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Susana Val is Associate Research Professor and Transport Research Group Manager at Zaragoza Logistics Center. She obtained both a PhD and MSc degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Zaragoza, where she is also involved as a researcher in the Group of Transport and Logistics Engineering (GITEL). Furthermore, she studied the Master of Engineering and Logistics at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as a visiting student.

Her current research activities are city logistics and urban distribution; in particular best practices, new policies development, innovations and modeling of urban areas for goods distribution. Also, she has participated in various projects and studies related to multimodal transport and green corridors with a special focus on railway promotion and carbon footprint. Finally, she collaborates in research related to logistic infrastructures and air cargo transport and its relation to the supply chain.


Publications


  • Val, S., Roldan J.F. Public private partnerships for Mediterranean port-hinterland development. Perspectives and recommendations for the competitiveness of Mediterranean ports. Outcomes of the FUTUREMED strategic project of the EU MED Programme. Chapter 4. Maggioli Editore. pp 52-63
  • Val, S. Kehinde, A, Machado A., Ciprés C. Supply Chain Network Design. Tackling Regulations, Lead Time and Cost Efficiency. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains: Innovations and Integral Approaches (Contributions to Management Science). Springer, Book chapter, October 2015 (Editors: Joost de Bock & Meng Lu)
  • Roldán, F., Esteban, B., Val, S. 3D Animation of the Transpyrenean corridor created by GIS tools. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 160, 2014, pp. 244-253
  • Esteban B., Val S., Roldán F., Study of the Transpyrenean corridor in comparison with other corridors in the Iberian Peninsula using GIS tools. XI Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT 2014). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 160, 2014, pp. 234-243
  • Val, S. and Roldán, F., Spanish Port Hinterland Intermodal Information System-FUTUREMED Pilot. International Journal of Advanced Logistics, 2013
  • Sainz R., Val S., Chocarro D., Evaluación Económica de la Construcción de la Travesía Central Pirenaica, Principios. Estudios de Economía Política. forthcoming
  • Pérez M., Val S., Emilio Larrodé Pellicer, Sainz R.. “Optimization of the air cargo supply chain”. Journal of Airline and Airport Management; Vol 2, No 2 (2012) pp 121-123
  • Val S., Royo J. A., Chocarro D., Bordetas B., Artigot D., La Logística en Aragón, 978-84-87807-43-5, Consejo Aragonés de Cámaras Oficiales de Comercio e Industria, Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón, Caja Inmaculada, October, 2010
  • Sainz R., Val S., Chocarro D., Kattour S.J., Sistema de información geográfico para la red española de plataformas logísticas. XVI Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería del Tránsito y Transporte, Lisbon (Portugal), July 15-18, 2010
  • Val S., Pérez M., Chocarro D., Sainz R., Kattour S., Optimización de la cadena de carga aérea mediante simulación. XVI Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería del Tránsito y Transporte, Lisbon (Portugal), July 15-18, 2010
  • Sainz R., Val S., Kattour S.J., Chocarro D., Economic Impact of the Zaragoza Logistics Platform (PLAZA), IX Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT), Madrid, July 7-9, 2010
  • Kattour S.J., Val S., Sainz R., Chocarro D., Sistema de información geográfico para la red española de plataformas logísticas. IX Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT), Madrid, July 7-9, 2010
  • Kattour S. J., Val S., Sainz R., Chocarro D., Acero T., Tipología e inventario de la red española de plataformas logísticas. IX Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT), Madrid, July 7-9, 2010
  • Chocarro D., Val S., Sainz R., Impacto logístico de la construcción de la Travesía Central Pirenaica. IX Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT), Madrid, July 7-9, 2010
  • Val S., Chocarro D., Kattour S. J., Sainz R., Estudio de las interrelaciones entre los agentes de la cadena de carga aérea. IX Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT), Madrid, July 7-9, 2010
  • Sainz R., Val S., Chocarro D., Evaluación Económica de la Construcción de la Travesía Central Transpirenaica. 1er Congreso Internacional de Tecnología Ferroviaria 2010, Zaragoza, April 12-14, 2010
  • Val S., Chocarro D., Sainz R., Estudio de impacto logístico de la Travesía Central Transpirenaica. 1er Congreso Internacional de Tecnología Ferroviaria 2010. Zaragoza, April 12-14, 2010
  • Chocarro D., Val S., Pérez M., The impact of accessibility on trans-national railroad and highway transportation. I Conferencia Trasatlántica NECTAR, Washington (USA), June, 2009
  • Val S., Blázquez N., Analysis of Trans-Pyrenean railway bottlenecks. Special Issue International Journal of Procurement Management,Supply chain management: strategic factor for competitiveness, May, 2009
  • Chocarro D., Escuín D., Fraile A., Gallego J., Herrando J. L., Larrodé E., Medrano J., Pérez M., Ponce D., Sánchez S., Sicilia J. A., Val S., Diccionario de Transporte y Logística. LID Editorial, Madrid, 2009

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