V. Cruz-Machado holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Cranfield University, UK). He is a full professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal. He is the head of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at UNL and the director of the Industrial Engineering Doctoral Program. He teaches operations and production management and has published more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conferences, in addition to having supervised more than thirty students. His main scientific activities are directed to the design of lean and green supply chains. He is the president of UNIDEMI (R&D Unit in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering - http://unidemi.com/) and the president of IPEI Institute of Industrial Engineers in Portugal.