Keywords: innovation, logistics, MBA, EGADE Business School, guanajuato
Professor Eric Porras, MBA director at EGADE Business School in Mexico City and Director of Research at the Center for Innovation in Logistics and Commerce (CILTEC) of Tecnológico de Monterrey, offered the keynote address at the Global Logistics Innovation Congress and Expo, held in León, Guanajuato on August 23 and 24.
Professor Porras gave his conference, “Logistics Systems and Inventories”, at an event that brought together the leading experts, entrepreneurs and authorities in innovation and logistics.
“During the event, participants put forward and discussed ideas on the current status of logistics at the level of Latin America, best practices in logistics and supply chains, and topics on innovation in logistics and transportation,” explained the academic.
“Topics were also addressed in relation to the logistics potential of Mexico and the region, and how to turn the country into a principal player in global logistics and transportation, improving its global competitiveness,” he added.
Professor Porras explained that the country has room for improvement in the areas of infrastructure, customs and import and export processes, value-added logistics services, and the use of new logistics technologies.
Other speakers included the President of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Salvador Alva, and the President of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the OAS, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa.
The forum, inaugurated by the Minister of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, was organized by the Guanajuato State Government, the Interior Port Administration of Guanajuato, Merchant Ports and Navy of the SCT (the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation), and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Guest organizations at the event included the World Bank, World Trade Organization, Inter-American Development Bank, Organization of American States, Panama Canal Authority, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Zaragoza Logistics Center and UNESCO.
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