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Dr. Esther Rodriguez Silva
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TEES Research Assistant Professor
Global Supply Chain Laboratory
Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department
Sbisa 118F
Phone: (979) 845-3146
Fax: (979) 845-4980
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Research Areas of Interest:

  • Distribution Best Practices
  • Distribution Profitability
  • Growth and Market Share
  • Sales and Marketing Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Distribution
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management

Recent Significant Research and Teaching Activities:

  • Talent Incubator Program: Educate and train students for industry project development and execution. Provide talent pipeline for companies' internships and full-time.
  • Global Study Abroad Program: Business Plan and Project Development for GSA. 2011-2014.
  • Teaching: Optimizing Distributor Profitability, Pricing, International Sales and Marketing, Global Engineering, Distributor Competitiveness, Distributor Processes, Customer Stratification.
  • Research: Optimizing Distributor Value Added Services, Optimizing Human Capital Consortia.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Maritime Sciences and Technology, Kobe Maritime University, Japan, 2005
  • M.S. in Transportation and Information Systems Engineering, Kobe University, Japan, 2000
  • B.A. in International Affairs, University of Las Americas, (UDLA), 1995

Biography:

Dr. Esther Rodriguez Silva collaborates in the Industrial Distribution Program at the Global Supply Chain Laboratory at Texas A&M University, where she conducts applied research and industry projects in the area of global distribution, best practices in distribution profitability, distributor value added services, and within industry Consortia. Dr. Rodriguez Silva is the Director of the Talent Incubator Program where she educates and train students for project development and execution. Also, she coordinates the Global Distribution Study Abroad Program designated to teach students on how to conduct business in the international arena.

Dr. Rodriguez Silva has contributed with recognized international institutions on supply chain management and participated on the implementation of strategic initiatives related to global trade, logistic processes and supply chain integration for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Department of Transportation, to mention some. Among Dr. Rodriguez Silva’s professional accomplishments are the reactivation of the container terminal at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas that attracted multi-million investments and her contribution to the Maritime Transportation Security Act at U.S. Congress. Dr. Rodriguez Silva is member of PMI, JLSE, IAME, JIN, NASBITE and has publications in Journals on topics related to transportation, distributor competitivenes and global supply chain.

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