Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez

Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics




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, and retail industries, and has over 10 years of experience in conducting applied research on logistics sustainability and small firms in emerging markets, and has been invited as guest speaker in conferences and universities in Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America. Dr. Velázquez Martínez is the founder and director of 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. This initiative includes the MIT GeneSys project, which aims to improve the efficiency and survival of small firms in developing countries, and involves on-site research at 800+ 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, and he is co-editor of the book entitled “Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country Perspective”. Dr. Velázquez Martínez has been constantly quoted and interviewed by different international media, including HuffPostCNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NY TimesELLE.com, WFAA Chanel 8 ABC and RAI3 – Italy

Dr. Velázquez Martínez also serves as the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Program, the #1 Ranked Master’s program in SCM and Engineering in the world, and he teaches at MIT the graduate course SCM.290 Sustainable Logistics.


More about me 

Dr. Velázquez Martínez holds an MSc in Manufacturing Systems with focus on Optimization and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with focus on Sustainability in Supply Chains from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, where he was approved with great distinction (magna cum laude) 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 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.

My Research Initiatives 

MIT Sustainable Logistics

The Sustainable Logistics Initiative helps companies meet their sustainability goals. 

Our mission is to support organizations to improve logistics and supply chain operations by creating applied and innovative research aimed at fostering growth, while considering environmental and social sustainability.

MIT GeneSys

This project intends to contribute to the survival and growth of small businesses by improving their operations and supply chain management decisions. The objective is to provide a framework of managerial insights aimed at increasing productivity and survival rate of micro and small firms, specifically in developing countries.

MIT Supply Chain Masters Program

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers the #1 Ranked Master’s program in Supply Chain Management & Engineering. The Supply Chain Management Residential (SCMr) program is designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management. 

My Upcomming Events



INFORMS Annual Meeting

Josué Velázquez Martínez will participate in the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle from October 20TH to October 23rd as a speaker for the researches done in the MIT Sustainable Logistics Initiative. More Details



MIT SCM Alumni Event – Europe

Josué Velázquez Martínez will participate in the reunion for the SCM alumni located in Europe from December 2nd to December 6th in Hamburg, Germany.



MIT SCALE Network – Malaysia Workshop

Josué Velázquez Martínez will participate as a speaker. in the MIT SCALE NETWORK workshop in Malaysia from December 9th to December 13th

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