foto JRMT 2017I am Full Professor (since March 2013) and currently Director of the PhD program in Logistics & Supply Chain management at Universidad de La Sabana, School of Engineering, in Chia, Colombia.

logo asocioIn addition, I am currently the President of the Colombian Association of Operational Research (ASOCIO, Asociación Colombiana de Investigación Operativa), for the period 2017-2019.

I also hold honorary positions at both Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia as Professorial Research Associate, and at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom as Thesis Supervisor of the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (online program in partnership with Laureate Education International)

I was visiting researcher at Henry Fayol Institute, Dept. PIESO, of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France, between September 2011 and January 2012, where I developed research about urban logistics, and at Leeds University Business SchoolUniversity of Leeds (UK) under a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (project “DISRUPT”, grant No. ESR- 299255), between March 2013 and October 2013.

logo-MCAAThanks to this last experience, I became member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), an association of past and current research fellows of the European Commission’s Marie Curie program.


You can read here an article published in “El Espectador” (in Spanish), a newspaper from Bogotá, Colombia. Click here.

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Previous experience:
At Universidad de La Sabana, I was Associate Professor (2007-2013), then Full Professor (since 2013), teaching and researching in Logistics & SCM and Operations Research. I also held positions as Associate Professor (2016-2017) at Universidad de los Andes School of Management, and Assistant Professor (2006-2007) at the Faculty of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, both located in Bogotá, Colombia. I also worked as Automation Engineer (research) within the 300mm Manufacturing Program team at STMicroelectronics, Rousset, France (2003-2005), Research Assistant (“chercheur-stagiaire”, 2000-2002) at G-SCOP lab (formerly Laboratoire GILCO), Grenoble, France, and earned the posts of Process Controller at Muebles Jamar and Assistant Production Engineer at Smurfit Cartón de Colombia, both enterprises located at Barranquilla, Colombia. At Universidad de La Sabana I also acted as Director of Research at the School of Economics and Management Sciences (Oct. 2012 – March 2013), Director of the Master in Operations Management (July 2010 – March 2013), and Director of the undergraduate program on Logistics Management and International Marketing (Jan. 2007 – July 2009) and Head (Jan. 2007-May 2016) of the Operations & Supply Chain Management Research Group (during my leadership, ranked A1 by Colciencias).

I have been Part-time Lecturer at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France), Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Saint-Etienne (France), Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia), Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito (Bogotá, Colombia), Universidad del Norte (Barraquilla, Colombia), Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia).

My academic background:
I hold the Habilitation Diploma for research direction (Dr.-Hab. or HDR) in Sciences with specialization in Logistics and Operational Research (2011) from Institut National des Sciences Appliqués (INSA) de Lyon and Université Claude Bernard Lyon I (France), a Ph.D. (2005) from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, (France), a M.Sc. (2002) from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), and the Industrial Engineer degree (2000) from Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla (Colombia).


Conferences in 2016

Some conferences where I or my students will present our research:

  • MIT SCALE 2016, 2016 SCALE Latin America Conference, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Cambridge, MA, USA, March 21-22, 2016.
  • PMS 2016, 15th Conference on Project Management and Scheduling, Valencia, Spain, April 19-22, 2016.
  • POMS 27th, Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society. Orlando, Florida, USA, May 6-9, 2016.
  • Verolog 2016, Annual Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization, Nantes, France, June 6-8, 2016.
  • WSC 2016, Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA (near Washington DC area), December 11-14, 2016.

Conferences in 2012

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Some news…!

An article published in “El Espectador” (in Spanish), a newspaper from Bogotá, Colombia. Click here.

I will be on sabbatical leave from September 12, 2011 to January 15, 2012 at Institut Henri Fayol, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France.
For any issue regarding the Master in Operations Management, please contact Prof. Carlos Quintero (Director of the undergraduate program on Logistics Management and International Marketing); for any issue regarding the research group on Logistics and International Business, please contact Prof. Catherine Pereira (Head of the International Business academic area).

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Conferences in 2011

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