About Us 

What we do

Helping companies to improve their Supply Chain Operations via better Logistics Sustainability.

The Challenges

Currently, transportation contributes roughly 28% of the United States’ total greenhouse gas (GHG) making it the largest source of GHG emissions in the country.

GHG emissions from the transportation sector may double by 2050 due to the rate of adoption of vehicles in developing countries.

Highly urbanized cities and increasing trends in Omni-channel operations increase CO2 emissions.

Online shopping is growing in the United States and represents 9.6% of the total retail trade in 2018.

The increase of logistics intensity due to e-commerce is pushing companies to offer faster and more frequent deliveries, which increases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

 

The Opportunities

While companies face many challenges in their logistics and supply chain operations, there are plenty of opportunities to reduce not only their environmental impact but also costs. Since many emissions reduction projects revolve around increasing fuel efficiency, sustainability positively impacts the bottom line as well.

Companies can incorporate sustainable logistics through different initiatives, such as:

  • Optimize last-mile operations by selecting proper vehicles according to the characteristics of the routes.
  • Study consumer behavior and the environmental impact of same-day delivery: Analyze the drivers that affect the customer’s willingness to wait for home delivery after providing environmental impact information.
  • Design sustainable and cost-effective transportation modes: Help planners make choices that can be expressed not only in monetary terms but also in environmental benefits associated with the implementation of these modes.
  • Identify what patterns or characteristics within different regions can explain the variability of CO2 emissions among them.
  • Analyze how to improve routing decisions, what is the effect of topography in these decisions, and when solutions that consider topography affect the distance-min route.
  • Analyze the relationship between CO2 emissions in transportation and driver behavioral patterns.

Research Team 

Dr. JOSUÉ VELÁZQUEZ

Dr. JOSUÉ VELÁZQUEZ

Founder and Director

Dr. SERGIO  CABALLERO

Dr. SERGIO CABALLERO

Research Scientist

Dr. CANSU TAYAKSI

Dr. CANSU TAYAKSI

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. ANDRES MUNOZ

Dr. ANDRES MUNOZ

Postdoctoral Researcher

Collaborators at CTL

Dr. EVA PONCE

Dr. EVA PONCE

Executive Director, MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management

Dr. CHRISTOPHER MEJÍA

Dr. CHRISTOPHER MEJÍA

Director, MIT SCALE Network - Latin America

Dr.  ALEXIS H. BATEMAN

Dr. ALEXIS H. BATEMAN

Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains

Suzanne Greene

Suzanne Greene

Program Manager, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains

International Research Collaborators

Dr. JOACHIM ARTS

Dr. JOACHIM ARTS

Professor, Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

CLAUDIO BARBIERI DA CUNHA

CLAUDIO BARBIERI DA CUNHA

Professor, Transportation Engineering at the University of São Paulo

Dr. PILAR ARROYO

Dr. PILAR ARROYO

Professor, Engineering school and EGADE Bussiness School at Tec de Monterrey

Dr. TARKAN TAN

Dr. TARKAN TAN

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. KARLA GAMEZ-PEREZ

Dr. KARLA GAMEZ-PEREZ

Professor, Engineering School at Tec de Monterrey

MARTÍN TANCO

MARTÍN TANCO

Professor, Operations Management at the University of Montevideo

Dr. HUGO YOSHIZAKI

Dr. HUGO YOSHIZAKI

Professor, Transportation Engineering at the University of São Paulo

CAMILO MORA

CAMILO MORA

Executive Director, GeneSys Mexico

ALEJANDRO CARDENAS

ALEJANDRO CARDENAS

Software Engineer CARETECH, GeneSys Mexico

RAFAEL ESCAMILLA

RAFAEL ESCAMILLA

PhD Candidate, Kühne Logistics University

ENRIQUE FRANCO

ENRIQUE FRANCO

Front-End Engineer CARETECH, GeneSys Mexico

Advisors

JAN FRANSOO

JAN FRANSOO

Professor, Operations Management & Logistics at Kühne Logistics University

YOSSI SHEFFI

YOSSI SHEFFI

Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, Director of CTL

Visiting Students

SAYDA BENITEZ

SAYDA BENITEZ

Tec de Monterrey, February - December 2019

MOJDEH AZAD

MOJDEH AZAD

PhD Candidate University of Tenesse, September - December 2019

MELVIN DRENT

MELVIN DRENT

PhD Candidate University of Luxembourg, September - December 2019

AGUSTIN PEREZ

AGUSTIN PEREZ

Tec de Monterrey, Summer 2019

JORGE SALDIVAR

JORGE SALDIVAR

Tec de Monterrey, Summer 2019

MARTHA CASTILLO

MARTHA CASTILLO

Universidad de Piura, Summer 2019

WILDER ZULUAGA

WILDER ZULUAGA

Universidad EAFIT, Summer 2019

PALOMA SANTOS

PALOMA SANTOS

Tec de Monterrey, July 2018 – November 2018

MONTSERRAT GAYTAN

MONTSERRAT GAYTAN

Tec de Monterrey, Summer 2018