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)
Supply Chain & Logistics
Supply Chain Management
Global Supply Chain
Internet of Things
Supply Chain Strategy
Supply Chain Analytics
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 (23)
Truck driver shortage could be easing, enrollment up in local CDL classes
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management at Baylor, addresses how the shortage of truck drivers has affected inflation. He notes the potential for prices to go down in relation to the increase in the number of truck-driving students.
Beer industry faces higher costs, bracing for more supply chain issues
VIDEO: Baylor supply chain expert Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., comments about shortages across the board that he says aren't going anywhere anytime soon. For some industries, they could come in waves for several more years.
Key Texas industries could face bottlenecks over railroad labor dispute
The Texas Tribune
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., professor of supply chain management at Baylor, is quoted in this article about a possible U.S. railroad strike. No matter what happens, Reyes said, motorists could see gas prices increase as a result of the dispute because petroleum products are often transported via railroad.
Skyrocketing chicken prices impact Central Texas restaurants
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management, explains that the price of chicken is rising due to inflation.
Rise in grocery prices expected to follow gas prices in coming weeks
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management, is quoted about disruptions in the grocery supply chain can be overcome but it's unclear how long or to what extent the problem will continue.
Agriculture may be hit by Russia-Ukraine conflict the hardest, expert warns
FOX & Friends Sunday tv
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management professor at Baylor University, weighs in on how the Russian-Ukraine conflict will impact food supply.
Ukraine conflict to cause more supply chain problems, inflation
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management and supply chain expert, was interviewed on the possible supply chain issues associated with the conflict in Eastern Europe.
Shortages, inflation impacting Central Texas tire shops
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management and supply chain expert, was interviewed for this story on rising prices at tire shops across the country as supply chain issues continue to worsen.
The holidays feel more expensive this year because they are
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is quoted in this article about ongoing supply chain issues, which he said happened well before the pandemic, pointing to the rise of the practice of factory offshoring dating back to the 1990s and 2000s.
Thanksgiving turkey, food should be plentiful, but may cost ‘quite a bit’ if you haven’t gotten yet
Yahoo! Finance online
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.
Is there a Thanksgiving turkey shortage? An investigation.
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.
Here’s How the Supply Chain Shortage Could Affect Your Holiday Grocery Shopping
The Spruce Eats online
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.
Don't Waste Your Money: Some Thanksgiving items could be in short supply
KERO NBC News (California) online
AUDIO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is interviewed about supply chain issues that may affect Thanksgiving
Truck driver shortage could cause trouble this holiday season
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.
Apeel Sciences Wants To End Food Waste by Extending the Shelf Life of Your Produce
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.
Global supply chain issues impacting consumers, businesses as experts ponder future
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.
Grocer of the Year: H-E-B
Grocery Dive online
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.
We’re Back in the No-Toilet-Paper Phase of COVID-19
The Daily Beast online
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.
As COVID cases rise, no need to stockpile supplies, expert says
ABC7 Los Angeles online
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.
3 ways to make your supply chain more resilient
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.
Baylor professor views pandemic’s effects on supply chains
Waco Tribune-Herald online
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.
Baylor Connections online
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.
Supermarket Shock: Crisis in America's Food Supply
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.