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Ronald Mesia

Ronald Mesia

Executive Director, Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management

Senior Instructor
Department of Marketing & Logistics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 322
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-1663
E: rmesia@fiu.edu


  • Doctor, International Business Administration
    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Master, International Business Administration
    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Master of Science, Operations Research
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
    Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru

Areas of Expertise

  • International Trade and Supply-Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Professional Activities

Dr. Mesia is an operations and business development executive with worldwide expertise in supply chain management, industrial engineering and international business. He has worked for over 25 years in Fortune 50 companies such as Federal Express, AeroThrust Corporation, Microsoft Corporation and Nortel Networks in various supply chain and industrial engineering executive positions.

He has experience in leading rapid growth and geographically dispersed service organizations. He offers an extensive background that spans adoption of best practices in a high performance, high volume, distribution and fulfillment operations. His has expertise in transportation, supply and demand, inventory management, logistics modeling, warehousing, outsourcing service and contract management.

Dr. Mesia has taught at other universities in South Florida and in Illinois. His areas of research are logistics management and inventory optimization in Latin America.

Courses Taught

  • Creating Economic and Social Value
  • Export Marketing
  • Global Logistics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Logistics Technology
  • Managing Global Production and Technology
  • Marketing Management in the Global Environment
  • Principles of Logistics
  • Principles of Transportation
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management
  • Special Topics in Marketing
  • Special Topics in Transportation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Logistics

Refereed Journal Articles

Lee, K. Y., Mesia, R. & Griffin, T. (2014). The Motivational factors affecting Earnings Management of Not-for-profit Hospitals in South Korea.  Research Journal of Business Management. 8 (1), 1-27.

Humbert, E. R., Mesia, R. & Griffin, T. (2012). Senior Leadership and Middle Management Impact on Lean Enterprise Initiatives.  International Journal of Accounting Information Science &; Leadership - IJAISL. 5 (15), 2.

Humbert, E. R., Mesia, R., Griffin, T. & Charles, N. (2012). Key Performance Measurements and Lean Enterprise impact on Defense Contractors.  International Journal of Accounting Information Science &; Leadership - IJAISL. 5 (13), 2.

Mesia, R. & Belay, S. (2011). Economic determinants of demand for maquiladora exports to the U.S: An empirical examination.  Journal of Global Business Issues. 5 (2).

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