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 is a graduate in Mathematics and an Industrial Engineering from the University of Zaragoza. He obtained an executive MBA degree from IESE, and both a PhD and a MSc degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program.

His research interests include the link Finance – Operations and the areas of Service Operations and Supply Chain. 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 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 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., MARTÍNEZ DE ALBÉNIZ, V. (2021). Pompeii Brand. IESE, P-1194-E.
SERRANO, A., SACHON, M. (2021). Picard GmbH & Co. KG. IESE, P-1193-E.
SERRANO, A., SACHON, M. (2021). Picard GmbH & Co. KG. IESE, P-1193.
SERRANO, A., NADJIA GASSNER, HUMBERTO PARDI, GIRBAL PUIG, A. (2021). Selección de proveedores en PepsiCo Europa. IESE, P-1190.
SERRANO, A., NADJIA GASSNER, HUMBERTO PARDI, GIRBAL PUIG, A. (2021). Suppliers Selection at Pepsico Europe. IESE, P-1190-E.