September 30, 2020
Associate Professor Yossiri Adulyasak, in the Department of Logistics and Operations Management, has been recognized as one of the Canadian immigrants who have made the greatest contribution to enhancing the supply chain.
This distinction was awarded by Supply Chain Canada, a non-profit association that represents professionals in this field and supports their advancement.
With this recognition, Supply Chain Canada salutes 33 Canadians of various origins who “demonstrate pioneering spirit, relentless drive and visionary leadership.” It also notes that they serve as “role models to others moving forward [and] represent our association’s ambitions and our country’s values – strengthening both in the process.”
The people on this list hold various professional positions: some head companies or associations, while others manage purchasing or procurement departments for major Canadian firms. Only two of them, including Yossiri Adulyasak, are university professors.
“Analytical approaches based on operational research and machine learning lead to significant and original advances in supply chain management. I am honoured at this recognition of the important role of such research and, more generally, the role of education as a key driver in the development of this field,” he said.
Professor Adulyasak holds the Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Analytics. He has a Master’s degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, in Thailand, and a PhD from HEC Montréal. Before joining the HEC Montréal faculty, he completed his postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and worked as an expert in big data with a multinational supply chain software company in Montréal.
He leads research and industrial initiatives that integrate predictive and prescriptive analytics in various supply chain applications in manufacturing, retail, omni-channel, transportation and risk management.
His research has been published in top-tier journals and presented at major conferences on operational research, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
He is also a co-inventor of several patent applications in retail and supply chain analytics.