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Yeming (Yale) GONG, Professor of  Management Science

Yeming (Yale) GONG

Professor of Management Science, PI

Department of Operations, Data & Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Yeming (Yale) Gong studies the interface between operations management and information systems, with application interests in logistics, retailing, manufacturing, and IT industries. He has published two books “Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Warehouse Operations” in Erasmus and “Global Operations Strategy: Fundamentals and Practice” in Springer. With records of 13 articles in A/ CNRS-1 /FT / UTD journals, he published 41 articles in journals like Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Information Management, Management Decision, 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 and 3 DBA students. 10 of his PhD students have graduated, and 5 of them are now Principal Investigators (PI) with independent scientific grants.


  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.


  • Principal investigator (PI) : "Logistics Management and Decision for Online Retailers: Big Data Driven Theories and Methodologies". 
  • Co-principal investigator (co-PI) : "IT- Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy". 
  • 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:  Full Professor of Management Science, EMLYON Business School, Lyon campus, France.

Scientific CommitteesTop

Worked as co-chair PhD Supervisor in 10 PhD committes

  1. Guangmei Wu, Optimal Design and Planning for Compact Automated Parking Systems.Now an Assistant Professor(Jointly published 1 paper in CNRS journals). Graduated in 2018
  2. Jiawen Liu, DEA-based Models for  Operations Strategies in Retailing,a Post-doc Fellow(Jointly published 2 papers in CNRS journals). Graduated in 2018
  3. Bianpan Zou, Study on Operational Policies Optimization in Vehicle-based Storage and Retrievel Systems. Now an Assistant Professor(Jointly published 6 papers in CNRS journals), and principal investigator (PI).Graduated in 2017
  4. Peiran Gao, Research on Organizational Information Technology Assimilation Models. Now a Post-doc Fellow, Graduated in 2017
  5. Haitao Li, Two-stage Game DEA Model and its Application Study. Now a Post-doc Fellow.Graduated in 2017
  6. Haoxuan XU, Lot-sizing Models of Replenishment and Delivery for Online Retailers. Now an Assistant Professor and principal investigator (PI)(Jointly published 3 papers in CNRS journals). Graduated in 2016
  7. Tian LIU, Research on Optimization Models and Policies of Picking and Storage/Retrieval Efficiency in Warehouse Systems. Now an Assistant Professor(Jointly published 1 paper in CNRS journals) Graduated in 2016.
  8. Qinguo BAI, Research on Optimization and Coordination of Supply Chains for Deteriorating Items under Carbon Emission Regulation. Now an Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) of  NSFC(Jointly published 1 paper in CNRS journals), Graduated in 2016.
  9. Hongyi MAO, An Information Technology and Knowledge Management Capability Enabled Organizational Agility Framework. Now an Associate Professor, Department Chair, and principal investigator (PI). Graduated in 2015.
  10. Xiang WU, Coordinated Pricing and Ordering Models for Organic French Produce.  Now an Assistant Professor and Principal investigator (PI) (Jointly published 1 paper in CNRS journals).Graduated in 2015.

Ongoing DBA candidates in EMLYON

   1.  Xiaofeng Qin. CEO and founder of a training and consulting firm.

   2.  Yuwen Pan. Executive in KPMG.

   3.  Kosen GAO. Executive of Operations Management in ARKEMA. Thesis: "Supplier-Manufacturer Cooperation and New Product Success: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective."


  • Interface research between operations management and information systems
  • Big data-driven logistics systems
  • IT- Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things
  • Facility layout and planning, Warehousing
  • Sustainable operations



Courses taughtTop

  1. Logistics Management. In Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011,  Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, 2016,2017,2018.
  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 2014,2017,2018
  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 2015,2017,2018
  10. Operations and Supply Chain Management (for EMBA),2017,2018

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- Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy, including interface research between  IT and Manufacturing Strategy.(Ongoing PhD projects:  IT- Enabled 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 .