Dr Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Position: Reader in Operations Management and Business Excellence

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Business and Management

Research Centre: Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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About

Dr Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is a Reader in Operations Management and Business Excellence at the Derby Business School, the University of Derby, UK. He has published a number of articles in leading international journals and conferences, and two books in the areas of quality management systems and manufacturing performance measurement systems. Jose Arturo is a co-founder and editor of the Int. J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience) and has participated as guest editor for special issues in the Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Int. J. of Lean Six Sigma, Int. J. of Lean Enterprise Research, Int. J. of Engineering Management and Economics, and Int. J. of Engineering and Technology Innovation.

He is currently serving in the editorial board of several international journals as well as has contributed as member of the scientific and organising committees of several international conferences. His research interests include general aspects of operations and manufacturing management, operations and quality improvement, and supply chain improvement. Jose Arturo has led several research projects sponsored by private companies and is actively involved in consulting activities to manufacturing and service organisations.

Teaching responsibilities

I am currently tutor of the following modules:

Master
Sustainable Business Operations
Strategic Quality and Project Management
Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Operations
Global Supply Chain and Logistics

Final Year
Issues in Global Business and Strategic Concepts
Delivering Winning Projects

First Year
Introduction to Operations Management
Introduction to Operations Management and IT
Managing Performance in Operations

Past Modules

Final Year
The Management of Lean and Agile Organisations
Advanced Operations Management
Industrial Engineering
Ethics, Environment and Innovation
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Final Project
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing and Production Engineering Final Year Project

Second Year
Operations Management

First Year
Quality, Reliability and Work Environment
Quality and Reliability
Quality Assurance
Analytical Methods for Motorsport Engineering
Scientific Methods for Motorsport Engineering

Year Zero
Mathematics for Study in Technology

Short Courses
Engineering and Society (Engineering Ethics)

Professional interests

Operations Management, Process Improvement and Performance Measurement Systems, particularly in Lean Operations focusing on "the study of flows and processes and their impact on sustainable and green operations", Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Control (QC), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability Analysis (PCA), Business Excellence Models (BEMs), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Discrete-event Simulation, Taguchi Methods for Design of Experiments, etc.

Research interests

Operations Management, Process Improvement and Performance Measurement Systems, particularly in Lean Operations focusing on "the study of flows and processes and their impact on sustainable and green operations", Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Control (QC), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability Analysis (PCA), Business Excellence Models (BEMs), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Discrete-event Simulation, Taguchi Methods for Design of Experiments, etc.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Certified as Process Improvement Six Sigma - Green Belt
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Qualifications

  • PhD in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK (2008)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration, Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton, UK (2010) – Graduated with Distinction
  • MSc in Management Sciences with Major in Production and Quality, Mechanical and Electrical Faculty (FIME), Autonoma de Nuevo Leon University (U.A.N.L.), Mexico (2001) – Graduated with Distinction
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, School of Education and Social Sciences, The University of Derby, UK (2011)
  • BSc in Mechanical Management Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Faculty (FIME), Autonoma de Nuevo Leon University (U.A.N.L.), Mexico (1998).

Recent publications

Books

  • Forthcoming in May 2017 - Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Martinez-Covarrubias, J.L., Lim, M.K. (2017), Managing innovation and operations in the 21st century, Productivity Press, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL.  
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Garza-Reyes J.A., Kumar, V. (2013), Building quality management systems: selecting the right methods and tools, Productivity Press, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2010), An investigation into some measures of manufacturing performance - Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Process Capability (PC), OEE+ and ORE, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 

