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Christian VAN DELFT

Associate Professor

Information Systems & Operations Management

Head, Logistics and Operations Management Department
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Biography

Christian Van Delft received a Ph.D. in Operations Management from HEC Genève (Switzerland)

His research interests include stochastical optimisation, stock planning and management. He has taught in a variety of institutions (HEC-Genève, Ecole Centrale Paris, HEC-Lausanne, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

Scientific articles

Priority optimization and make-to-stock/make-to-order decision in multiproduct manufacturing systems

International Transactions in Operational Research, July 2018, vol. 25, n° 4, pp 1199-1219, (in coll. with K. HADJ YOUSSEF, Y. DALLERY)

A Note on 'Sourcing Decisions with Stochastic Supplier Reliability and Stochastic Demand'

Production and Operations Management, October 2015, vol. 24, n° 10, pp 1636-1639, (in coll. with J.-P. VIAL)

Efficient purchaser incentive when dealing with suppliers implementing continuous improvement plans

International Transactions in Operational Research, July 2014, vol. 21, n° 4, pp 673-701, (in coll. with L. KERBACHE)

Optimal policy structure characterization for a two-period dual-sourcing inventory control model with forecast updating

International Journal of Production Economics, November 2014, vol. 157, pp 238-249, (in coll. with A. A. CHEAITOU, Z. C. JEMAI, Y. DALLERY)

Distributionally robust workforce scheduling in call centres with uncertain arrival rates

Optimization Methods and Software, June 2013, vol. 28, n° 3, pp 501-522, (in coll. with S. Liao, J. Vial)

Finite horizon stochastic inventory problem with dual sourcing: Near myopic and heuristics bounds

International Journal of Production Economics, June 2013, vol. 143, n° 2, pp 371-378, (in coll. with A. Cheaitou)

A generalized single product and single period problem with nonlinear parameters

International Transactions in Operational Research, May 2012, vol. 19, n° 3, pp 421-433, (in coll. with K. Luo, L. KERBACHE, M. Menezes)

Staffing a call center with uncertain non-stationary arrival rate and flexibility

OR Spectrum, July 2012, vol. 34, n° 3, pp 691-721, (in coll. with S. Liao, G. Koole, O. Jouini)

A Newsvendor Model with Initial Inventory and Two Salvage Opportunities

Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2011, vol. 9, n° 3, pp 30-36, (in coll. with A. Cheaitou, Z. Jemai, Y. Dallery)

Two-stage flexible supply contract with payback and information update

European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), 2010, vol. 4, n° 4, pp 471-492, (in coll. with A. Cheaitou, Z. Jemai, Y. Dallery)

Books

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Chapters edited in books

La prévision des ventes

Manuel De Gestion, A. Dayan (Ed.), Ellipses, 559-581

Le management industriel face aux nouveaux enjeux de la compétitivité

L'École Des Managers De Demain, Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Gestion des stocks

Encyclopédie Du Management, Vuibert, 781-80

Proceedings

La prévision des ventes

Manuel De Gestion, A. Dayan (Ed.), Ellipses, 559-581

Le management industriel face aux nouveaux enjeux de la compétitivité

L'École Des Managers De Demain, Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Gestion des stocks

Encyclopédie Du Management, Vuibert, 781-80

Working papers

Customer lead-time / priority scheduling rule in a combined make-to-stock and make-to-order multi-product manufacturing system

Mimeo , 2019

Optimal Strategy for Stochastic Product Rollover under risk using CVAR analysis

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2012

Staffing a blending call center with uncertain arrival rates

Mimeo , 2009

Priority allocation decisions in large scale MTO/MTS - Multi-product manufacturing systems: technical report

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2008

Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Periodic Supply Chain Contracts With Options Via Stochastic Programming

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Boundary Conditions for Generalized Hedging Point Policies in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2000

A Theoretical Analysis for Flow Control and Setup Scheduling in Failure Prone Manufacturing Systems

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1996

A Theoretical Analysis of Generalised Hedging Point Policies for a class of Stochastic

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1996

An approximate analysis of hedging point policies for a class of failure prone manufacturing systems via queueing theory

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1993

Convergence of stochastic approximation coupled with pertubation analysis in a class of manufacturing flow control models

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1993

Scientific articles

Priority optimization and make-to-stock/make-to-order decision in multiproduct manufacturing systems

International Transactions in Operational Research, July 2018, vol. 25, n° 4, pp 1199-1219, (in coll. with K. HADJ YOUSSEF, Y. DALLERY)

A Note on 'Sourcing Decisions with Stochastic Supplier Reliability and Stochastic Demand'

Production and Operations Management, October 2015, vol. 24, n° 10, pp 1636-1639, (in coll. with J.-P. VIAL)

Efficient purchaser incentive when dealing with suppliers implementing continuous improvement plans

International Transactions in Operational Research, July 2014, vol. 21, n° 4, pp 673-701, (in coll. with L. KERBACHE)

Optimal policy structure characterization for a two-period dual-sourcing inventory control model with forecast updating

International Journal of Production Economics, November 2014, vol. 157, pp 238-249, (in coll. with A. A. CHEAITOU, Z. C. JEMAI, Y. DALLERY)

Books

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Management industriel et logistique

Economica

Chapters edited in books

La prévision des ventes

Manuel De Gestion, A. Dayan (Ed.), Ellipses, 559-581

Le management industriel face aux nouveaux enjeux de la compétitivité

L'École Des Managers De Demain, Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Gestion des stocks

Encyclopédie Du Management, Vuibert, 781-80

Proceedings

La prévision des ventes

Manuel De Gestion, A. Dayan (Ed.), Ellipses, 559-581

Le management industriel face aux nouveaux enjeux de la compétitivité

L'École Des Managers De Demain, Editions d'Organisation, Paris

Gestion des stocks

Encyclopédie Du Management, Vuibert, 781-80

Working papers

Customer lead-time / priority scheduling rule in a combined make-to-stock and make-to-order multi-product manufacturing system

Mimeo , 2019

Optimal Strategy for Stochastic Product Rollover under risk using CVAR analysis

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2012

Staffing a blending call center with uncertain arrival rates

Mimeo , 2009

Priority allocation decisions in large scale MTO/MTS - Multi-product manufacturing systems: technical report

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2008

Education

  • Doctorat en Sciences Economiques et Sociales (Ph.D. in Economics and Social Sciences), Université de Genève - Switzerland
  • Programme complementaire en gestion d'entreprise (Complementary program in corporate management), Université de Genève - Switzerland
  • Ingenieur Civil en Mathematiques Appliquees (Civil Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics), Center for Operation Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université Catholique de Louvain - Belgium

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2012- Head, Logistics and Operations Management Department HEC Paris
  • 2004- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 1992- Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • In charge of Logistics courses (HEC) HEC Paris
  • Member of the Research Committee HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 1987-1991 Assistant (Production organization and management) Université de Genève

Scientific Activities

Editorial activities

  • Reviewer, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Production Economics
  • Reviewer, Management Science

  • Conference organisation

  • 1991- Organization of the Journée de séminaire de recherche en gestion de production intégrée - Seminar for research into integrated production management, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Awards & honors

    Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

    • 2007 CMS Best Paper Award - "Automatic formulation of stochastic programs via an algebraic modeling language", Computational Management Science, V4 N1, 17-40
    • 1992 Awarded the 1992 Universal Prize (Universite de Geneve) for best doctorate dissertation