Academia de Verano para Estudiantes de Doctorado (2 semanas)

La Academia de Verano para Estudiantes de Doctorado es un período intenso de aprendizaje, debate y descubrimiento de conceptos fundamentales y últimas tendencias en gestión de la cadena de suministro, además de conocer a futuros compañeros de profesión y pasar un buen rato en Zaragoza, España. ¡Infórmate!







Profesores de ediciones pasadas de la Academia de Verano para Doctorados:


"Me pidieron que me uniera a la Academia de verano para doctorados de ZLC y ofreciera un curso sobre Competencia y cooperación en las cadenas de suministro. Realmente disfruté por tener la oportunidad de interactuar con un grupo tan diverso de estudiantes, provenientes de países muy diferentes y con mucha energía positiva. Mi parte favorita fue hacer un experimento en persona, donde los estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de interactuar entre ellos y conocer mejor a sus compañeros mientras aprendían sobre cooperación, negociación y resultados estables"

Greys Sošić
Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration
Department Chair and Professor, DSO Department
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

El objetivo de la escuela de la academia de verano es crear un fuerte foro de discusión de conocimientos para impulsar los resultados de la investigación y los avances en la gestión de la cadena de suministro. ¡Infórmate!


Cursos impartidos en la 13ª edición de la Academia de verano para estudiantes de Doctorado:

Professor: Wedad Elmaghraby, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland School
Dates: 13,14,15 June
Course Description:
The emergence of Internet-enabled platforms, such as Airbnb and Lyft, has highlighted that online marketplaces greatly reduce frictions that previously prevented buyers and sellers from connecting, thereby increasing the volume of trade in a number of markets. In this seminar, we will cover a range of papers that address online market design both at the business-to-consumer interface (B2C), as well as the business-to-business (B2B) interface. A key theme of this seminar will be the highlighted role of product returns in online marketplace settings. We will explore research in market design to better understand (i) how to stymie/reduce the flow of return merchandise back to retailers and (ii) how to most profitably resell the returned (and unsold) merchandise in B2B secondary markets.

Pricing Policies to help Reduce Return Rates in B2C Markets: Online shopping has resulted in a dramatic increase in the volume of merchandise returned to retailers. While many of the returned items can be resold in the primary market, the costs of handling the product as well as the opportunity cost associated with the time it takes for products to flow to and back from a customer are quite significant and often overlooked. We will explore key identified drivers of product returns and, specifically, the role of (i) shipping policies (contingent free shipping policies as well as the convenience of handling returns) and (ii) price promotions on inflating/deflating return rates.

Design of B2B Auctions for Returned Merchandise: Given the inevitable return of some merchandise, it is important that retailers be able to (re-sell) these products so as to clear warehouse space and make room for new merchandise. In this market, speed and recovery rates are of equal importance; as a result, many returned (and overstocked) items are sold via B2B auctions. We will explore the design of these online B2B markets, and key drivers of their price and supply dynamics. Papers will approach the problem of market design from a variety of methodological perspectives, including behavioral, empirical and optimization.

Professor: Greys Sošić, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
Dates: 15, 16, 17 June
Course Description:
There are many instances in different business areas where firms compete in their primary markets, while they still cooperate in some of their activities to achieve economies of scale and/or scope. For instance, independent retailers can jointly place their orders to reduce their fixed ordering costs; manufacturers can jointly organize recycling of their products if EPR legislations are implemented; etc. This type of problems can be studied by combining elements from non-cooperative and cooperative game theory.

While cooperation among supply chain members should improve the overall performance of a supply chain, individual goals can induce one or more parties to make decisions that negatively impact the 9 performance of the system as a whole. In cooperative settings, overall performance is usually maximized when all parties act together (that is, form the grand coalition). However, some methods for allocation of profits/costs among collaborating parties can lead to situations in which individuals or groups can benefit by defecting and acting on their own, hence coalition stability is an important question in cooperative game theory. Stability of collaborative alliances is most commonly analyzed through the concept of the core. The core consists of allocation rules that yield a stable grand coalition (alliance of all players), as no set of players have an immediate incentive to defect from the grand coalition when gains are apportioned according to a core allocation. At the same time, the core suffers from myopia: it precludes the possibility that players and coalitions may consider the option that once they act (say, by forming a coalition), another coalition may react, and a third coalition might in turn react, and so on. It is not uncommon to observe defections and regrouping in markets before some stability is attained. One of the interesting features of dynamic stability is that it can identify stable structures even when static concepts conclude that there can be no stable outcomes. On the other hand, dynamic analysis can rule out the grand coalition as a candidate for stability even if the game has a nonempty core. When we forgo static concepts and assume a more realistic setting, in which the players consider possible consequences of their actions, we can obtain dramatically different results as to what are the likely stable structures, which can help companies in determining their operational strategies and in deciding whether to join an alliance or not.

In this course, we will cover the concepts from non-cooperative and cooperative game theory with application to problems in operations management. The readings will draw from peer-reviewed articles in the operations management literature.

Professor: Tom van Woensel, Technische Universitet Eindhoven.
Dates: 21, 22, 23 June
Course Description:
This module describes the transport and logistics industry and the development of advanced decision support systems. Emphasis is put on modeling and solving logistics problems using state-of-the-art approaches. Transportation and distribution functions are studied in detail through lectures and case studies. We will Illustrate the key factors to consider in the planning and control of transport and distribution operations. Additionally, some mathematical models for transportation problems (Integer Linear Programming) will be discussed.

