Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez

Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics




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.

My Research Labs 

MIT Sustainable Supply Chain lab

The Sustainable Supply Chain Lab 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 Low Income firms transformation (LIFT) Lab

The MIT LIFT lab focuses on alleviating poverty in developing countries and LIFTing the life of the bottom billion .

This initiative contributes to the survival and growth of micro and small enterprises, specifically by improving their supply chain management capabilities.

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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