Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Dr. Edgar Blanco is a Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and it 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 thirteen years of experience in designing and improving logistics and supple 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 Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His educational background includes a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Univesidad de los Andes (Bogata, Columbia) and a M.S. in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.