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Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D. - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D. Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management | Baylor University

Waco, TX, UNITED STATES

International expert on global supply chain management and radio frequency identification (RFID)

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Biography

Dr. Pedro M. Reyes is an associate professor of operations and supply chain management in the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University and serves as an associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Before Baylor University, Dr. Reyes taught at the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Reyes currently teaches an online MBA course in global supply chain strategy and undergraduate courses in global supply chain management. Other courses taught include applied supply chain analytics, quality management, procurement & materials management, an introduction to statistics, business logistics, operations management, and project management. He is the founder and former director of the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management at Baylor University.

Dr. Reyes' research interests consist of designing global supply chain operations planning and control systems. He has been actively researching the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) as an information communication technology for the integration of upstream to downstream global supply chain operations. During the past few years, his research has extended to Industry 4.0 in global supply chains and the amalgamation of technologies that include the use of RFID, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning, and Blockchain.

Dr. Reyes has consulted and served as an expert witness. Consulting projects include project management, data scientist, and content expert for global supply chain management & management of technologies (RFID, IoT, Industry 4.0, and Blockchain). His international consulting resulted as the Latin Americas Project Leader for the Delta Airlines RFID implementation project.

Before his academic career, Dr. Reyes worked for over 20 years in Operations & Supply Chain Management industry experience in the Greater Dallas area. His professional roles include Global Supply Chain Coordinator, Materials Manager, Production Manager, Production and Inventory Control Manager, Quality Facilitator, Fulfillment Supervisor, and General Manager. He also served as a Project Manager or on Project Management Teams for quality improvement, global supply chain production and inventory planning process improvement, ISO 9000 certification and re-certification, and ERP systems implementation, such as i2, SAP, and Oracle.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Blockchain

Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain Management

Industry 4.0

Global Supply Chain

RFID

Internet of Things

Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Analytics

Education (4)

University of Texas at Arlington: Ph.D., Management Science 2002

University of Texas at Arlington: M.B.A., Operations Management 1999

University of Texas at Arlington: M.S., Information Systems 1999

University of Texas at Arlington: B.S., Mathematics 1995

Media Appearances (14)

Is there a Thanksgiving turkey shortage? An investigation.

Vox  online

2021-11-10

Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management and supply chain expert, is quoted in this article on how consumers should consider and even anticipate swapping out certain items or brands due to supply chain issues around the holidays.

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Here’s How the Supply Chain Shortage Could Affect Your Holiday Grocery Shopping

The Spruce Eats  online

2021-11-09

Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management and supply chain expert, is quoted in this article on how supply chain issues will impact holiday grocery shopping.

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Don't Waste Your Money: Some Thanksgiving items could be in short supply

KERO NBC News (California)  online

2021-11-01

AUDIO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is interviewed about supply chain issues that may affect Thanksgiving

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Truck driver shortage could cause trouble this holiday season

KXXV-TV  online

2021-09-28

VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management, is quoted in this article on the shortage of truck drivers and how it could impact holiday shopping.

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Apeel Sciences Wants To End Food Waste by Extending the Shelf Life of Your Produce

Dot.LA  online

2021-07-03

Supply chain expert Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management, is quoted in this article about a food science company developing an edible coating that can be applied to fruits and vegetables to extend shelf-life by days, weeks or even months.

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Global supply chain issues impacting consumers, businesses as experts ponder future

KXXV-TV  online

2021-09-23

VIDEO: Management faculty and global supply chain experts, Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor, and Matt Douglas, Ph.D., assistant professors, discuss the issues Central Texas consumers and businesses are facing due to the pandemic.

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Grocer of the Year: H-E-B

Grocery Dive  online

2020-12-09

In this article on grocery chain H-E-B’s preparation and response to the pandemic, Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management in the Hankamer School of Business, explains the strategic initiatives the company adopted, such as distribution facilities, to continually meet the needs of Texans.

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We’re Back in the No-Toilet-Paper Phase of COVID-19

The Daily Beast  online

2020-11-17

Grocery supply chain expert Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management, is quoted in this article about lessons learned – or not – about panic buying of such consumer goods as toilet paper.

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As COVID cases rise, no need to stockpile supplies, expert says

ABC7 Los Angeles  online

2020-11-12

VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is quoted in this story about signs of panic buying once again – but how grocery stores are responding – as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

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3 ways to make your supply chain more resilient

MultiBriefs  online

2020-07-14

Supply chains expert Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about how the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the strength of supply chains around the world this year.

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Baylor professor views pandemic’s effects on supply chains

Waco Tribune-Herald  online

2020-07-29

Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, Hankamer School of Business, shares his expertise on how buying groceries at the peak of the pandemic presented many challenges for supply chain management.

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Pedro Reyes

Baylor Connections  online

2020-05-01

On Baylor Connections, Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, shares lessons in “Supply Chain 101,” detailing how disruptions lead to a domino effect and analyzing how supply chain professionals can process current challenges to ensure more products on the shelves when consumers need them.

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Supermarket Shock: Crisis in America's Food Supply

CNBC  online

2020-06-30

VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is interviewed for this CNBC documentary that takes an in-depth look at how the U.S. supply chain was abruptly disrupted and forever transformed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Thanksgiving turkey, food should be plentiful, but may cost ‘quite a bit’ if you haven’t gotten yet

Yahoo! Finance  online

2021-11-20

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, explains what last minute shopping for turkeys and other Thanksgiving food will look like as the holiday nears.

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