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    The impact of Logistics and Supply Chain Operations on the Sustainability of Cities and Communities.

    Personal profile


    Dr David Ernesto Salinas-Navarro  received a BSc degree (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering from Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City in 1993, a MBA from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City in 1997, and a PhD degree in Business/Management Systems from the University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK in 2003.

    From August 2021, he is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Operations and Information Management Department, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. He worked at Tecnologico de Monterrey as Associate Professor and Regional Head of Department at the Industrial Engineering Department, Mexico City Region. He is the author of one book in management systems and diverse papers in supply chains and logistics, lean systems, and industrial engineering education. His research work explores the footprint of logistics and supply chains on the sustainability of cities and communities.

    Dr Salinas-Navarro is a senior member of the Operational Research Society, the Production and Operations Management Society, and a fellow of the MIT SCALE Network Latin America, coordinating the Education Innovation initiative. He also directs education leadership initiatives such as the Healthcare Engineering Management Lab, the Lean Thinking Learning Space (LTLS), the Social Lab for Sustainable Logistics (SLSL), and the Community Resilience and Sustainability Education Lab (CoRSEL) to enrich Industrial Engineering and Operations Management education. His innovative work  obtained the Silver Award for Presence Teaching and Learning at the 2019 QS Reimagine Education competition.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    1 Sept 20224 Jul 2023

    Award Date: 4 Jul 2023

    PG Dip


    Award Date: 31 Dec 2016

    PhD, Performance in Organisations, An Autonomous Systems Approach , Lincoln University

    22 Sept 19993 Nov 2003

    Award Date: 3 Nov 2003

    MBA, Instituto Tecnólógico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterey

    Sept 1993Jul 1996

    Award Date: 28 Feb 1997

    BSc, Aeronautical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

    Sept 1988Feb 1993

    Award Date: 2 Jul 1993

    External positions

    External Examiner, Lincoln University

    1 Oct 202231 Dec 2024

    Profesor Distinguido, Industrial Engineering UP, Universidad Panamericana

    3 Jan 202231 Jul 2022

    Educational Innovation Track Leader, MIT SCALE Network Latin America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • HD28 Management. Industrial Management


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