• Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Director, Manufacturing & Logistics Innovation Initiatives, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Harvey Hubbell Professorship
  • Affiliated Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
Eleftherios Iakovou

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University – 1992
  • M.Sc., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University – 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – 1987

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

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 ?., 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.