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SBB TOM guest lectures by David Simchi-Levi (MIT) and Niels Agartz (RSM)

  • Professor David Simchi-Levi
  • Dr Niels Agartz
Thursday 16 November 2017
LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Collegezaal 5

Science Based Business (SBB) invites you to guest lectures by David Simchi-Levi (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Niels Agatz (RSM). The lectures will take place from 9am-12pm on 16 November in Lecture Theater (college zaal) 5, Building 1 of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). This public lecture is convened by Dr Xishu Li as part of the Technology and Operations Management course for SBB students.

The program of the morning is as follows:

9.15am-10.15am: Innovative Transportation Systems: How to Use the Crowd or Drones to Support Delivery?

Niels Agatz (Erasmus University)

10.15am-11.15am: Flexibility, Technology & Emerging Trends in Operations Management

David Simchi-Levi (MIT)

About the Speakers

Niels Agatz is an associate professor of transportation and logistics at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on planning and control of transportation and logistics systems. He is particularly interested in new applications in last-mile delivery, e-fulfillment, ridesharing and on-demand transportation. His research has been published in leading academic journals as Transportation Science and Transportation Research Part B. Before (re)joining RSM, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Niels Agatz obtained his MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Chairman of Opalytics, a cloud analytics platform. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics. His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for operations management. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain and revenue management. His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including U. of California Berkeley, Columbia U., Cornell U., Duke U., Georgia Tech, Harvard U., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U. and Virginia Tech. Professor Simchi-Levi co-authored the books Managing the Supply Chain(McGraw-Hill, 2004),the award winningDesigning and Managing the Supply Chain(McGraw-Hill, 2007)andThe Logic of Logistics(3rdedition, Springer 2013). He also publishedOperations Rules: Delivering Customer Value through Flexible Operations (MIT Press, 2011). He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005). He is an INFORMS Fellow, MSOM Distinguished Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award; 2009 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize and Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award. Professor Simchi-Levi has consulted and collaborated extensively with private and public organizations. He was the founder of LogicTools which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chainoptimization. LogicTools became part of IBM in 2009.In 2012 he co-founded OPS Rules, an operations analytics consulting company. The company became part of Accenture in 2016.

About Science Based Business

Science Based Business (SBB) spans science, medicine and business, focusing on areas such as technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations and decision making. SBB fuses business scholarship with technology and industry engagement. Our programs forge strong relationships across the Faculty of Science, LUMC, and the business community of the Leiden BioScience park SBB currently offers two MSc specialisations and a BSc minor for students from the Leiden Faculty of Science and LUMC. SBB is led by Professor Simcha Jong, and is recruiting new faculty in two research groups in 1) Technology and Operations Management, and 2) Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management. Recent hires held faculty/research/phd positions at leading universities including UCL, Harvard, UT Dallas, Georgia Tech, RSM, and KU Leuven.

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