Talent Incubator Program, Director
Global Supply Chain Laboratory, Director
TEES Assistant Research Professor
Phone: (979) 845-3146
Ph.D., Maritime Sciences and Technology, Kobe Maritime University, Japan, 2005.
MS in Transportation and Information Systems Engineering, Kobe University, Japan, 2000.
BA in International Affairs, University of Las Americas, (UDLA), 1995.
Areas of Interest
Distribution Best Practices
Supply Chain Management
Growth and Market Share
Strategy Planning and Implementation
Supplier Relationship Management
Sales and Marketing Optimization
Dr. Rodriguez Silva is the Director of the Talent Incubator Program (TIP) where she educates and train students for industry project development and execution. She is also the Director of the Global Supply Chain Laboratory (GSCL) where she applies best practices in distribution business processes. Both organizations are research pillars to the Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education. Dr. Esther Rodriguez Silva also collaborates in the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University, where she conducts applied research and industry projects.
Dr. Rodriguez Silva has extensive international business practice with strong technical background and management disciplines. She collaborates with recognized institutions on supply chain management and participates in the implementation of strategic initiatives related to distributor-supplier channel alignment, digital transformation, operational excellence, strategy implementation and business integration for key industry partners.
At the Talent Incubator Program, Dr. Rodriguez Silva has led over 190 projects, more than 120 companies have sponsored projects, and has worked with hundreds of distributors and over 320 undergraduate researchers in applied learning projects across several lines of trade, and generating and expanding the knowledge base the Read Center delivers to the undergraduates, graduates and professional executives through their continued education programs. In her capacity of Director of the Global Supply Chain Lab, Dr. Rodriguez Silva has managed industry projects in the area of operations, distribution profitability, value added services, supply chain management and within industry Consortia.
Among some of her previous expertise Dr. Rodriguez Silva coordinated projects for the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Department of Transportation, and contributed in the Maritime Security Act at US Congress. Dr. Rodriguez Silva has participated in several public/private initiatives to integrate the supply chain and optimizing intermodal terminals and increasing ports capacity.
Dr. Rodriguez Silva has a history of success providing leadership, visionary planning and overall value to the organizations where she has collaborated. Dr. Rodriguez Silva is member of international organizations and has several publications in Journals with topics related to distributor competitiveness.
Dr. Rodriguez Silva holds a MS in Transportation and Information Systems Engineering and a PhD in Maritime Sciences and Technology from Kobe University, Japan.