Staff profile

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes


Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Supply Chain Improvement




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby, UK. I am actively involved in industrial projects where I combine my knowledge, expertise and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their internal functions and supply chains.

As a leading academic, I have led and managed international research projects funded by the European Commission, British Academy, British Council and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). 

I have published extensively in leading scientific journals and six books in the areas of operations management and innovation, manufacturing performance measurement, continuous improvement, and quality management systems. I am Co-founder and current Editor of the Int. Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience), Associate Editor of the Int. Journal of Production and Operations Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Editor-in-Chief of the Int. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. I have also led and guest-edited special issues for Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Int. Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Int. Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, Int. Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, and Int. Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation.

My areas of expertise and interest include general aspects of operations and manufacturing management, business excellence, quality improvement, and performance measurement. 

I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a certified Six Sigma-Green Belt, and have over eight years of industrial experience working as Production Manager, Production Engineer and Operations Manager for several international and local companies in both the UK and Mexico. I am also a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET).

Teaching responsibilities

I am currently tutor of the following modules:


Past Modules:


Final Year

Second Year

First Year

Year Zero

Short Courses

Research interests

Operations Management and Business Excellence; Supply Chain and Logistics Management; Process Improvement and Performance Measurement Systems; Lean Six Sigma; Green Lean; Sustainable, Green and Circular Supply Chains; Circular Economy; Sustainable, Green and Circular Operations; Etc.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

Research projects and successful external research funding

Editorial activities

Member of the editorial boards of the following journals

 Active Reviewer of Journals such as

Recent publications


Book Chapters

Journal Papers