Keynote Speakers – IEOM 2018 Paris
July 26, 2018 (Thursday)
Welcome Address: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Opening Keynote I: Thursday, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, July 26, 2018
Bart L. MacCarthy, BA, PhD, FIMA, FIOM, FIET
Professor of Operations Management
Division Head – Operations Management and Information Systems
Nottingham University Business School
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom (UK)
Bart is Professor of Operations Management in the Business School at the University of Nottingham since 2003 and is Head of the Operations Management and Information Systems Division (OMIS). He gained his PhD at the University of Bradford, followed by postdoctoral work in the Mathematics Institute at Oxford University. He teaches at Executive, MBA, and Masters levels in operations, supply chain, and project management. He developed Nottingham’s Executive Masters programme in Global Supply Chain Management with Rolls-Royce. His research spans the analysis, modelling and management of operational systems in a wide range of sectors combining both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He is particularly interested in research studies that combine the analysis of practice with modelling. He has gained very significant external research funding over his career from the UK research councils, the European Union and industry. He has led major research projects on effective decision support in planning and scheduling, order fulfilment modelling, Mass Customization, and international supply chain management. Recently he was the Principal Investigator at Nottingham on the large EPSRC-funded multi-University grant examining new perspectives on modelling robustness and resilience in international supply networks and is currently a co-investigator on the EPSRC funded project on Cloud Manufacturing, jointly with the Faculty of Engineering. Current research interests include supply chain evolution, the impact of digitisation and distributed cloud technologies on the supply chain, and decision models for multi- and omni-channel retail fulfilment.
Bart has published widely in the Operations, Supply Chain, and Management Science literatures and has delivered a number of keynotes addresses on operations and supply chain topics. He is European Editor for the International Journal of Production Economics and serves on the editorial board of a number of other academic journals including being a consulting Editor for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He has researched and consulted with a range of companies in automotive, aerospace, engineering, textiles and clothing, consumer products, food and logistics sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Operations Management. He was President of the European Chapter of the Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) from July 2011 until June 2012 and serves on DSI’s Strategic Planning for International Affairs Committee. He is a board member of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR).
Presentation Title – Omni-Channel Retailing- Opportunities and Challenges for OM and OR
Abstract: Today’s retail customers want to be able to access information and make purchase decisions in whatever way and on whatever device they wish. They also want to receive their orders whenever, wherever, and however they wish. Retailers are therefore under pressure to offer multiple retail channels and multiple fulfilment modes in order to satisfy very different customer journeys. This ‘Omni-Channel’ retailing changes the nature and granularity of order fulfilment fundamentally for the retailer from the conventional way of satisfying all customers from a network of bricks-and-mortar stores. Omni-Channel channel retailing is an area that is practice-led. Retailers are experimenting, trialling, and implementing different solutions and systems, not always successfully. We first discuss different types of, and definitions for multi-channel retailing. We then provide a conceptual map for Omni-Channel order fulfilment decisions at strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Opportunities for both empirical OM research and modelling research are highlighted. We then consider models for one of the most popular modes of Omni-Channel fulfilment – ‘Buy-online-pickup-in-store’ (BOPS).
Opening Keynote II: Thursday, 10:15 am – 11:00 am, July 26, 2018
Dr. Yugang YU
School of Management
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Hefei, Anhui, China
Yugang Yu is Executive Dean and Yangtze Scholar Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Operations Management at the University of Science and Technology of China, PR China (USTC). He obtained his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from the School of Management, USTC in 2003. His current research interests are in warehousing, supply chain management and business analytics, and business optimization. He has published more than 60 papers in academic journals, including Productions and Operations Management, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Production Economics. His papers have been cited more than 1500 times, and Elsevier ranked him as one of “the most cited researchers in the Mainland of China” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively. His research results have also been patented several times in China. He received a career development VENI project from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), a distinguished research scholar grant from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Yangtze Scholar Distinguished Professorship from China Ministry of Education, and the first prize of natural science from China Ministry of Education.
Presentation Tittle: Business Analytics in China
Nowadays, many Chinese companies have already accumulated abundant data resources and are seeking ways to improve their management by taking advantage of their data. In this talk, we present several instances of business analytics based on our research projects with Chinese companies. In each instance, we show the process of solving data driven problems in Chinese logistics and supply chain management, which basically includes three stages–causality analysis, prediction analysis, and optimization analysis. In particular, we find that classical methodology (like, regressions) works well in causality analysis, however, has limitation in prediction analysis; some advanced methodology (like, machine learning) exhibits good performance in prediction analysis, however, generates new challenges in the optimization analysis. Our research contributes to proposing several ideas and methodologies to analyze data, formulate data driven problems, and optimize data driven problems. At the end of this talk, we would like to introduce some innovative practices of Chinese companies and conclude several potential research directions of business analytics in China.
July 27, 2018 (Friday)
Friday Morning Keynote I, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, July 27, 2018
Valeo Thermal Systems Business Group
Pascale Herman started at Valeo 25 years ago as young engineer. Since then she gravitated all levels to reach her current Executive Marketing Director at Valeo within the Thermal Systems Business Group. She has an in depth understanding of the industry constructed over years of experience in laboratories, project, product line, marketing, and business unit management. Within this career path, she could consolidate her experience in Strategy, Marketing, Innovation and Business development in the fields of automotive, thermal systems , batteries and electric vehicles , user experience. With passion, leadership and out of the box thinking, she is managing teams on a global basis to grow and succeed in the preparation of the future.
Presentation Title – New Solutions for Car Interior Comfort, a Revolution in Health & Well-being, New Development Methods User Centric
As an innovative company Valeo is right in the middle of three technological and social revolutions that are shaping our industry electrification, autonomous vehicles, and digital mobility. As far as thermal systems are concerned, these revolutions lead us to think differently the interior of the car from a comfort and health stand point. Moreover, this triggers a different approach of our development methods setting users’ experience at the heart of our methodologies.
THS Academy Director
Valeo Thermal Systems Business Group
Friday Morning Keynote II, 10:15 am – 11:00 am, July 27, 2018
Presentation Title: Digital Transformation of an Automotive Tier-1 Production System
Dr. Frédéric MORET
Digital Transformation Director of Faurecia
Industrial Performance Excellence Manager
Faurecia Interior Systems
Friday Conference Award Dinner Keynote, 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm, July 27, 2018