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Laoucine KERBACHE

Professor

Informations Systems and Operations Management

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Biography

Laoucine Kerbache holds a Ph.D., an M.Sc, and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA), an "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" from the University of Nantes (France), and a diploma of International Teacher Program (IMD-Lausanne, Switzerland).

Laoucine Kerbache is Dean and CEO of HEC Paris Qatar. He has been teaching (undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs), researching and consulting in the field of operations and supply chain management, logistics, and applied quantitative methods for more than twenty five years.

He has been supervising several Master and Ph.D. dissertations on optimization in operations and supply chain management.

He has published numerous papers in international journals such as: Marketing Science, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Transactions of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, IEEE Transactions, Material Flows, Interfaces, Gestion 2000, Santé et Systémique, etc. He is the co-author of Management Industriel et Logistique: Conception and Pilotage de la Supply Chain, 4th Edition (2005) and 5th Edition (2007), Economica, France.

He has been teaching in different countries and acted as consultant to various companies and to many international organizations in designing MBA programs and executive management development courses. He has also held various management positions in the academic environment. He is currently a Visiting Professor at ESADE (Spain).

Scientific articles

The Compounded Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Desert Locust Outbreak on Food Security and Food Supply Chain

Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, n° 3, pp 1063, (in coll. with Z. Xu, A. Elomri, A. El Omri, H. Liu)

Roles of Technology in Improving Perishable Food Supply Chains

Logistics, 2020, vol. 4, n° 4, pp 1-24, (in coll. with M. HAJI, M. MUHAMMAD , T. AL-ANSARI)

Analysis of Critical Delay Factors in Construction Projects with a Focus on Qatar

International Journal of Business and Economics Research, June 2020, vol. 9, n° 3, pp 130-139, (in coll. with A. Abdulla Alsulaiti)

The Challenges of Measuring Scientific Research Productivity and Impact in Developing Economies

International Journal of Business and Economics Research, June 2020, vol. 9, n° 3, pp 109-116, (in coll. with Y. Hussain)

COVID-19s impacts on Global Supply Chains: Facts and Perspectives

IEEE Engineering Management Review, Septembre 2020, vol. 48, n° 3, pp 153-166, (in coll. with Z. Xu, A. Elomri, A. EL OMRI)

Value chain and production cost optimization by integrating additive manufacturing in injection molding process chain

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, January 2019, vol. 100, n° 1-4, pp 783-795, (in coll. with G. TOSELLO, A. CHARALAMBIS, M. MISCHKOT, D. BUE PEDERSEN, M. CALAON, H. NØRGAARD HANSEN)

Investigating the drivers for social commerce in social media platforms: Importance of trust, social support and the platform perceived usage

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, March 2018, vol. 41, pp 11-19, (in coll. with I. B. YAHIA, N. AL-NEAMA)

An Integrated Revenue Management Framework for a Firm's Greening, Pricing and Inventory Decisions

International Journal of Production Economics, January 2018, vol. 195, pp 373-390, (in coll. with S. A. RAZA, S. RATHINAM, M. TURIAC)

Inventory allocation models for a two-stage, twoproduct, capacitated supplier and retailer problem with random demand

International Journal of Production Economics, May 2017, vol. 187, pp 168-181, (in coll. with K. LUO, R. BOLLAPRAGADA)

Topological network design of closed finite capacity supply chain networks

Journal of Manufacturing Systems, October 2017, vol. 45, pp 70-81, (in coll. with J. MAC GREGOR SMITH)

Books

Doing business in Qatar: case studies for executive education

Editions Winterwork (in coll. with W. AMANN)

Doing Business in the MENA Region: Insights from the EFMD Case Writing Competition

Emerald Group Publishing Limited (in coll. with W. AMANN, N. BURQUEL)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL, J. NEHME, C. VAN DELFT)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL, A. GARREAU, M. GREIF, C. VAN DELFT)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with M. GREIF, C. VAN DELFT, A. GARREAU, O. BRUEL, G. BAGLIN)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with M. GREIF, A. GARREAU, C. VAN DELFT, G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL, M. GREIF, C. VAN DELFT, A. GARREAU)

Chapters in edited books

COASTAL: Group of companies mounting a manufacturing industry in Qatar

Doing Business In Qatar: Case Studies For Executive Education, W. Amann, L. Kerbache, Editions Winterwork

Les enjeux stratégiques de la supply chain

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, 212-218

Planning and Scheduling Transportation Vehicle fleet in a Congested Traffic Environment

Supply Chain Management - European Perspectives, R. de Koster, W. Delfmann (Eds), Copenhagen Business School Press, chapitre 13, 262-284

The Generalized Expansion Method

Queueing Theory In Manufacturing Systems Analysis And Design, H. T. Papadopoulos, C. Heavey, J. Browne (Eds), Chapman & Hall

Optimal Internet Media Selection

From Little'S Law To Marketing Science: Essays In Honor Of John D.c. Little, Forthcoming,, MIT Press

Proceedings

Transiting toward the factory of the future: Optimal buffer sizes and robot cell design in car body production

2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) , 2017 , Singapore , Dec. 2017 , 134633 (A. PATCHONG)

Towards a formulation of a comprehensive risk model for an integrated supply chain: The use of graphical models to access structural risks

IMSCI 2014 - 8th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics , 2014 , Orlando (M. NORBIS)

Newsboy Model with nonlinear parameters

Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Research in Supply Chain Management , 2009 , Reizlern (K. Luo, C. Van Delft, M. Menezes)

