Yacine Rekik is a Full Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management at EMLYON Business School and a Research affliate at the DISP lab of INSA Lyon.
He gained his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris. Before joining EMLYON and the DISP lab, he occupied a Research Associate position at the Distributed Information & Automation Lab of the University of Cambridge (UK).
In April 2015, he defended his Habilitation to Supervise Research (HdR) at INSA Lyon with a research theme entitled "Supply Chain Management under Uncertainty and Distruption".
Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management, Distribution Management, RFID Impact On supply Chains, Green Supply Chain
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, thanks to the partnership signed between EMLYON Business School and the TOUPARGEL Group and thanks to my implication to the ARC7 regional project granted to the DISP lab, 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.
- REKIK Yacine, SYNTETOS Aris, JEMAI Zied (2015). An e-Retailing Supply Chain Subject to Inventory Inaccuracies. International Journal of Production Economics, FORTH.
- 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.
- KHADER Selma, REKIK Yacine, BOTTA-GENOULAZ Valérie [et alii] (2014). Inventory management subject to multiplicative inaccuracies. International Journal of Production Research, 52 (17).
- 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).
- 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).
- MIRZAPOUR AL E HASHEM Seyed Mohammad Javad, REKIK Yacine (2013). Multi-product multi-period inventory routing problem with a transshipment option : A green approach. International Journal of Production Economics, FORTH.
- 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).
- REKIK Yacine (2011). Inventory inaccuracies in the wholesale supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics, 133 (1).
- 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).
- 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, 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).
- 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).
- REKIK Yacine, SAHIN Evren, JEMAI Zied [et alii] (2008). Execution errors in retail supply chains: analysis of the case of misplaced products. International Journal of Systems Science, 39 (7).
- REKIK Yacine, JEMAI Zied, SAHIN Evren [et alii] (2007). Improving the performance of retail stores subject to execution errors: coordination versus RFID technology. OR Spectrum, 29(4).
- REKIK Yacine, JEMAI Zied, SAHIN Evren [et alii] (2007). Analysis of the impact of the RFID technology on reducing product misplacement errors at retail stores. International Journal of Production Economics, 29(4).
- REKIK Yacine, SAHIN Evren, DALLERY Yves (2007). A comprehensive analysis of the Newsvendor model with unreliable supply. OR Spectrum, 29(2).
Courses taught at EMLYON Business School
- Master Program: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Sciences, Data Base Management
- IMBA Program: Management Sciences, IT and Operations Management
- EMBA Program: Supply Chain and Operations Management