 Journal Papers

  • Cherrafi, A., El Fezazi, S., Govindan, K., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Mokhlis, A., Benhida, K. (2017), "A framework for the integration of of Green and Lean Six Sigma for Superior Sustainability Performance", Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Research - in press.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Betsis, I.E., Kumar, V., Al-Shboul, M.A.R. (2017), "Lean readiness - The case of the European Pharmaceutical industry", Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management - in press. 
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Villarreal, B., Kumar, V., Molina Ruiz, P. (2016), "Lean and green in the transport and logistics sector - A case study of simultaneous deployment", Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Vol. 27, No. 15, pp. 1221-1232. 
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Al-Balushi, M., Antony, J., Kumar, V. (2016), "A lean Six Sigma framework for the reduction of ship loading commercial time in the Iron Ore Pelletising industry", Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Vol. 27, No. 13, pp. 1092-1111.
  • Kumar, V.N.S.A., Kumar, V., Brady, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Simpson, M. (2016), "Resoving forward-reverse logistics milti-period model using evolutionary algorithms", Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics - in press. 
  • Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2016), "Lean road transportation - a systematic method for the improvement of road transport operations", Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Vol. 27, No. pp. 865-877.
  • Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Lim, M.K. (2016), "Improving road transport operations through lean thinking: A case study", Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management - in press.
  • Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2016), "A lean thinking and simulation-based approach for the improvement of routing operations", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 116, No. 5, pp. 903-925. 
  • Kumar, V., Amorim, M., Bhttacharya, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2016), "Managing Reverse Exchanges in Service Supply Chains", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 157-165.
  • Chugani, N., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L., Upadhyay, A. (2016), "Investigating the green impact of lean, Six Sigma, and lean Six Sigma: A systematic literature review", Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma - in press.
  • Binti Aminuddin, N.A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Antony, J., Rocha-Lona, L. (2016), "An analysis of managerial factors affecting the implementation and use of Overall Equipment Effectiveness", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 15, pp. 4430-4447.
  • Maldonado-Guzman, G., Lopez-Torres, G.C., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Martinez-Covarrubias, J.L. (2016), "Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs", Management Research Review, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 830-850.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2015), "Lean and green - a systematic review of the state of the art literature", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 102, No. 18-29.
  • Kumar, V., Holt, D., Ghobadian, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., (2015), "Developing green supply chain taxonomy based decision support systems", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 53, No. 21, pp. 6372-6389.
  • Kumari, S., Singh, A., Mishra, N., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Arshed, N. (2015), "A multi-agent architecture for outsourcing SMEs manufacturing supply chain", Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 36, pp. 18-29.
  • Halim Lim, S.A., Antony, J., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Arshed, N. (2015), "Towards a conceptual roadmap for statistical process control implementation in the food industry", Trends in Food Science and Technology, Vol. 44, pp. 117-129.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2015), "From measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to Overall Resource Effectiveness (ORE)", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 506-527.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Vishnevsky, F., Kumar, V., Antony, J. (2015), "A review and comparative analysis of the Russian Federation Government quality award", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 1-16. 
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Ates, E.M., Kumar, V. (2015), “Measuring lean readiness through the understanding of quality practices in the Turkish automotive suppliers industry”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 1092-1112.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L., Kumar, V. (2015), "A conceptual framework for the implementaion of quality management systems", Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Vol. 26, No.11-12, pp. 1298-1310.
  • Garza Reyes, J.A. (2015), “Green Lean and the need for Six Sigma”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 226-248.  
  • Rocha-Lona L., Alvarez-Reyes, S.E., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2015), “An integrated approach of Six Sigma and QSAM methodologies for a pharmaceutical company: a shipment improvement process”, International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 266-283.
  • Winck Jacques, G., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V. (2014), “Outcomes from an exploratory study of quality improvement approaches utilisation in Brazilian companies”, International Journal of Quality and Engineering Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 315-333.
  • Kirkham, L., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Antony, J. (2014), “Prioritisation of operations improvement projects in the European manufacturing industry”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 18, pp. 5323-5345.
  • Baldwin, C., Garza-Reyes J.A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L. (2014), “Personal Development Review (PDR) process and engineering staff motivation – a case study investigation in a manufacturing firm”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management,Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 827-847.
  • Garza-Reyes J.A., Flint, A., Kumar, V., Antony, J., Soriano-Meier, H. (2014), “A DMAIRC approach to lead time reduction in an aerospace engine assembly process”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 27-48.
  • Devpura, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., Soriano-Meier, H. (2014), “Exploring the application of quality improvement programmes and ISO standards in the Indian marble mining sector”, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 310-328.
  • Jirasukprasert, P., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Lim, M.K. (2014), “A Six Sigma and DMAIC application for the reduction of defects in a rubber gloves manufacturing process”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma,Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 2-21.
  • Saboo, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Er, A., Kumar, V. (2014), “A VSM Improvement based approach for lean operations in an Indian manufacturing SME”, Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-58. 
  • Winck Jacques, G., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V. (2014), “Outcomes from an exploratory study of quality improvement approaches utilisation in Brazilian companies”, International Journal of Quality and Engineering Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 315-333.
  • Marriott, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Antony, J. (2013), “An integrated methodology to prioritise improvement initiatives in low volume-high integrity product manufacturing organisations”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 24, No. 2,pp. 197-217.
  • Withers, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L. (2013), “A case study improvement of a testing process by combining lean management, industrial engineering and automation methods”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation , Vol. 3, No.3, pp. 134-143. 
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Thompson, R., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2012), “Empirical production management enquiry as an expatriate researcher”, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 48-64.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Forrester, P.L., Harmanto, D. (2012), “The development of a lean park homes production process using process flow and simulation methods”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 178-197.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Parkar, H.S., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Harmanto, D. (2012), “An empirical-exploratory study of the status of lean manufacturing in India”, International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 395-412.
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Forrester, P., Markose, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2011),The role of the physical layout in the implementation of lean management initiatives”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 254-269.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Eldridge, S., Barber, K.D., Soriano-Meier, H. (2010), “Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Process Capability (PC) measures – a relationship analysis”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 48-62.
  • Forrester, P., Shimizu, U., Soriano-Meier, H., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Basso, L. (2010), “Lean production, market share and value creation in the agricultural machinery sector in Brazil”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 853-871.
  • Pollard, M.P.J., Soriano-Meier, H., Forrester, P., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L. (2010), “Why Information Technology (IT) systems – led organisational change does not work”, International Journal of Business, Management and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 88-99.

