Alejandro Serrano | MIT Global SCALE Network

Alejandro Serrano


Professor of SCM, MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program
Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Alejandro Serrano is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, and Research Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. At ZLC he is also in charge of Corporate Outreach in Spain and the Supply Chain and Finance Initiative. 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.


  • 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

Research Topics

  • Supply Chain & Finance