Optimization Days 2019

HEC Montréal, May 13-15, 2019


HEC Montréal, 13 — 15 May 2019

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MD4 Supply Chains and Logistics

May 13, 2019 03:30 PM – 05:10 PM

Location: Gérard-Parizeau

Chaired by Jawad Abrache

4 Presentations

  • 03:30 PM - 03:55 PM

    Advertising and quality decisions in a supply chain facing collateral damage by product recall

    • Arka Mukherjee, presenter, Concordia University
    • Satyaveer Chauhan, Concordia University

    We consider a supply chain with one manufacturer, one reliable supplier and one unreliable supplier who can issue a product recall. The recall negatively affects the profits of all the members. In such a scenario, we investigate the quality investment and advertising decisions of all the supply chain members. Differential game theory is used as the methodological framework for the study.

  • 03:55 PM - 04:20 PM

    Optimization of closed loop, multi-echelon supply chain system from an integrated operational-financial and customer obsessed approach

    • Salman Kimiagari, TRU
    • Mohammad Mahbobi, TRU
    • Ashish Wadhwa, presenter, TRU

    Supply chain optimization is a systematic and plausible process of coordinating the flow of materials, services and information from the supplier to the end user. This study adopts a holistic approach considering both strategical and tactical decisions to develop a mathematical model using mixed integer linear programming approach to establishing a balance between the operational activities, the financial activities and the customer service. The study also assesses various constraints like demand, uncertainty of supply, risks, profit, etc. while performing the simulation of this robust stochastic model.

  • 04:20 PM - 04:45 PM

    Bin packing models for logistics capacity planning

    • Teodor Gabriel Crainic, CIRRELT - École des sciences de la gestion - UQÀM
    • Franklin Djeumou Fomeni, presenter, ESG-UQAM (CIRRELT)
    • Walter Rei, Université du Québec à Montréal

    We present two novel variants of the bin packing problem that have practical applications in logistics planning. These models are aimed at minimizing, simultaneously, the cost of selecting the bins and the costs of assigning items to bins, which may depend on other criteria than the volumes of the items. Some computational results will be discussed.

  • 04:45 PM - 05:10 PM

    The Couscous game: A new online tool for better experiential learning in logistics and supply chain management Courses

    • Jawad Abrache, presenter, Al Akhawayn University

    Abstract: Software tools have been used since the 1960s in teaching logistics and supply chain management (SCM) courses. The most notorious example of such tools is perhaps the so-called "Beer Game", which allow students to understand fundamental SCM concepts such as the "Bullwhip Effect" and the need for basic techniques for demand forecasting and inventory management. In this presentation, we introduce a new open source online SCM simulation prototype we developed at Al Akhawayn University within a larger project of revamping logistics and SCM courses with more effective experiential learning. We also present our students' and other users' preliminary insights from an initial use of the game in a real classroom environment.

    Keywords: Education, Online Simulation Game, Logistics, Supply Chain Management.