David Cortes

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:



Ryan Center for Business Studies 257


Ph.D. - Supply Chain Management Iowa State University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Logistics, Transportation, Optimization

Awards and Honors:

Greene Family Award for Teaching Excellence Providence College School of Business

Excellence in Research Award Providence College School of Business

Selected Publications:

Cortes, A. Lee, Y. Cortes, J. Liñan, I. (2021) Entrepreneurial orientation in supply chain management: A systematic review. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge .(9), 127-143.

Cortes, J. Suzuki, Y. (2021) Last Mile Delivery Efficiency: en route transloading in the Parcel Delivery Industry. International Journal of Production Research.1-18.

Cortes, J. Suzuki, Y. (2020) Vehicle Routing with Shipment Consolidation. International Journal of Production Economics.(227),

Suzuki, Y. Cortes, J. (2016) An Incremental Evolutionary Approach to Tabu Search. (1), Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Suzuki, Y. Cortes, J. (2016) A Tabu Search with Gradual Evolution Process. Computers & Industrial Engineering.(100),

Cantor, D. Blackhurst, J. Cortes, J. (2014) The clock is ticking: The role of uncertainty, regulatory focus, and level of risk on supply chain disruption decision making behavior. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.(72), 159-172.

Selected Presentations:

Cortes, J. Faculty Research Summit. Providence College School of Business , Providence, RI - "A New Dimension for the Proximity Literature: Supply Chain" December, 2020

Cortes, D. Decision Sciences Institute. , New Orleans, LA - "Two-Step Metaheuristic for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows" November, 2019

Cortes, D. Faculty Research Summit. Providence College School of Business, Providence, RI - "Enhancing Operational Efficiency of Last Mile Delivery: A Decision Tool for Parcel Delivery Companies" April, 2019

Cortes, D. Decision Sciences Institute. , Chicago, IL - "Schedule Coordination for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Shipment Consolidation" November, 2018

Cortes, D. Decision Sciences Institute. , Austin, TX - "Intersection of the Vehicle Routing Problem and Dynamic Cross Docking" November, 2016