Professor presents paper on Mexico business opportunities at logistics conference

News Date: 
Mon. 12/30/2013

A Friends University professor was a key presenter at the International Conference of Logistics and Supply Chain (CiLOG) advocating the use of the International Interoceanic Mazatlan-Houston Logistic corridor (MHCL) Oct. 24-25 in Sanfandila, Queretaro, Mexico. 

Dr. Gerardo de la O

Dr. Gerardo de la O, assistant professor of management, asserted during his presentation that international businesses can find exceptional long-term business opportunities in Mexico. De la O cited Mexico’s global location and improving infrastructure as advantages for retailer and manufacturing industries. 

More than 300 people from around the world attended the CiLOG conference, including leaders of industry, government, and academia. 

De la O said his presentation was well received by his colleagues at the conference. 

“In the closing ceremony,” he said, “only two presentations were mentioned, and my presentation was one of them.” 

De la O coauthored the submitted paper for the conference, titled “Supply Chain Strategies for the International Interoceanic Mazatlan-Houston Logistic Corridor,” with Timothy Matis from Texas Tech University’s Department of Industrial Engineering. The paper has been accepted for publication in an Indexed Journal.

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