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Jérémie Gallien

Professor of Management Science and Operations


Pr. Gallien’s research focuses on pushing the frontier of supply chain management and global health delivery through collaborations with leading firms and organisations. He has published, consulted and taught extensively in the areas of operations and supply chain management and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Management Science, Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

He is a native of France but has lived in the United States and the United Kingdom since 1996. Pr. Gallien holds a PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Engineering Degree from the École des Mines de Paris.

Pr. Gallien’s research involves the design, analysis and implementation of mathematical models to improve the efficiency of supply chains and global health delivery systems.

His research involves collaborations with firms at the frontier of supply chain management including Amazon, Dell and Zara, working on topics that include inventory distribution (“Initial Shipment Decisions for New Products at Zara” Operations Research 63 (2), pp. 269–286,2015 (with A. Mersereau, M. Nóvoa, A. Dapena and A. Garro).), procurement optimization Dynamic Procurement of New Products with Covariate Information: The Residual Tree Method,”(with G.-Y. Ban and A. Mersereau), submitted to Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2017.), dynamic pricing (“Clearance Pricing for a Fast Fashion Retailer” Operations Research 60 (6), pp. 1404–1422, 2012 (with F. Caro). Finalist in the 2012 EURO Excellence in Practice Competition. Finalist in the 2010 Practice Competition of the Pricing and Revenue Management Section of INFORMS.), warehouse control optimization To Wave Or Not To Wave? Order Release Policies for Warehouses with an Automated Sorter” (with T. Weber), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 12 (4), pp. 642–662, 2010.) and dynamic supply routing Implementing Supply Routing Optimization in a Make-To-Order Manufacturing Network” (with J. Foreman, J. Alspaugh, F. Lopez, R. Bhatnagar and C.C. Teo), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 12 (4), pp. 547–568, 2010.). Some of this work has been tested as part of large-scale field experiments and implemented in software run by global corporations.


Photo 1: Shipment receipt at a retail store. Photo 2: A global distribution warehouse.

Pr. Gallien has also been collaborating with the Global Fund, the World Bank, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, IBM and the Governments of Zambia and Mozambique on the mathematical analysis of global health delivery systems, working on topics that include inventory distribution of essential medicines, (“The Impact of Inventory Management on Stock-Outs of Essential Drugs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Secondary Analysis of a Field Experiment in Zambia,” PLoS ONE 11(5), 2016 (with Z. Leung, A. Chen and P. Yadav). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156026.)design of HIV early infant diagnosis networks (“Improving HIV Early Infant Diagnosis Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Models and Application to Mozambique”, to appear in Operations Research, 2017 (with S. Deo and J. Jónasson). First Prize in the 2014 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Student Paper Competition of INFORMS.) and performance-based procurement funding (“National Drug Stockout Risks in Africa: Analysis of the Global Fund Disbursement Process for Procurement from 2002 to 2013”, to appear in Production and Operations Management, 2017 (with I. Rashkova, P. Yadav and R. Atun).). Some of this work has influenced policy guidelines to practitioners and motivated field deployment projects in sub-Saharan Africa.


Photo 1: Medicine distribution in rural Africa. Photo 2: Field research in northern Ghana. 



Improving HIV early infant diagnosis supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: models and application to Mozambique

Gallien J; Deo S; Jonasson J

Operations Research 2017 Vol 65:6 p 1479-1493


National drug stockout risks and the global fund disbursement process for procurement

Gallien J; Rashkova I; Atun R; Yadav P

Production and Operations Management 2016 Vol 26:6 p 997-1014

OM Forum : practice-based research in operations management: what it is, why do it, related challenges, and how to overcome them

Gallien J; Graves S C; Scheller-Wolf A

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2016 Winter Vol 18:1 p 5-14

Taking stock: protocol for evaluating a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal

Cavallaro F L; Duclos D; Baggaley R; Penn-Kekana L; Goodman C; Vahanian A; Santos A C; Bradley J; Paintain L; Gallien J; Gasparrini A; Hasselback L; Lynch C A

Reproductive health 2016 Vol 13:45


Initial shipment decisions for new products at Zara

Gallien J; Mersereau A; Nóvoa M; Dapena A; Garro A

Operations Research 2015 Vol 63:2 p 269-286


Clearance pricing optimization for a fast-fashion retailer

Caro F; Gallien J

Operations Research 2012 Vol 60:6 p 1404-1422

Massachusetts General Hospital's Pre-Admission Testing Area (PATA)

McCarty K; Levi R; Gallien J

European Case Clearing House 2012


Implementing supply-routing optimization in a make-to-order manufacturing network

Foreman J; Gallien J; Alspaugh J; Lopez F; Bhatnagar R; Teo C C; Dubois C

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 2010 Vol 12:4 p 547-568

Inventory management of a fast-fashion retail network

Gallien J; Caro F

Operations Research 2010 Vol 58:2 p 257-273

To wave or not to wave? Order release policies for warehouses with an automated sorter

Gallien J; Weber T

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2010 Vol 12:4 p 642-662

Zara uses operations research to reengineer its global distribution system

Gallien J; Caro F; Correia J; Garcia J; Montes M; Ramos J A; Corredoira J M

Interfaces 2010 Vol 40:1 p 71-84


Dynamic assortment with demand learning for seasonal consumer goods

Gallien J; Caro F

Management Science 2007 Vol 53:2 p 276-292

Temporary and permanent buyout prices in online auction

Gallien J; Gupta S

Management Science 2007 Vol 53:5 p 814-833


Dynamic mechanism design for online commerce

Gallien J

Operations Research 2006 Vol 54:2 p 291-310


A smart market for industrial procurement with capacity constraints

Gallien J; Wein L

Management Science 2005 Vol 51:1 p 76-91


A simple and effective component procurement policy for stochastic assembly systems

Gallien J; Wein L

Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications 2001 Vol 38:2 p 221-248


Salome Shaw-Moretti (Assistant)


Research Interests

  • Supply-chain management
  • Global health delivery