Dr. David Gonsalvez

Dr. David Gonsalvez

Professor of SCM at the MIT-Zaragoza Program

Dr. Gonsalvez is the CEO and Rector at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Gonsalvez is fascinated by transportation. His current research focuses on future mobility and autonomous transportation in the freight industry. He also believes that a strong foundation in procurement is essential for good supply chain leaders. To this end, he has introduced several courses in procurement in MISI both in Master’s programs and in executive education.

From 2010-2014, he was the Executive Director in charge of MIT’s Zaragoza Logistics Center(ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain which was ranked as the best Logistics post graduate education program in Spain during his tenure. Prior to that he was the Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy, at General Motors responsible for supply chain strategy, planning, and security in GM’s supply chains worldwide. He retired from GM after a 25 year career in 2009.

Dr. Gonsalvez has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Ohio State University.

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Research Areas


Visibility in Global Health Supply Chains

Privett N., Gonsalvez D. Visibility in Global Health Supply Chains. , Working Paper, 2011


Sustainable Organisation between Clusters Of Optimized Logistics @ Europe

Acronym: SoCool@EU Project Reference: 287080 Funding Body: European Commission. 7th Framework Type of Funding: Public Project website: http://www.socool-logistics.eu/ Main Researcher: David Gonsalvez Start date: 01/01/2012 End date: 31/12/2014 Duration: 36 months Project Description SoCool@EU (Sustainable Organisation between Clusters of Optimised Logistics @ Europe) is a European Regions of Knowledge project through which 5 world-class European […]

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