The Institut has an advisory board of highly experienced independent, external, experts, chosen on the basic on their outstanding professional track records, who provide assessment and support as and when needed.
He has a degree and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC, and has worked as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on various occasions. He is currently Professor of Operations at IESE, where he teaches on the Executive Education and Custom programme. He is also the Academic Director of IESE’s Initiative for Excellence in Operations (INEO) and the Industrial Excellence Award Spain. He has over 5 years of experience in strategy and operations consultancy in Europe and Latin America. In 2005 he won the "Salvà i Campillo" prize for novel engineering awarded by the Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers and in 2004 was named in the "Top 40 Business School professors under 40" list.
Albert Girbal Puig
He is an Industrial Engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), has a Master of Science in Energy Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering (University of Pennsylvania) and also has management qualifications from leading business schools (PDG from IESE and Master in Business Management from EADA). He has occupied Senior Management posts in various industrial companies for over 20 years. Currently he is a part-time teacher at the IESE Business School and also a consultant specialised in operational management in the industrial and services sectors. He was formerly Director of the Energy and Environment Area of Institut Cerdà and currently collaborates with Institut Cerdà in relation to work on Risk and Resilience Management.
Jaume Hugas Sabater
He is Industrial Engineer (ETSIB - Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and Master in business administration from ESADE. Also he got a degree from the Harvard Business School and has done the postgraduate courses at Stanford, Darden and Olin Business School. He is Professor of operations and innovation of ESADE since 1990. He has been Director of Supply Chain Management of consumption of Ralston Purina, in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Director of Manufacturing Operations of Ralston Purina international, as well as Corporate Director of Manufacturing and Engineering of Ralston Purina Company for Canada, Asia-Pacific and Amèrica Llatina. He was director of production and engineering for Gallina Blanca Purina in Spain and Portugal, and director of projects and works in SA Master of engineering and consulting. He is the author of numerous published articles and case studies.
He graduated in Operations Management and Innovation at ESADE and has a Master’s degree in Supply Chains from the Catalan Institute of Logistics Research (ICIL) Foundation. He is currently Director General of Districenter, a logistics operator specialized in logistics service companies, retail and e-commerce. He also collaborates with various business and professional organisations, is president of ICIL, vice president and professor of the ICIL Foundation, vice president of PIMEC Logistics and a member of the executive committee of BCL. He has also participated as an academic collaborator at ESADE in their Operations related programmes. In 2008 he won the Operations and Logistics Manager of the Year prize, awarded by the Logistics Leaders Club (2008).
Frederic Sabrià Miracle
He is Doctor of civil engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Ph.d. and Master of Engineering (Berkeley, University of California). He is currently Professor of operations and technology at IESE (Universidad de Navarra). He has been guest professor of the IAE; (Argentina) andHEC Lausanne (Switzerland). He has conducted research in the field of operations, transport and logistics. Author of five books and published more than 50 articles. It is also usual consultant for industrial companies, public administration and services. He was a member of the Olympic water polo team (4th square, Moscow 1980), and champion of Europe (Club Natació Barcelona, 1981).
Institut Cerdà has developed the calculation tool that provides reliable data relating fuel costs to overall container transport costs in the port area.
The tool has been developed by Institut Cerdà. It has been formally presented at the Port of Barcelona by Pere Padrosa, General Director of Transport and Mobility of the Generalitat of Catalonia; Mercè Conesa, President of the Port of Barcelona and Julián Arenas, Director of Innovation and Transport-Logistics at Institut Cerdà. The tool was launched as a result of the study "Fluctuation of the cost of fuel and the externality of time in road transport". This study, also by Institut Cerdà, analysed the different factors that affect the costs of the transport of goods by road.
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