Three broad topics will be discussed:
1. Transport network design: Strategic planning generally addresses long-term decisions with long-term impacts, dedicated to the system-design strategic decisions. We focus on some of the main methodologies proposed for the selection of facilities and their impact on the system performance.
2. Urban Logistics: This encompasses the movement of freight vehicles whose primary purpose is to carry goods into, out of, and within urban areas. These movements are part of the logistics activities performed in the city regarding, mainly, the transport, storage, and handling of goods, to answer the demand raised by most economic and social activities taking place in urban areas.
3. Artificial Intelligence in transport and logistics applications: The Internet of Things enables the instant exchange of data and information between machines, operators, and organizations. While there is quite some practical evidence of working AI-enabled environments, e.g. smart thermostats, home service robots, intelligent conversational chatbots, autonomous drones, or even self-driving cars, decision-making in transport and logistics is complex and different from decision-making in these areas. Digital twins make it possible to try these decisions in a virtual environment before applying them in real life.

Professor: Joseph Sarkis, The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dates: 21, 22,23 June
Course Description: Sustainable supply chains are necessary for society to help stay within planetary boundaries.
There are many technological, organizational, and external environmental concerns that need to be managed in this environment. Digitalization can play an important role from all these perspectives. The course will consider the emergence and characteristics of these various digital technologies, especially those that can support multi-stakeholder environments that are prevalent when seeking to make supply chains more sustainable. We will especially focus on issues and the potential and promise of blockchain technology for inter-organizational sustainability and circularity management. We will also consider this digitalization relates and compares to the broader Industry 4.0 technologies. This course will consider methodologies and theories (or lack of theories) used in investigating and advancing these relationships. A number of readings will be provided to students. Students will be asked to present some of these papers and include a critical analysis for the class. The results of this discussion and critical analysis will also identify not only what is currently being studied but clear ideas and directions for future research.


Además de estar expuesto a diferentes temas en la materia de la cadena de suministro por un grupo de distinguidos profesores, es una gran oportunidad para conocer estudiantes de doctorado de diferentes instituciones e intercambiar ideas. Si bien esperamos que los solicitantes provengan de diferentes instituciones, países y perfiles académicos, el denominador común es la excelencia. Los solicitantes son seleccionados para formar parte de un foro de discusión compuesto por destacados académicos en el área de logística y gestión de la cadena de suministro.


El programa PhD Summer Academy se administra bajo el Programa Internacional de Logística MIT-Zaragoza, una alianza de educación e investigación del MIT con la Universidad de Zaragoza. Al finalizar el programa, se otorga un certificado que acredita el haber cursado la Academia de Verano para Doctorados del Programa MIT-Zaragoza.

¿Quién debería solicitar admisión?

Cada verano, un grupo de estudiantes y académicos seleccionados de diferentes instituciones, países y nacionalidades se reúnen para participar en un intenso período de aprendizaje, debate y descubrimiento de los conceptos fundamentales y las últimas tendencias en gestión de la cadena de suministro. ¡Infórmate!

¿Cuándo solicitar admisión?

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) albergará la 14ª Academia de Verano para estudiantes de Doctorado durante el verano de 2023 en Zaragoza, España. Próximamente más información. ¡Contáctanos para mantenerte informado!

¿Preparado para solicitar admisión?

Los materiales de solicitud necesarios son: [email protected]:

  • CV actualizado incluyendo el grado académico, una breve lista de los cursos relacionados realizados hasta ahora (en el campo de OR / IE / OM / Estadísticas), áreas de interés de investigación, especialización o competencia, disertación: el título y breve descripción de su tesis, experiencia laboral relevante
  • Una carta de recomendación de alguien capaz de evaluar la valía profesional y/o académica del solicitante (es decir, supervisor, profesor)
  • Declaración de interés
    para solicitar admisión a la Academia de Verano para Doctorados donde se explique el área específica de interés académico (tema de investigación en el que desea trabajar), por qué deberías ser admitido y qué se espera lograr con este programa. La declaración no debe tener más de 500 palabras.

Equipo Academia de Verano para Doctorados

Dr. Yasel Costa

Director Academia de Verano para doctorados
+34 976 077 606

Beatriz Vergara

PhD & Executive Education Coordinator
+34 976 077 268

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) albergará la 14ª Academia de Verano para estudiantes de Doctorado durante el verano de 2023 en Zaragoza, España. Próximamente más información. ¡Contáctanos para mantenerte informado!

Matrícula y Costes

Inscripción anticipada (antes del 15 de Marzo): 875 €

  • Tarifa por Módulo: 300 €

Matrícula Académica (después del 15 de Marzo): 975 € (incluye 4 módulos)

Tarifas Especiales

  • Antiguos Alumnos de la Academia de Verano para Doctorados: 700 €
  • Dos alumnos procedentes de la misma universidad: 780 €

Este programa está co-financiado por el Fondo Social Europeo

Gastos de Vida

Los estudiantes tendrán que tramitar el alojamiento, comidas, visa y transporte y deben tener un seguro de salud con cobertura mientras estén en España. ZLC facilita la ayuda necesaria para tramitar los requisitos de viaje y documentación.


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