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GONG Yeming

Yeming GONG

Professor of Management Science

Yeming (Yale) Gong is a professor of management science in EMLYON. He is Head of AIM Institute and Director of the Business Intelligence Center (BIC). He is Associate Editor of "Spring Nature Business & Economics", "Frontiers of Engineering Management" and "Data Science and Management". He is PI of NSFC Key project and PI of NSSFC Major project. MHI (a leading logistics and supply chain association in the USA) listed him among the " top 10 influential researchers in warehousing and logistics in the world" in 2018. By "P Rank" (Germany) and ERIM (Netherlands), he ranks "No.1 among Professors of Management in France " based on the publication from 01/2019 to 02/2021 in continuous two years.

He published two books “Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Warehouse Operations” in Erasmus and “Global Operations Strategy: Fundamentals and Practice” in Springer. His book Global Operations Strategy is globally adopted by 50+ education institutes in Europe, the USA, China, Japan, Australia, Africa, and other countries. He published 80 articles (see Google Scholar) in journals like Production and Operations Management, Transportation Science, IIE Trans., EJOR, IJPE, IJPR, TRE, JORS, Annals of OR, IJIM, CHB, CIE, IJHM, OMEGA, and IEEE TEM, with 60 articles in SCI and Scopus-indexed journals (see Scopus and Publons) and 21 articles in CNRS1/FT journals. He received the " Best Paper Award in Design and Manufacturing" from IIE, 2019 "Outstanding Paper Award" from ASCOM. He is advising 8 Ph.D., 4 DBA, and 3 Post-doc students.12 of his Ph.D. students have graduated. 6 of his previous Ph.D. students have become PIs.


  •  Post-Doctoral Researcher in  Management Science, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, USA.
  •  Ph.D. in   Management Science, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.
  •  M.Sc. in  Operations Management, INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Fontainebleau, France.
  •  M.Sc. in Management Information Systems, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
  •  B. Engineering, School of Transportation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.


  • Professor, EMLYON Business School, France.
  • Associate Professor, EMLYON Business School, France.
  • Assistant Professor, EMLYON Business School, France.

Scientific CommitteesTop

Associate Editor of "Spring Nature Business & Economics"

Associate Editor of "Frontiers of Engineering Management" 

Associate Editor of "Data Science and Management"

Research InterestTop

I study Smart Logistics, Smart Manufacturing, AI and management, Business Intelligence, and the interface between IT and Operations Management, with  methodological lens by both  analytical and empirical methods (quantitative and qualitative methods).

Communications & SeminarsTop

In BIC, he organized "China Digitalization Annual Conference" and "World Business Intelligence Forum" in 2019 and 2020. In BIC, he is a "distinguished column writer" in Sina and publishes industrial reports including "Top 100 Smart Manufacturers", "Top 50 Smart Logistics Providers in China", and "Whitebook of Smart Manufacturing Industry"  for industrial impacts. He is an Internet Influencer and his web-based presentations (via 6 mainstream media including  National Business Daily, SINA ) have 1 million executive audiences.