Prof. Jan C. Fransoo, Professor of Operations Management & Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, Germany, 15:30 – 16:30, November 12, 2019, Room N412, Shunde Building 2019.11.12

[Time] 15:30 – 16:30, November 12, 2019

[Location] Room N412, Shunde Building

[Speaker] Prof. Jan C. Fransoo, Professor of Operations Management & Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, Germany

[Host] Dr. Lei Zhao

[Title] Nanostore operations and logistics - current research

 [Abstract]In 2017 we published our book "Reaching 50 Million Nanostores - Retail Distribution in Emerging Megacities". Research in this domain has grown substantially in the past few years, with the first papers now having been published by various authors in the top journals of our field, along with many others in other academic and industry journals. In this talk, I will provide a brief introduction of my research perspective on the field, along with an overview of some of our published work, work under review, and studies currently in progress. These include stylized modeling work, traditional optimization, field experimentation, and econometric analysis of observational data. I will conclude by sharing some of the recent exciting developments in the field driven by the many technology startups entering this important part of retail.
[Brief bio]Jan C. Fransoo is Professor of Operations Management & Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, and (by courtesy) at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has conducted research across a wide variety of domains and methodologies, all related to supply chain and operations management, and published extensively in many journals in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and transportation. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, and Decision Sciences. In the past years, his research has mainly focused on retail operations in developing countries and other emerging markets. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with Consumer Packaged Goods companies, technology startups, and intergovernmental agencies such as the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank.

Fransoo holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations Management & Logistics from Eindhoven University of Technology.

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