Research Scientist, Lecturer
Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chain Lab
Director, MIT Low Income Firms Transformation (LIFT) Lab

Josué C. Velázquez Martínez is a Research Scientist, and Lecturer at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics specialized in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in transportation, manufacturing, and retail industries, and has more than 10 years of experience in conducting applied research on logistics sustainability and small firms in emerging markets. He serves as the director of the MIT Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC) Lab a research group focused on collaborating with organizations to improve their supply chain and logistics operations by considering environmental, social and business goals. Velázquez Martínez is also de director of MIT Low Income Firms Transformation (LIFT) lab, a new research initiative aimed at alleviating poverty in Latin America and lifting the life of the bottom billion. The lab focuses on developing innovative research and technology for micro and small enterprises to foster growth by improving their supply chain management capabilities. 

Velázquez Martínez has published a variety of academic and business-oriented articles and book chapters on logistics sustainability and supply chain management, and has been constantly quoted and interviewed by different international media, including HuffPost, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NY Times, and ELLE.com. Velázquez Martínez is the lecturer at MIT of the graduate course SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management, and is a frequent guest speaker in conferences and academic seminars in Europe, Asia, the United States, and Latin America.

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 great distinction from both programs. Dr. Velázquez Martínez is also the 2014 recipient of the Doctoral Dissertation Award issued by the Mexican Logistics and Supply Chain Association as recognition for the best doctoral thesis in the country.

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.



Recent Academic Publications:

Arroyo-López, P., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., & Gámez-Pérez, K. M. (2021). Past behavior as a predictor of eco-driving practices: The case of a sustained intervention in a Mexican transportation companyInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 1-14.

Muñoz-Villamizar, A., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Haro, P., Ferrer, A., & Mariño, R. (2021). The environmental impact of fast shipping ecommerce in inbound logistics operations: A case study in MexicoJournal of Cleaner Production283, 125400.

Muñoz-Villamizar, Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Mejía-Argueta, C., Gamez-Perez , K.M. (2021). The impact of shipment consolidation strategies for green home delivery: A case study in a Mexican retail company. International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2021.1893852.

Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Tayaksi. C. (2021). Supply Chain Management for Micro and Small Firms in Latin America. In H.T.Y. Yoshizaki, C. Mejía-Argueta, & M.G. Mattos (Eds.). Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Emerging Markets. Emerald Publishing.

Silupu, B., Agurto, M., Merino, G., Uchofen, J., & Velázquez-Martínez, J.C. (2021). Adoption of best business and supply chain practices and Micro/small firm’s performance: Evidence from Northern Peru. In H.T.Y. Yoshizaki, C. Mejía-Argueta, & M.G. Mattos (Eds.). Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Emerging Markets. Emerald Publishing.

Gamez-Perez , K.M., M., Sarmiento, A. M., Garcia-Reyes, H., & Velázquez-Martínez, J.C. (2020). An international university-industry collaboration model to develop supply chain competencesSupply Chain Management: An International Journal, , Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 475-487.

Muñoz-Villamizar, A., Santos, J., Montoya-Torres, J. R., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C. (2019). Measuring environmental performance of urban freight transport systems: A case studySustainable Cities and Society, 52, 101844.

Tanco, M., Escuder, M., Heckmann, G., Jurburg, D., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C. (2018). The impact of Latin American research in Supply Chain Management: Challenges for the region. Supply Chain Management: an International JournalSupply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 412-430.

Yoshizaki. H.T.Y., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Mejia-Argueta, C. (2018). Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country PerspectiveEmerald Publishing.

Leenders, B. P., Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., & Fransoo, J. C. (2017). Emissions allocation in transportation routesTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 57, 39-51.

Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Fransoo. J.C. (2016). Green facility location. In Sustainable Supply Chains. Edited by Y. Bouchery, T. Tan., J. Fransoo, & C. Corbett. Springer.

Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Fransoo, J.C.,Blanco, E.E., Valenzuela-Ocaña, K. (2016). A New Statistical Method of Assigning Vehicles to Delivery Areas for CO2 Emissions ReductionTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 43 133-144.

Velázquez-Martínez, J.C., Fransoo, J.C., Blanco, E.E., Mora-Vargas, J. (2014). The impact of carbon footprinting aggregation on realizing emission reduction targetsFlexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 1-25.

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