Fabrizio Salvador is Professor of Operations Management at Instituto de Empresa Business School and an Adjunct Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program. He has been a Faculty Research Associate at Arizona State University. He received a Ph.D in Operations Management from the University of Padova, where he also graduated in Industrial Engineering.
Fabrizio's research focuses on how operation strategy and organizational design can support the simultaneous achievement of efficiency and flexibility. He has been researching such topics as mass customization, concurrent product-process-supply chain design and organization design to cope with input uncertainty.
His research has been published in journals such as Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, etc. He co-authored the book “Information Management for Mass Customization: connecting customer, front-end and back-end for fast and efficient personalization.” He has worked with numerous companies, such as John Deere, Electrolux, DHL, IBM, etc. in addressing operational problems associated with customization and product proliferation.
MIT Media Lab
The MIT Smart Customization Group is an MIT-Industry collaboration devoted to improving the ability of companies to efficiently customize products, services, and experiences in various industries and for diverse customer groups. This industry interest group aggregates the key players in the area of mass customization and strives to become a vital community of practice in this field.