Dr. Arreola-Risa received his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) in Mexico, his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Management from Stanford University.
Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Arreola-Risa worked as a production and inventory control analyst at a manufacturing firm, and later he taught at ITESM and at the University of Washington in Seattle. His primary research, teaching and consulting interests are manufacturing and inventory systems as well as service operations, with emphasis on enterprise resource planning/supply chain management and health care systems management. He currently teaches undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses. He has also lectured in executive education programs and consulted for numerous companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Arreola-Risa is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Some of his research can be found in the professional journals Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, Management Science and Naval Research Logistics.
He is a co-author of the books Linear Programming: An Introduction to Quantitative Decision Making (Thomson Learning Inc., 2003) and Introduction to Business (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006).