Recent conferences

  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Wong, K.K., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V. (2016), “Measuring the level of lean readiness of the Hong Kong's manufacturing industry”, Currently in revision for publication in the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 27-30.
  • Ngo, H.V., Kumar, V., Kumari, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Akkaranggoon, S. (2016), “The role of supply chain integration in achieving competitive advantage: A study of UK automobile Manufacturers”, Currently in revision for publication in the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 27-30.
  • Gallotta, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Anosike, T., Lim, M.K., Roberts, I. (2016), "A conceptual framework for the implementation of sutainability business processes", Proceedings of the 27th Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Orlando, FL., US, May 6-8.  
  • Qassim, O., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V. (2015), “Integrating Value Stream Mapping and PDCA to improve the operations of a pharmaceutical organisation in Pakistan”, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference for Production Research (ICPR), Manila, Philippines, 2-5 August.
  • Li, X., Kumar, V., Kumari, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L., Lim, M.K. (2015), “Empirical investigation of the linkage between Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Image and Customer Loyalty among Chinese dairy consumers”, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference for Production Research (ICPR), Manila, Philippines, 2-5 August.
  • Villarreal, B., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Lopez, A. (2015), “Eliminating seven transportation extended wastes (STEWs) to increase on-time delivery: a case study”, Proceedings of the 20th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, Derby, UK, 9-11 September.
  • Falguieres, M., Kumar, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumari, A., Lim, M.K., Rocha-Lona, L. (2015), “Investigating the impact of short food supply chain on emigration: A study of Valencia community in Spain”, Proceedings of the 15th  IFAC Symposium on Information Control in Manufacturing (INCOM), Ottawa, Canada, 11-13 May.
  • Ilchenko, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Er, A., Lim, M.K., Vikas, K. (2015), “Waste reduction in the manufacture of UPVC windows in a Russian SME: a case study”, Currently in revision for publication in the Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Wolverhampton, UK, 23-26 June.
  • Ruengket, N., Kumar, V., Akkaranggoon, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumari, A., Chen, M.C. (2015), “Examining wine supply chain coordination issues in Thai wine industry”, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Wolverhampton, UK, 23-26 June.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Zisis, S., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L. (2015), "Adoption of operations improvement methods in the Greek engineering sector", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Dubai, UAE, 3-5 March. 
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Lim, K.M. (2015), "Corporate sustainability and business excellence", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Dubai, UAE, 3-5 March.  
  • Adeyemi, A.A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona (2014), “An investigation into the challenges of implementing the EFQM Excellence Model”, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), San Antonio, TX, US, 20-23 May. 
  • Kumar, V., Brady, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Bhattacharya, A., Kumari, A., Rocha-Lona, L. (2014), “Resolving waiting time issue in healthcare: a simulation modelling approach”, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), San Antonio, TX, US, 20-23 May. 
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Winck Jacques, G.,  Lim, M.K., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L. (2014), “Lean and green – synergies, differences, limitations, and the need for Six Sigma”, in B. Grabot et al. (Eds.): International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) 2014, Part II, IFIP AICT 439, Ajaccio, France, 20-24 September, Springer.
  • Kumar, V., Kumari, A., Ruan, X., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Akkaranggoon, S.  (2014), “Investigating key antecedents of customer satisfaction in B2B information service firms”, Digital Services and Information Intelligence IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 445, pp. 327-337, 13th IFIP Conference on Digital Services and Information Intelligence, Sanya, China, 27-30 November, Springer.
  • Lee, J.H., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., Mishra, N. (2013), “A comparative study of the implementation status of Lean Six Sigma in South Korea and the UK”, Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto, Portugal, 26-28 June, Springer.
  • Rocha-Lona L., Alvarez-Reyes, S.E., Eldridge, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Vikas, K. (2013), “Lean Six Sigma supply chain case study: aircraft shipment improvement in a pharmaceutical company”, Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto, Portugal, 26-28 June, Springer.
  • Kumar, V., Akkaranggoon, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L., Kumari, A., Wang, Y. H. (2013), “A multi-agent architecture framework to improve the wine supply chain coordination”, Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto, Portugal, 26-28 June, Springer.
  • Kumari, S., Singh, A., Mishra, N., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2013), “A multi-agent self-adaptive architecture for outsourcing manufacturing supply chain”, Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto, Portugal, 26-28 June, Springer.
  • Pai, R.U., Banerji, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M.., Kumar, V. (2013), “Selection and ranking of low cost countries for outsourcing and offshoring in the manufacturing sector”, in V. Prabhu, M. Taisch, and D. Kiritsis (Eds.): International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) 2013, Part I, IFIP AICT 414, Pennsylvania, USA, 9-12 September, Springer.
  • Kumar, V., Kumari, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M. (2013), “Dependability a key element for achieving sustainable competitive advantage: a study of information service firms”, in V. Prabhu, M. Taisch, and D. Kiritsis (Eds.): International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) 2013, Part I, IFIP AICT 414, Pennsylvania, USA, 9-12 September, Springer.
  • Winck Jacques, G., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lim, M.K., Kumar, V. (2013), “Exploring the status of quality improvement approaches in Brazil”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Business Innovation and Technology Management (EUBITM), Derby, UK, 1-3 July.
  • Komlanvi, M., Shafik, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2013), “Design and development of a 4Dsustainable renewable power station business model for the Republic of Togo industrial applications”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Business Innovation and Technology Management (EUBITM), Derby, UK, 1-3 July.
