• Print
  • Contact
Yeming (Yale) GONG, Associate Professor of Operations Management

Yeming GONG

Professor of Management Science


Prof. Yeming (Yale) Gong studies the interface between operations management and information systems. He has published two books “Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Warehouse Operations” in Erasmus and “Global Operations Strategy: Fundamentals and Practice” in Springer. He published 31 articles in journals like Production and Operations Management, IIE Transaction, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Prof. Gong received "2010 the Best Paper Award in Design and Manufacturing" from IIE, and "Erasmus Scholarship for Teaching" from European Union. He is advising 9 PhD students, and 5 of his PhD students have graduated. He is an overseas principal investigator (PI) of NSFC "National Key Project" ( Big data-driven logistics systems). He is an overseas co-PI of NSSF "National Major Project" ( "IT- Enable Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy").


  1. Post Doctoral Researcher in Management Science, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
  2. Ph.D in  Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.
  3. Visiting Ph.D Student in Management Science, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
  4. M.Sc in Management Science, INSEAD, France


  • Overseas principal investigator (PI, rank No. 1 in overseas team) of  NSFC "National Key Project" : "Logistics Management and Decision for Online Retailers: Big Data Driven Theories and Methodologies". Awarded in 08/2016, covering 2017-2021
  • Overseas co-principal investigator (co-PI, rank No.1 among 5 co-PIs) of  National Social Science Foundation  "National Major Project" : "IT- Enable Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy". Awarded in 11/2016, covering 2017-2020
  • Track chair and session chair of "Empirical Operations Management", INFORMS International Conference, USA, 2016
  • Finalist, Prix académique de la Recherche en Management, France, 2015
  • "2010 the Best Paper Award in Design and Manufacturing" from IIE, USA,2010


  1. 09/2009-03/2013 : Assistant Professor, EMLYON Business School,  Lyon Campus, France.
  2.  03/2013-03/2017 : Associate Professor , EMLYON Business School,Lyon campus, France.
  3.  04/2017-Present:  Professor of Management Science , EMLYON Business School, Lyon campus, France.

Scientific CommitteesTop

Worked as co-chair PhD Supervisor in 5 PhD committes

[1] Haoxuan XU, Lot-sizing Models of Replenishment and Delivery for Online
Retailers, now an assistant professor, Graduated in 2016(Jointly Published 3
papers in CNRS journals)
[2] Tian LIU, Research on Optimization Models and Policies of Picking and
Storage/Retrieval Efficiency in Warehouse Systems, now an assistant professor,
Graduated in 2016
[3] Qinguo BAI, Research on Optimization and Coordination of Supply Chains
for Deteriorating Items under Carbon Emission Regulation, now an assistant
professor, Graduated in 2016
[4] Hongyi MAO, An Information Technology and Knowledge Management Ca-
pability Enabled Organizational Agility Framework, now an assistant professor,
Graduated in 2015.
[5] Xiang WU, Coordinated Pricing and Ordering Models for Organic French
Produce,Graduated in 2015.(Jointly Published 1 paper in CNRS journals)


  • Interface research between operations management and information systems
  • Big data-driven logistics systems
  • IT- Enable Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Facility layout and planning.



Courses taughtTop

  1. Logistics Management. In Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011,  Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, 2016,2017.
  2. Supply Chain Management in Asia. In Summer and Winter 2012,2015,2017
  3. Operations Strategy. In Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2012,  Spring 2013, Winter 2014, 2016,2017
  4. Revenue Management. In Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012,  Spring 2013, Spring 2014,2017
  5. Warehouse Management. In Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012,  Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015,2016.
  6. Service Operations Management. In Spring 2010, Fall 2010,  Fall 2011.
  7. Operations Strategy in Asia. In Winter 2010, Summer 2011, Winter 2011, and Summer 2012, Summer 2014, 2015,2016
  8. Operations Management, Specialized in Hospitality Management.Specialized Master (EMLYON, Bocuse, Ecully).2015
  9. Operations Management. Winter 2015.

Research InterestTop

Research direction: Interface research between operations management and information systems

  • Big data-driven logistics systems, including integration research between facility logistics and big data. (Ongoing PhD projects: Big data and inventory location optimization for online retailers, Facility planning for online public storage warehouses,Supply chain models with advance demand information for online retailers,  Clickstream big data and system integration for online retailers).
  • Big data and operations strategy, including interface research between  information systems and operations strategy.(Ongoing PhD project: big data, IT capacity and operational flexibility).
  • IT- Enable Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy, including interface research between  IT and Manufacturing Strategy.(Ongoing PhD projects:  IT- Enable Intelligent Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Strategy, IT and productivity).
  • IT and service operations management, including interface research between IT and stochastic service systems based on priority queueing systems .