Director Advanced Learning Innovation Program, IE Business School

Next Generation Supply Chain III

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It comes as no surprise that Luis Solis has gained a number of teaching awards and is welcomed as a visiting professor at universities in countries such as Mexico, Belgium, France, China, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain and the US. For when he teaches his courses in strategic operations management, lean & response service operations, supply chain management, project management and quality management, Prof Solis is drawing upon a vast pool of knowledge and experience gained by working with work a wide range of companies in USA, Europe and Latin America. “So I’m not working only on theoretical research and models but I’m also working with top industry executives in the real world”, he says.

But while his research is impressive in itself, it also informs his teaching. “I always use my research findings in my class”, he says and explains that he uses selected cases, exercises, simulations, and videos to create an environment where students have to think about the implications of the concepts they are studying.

Prof Solis also invites industry executives as guest speakers to present real situations to which tools covered in the course can be applied. “So I’m helping students think holistically. And I always challenge their thinking to find new way to approach complex and difficult business issues”.