- Published: June 4, 2019
- Written by Juan Martinez, PhD, PE, FCSI
In Foodservice by Design, Juan Martinez leverages his 30-plus years in the foodservice and retail segments to discuss how industrial engineering can be applied to the foodservice industry. Juan is principal and founder of PROFITALITY, an industrial engineering consulting company that helps multi-unit retail and foodservice brands optimize their investment to support brand growth. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MS and PhD in Engineering Management and Ergonomics from the University of Miami. He is a member of several professional organizations, including Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), where he is a Professional Member, as well as the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE).
It’s no secret, labor represents a major issue facing the restaurant industry. Not only is it a significant issue all foodservice operators must address that is impacting "unit economics," it is getting more complex to deal with every day.
An Industrial Engineering in Foodservice Perspective