Yacine Rekik is a Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management at EMLYON Business School, France. He gained his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris. Before joining EMLYON, he occupied a Research Associate position at the Distributed Information & Automation Lab of the University of Cambridge (UK). The purpose of his research project is to develop a set of models that provides qualitative and quantitative insights on the benefits of the RFID technology on the performance of supply chains in terms of cost reduction and/or improvement of service levels. As a TOUPARGEL chair professor, he is also developing new and innovative Inventory and Routing policies taking into account the ecological footprint.
- 2015: HDR (Accreditation to Supervise Research). INSA Lyon
- 2003/ 2006 : PhD in Industrial Engineering. Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP).
- 2002/2003 : Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Concentration: Supply Chain Management. Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP).
- 1998/2001 : Industrial Engineering Degree. Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs de Tunis (ENIT).
Since 01/2008 : EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL: Full Professor of Operations Management
Mission: Teaching and Research in the fields of “Operations Management”, “Supply Chain Management” and “Management Science”.
- 2010-2013 : EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL: Co-responsible of the Chair Toupargel: a partnership between EMLYON Business School and the TOUPARGEL group. Mission: Consulting missions and Research in the fields of “Geo-marketing”, “Supply Chain Management” and “Distribution Management”.
2007-2008 : UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: Research Associate within the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory
Research and consulting activities on the impact of RFID on Supply Chain performances. Leader of the Work Package WP10 “Products in Service” of the European project BRIDGE (Building Radio frequency IDentification solution for the Global Environment).
of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Teaching activities in the fields of «Inventory & production management », « Supply Chain Management » and « Operations Research ».
04/2003-10/2003: CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA: Research internship at the Industrial Engineering Lab of the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Mission: Impact of the RFID technology on the performance of inventory systems.
- From 2003, I am working on the impact of the RFID technology on the performances of supply chains. The RFID technology is considered by a large number of people as a breakthrough in product identification and data capture throughout the supply chains. While the development of the different parts needed in order to implement the RFID systems (hardware, software, standardization,...) is under way, it is also important to evaluate the impact of such technology on the performance of supply chains. Benefits of the RFID technology, in terms of cost reduction, are various and among them, the elimination of inventory record errors that are currently encountered in many supply chains may be considerable. The purpose of our research project is to develop a set of models that provide qualitative and quantitative insights on the benefits of the RFID technology on the performance of supply chains in terms of cost reduction and/or improvement of service levels. The starting point of our research is a real world observation: more and more companies are looking for other identification systems than the bar code technology enabling a more accurate tracking of products in supply chains. Most of them are also interested in evaluating the benefits of an advanced automatic identification system such as the RFID technology. They are interested in new functionalities associated with this technology in order to compare it with the performance enabled by the bar code technology. Our second observation concerns the inventory information system which is a major obstacle to achieving operational excellence. In fact, the inventory information system, in contrary to popular belief and assumptions in most academic papers and in spite of the considerable amounts invested in information technology, are often inaccurate. Our aim is to quantify the penalty resulting from the inventory inaccuracy issue and to analyze one of the improvements stemming from the deployment of the RFID technology, namely the benefit of having accurate inventory data.
- From 2010 and thanks to the partnership signed between EMLYON Business School and the TOUPARGEL Group, I am working on designing innovative inventory and routing policies taking into account the environmental and particularly the CO2 emission as a constraint. The inventory routing problem (IRP) has attracted a particular interest, because it integrates two well-studied problems in supply chain management : inventory control and vehicle routing. These two issues have been traditionally dealt with independently, but their integration can have an impressive impact on overall system performance. Adding the green constraint to the inventory routing problem results in innovative and very interesting joint storage and distribution managerial insights.
Programme MSc :
Supply Chain Management
Decision-Making Aid Method
IT and Operations Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management
- Inventory Control
- Supply Chain Management
- Distribution Management
- RFID Impact Onsupply Chains
- Green Supply Chain
ACADEMIC ARTICLES (22)‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2011. Inventory inaccuracies in the wholesale supply chain.International Journal of Production Economics, 133 (1): 172-181 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2009. A literature Review on the Impact of RFID on Inventory Systems subject to Innaccuracies.International Journal of Automated Identification Technology, 1 (2)
‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2010. Business case scenarios for the impact of RFID on the end-to-end supply chain.International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 21 (3/4): 239-253 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied. 2009. A periodic review inventory model subject to shrinkage type errors: impact of RFID.International Journal of Electronic Business, 7 (1): 68-85 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Sahin, Evren. 2012. Exploring inventory systems sensitive to shrinkage – analysis of a periodic review inventory under a service level constraint.International Journal of Production Research, 50 (13): 3529-3546 P.
‑ Mirzapour Al-E-Hashem, Seyed Mohammad Javad, Rekik, Yacine. 2014. Multi-product multi-period inventory routing problem with a transshipment option: A green approach.International Journal of Production Economics, 157: 80-88 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Glock, Christoph H., , Syntetos, Aris. 2017. Enriching demand forecasts with managerial information to improve inventory replenishment decisions: exploiting judgment and fostering learning.European Journal of Operational Research, 261 (1): 182-194 p.
