Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez
Director, SCALE Latin America
Director, GCLOG Program
Dr. 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 lead the Center for Transportation & Logistics’ Latin American academic affiliate program that is part of the MIT Global SCALE Network. Dr. Velázquez-Martínez is also the Director of the MIT Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GCLOG), an elite program designed for outstanding students from Latin America.
Dr. Velázquez-Martínez specializes in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the process, food and retail industries, and has research experience in applied projects on Carbon Efficient Supply Chains and Logistics in Megacities. His current research focuses on understanding the logistics and operational challenges of SMEs & Startups 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 Sustainability in Supply Chains from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, where he was approved with Honors in both programs. He is certified as Supply Chain Professional 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 guest speaker in 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. He has been lecturer on courses related to Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Prior to joining MIT, in 2014-2015 Dr. Velazquez-Martínez was the Dean of the Engineering School at Monterrey Tech in Santa Fe.