June 20, 2017
Once again this year, an HEC Montréal doctoral student has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, in recognition of his research and skills. Matthieu Gruson, in the PhD in Administration program – Logistics and Operations Management, will receive $50,000 per year in funding for the next three years of his doctoral studies.
Under the direction of Jean-François Cordeau and Raf Jans, Matthieu’s research focuses on modelling and solving three-tier production planning and distribution problems. It mainly involves finding solutions to operational problems encountered by manufacturers in planning, producing, warehousing and distributing their goods. If their costs are known and their customer demand can be estimated, his research makes it possible to determine the best production and shipping times and volumes.
His research is unusual in that it looks at a firm’s production and distribution problems together—two issues traditionally viewed as independent—in order to achieve savings in the firm’s operating costs.
Matthieu studied engineering at ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, and is now in his second year of PhD studies at HEC Montréal. He is a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD).
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program was launched in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students.