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Dr. Alejandro Serrano

Alejandro Serrano is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He teaches regularly at other masters and executive programs both in Europe and Latin America.

He obtained his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, his MBA degree from IESE, and his PhD and MSc degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program. As a doctoral student, he spent time at MIT, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government. His research interest is the link between Finance and Operations.

Before joining academia, Alejandro spent 10+ years working for several firms, holding various supply-chain related positions, such as Head of Logistics or Head of Production. He has also been involved in several consulting projects for various companies, such as Roche, Casino Group, Saica, or Renfe.


Executive Education Program taught by Alejandro Serrano:
Introducción a la Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro (taught in spanish)
Dates: Sept - Oct, 2013
Venue: Zaragoza Logistics Center
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Publications:

  • Serrano, A., Oliva, R., Kraiselburd, S. Risk propagation through payment distortion in supply chains. Journal of Operations Management. Journal of Operations Management Vol. 58-59, 2018, pp. 1-14
  • Lekkakos, S., Serrano, A. Supply chain finance for small and medium sized enterprises: the case of reverse factoring, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 46 (4), 2016, pp. 367 - 392
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., Risk Propagation through Payment Distortion in Supply Chains. SSRN, November 11, 2010
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., A Financial Perspective on Inventory Holding Cost, SSRN, June 14, 2010
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., A Financial View on Inventory Holding Cost. April 2, 2010
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., Ordering Decisions, Cost of Capital, and the Value of the Firm. SSRN, July 2, 2009
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Papeles, Inventarios, Finanzas y Futuro. INCAE Business Review, (1) 8, May-Aug, 2009

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