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Susana Val is currently the Director of Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC). She is also Principal Investigator for the Transport Research Group, Associate Research Professor at MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. She obtained both a PhD and MSc degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Zaragoza. Furthermore, she studied the Master of Engineering and Logistics at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Her current research activities are related with the improvement of infrastructures, logistics corridors, best practices, transport policies and mobility of Spain, the EU and Latin America. As part of this work she focuses on aspects such as carbon footprint, synchromodality, the creation and promotion of transport networks, improvements of logistics parks as fundamental nodes for the supply chain development, the connection of ports with their hinterlands and the creation of communications and operations supporting platforms among the stakeholders in the supply chains. Urban Mobility is a field of special interest due to the particular transport features in the cities and the growing need of cooperation to try to find feasible solutions, leading to sustainability.


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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