Short Bio

José P. Garcia-Sabater is Full Professor of Operations Management in the Departamento de Organización de Empresas at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He received his Ingeniero Industrial Degree and his PhD from the University Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). He also received a Combined Eng Degree from Coventry University (UK).

Professor Garcia-Sabater is currently the Head of the Department of Business Management at the UPV. He is also member of the Governing Board of the University.

Professor Garcia-Sabater’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of supply chain management, operations management, and management science. He is member of the Scientific Committee of congresses and Editorial Boards. His work has appeared in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Management, Flexible Service and Manufacturing Journal and others.

Prof. Garcia-Sabater’s research has focused on empirical studies of operations management in several key industries mainly at the Automotive Industry. These studies have examined mainly Production Planning and Inventory Coordination, but he has also developed in other areas like Assembly Line Balancing for handicapped people. His algorithms are running the assembly line sequencing process at Ford España Assembly Line, and many other SME enterprises are using software and algorithms that has been developed by himself. He also leads the Research Team ROGLE focused on the links Operations Management.

Prof Garcia-Sabater actively leads projects with industrial companies mainly ate the automotive sector and the food industry. He has led (and leads) a number of regional and national funded projects, and has partipated (and participates) in European Funded Projects.

Prof. Garcia-Sabater is founder  of an action research group named ROGLE focused on transfer of High Performance Manufacturing techniques to SME. Prof. Garcia Sabater main expertise is on the “hard techniques” and some of his colleagues have the expertise mainly on the “soft techniques” related with people.

Some Recent Publications are:

Vidal-Carreras, Pilar I. Garcia-Sabater, Jose P.,  Garcia-Sabater, Julio J. ,A practical model for managing inventories with unknown costs and a budget constraint, International Journal of Production Research,  2016

L Gumaelius et al. Outreach initiatives operated by universities for increasing interest in science and technology European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cortes-Fibla, R. Vidal-Carreras, PI, García-Sabater, JP Considering the effect of demand diversity on the performance of different production strategies for the Economic Lot Scheduling Problem – Engineering and Systems Management 2015

Maheut J. , Jose P. Garcia-Sabater, Julio J. Garcia-Sabater and Juan A. Marin Garcia, Coordination mechanism for MILP models to plan operations within advanced planning and scheduling, Annals of Industrial Engineering”, “Industrial Engineering overcoming the crisis”  2014, pp 245-253

Vidal Carreras, Pilar I. Garcia-Sabater, Jose P., Valero Herrero, M. , Santandreu Mascarell, Cristina. Estimating Costs in the EOQ formula, Managing Complexity. pp175-184. Springer, 2014

Julien Maheut, Juan Manuel Besga, Jone Uribetxebarria & Jose P. Garcia-Sabater A decision support system for modelling and implementing the supply network configuration and operations scheduling problem in the machine tool industry Production Planning & Control, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 679- 697

Maheut J.,  Garcia-Sabater, Jose P. (2013) A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Model for Transportation Planning in the Full Truck Load Strategy to Supply Products with Unbalanced Demand in the Just in Time Context: A Case Study Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume 398, 2013, pp 576-583

Maheut J.,  Garcia-Sabater, Jose P. (2013) Algorithm for complete enumeration based on a stroke graph to solve the supply network configuration and operations scheduling problem,  Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Special Issue, 2013 (Vol 6; Issue 2)

Julien Maheut, José P. Garcia Sabater (2013) A Parallelizable Heuristic for Solving the Generic Materials and Operations Planning in a Supply Chain Network: A Case Study from the Automotive Industry. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. 397, pp. 151 – 157. Springer Boston, 01/07/2013. ISSN 1868-4238

Garcia-Sabater, J.P., Maheut, J. and Marin-Garcia, J.A. ‘A new formulation technique to model materials and operations planning: the generic materials and operations planning (GMOP) problem’, European J. Industrial Engineering (2013), Vol. 7, No. 2, pp.119–147

Maheut, J., Garcia-Sabater, J.P. (2013). Algorithm for complete enumeration based on a stroke graph to solve the supply network configuration and operations scheduling problem. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 6(3), 779-795

Garcia-Sabater, Jose P., Julien Maheut, and J. J. Garcia-Sabater. “A two-stage sequential planning scheme for integrated operations planning and scheduling system using MILP: the case of an engine assembler” Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal 2012, Volume 24, Number 2, Pages 171-209

Vidal-Carreras,  Pilar I., Garcia-Sabater , Jose P., Coronado-Hernandez, Jairo R. Economic lot scheduling with deliberated and controlled coproduction European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 219, Issue 2, 1 June 2012, Pages 396-404

Maheut, Julien, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater, and Josefa Mula. “A Supply Chain Operations Lot-Sizing and Scheduling Model With Alternative Operations.” Industrial Engineering: Innovative Networks, Proceedings. Ed. S. P Sethi, Marija Bogataj, and Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell. London: Springer-Verlag London, 2012. 309-16.

Mula, Josefa, Julien Maheut, and Jose P. Garcia-Sabater. “Supply Chain Network Design.” Journal of Marketing and Operations Management Research 1.2 (2012): 378-83.

Valero-Herrero, Maria, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater, and Julien Maheut. “An approach to the real circumstances of the car sequencing problem”. 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering 2012.V 295-300.

Maheut, Julien, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater, and Maria Valero-Herrero. “MILP Model for Solving the Supply Chain Operations Scheduling Problem With Alternative Operations Considering Delay Penalization: a Case Study of a Mass Customization Company”. 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering 2011.V 289-94.

Maheut, Julien, et al. “El Stroke y La Matriz De Operaciones y Materiales, Nuevo Enfoque Para Resolver El Problema GMOP”. 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management, July 9, 2011 2011.V 884-93.

Mula, Josefa, Julien Maheut, and Jose P. Garcia-Sabater. “Mathematical Modelling for Supply Chain Configuration.” Mathematical Modelling. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011. 1-17.

Maheut, Julien and Jose P. Garcia-Sabater. “La Matriz de Operaciones y Materiales y la Matriz de Operaciones y Recursos, un nuevo enfoque para resolver el problema GMOP basado en el concepto del Stroke.” Dirección y Organización 45.1 (2011): 46-57.

Maheut, Julien, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater, and Josefa Mula. “The Generic Materials and Operations Planning (GMOP) Problem. A Formulation That Extends the Limits of Traditional MRP Modelling”. APMS 2011 Internation Conference Advances in Production Management Systems 2011.