Executive Director, MITx MicroMaster's in Supply Chain Management
Research Associate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Eva Ponce is the Executive Director of the MITx MicroMaster's in Supply Chain Management, as well as a Research Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Her current research focus is the design of distribution models for last mile deliveries (urban logistics). She also leads research initiatives on Reverse Logistics and Closed-Loop Supply Chains.
Dr. Ponce is on a sabbatical leave from her regular position as an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the School of Industrial Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain. There, she leads the Research Group on Industrial Engineering and Logistics and she conducts the PhD line on Supply Chain Management. She is also the Director of the Engineering Management Official Master Science Program. She held a previous investigative stay at MIT CTL from 2011 to 2012 and another one in the Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley in 2000. Professor Ponce has over fifteen years of experience in teaching and researching on operations management, supply chain management and quantitative models for industrial engineering.
Dr. Ponce received her PhD in Industrial Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid in 2002. Her dissertation has received two awards with special distinction in the Spanish context. She has an active publication record, including journal papers, conference proceedings and refereed abstracts.
Links for current publications
The new challenges of end-of-life tyres management systems: A Spanish case study. Uruburu, A., Ponce-Cueto, E., Cobo-Benita, J.R. and Ordieres-Meré, J. (2014) J. Waste Management, Vol. 33, Nº. 3, 679-688.
Reverse logistics for used portable batteries in Spain. An analytical proposal for collecting batteries. Ponce-Cueto, E., González-Manteca, J.A. and Carrasco-Gallego, R. (2011) Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering. New trends and challenges. Editors: Golinska, P.; Fertsch, M. and Marx-Gomez, J. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 593-604.
Closed-loop supply chains of reusable articles: a typology grounded on case studies. Carrasco-Gallego, R., Ponce-Cueto, E., Dekker, R. (2012). International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, Nº. 19, 5582-5596.
Reverse logistics practices for recovering mobile phones in Spain. Ponce-Cueto, E., González Manteca, J.A. y Carrasco-Gallego, R. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Vol. 12, Nº. 2, pp. 104-114. 2011. ISSN: 1625-8312.
Automatic generation of transshipment and loading plans through a linear programming model in railway terminal. González-Manteca, J.A. and Ponce-Cueto, E., (2011). Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering. New trends and challenges. Editors: Golinska, P.; Fertsch, M. and Marx-Gomez, J. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 525-536.
Reverse logistics in the automotive industry. Organizational Models for Waste Generated in Repair Shops. Carrasco-Gallego, R., Delgado-Hipolito, J. and Ponce-Cueto, E. (2011) Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering. New trends and challenges. Editors: Golinska, P.; Fertsch, M. and Marx-Gomez, J. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 569-578.
A conceptual model for integrating strategic supply management into the supply chain. Ponce-Cueto, E., García-Sánchez, A. y Ortega-Mier, M. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 19, Nº 1/2, pp. 102-123, 2010.
Automatic generation for transhipment plans through a linear programming model in a train-train terminal: Application to the Spanish French border. González, J.A., Ponce, E., Mataix, C y Carrasco, J. Transportation, Planning and Technology Review. Vol. 31, Nº.5, pp. 545-566, 2008.
Redesigning a piece picking area replenishment process supported by a WMS. Carrasco-Gallego, R., Ponce-Cueto, E. (2009) In: 39th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Troyes (France), 6-8 July.
Distribution Models for Logistics in HORECA channel. Carrasco-Gallego, R., Ponce-Cueto, E. (2009) In: 39th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Troyes (France), 6-8 July.