  • Flint, A., Garza-Reyes J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Kumar, V. (2012), “Lead time and variability reduction in an aircraft engine assembly process: a case study”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Sengupta, J., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2012), “The role of lean management principles in ERP implementation”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Ammar Raza, S., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2012), “TQM implementation issues in a chilled food manufacturing organisation: a case study, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Kumar, V.N.S.A., Kumar, V., Brady, M., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier. H., Mishra, N. (2012), “AIS based approach to resolve forward-reverse logistics multi-period model with vehicle routing”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Alvarez-Reyes, S.E., Rocha-Lona, L., Soriano-Meier, H., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2012), “Process improvement strategies based on Six Sigma to improve operational efficiency: the case of a pharmaceutical company”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Ibarra-Santa Ana, M. T., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H. (2012), “Business partnerships based on lean manufacturing strategies for increasing SME’s competitiveness”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM),Helsinki, Finland, 10-13 June.
  • Jirasukprasert, P., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Rocha-Lona, L. (2012), “A case study of defects reduction in a rubber gloves manufacturing process by applying Six Sigma principles and DMAIC problem solving methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM),Istanbul, Turkey, 3-6 July. Awarded the “Best Track Paper Award” under the Lean Six Sigma category
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Lal, J.S., Rocha-Lona, L. (2012), “An investigation exploring the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing the development of new products in the Indian pharmaceutical industry”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM),Istanbul, Turkey, 3-6 July.
  • Withers, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Oraifige, I. (2012), “Applying lean management, industrial engineering and automation technology methods for the improvement of a testing process”, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September. Given the “Best Paper Award” under the category of best contribution to the advancement of industrial practice
  • Burtonshaw-Gunn, S., Oluwaseun-Apo, D., Soriano-Meier, H., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2012), “Adoption of lean manufacturing processes in developing countries: a case study of Gasland Nigeria Limited”, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September.
  • Houten, M.P., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Rocha-Lona, L. (2012), “Implementing value stream mapping (VSM) in a world-class organisation”, Proceedings of the International Conference in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development (IETSD), Tamil Nadu, India, 3-5 September.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Al-Jasser, A., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Forrester, P.L. (2011), “A general evaluation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the Kuwait Oil industry”, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Taichung, Taiwan, 26-29 June.
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Sharma, A., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Forrester, P.L., Burtonshaw-Gunn, S. (2011), “Doing things right first time”: Promoting a “6S” quality cultural change”, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Taichung,Taiwan, 26-29 June.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Harmanto, D., Rocha-Lona, L. (2010), “An empirical application of Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology for business process improvement”, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), San Francisco, CA, US, 12-14 July.
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Torres, A.D., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Salinas-Navarro, D. (2010), “The use and impact of business excellence models on organisations: the case of the Mexican quality award”, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), San Francisco, CA, US, 12-14 July.
  • Soriano-Meier, H., Peacock, T., Forrester, P.L., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Rocha-Lona, L.  (2009), “Soft investment: lean versus traditional plants”, Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Middlesbrough, UK, 6-9 July.
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Soriano-Meier, H., Peacock, T., Forrester, P.L. (2009), “Developing a business improvement strategy based on self-assessments using the EFQM model”, Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Middlesbrough, UK, 6-9 July.    
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Ibarra-Santa Ana, M. T., Salinas-Navarro, D., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2009), “Developing a business-government-higher education’s partnership to improve operational efficiency and competitiveness in SME’s in Mexico”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICM), Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, October 15-16.
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Eldridge, S., Barber, K.D., Archer, E., Peacock, T. (2008), “Overall Resource Effectiveness (ORE) – an improved approach for the measure of manufacturing effectiveness and support for decision-making”, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Skövde, Sweden, 30 June-July 2.  
  • Rocha-Lona, L., Eldridge, S., Barber, K.D., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2008), “Using business excellence models for supporting decision making in strategic planning and business improvements”, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Skövde, Sweden, June 30-2 July.  
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A., Eldridge, S., Barber, K.D. (2006), “Using discrete-event simulation and Taguchi methods to analyse the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of an automated bottling process”, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Limerick, Republic of Ireland, June 26-28.     
  • Eldridge, S., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Barber, K.D. (2005), “An analysis of OEE performance measurement for an automated manufacturing system”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Bilbao, Spain, July 18-20.     
  • Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2005), “Recognizing the potential use of simulation to determine the most effective strategy for calculating and defining the optimum value of OEE”, Proceedings of the Colloquium of Mexican Students in the United Kingdom, Manchester, UK, July 22-23.