‑ Khader, Selma, Rekik, Yacine, , Botta-Genoulaz, Valérie, , Campagne, Jean-Pierre. 2014. Inventory management subject to multiplicative inaccuracies.International Journal of Production Research, 52 (17): 5055-5069 P.
‑ Mohammadi, Setareh, Mirzapour Al-E-Hashem, Seyed Mohammad Javad, , Rekik, Yacine. 2020. An integrated production scheduling and delivery route planning with multi-purpose machines: A case study from a furniture manufacturing company.International Journal of Production Economics , 219: 347-359 p.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied, , Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2007. Improving the performance of retail stores subject to execution errors: coordination versus RFID technology.OR Spectrum, 29 (4): 597-626 p.
‑ Rahimi, Mohammad, Baboli, Armand, , Rekik, Yacine. 2017. Multi-objective inventory routing problem: A stochastic model to consider profit, service level and green criteria.Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 101: 59-83 p.
‑ Timajchi, Ali, Mirzapour Al-E-Hashem, Seyed Mohammad Javad, , Rekik, Yacine. 2019. Inventory routing problem for hazardous and deteriorating items in the presence of accident risk with transshipment option.International Journal of Production Economics, 209: 302-315 p.
‑ Mirzapour Al-E-Hashem, Seyed Mohammad Javad, Rekik, Yacine, , Mohammadi Hoseinhajlou, Ebrahim. 2019. A hybrid L-shaped method to solve a bi-objective stochastic transshipment-enabled inventory routing problem.International Journal of Production Economics, 209: 381-398 p.
‑ Khader, Selma, Rekik, Yacine, , Botta-Genoulaz, Valérie. 2014. Modélisation multiplicative des perturbations dans un modèle de réapprovisionnement sur deux périodes.Journal Européen des Systèmes Automatisés, 48 (1-3): 101-127 p.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2007. A comprehensive analysis of the Newsvendor model with unreliable supply.OR Spectrum, 29(2): 27
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied, , Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2007. Analysis of the impact of the RFID technology on reducing product misplacement errors at retail stores.International Journal of Production Economics, 29(4): 30
‑ Titah, Ryad, SHURAIDA, Shadi, , Rekik, Yacine. 2016. Integration Breach: Investigating the Effect of Internal and External Information Sharing and Coordination on Firm Profit.International Journal of Production Economics, 181, Part A: 34-47 p.
‑ Jemai, Zied, Rekik, Yacine, , KALAI, Rim. 2013. Inventory routing problems in a context of vendor-managed inventory system with consignment stock and transshipment.Production Planning and Control , 24 (8-9): 671-683 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2009. Inventory inaccuracy in retail stores due to theft: An analysis of the benefits of RFID.International Journal of Production Economics, 118 (1): 189-198 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Syntetos, Aris, , Jemai, Zied. 2015. An e-Retailing Supply Chain Subject to Inventory Inaccuracies.International Journal of Production Economics, 167: 139-155 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Sahin, Evren, , Jemai, Zied, , Dallery, Yves. 2008. Execution errors in retail supply chains: analysis of the case of misplaced products.International Journal of Systems Science, 39 (7): 727-740 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Syntetos, Aris, , Glock, Christoph H.. 2019. Modelling (and learning from) inventory inaccuracies in e-retailing/B2B contexts.Decision Sciences, 50 (6): 1184-1223 p.
BOOKS (1)‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2009. The Impact of the RFID Technology in Improving Performance of Inventory Systems subject to Inaccuracies. Paris: Edilivre 187 p.
BOOK CHAPTERS (2)‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2010. An analysis of the impact of RFID technology on inventory systems., Unique radio innovation for the 21st century: Building scalable and gobal RFID networks. : Springer, 459 + XVI P.
‑ Rahimi, Mohammad, Baboli, Armand, , Rekik, Yacine. 2017. Inventory Routing Problem for Perishable Products by Considering Customer Satisfaction and Green Criteria., Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany. : Springer, 445-455 p.
CONFERENCES (5)‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied. 2009. Inaccuracies within a decentralized supply chain: A general framework.: Cirrelt
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied, , Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2006. Evaluating The Impact Of Misplacement Errors On Decentralized Retail Supply Chain., 245-250 P.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2006. Impact de l'utilisation de la technologie RFID sur la disponibilité des produits en magasin.
‑ Rekik, Yacine, Jemai, Zied, , Sahin, Evren, , Dallery, Yves. 2005. Modeling the Impact of Internal Errors on Store Performance.: I4e2, International Institute of Innovation Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship, 9 p.
‑ Khader, Selma, Botta-Genoulaz, Valérie, , Rekik, Yacine, , Campagne, Jean-Pierre. 2011. Impact de la technologie RFID sur le management des chaînes logistiques: une revue de littérature.: Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, 8 p.
(1)‑ Rekik, Yacine. 2006. The impact of the RFID technology in improving performance of inventory systems subject to inaccuracies. Thèse présentée par Yacine Rekik pour l'obtention du grade de docteur.: Ecole Centrale Paris, 187 P.