a consortium consisting of LOGYCA, Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar, and Universidad del Norte on March 16–19, 2024. It will be a hybrid virtual/in-person event. Join us in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, or from anywhere in the world! Review presentations from top academics and practitioners, who are developing high-impact research projects for the region and participate in keynote plenary sessions and networking events.

This gathering provides a vital forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, NGOs, and other participants from LAC or working with the region to share high-impact research and educational approaches surrounding the topics of production, operations management, and supply chain management. 

The goal of this partnership is to drive cutting-edge research, education, and outreach that embrace socioeconomic, logistics, and supply chain challenges in the context of LAC by developing and disseminating innovative strategies to address and to solve those challenges within the region.

VENUE: Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar


Parque Industrial y Tecnológico Carlos Vélez Pombo Km 1 Vía Turbaco
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Save on your conference registration fee by becoming a POMS member

Residents of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can enjoy discounted POMS membership fees and conference registration fees.

Students, academics, and professionals may join POMS for a discounted fee of US$25, plus an additional fee of US$5 to join the POMS Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) chapter. Members of the POMS LAC chapter in turn can enjoy a discount up to US$170 on registration fees for the 2023-24 POMS and MIT–SCALE Latin America & Caribbean Conference.

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We invite abstract submissions and presentations in the following thematic areas. Other topics not mentioned in the list below are also welcome if they relate to production, manufacturing, operations management, and supply chain management. Chris Caplice Presents

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Operations
  • Defense, Tourism, and other Emerging POM Issues
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management
  • Urban logistics and last-mile operations
  • POM in Food and Agriculture
  • Marketing and Operations Management
  • Product Innovation and Technology in Operations Management
  • General topics in logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Resilience and Risk in Operations
  • Retail and e-tail operations for emerging markets
  • Service Operations and Servitization
  • Sustainable Operations and circular economy
  • Port Operations and Intermodal Transportation
  • POM for Educational innovation
  • New: Industry paper competition
  • Student paper competition (graduate and undergraduate categories)

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