Additional interests and activities

  • Co-founder and Editor of the Int. Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience)
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on "Intervention for Delivering the Triple-Bottom-Line" - Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, 2017
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on “Managing Reverse Exchanges in Service Supply Chains” – Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 2015
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on "Seeing Green: Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Lean and Six Sigma" - International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 2017
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on “Manufacturing Operations Management and Optimisation” – International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, 2014
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on “Lean Six Sigma Developments in Manufacturing Applications” – International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, 2014
  • Guest Editor of an special issue on “Advances in Manufacturing Technology” – International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, 2013

Member of the editorial, scientific and organising boards of the following journals and conferences

  • Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (JMTM)
  • International Journal of Lean Six Sigma (IJLSS)
  • International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research (IJLER)
  • International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics (IJEME)
  • International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation (IJETI)
  • International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approaches to Innovation (IJMAI)
  • The Open Management Journal
  • International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (IJRM)
  • APMS 2014 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Ajaccio France, 20-24 September – Chair and Organiser of the Special Track Session on “Process Improvement Programmes for Sustainability”
  • 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto Portugal, 26-28 June, 2013 – Chair and Organiser of the Special Track Session on “Lean Six Sigma”
  • 12th International Conference on Business Innovation and Technology Management (ISBITM), Derby, UK, 1-3 July, 2013
  • 27th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September, 2012 – Chair and Organiser of the Special Track Session on “Lean Six Sigma”
  • 2012 International Conference in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development (IETSD), Tamil Nadu, India, 3-5 September

 Active Reviewer of Journals such as:

  • Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
  • International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • International Journal of Lean Six Sigma
  • International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research
  • The TQM Journal
  • International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics
  • Journal of Organisation and Health Management
  • Management Research Review
  • Journal of Organizational Analysis
  • International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation
  • International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology
  • International Journal of Engineering Simulation.

Experience in industry

  • Project Operations Manager, Tingdene Homes Ltd / The University of Northampton, UK (09/2007-12/2008)
  • Production Manager / Production Engineer, Montoi Mattel S.A. de C.V., Mexico (06/2000-08/2003)
  • Production Assembly Engineer, Celestica de Monterrey S.A. de C.V., Mexico (12/1999-06/2000)
  • Production Packing Engineer, Nabisco Mexico S.A. de C.V., Mexico (11/1998-12/1999).

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