Addressing the Environmental Challenge through Sustainable Supply Chains

Date and time
Wednesday, 17 January 2024
17.30 - 19.30

Heap Lecture Theatre
Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

An inaugural lecture by Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes.

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Over the years, rapid industrialisation around the globe has, on the one hand, improved quality of life, whereas on the other hand, it has also had a significant negative effect on our environment. This has contributed to the phenomenon of environmental degradation arguably being one of the biggest challenges currently faced by mankind and the planet.

In particular, significant contributions from the operations management field have been made and implemented in the supply chains of various industrial sectors for organisations to not only achieve traditional objectives such as profitability, efficiency, customer satisfaction, quality, and responsiveness but also better environmental performance.

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes focused on discussing the operations management concepts and methodologies that have been proposed and adapted by supply chains to address the biggest challenge that we face as mankind, i.e. environmental degradation, and improve the environmental performance of their operations.

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is actively involved in industrial projects where he combines his knowledge, expertise, and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their supply chains. He has led and managed international research projects and as a leading academic, he has published over 300 articles in leading scientific journals.