Alejandro
Serrano

Senior Lecturer of Production, Technology and Operations Management

• PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Universidad de Zaragoza
• Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MIT and Zaragoza LC
• Master in Business Administration, IESE
• Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Zaragoza

Alejandro obtained his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Zaragoza, his executive MBA degree from IESE, and his PhD and MSc degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program. During his PhD, he was a visiting student at Harvard Business School, MIT, and the Kennedy School of Government.

His research interests include the link between Finance and Operations and the area of Service Operations. His research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Operations Management. In 2018, he was awarded the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award (honorable mention) offered by JOM. He is author of the MIT Press book Practical Finance for Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Alejandro is also a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program and Research Affiliate at the Center of Transportation and Logistics at MIT. He has regularly taught at other institutions such as Vlerick Business School (Belgium), MISI (Malasia), CLI (Colombia), or Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland).

Before joining academia, he devoted more than 10 years to 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 international consulting projects in the area of Operations Management.

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

SERRANO, A., OLIVA, R., KRAISELBURD, S. (2018). Risk Propagation Through Payment Distortion In Supply Chains. Journal of Operations Management, 58, 1 - 14. doi:10.1016/j.jom.2018.01.003.
LEKKAKOS, S., SERRANO, A. (2017). Reverse Factoring: A Theory on the Value of Payment Terms Extension. Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 10 (3-4), 270 - 288. doi:10.1561/0200000063.
SERRANO, A. (2017). On the Cost of Capital in Inventory Models: The Case of Deterministic Demand. Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management, 10 (3-4), 338 - 357. doi:10.1561/0200000060.
XU, J., SERRANO, A., LIN, B. (2017). Optimal Production and Rationing Policy of Two-Stage Tandem Production System. International Journal of Production Economics, 185 (1), 100 - 112. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.12.025.
SERRANO, A., OLIVA, R., KRAISELBURD, S. (2017). On the Cost of Capital in Inventory Models with Deterministic Demand. International Journal of Production Economics, 183 (A), 14 - 20. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.10.007.
LEKKAKOS, S., SERRANO, A. (2016). Supply Chain Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Case of Reverse Factoring. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 46 (4), 367 - 392. doi:10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2014-0165.

Books

SERRANO, A., LEKKAKOS, S. (2020). Practical Finance for Operations and Supply Chain Management. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Cases

SERRANO, A., CALVO, E. (2020). Fiore di Zucca. IESE, P-1183-E.
SERRANO, A., CALVO, E. (2020). Fiore di Zucca. IESE, P-1183.
SERRANO, A., GIRBAL, A. (2019). Mercadona and the Challenge of 2020. IESE, P-1176-E.
SERRANO, A., GIRBAL, A. (2019). Mercadona ante el reto del 2020. IESE, P-1176.
SERRANO, A., KRAISELBURD, S. (2018). Roche: The Investment Decision Dilemma. IESE, P-1171-E.