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Raf Jans

Professor,  Department of Logistics and Operations Management


Raf Jans

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: raf.jans@hec.ca
Phone: 514-340-7256
Secretary: 514-340-6274
Fax: 514-340-6834
Office: 5.821

Other title(s)

Education

  • B. Sc. (Business Engineering), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M. Sc. (Business Engineering), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ph. D. (Applied Economics and Operations Research), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Production Planning
  • Applications of Operations Research
  • Integer Programming
  • Combinatorial Optimization

Current research

Curriculum vitae (PDF)


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This publication selection covers the last five years.


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Journal articles (23)


ALVAREZ, Aldair, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf, MUNARI JUNIOR, Pedro Augusto, MORABITO, Reinaldo; « Inventory routing under stochastic supply and demand », Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 2022 (status : online).

GRUSON, Matthieu, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « Benders decomposition for a stochastic three-level lot sizing and replenishment problem with a distribution structure », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 291, no 1, 2021, p. 206-217.

FRAGKOS, Ioannis, JANS, Raf, CORDEAU, Jean-François; « Decomposition methods for large-scale network expansion problems », Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 144, 2021, p. 60-80.

JACINTO FIOROTTO, Diego, JANS, Raf, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre; « Integrated lot sizing and blending problems », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 131, 2021, p. 1-21.

SERESHTI, Narges, ADULYASAK, Yossiri, JANS, Raf; « The Value of Aggregate Service Levels in Stochastic Lot Sizing Problems », Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 2021 (status : in press).

ALVAREZ, Aldair, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf, MUNARI JUNIOR, Pedro Augusto, MORABITO, Reinaldo; « Formulations, branch-and-cut and a hybrid heuristic algorithm for an inventory routing problem with perishable products », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 283, no 2, 2020, p. 511-529.

CHITSAZ, Masoud, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « A branch-and-cut algorithm for an assembly routing problem », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 282, no 3, 2020, p. 896-910.

CHITSAZ, Masoud, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « A Unified Decomposition Matheuristic for Assembly, Production, and Inventory Routing », INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 31, no 1, 2019, p. 134-152.

PÉREZ MARTINEZ, Karim, ADULYASAK, Yossiri, JANS, Raf, MORABITO, Reinaldo, VITOR TOSO, Eli Angela; « An exact optimization approach for an integrated process configuration, lot-sizing, and scheduling problem », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 103, 2019, p. 310-323.

GRUSON, Matthieu, BAZRAFSHAN, Majid, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « A comparison of formulations for a three-level lot sizing and replenishment problem with a distribution structure », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 111, 2019, p. 297-310.

TAS, Duygu, GENDREAU, Michel, JABALI, Ola, JANS, Raf; « A capacitated lot sizing problem with stochastic setup times and overtime », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 273, no 1, 2019, p. 146-159.

NEVES-MOREIRA, Fabio, ALMADA-LOBO, Bernardo, CORDEAU, Jean-François, GUIMARÃES, Luís, JANS, Raf; « Solving a large multi-product production-routing problem with delivery time windows », Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, vol. 86, 2019, p. 154-172.

VO-THANH, Nha, JANS, Raf, SCHOEN, Eric D., GOOS, Peter; « Symmetry breaking in mixed integer linear programming formulations for blocking two-level orthogonal experimental designs », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 97, 2018, p. 96-110.

MIRANDA LUGO, Pedro Luis, CORDEAU, Jean-François, FERREIRA, Deisemara, JANS, Raf, MORABITO, Reinaldo; « A decomposition heuristic for a rich production routing problem », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 98, 2018, p. 211-230.

MELEGA, Gislaine Mara, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre, JANS, Raf; « Classification and literature review of integrated lot-sizing and cutting stock problems », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 271, no 1, 2018, p. 1-19.

GRUSON, Matthieu, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « The impact of service level constraints in deterministic lot sizing with backlogging », Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, vol. 79, 2018, p. 91-103.

JACINTO FIOROTTO, Diego, JANS, Raf, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre; « Process flexibility and the chaining principle in lot sizing problems », International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 204, 2018, p. 244-263.

FIOROTTO, Diego, JANS, Raf, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre; « An analysis of formulations for the capacitated lot sizing problem with setup crossover », Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 106, 2017, p. 338-350.

WU, Tao, AKARTUNALI, Kerem, JANS, Raf, LIANG, Zhe; « Progressive Selection Method for the Coupled Lot-Sizing and Cutting-Stock Problem », INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 29, no 3, 2017, p. 523-543.

