Eleftherios Iakovou

Industrial Distribution

Director, Manufacturing and Logistics Innovation Initiatives, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)



Office: 304C Fermier
Phone: 979.458.1097
Email: eiakovou@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Intermodal & Maritime Logistics
  • Green Logistics – Sustainability
  • Port Management
  • Global Logistics & Free Trade Facilitation
  • Manufacturing & Production Systems
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Emergency Response Management
  • Innovation, Policy-Making & Strategy Development


  • Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, 1992
  • M.Sc. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, 1990
  • Five-Year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1987

Selected Publications

Bechtsis D., Tsolakis N., Vlachos D., Iakovou E., 2017. “Sustainable supply chain management in the digitalisation era: The impact of Automated Guided Vehicles”, Journal of Cleaner Production; In Press, Corrected Proof.

Keramydas C., Mallidis Ι., Dekker R., Vlachos D., Iakovou E., 2017, “Cost and Environmental Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design and Planning: The Merit of a Simulation-based Approach”, Journal of Simulation; accepted for publication.

Aivazidou, E., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D. and Iakovou, E., 2017. Water Footprint Mitigation Strategies for Agrifood Products: The Application of System Dynamics in Green Marketing. In: A. Kavoura, D.P. Sakas, P. Tomaras (Eds.). Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics: Strategic Innovative Marketing. Springer International Publishing, Gham (2017) pp.275-281.

Aivazidou E., Tsolakis N., Iakovou E., Vlachos D., 2016, “The Emerging Role of Water Footprint in Supply Chain Management: A Critical Literature Synthesis and a Hierarchical Methodological Framework”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol.137, pp. 1018-1037.

Tsiolias D., Keramydas C., Iakovou E., Vlachos D., 2016, “A Critical Synthesis of Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies”, MIBES Transactions International Journal, 10 (1), pp. 116-130.