Research director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics; executive director, MIT SCALE Latin America
areas of expertise: humanitarian supply chain and logistics
Dr. Edgar Blanco is a research director at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and is the executive director of the MIT SCALE Network in Latin America.
His current research focus is the design of environmentally efficient supply chains. He also leads research initiatives on supply-chain innovations in emerging markets, disruptive mobile technologies in value chains and optimization of humanitarian operations.
Dr. Blanco has more than 13 years of experience in designing and improving logistics and supply-chain systems, including the application of operations research techniques, statistical methods, GIS technologies and software solutions to deliver significant savings in business operations. Prior to joining MIT, he was leading the Inventory Optimization practice at Retek (now Oracle Retail). He received his PhD from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His educational background includes a BS and MS in industrial engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and an MS in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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