MELEGA, Gislaine Mara, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre, JANS, Raf; « Comparison of MIP models for the integrated lot-sizing and one-dimensional cutting stock problem », Pesquisa Operacional, Vol. 36, no 1, 2016, p. 167-196.

DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre, DE REYCK, Bert, DEGRAEVE, Zeger, FRAGKOS, Ioannis, JANS, Raf; « Period Decompositions for the Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem with Setup Times », INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 27, no 3, 2015, p. 431-448.

FIOROTTO, Diego, DE ARAUJO, Silvio Alexandre, JANS, Raf; « Hybrid methods for lot sizing on parallel machines », Computers & Operations Research, vol. 63, 2015, p. 136-148.

ADULYASAK, Yossiri, CORDEAU, Jean-François, JANS, Raf; « Benders Decomposition for Production Routing Under Demand Uncertainty », Operations Research, vol. 63, no 4, 2015, p. 851-867.



This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.

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Dissertation direction – PhD in Administration (1)

In codirection with : CORDEAU, Jean-François
Integrated Production and Transportation Planning, by Masoud Chitsaz
October 2020

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Master's thesis direction – MSc in Management (11)


In codirection with : JABALI, Ola
The One-Warehouse Multi-Retailer Problem with Four Types of Emission Constraints, by Jingshu Liu
March 2020


In codirection with : VAN ASSCHE, Ari
Real Options Analysis in Global Value Chains, by Syed Araj Raza
November 2018



In codirection with : REBOLLEDO, Claudia
Analysis of Inventory Levels of Canadian Companies, by Nitin Ravishankar Nitin Ravishankar
March 2017


In codirection with : ROY, Jacques
Integration of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry, by Gabriel Doré
September 2016


In codirection with : CORDEAU, Jean-François
Facility Location and Sizing in Network Design: A Case Study with Bulk and Packaged Products, by Julian Fernando Martinez Giraldo
October 2015

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Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (16)

Dual-Sourcing and Risk Management in the Aircraft Industry: A case study at Bombardier , by Xiaoye Ma
September 2020

Retail Stores Catalog & Assortment Management in Reduction of Excess and Obsolete Inventory , by Ching Jung Liu
September 2020

In codirection with : ADULYASAK, Yossiri
Business process improvement of Pratt & Whitney Canada leasing -- Rental transaction tracking process optimization , by Jing Guo
September 2020

In codirection with : MENDOZA GIMENEZ, Jorge
Pricing strategy to compete with PMA companies in the aerospace industry , by Arsalaan Khan
September 2020

Amélioration des processus du Centre Logistique de Pratt et Whitney Canada , by Mohamed Al Manssouri
March 2020

Margin Analysis Process Improvement Project for Component Repair Business at Pratt & Whitney Canada , by Jitao Zhou
November 2019

Projet de consultation pour optimisation des opérations dans une pharmacie , by Elie El-Kareh
March 2019

In codirection with : ADULYASAK, Yossiri
Supply Chain Process Digital Transformation in Pratt & Whitney Canada , by Linghan Zhu
January 2019

In codirection with : ADULYASAK, Yossiri
Engine Component Should-Cost at Pratt & Whitney Canada , by Alex Delisle
September 2018

In codirection with : ADULYASAK, Yossiri
Life Cycle Cost Model for the Supply Chain of SGT-A65 TR (Industrial Trent) , by Shilpa Rawat
May 2018

In codirection with : ADULYASAK, Yossiri
Achieving Competitive Excellence at Pratt and Whitney Canada: Deployment at the NPI Department , by David Sanchez Fernandez
March 2018

In codirection with : PAQUETTE, Julie
Balancement des lignes de production chez un prestataire de services logistiques , by Qichen Zhou
October 2017

Keurig Canada , by Alexandre Ouellet
September 2017

Analyse de la gestion des stocks chez Les Emballages GAB-Induspac , by Simon Santerre
March 2017

In codirection with : LANDRY, Sylvain
Projet supervisé au sein de Pratt & Whitney Canada: développement d'un outil visuel de gestion et d'analyse de la capacité , by Victor Lheritier
March 2017

Audit de la variabilité dans les opérations import chantier de construction du deuxième pont sur le Wouri Douala - Cameroun , by Maximin Zengue Ebolo
June 2016

Winter 2021

Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Winter 2020

Summer 2019

6-550-11A
Decision Support Tools for the Operations Manager

Winter 2019

57-192-16A
Supply Chain Management
6-512-18A
Design and Analysis of Operational Systems

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