International Supply Chain and Logistics Consultant; Professor at Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, Panama
Highly accomplished researcher in supply chain management and logistics, specializing in Latin America and the Panama Canal. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and has been a visiting scholar at MIT, Massachusetts. Her expertise is evident through her extensive research and publications and conferences on logistics, innovation, and technology. She is also a professor at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. Her work includes developing stochastic flow shop scheduling models for the Panama Canal, optimizing the flow of ships of this critical and important artery. Zoila has been involved in projects commissioned by organizations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), contributing to the evaluation and management of vaccine supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Her research and expertise have shaped logistics practice and innovation in Latin America. She was recognized as a Pioneer of Science in Panama for her contributions to the field.