Planning vehicle routing in a distribution system

Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Research in Supply Chain Management CEMS , 2007 , Reizlern (H. Xiao)

Working papers

Optimal Strategy for Stochastic Product Rollover under risk using CVAR analysis

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2012

Analysis of Crossdocking in a distribution system to reduce the bullwhip effect

Mimeo , 2007

Capacited News-boy Model Problem With Non-Linear Parameters

Mimeo , 2007

Optimal Internet Media Scheduling

Mimeo , 2007

Internet Media Planning: An Optimization Model

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2004

Planning and Scheduling Transportation Vehicle fleet in a Congested Traffic Environment

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2004

An Optimization Algorithm for Virtual Memory Computer System

Mimeo , 2021

Scientific articles

The Compounded Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Desert Locust Outbreak on Food Security and Food Supply Chain

Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, n° 3, pp 1063, (in coll. with Z. Xu, A. Elomri, A. El Omri, H. Liu)

Analysis of Critical Delay Factors in Construction Projects with a Focus on Qatar

International Journal of Business and Economics Research, June 2020, vol. 9, n° 3, pp 130-139, (in coll. with A. Abdulla Alsulaiti)

COVID-19s impacts on Global Supply Chains: Facts and Perspectives

IEEE Engineering Management Review, Septembre 2020, vol. 48, n° 3, pp 153-166, (in coll. with Z. Xu, A. Elomri, A. EL OMRI)

Roles of Technology in Improving Perishable Food Supply Chains

Logistics, 2020, vol. 4, n° 4, pp 1-24, (in coll. with M. HAJI, M. MUHAMMAD , T. AL-ANSARI)

Books

Doing business in Qatar: case studies for executive education

Editions Winterwork (in coll. with W. AMANN)

Doing Business in the MENA Region: Insights from the EFMD Case Writing Competition

Emerald Group Publishing Limited (in coll. with W. AMANN, N. BURQUEL)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL, J. NEHME, C. VAN DELFT)

Management industriel et logistique

Editions Economica (in coll. with G. BAGLIN, O. BRUEL, A. GARREAU, M. GREIF, C. VAN DELFT)

Chapters in edited books

COASTAL: Group of companies mounting a manufacturing industry in Qatar

Doing Business In Qatar: Case Studies For Executive Education, W. Amann, L. Kerbache, Editions Winterwork

Les enjeux stratégiques de la supply chain

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, 212-218

Planning and Scheduling Transportation Vehicle fleet in a Congested Traffic Environment

Supply Chain Management - European Perspectives, R. de Koster, W. Delfmann (Eds), Copenhagen Business School Press, chapitre 13, 262-284

The Generalized Expansion Method

Queueing Theory In Manufacturing Systems Analysis And Design, H. T. Papadopoulos, C. Heavey, J. Browne (Eds), Chapman & Hall

Proceedings

Transiting toward the factory of the future: Optimal buffer sizes and robot cell design in car body production

2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) , 2017 , Singapore , Dec. 2017 , 134633 (A. PATCHONG)

Towards a formulation of a comprehensive risk model for an integrated supply chain: The use of graphical models to access structural risks

IMSCI 2014 - 8th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics , 2014 , Orlando (M. NORBIS)

Newsboy Model with nonlinear parameters

Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Research in Supply Chain Management , 2009 , Reizlern (K. Luo, C. Van Delft, M. Menezes)

Planning vehicle routing in a distribution system

Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Research in Supply Chain Management CEMS , 2007 , Reizlern (H. Xiao)

Working papers

Optimal Strategy for Stochastic Product Rollover under risk using CVAR analysis

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2012

Analysis of Crossdocking in a distribution system to reduce the bullwhip effect

Mimeo , 2007

Capacited News-boy Model Problem With Non-Linear Parameters

Mimeo , 2007

Optimal Internet Media Scheduling

Mimeo , 2007

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (Qualified Research Supervisor), Operations Management, Université de Nantes - France
  • Ph.D. in IEOR, Massachusetts University - USA
  • Master of Science in IEOR, Massachusetts University - USA
  • Engineer in IEOR, Massachusetts University - USA

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2013-2016 CEO and Academic Dean, HEC Paris in Qatar HEC Paris
  • 2008-2012 Associate Dean Director of the HEC PhD Program HEC Paris
  • 2009- Professor HEC Paris
  • 2000-2009 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2007- Directeur académique du programme International Railways Strategic Management Institute (IRSMI) HEC Paris
  • 2004- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • Academic Director, MS HEC Management de la supply chain - Logistique globale et achats internationaux HEC Paris
  • In charge of HEC Academic Activities at the ESAA at Alger HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 1999-2000 Director of Pedagogy ESC Rennes

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, INFORMS
  • Research Committee Member, European Logistics Association (ELA), Brussels
  • Member, AIM
  • RDE CEMS
  • Institut Doctoral Paris Tech

Editorial activities

  • Referee for IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Interfaces, IEEE Transactions on Automation and Cybernetics, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management Mathematics, etc...

  • Conference organisation

  • 2001- Organizer of IFG Logistics seminar (CEMS) (in coll. with A. Garreau)
  • 1999 and 2000 - Organizer of International Annual Conference, Network of International Business Schools (NIBS), Rennes
  • Awards & honors

    • 1979 1979 Valedictorian (IEOR)
    • 1979 Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society)
    • 1979 Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)