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Suzanne de Treville

Contact

Full Professor
Department of Operations


Contact
Suzanne.DeTreville@unil.ch
Anthropole, room 3073
Tel 021.692.34.48

Postal address
Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Anthropole
1015 Lausanne

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Teaching

bachelor Gestion des opérations I
Related programmes
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
master Operation Strategy
Related programme
Master of Science (MSc) in Management

Research

Research areas

Competitive manufacturing in a high-cost environment
The Cost-Differential Frontier calculator is available at
http://cdf.oplab.unil.ch.

Supply chain management
Evaluation of the role of lead time reduction in supply chain improvement efforts

Reducing lead times
The process of reducing lead times in an organization. What motivates companies to reduce lead times? What challenges do they face? What are the organizational and strategic implications?

Lean production
The system dynamics of JIT and lean production
The relationship between inventory reduction and learning
The impact of lean production systems on workers

Process consistency improvement
The role of process documentation in improving process consistency
Implementation issues in process documentation
The impact of requiring that workers perform operations as specified in the process documents on motivation

Health care operations
The application of operations management tools and concepts in the health care management context

Queuing theory-based mathematical modeling of operations

Collaborations

Assistants

Giada Berini
giada.berini@unil.ch



  Anaïs Butera
anais.butera@unil.ch



 
Michelle Flück
michelle.flueck@unil.ch

Room: Anthropole 3090

  Chi-Hung Patrice Lê
chi-hungpatrice.le@unil.ch



 
Lauri Saarinen
lauri.saarinen@unil.ch
Tel: (021 692) 61.04
Room: Anthropole 3016

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  Jordi Weiss
jordi.weiss@unil.ch



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Publications

48 last publications ordered by: publication type  -  year

: Peer Reviewed

Articles

de Treville Suzanne, Ketokivi Mikko ; Singhal Vinod (in press). Competitive Manufacturing in a High-Cost Environment: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Operations Management.


de Treville S., Cattani K. ; Saarinen L. (2017). Technical note: Option-based costing and the volatility portfolio. Journal of Operations Management, 49–51, 77–81. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Petty J. S. ; Wager S. (2014). Economies of Extremes: Lessons from Venture-Capital Decision Making. Journal of Operations Management, 32, 387-398. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Schuerhoff N., Trigeorgis L. ; Avanzi B. (2014). Optimal Sourcing and Lead-Time Reduction under Evolutionary Demand Risk. Production and Operations Management, 23, 2103-2117. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Bicer I., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hagspiel V., Schuerhoff N., Tasserit C. ; Wager S. (2014). Valuing lead time. Journal of Operations Management, 32, 337-346. Peer Reviewed


Avanzi B., Bicer I., de Treville S. ; Trigeorgis L. (2013). Real Options at the Interface of Finance and Operations: Exploiting Embedded Supply Chain Real Options to Gain Competitiveness. European Journal of Finance, 19, 760-778. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. , Trigeorgis L. (2010). It May Be Cheaper to Manufacture at Home. Harvard Business Review, 88, 84-87. Peer Reviewed


Hüttmeir A., de Treville S., van Ackere A., Monnier L. ; Prenninger J. (2009). Trading Off between Heijunka and Just-in-Sequence. International Journal of Production Economics, 118, 501-507. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Edelson N. M., Kharkar A. N. ; Avanzi B. (2008). Constructing useful theory : The case of Six Sigma. Operations Management Research, 1, 15-23. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Bendahan S. ; Vanderhaeghe A. (2007). Manufacturing Flexibility and Performance: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice. International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 19, 334-357. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. , Antonakis J. (2006). Could lean production job design be intrinsically motivating? Contextual, configurational, and levels-of-analysis issues. Journal of Operations Management, 24, 99-123. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Smith I., Rölli A. ; Arnold V. (2006). Applying operations management logic and tools to save lives: A case study of the World Health Organization's Global Drug Facility. Journal of Operations Management, 24, 397-406. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. , van Ackere A. (2006). Equipping Students to Reduce Lead Times: The Role of Queuing-Theory-Based Modeling. Interfaces, 36, 165-173. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Antonakis J. ; Edelson N.M. (2005). Can standard operating procedures be motivating? Reconciling process variability issues and behavioral outcomes. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 16, 231-241. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Shapiro R.D. ; Hameri A.-P. (2004). From Supply Chain to Demand Chain: The Role of Lead Time Reduction in Improving Demand Chain Performance. Journal of Operations Management, 21, 613-627. Peer Reviewed


De Treville S., Smith I., Rölli A. ; Arnold V. (2003). Reducing lead times: Using operations management tools to reach global targets for tuberculosis control. Journal of Operations Management. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. , Vanderhaeghe A. (2003). How to Fail at Flexibility. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 4, 67-73. Peer Reviewed


Vanderhaeghe A. , de Treville S. (2003). Losing the Fight with Flexibility: the Xygma Plant. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 4, 64-67. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Edelson N. M. ; Watson R. (1995). Getting Six Sigma back to basics. Quality Digest, 15, 42-47.


Suri R., Diehl G. W. W., de Treville S. ; Tomsicek M. J. (1995). From CAN-Q to MPX: Evolution of queuing software for manufacturing. Interfaces, 25, 128-150. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. (1994). Using Rapid Modeling to make Kaizen work more effectively. APICS, 78-81.


de Treville S. (1994). Improving the innovation process. OR/MS Today, 28-31.


de Treville S. , Edelson N. M. (1994). Process discipline: Rethinking technology investment. Industrial Engineering, 26, 45-46.


de Treville S. (1992). Time is money. OR/MS Today, 19, 30-35.


de Treville S. (1991). Finnish manufacturing systems: Sisu Auto uses MPX to compete based on time. Manufacturing Systems, 9, 14-17.


de Treville S. , Suri R. (1991). Full speed ahead: A timely look at rapid modeling in operations management. OR/MS Today, 24-42.


Suri R. , de Treville S. (1986). Getting from just-in-case to just-in-time: insights from a simple model. Journal of Operations Management, 6, 295-304. Peer Reviewed


Book Sections

de Treville S., Hoffrage U. ; Petty J. S. (2009). Managerial Decision Making and Lead Times: The Impact of Cognitive Illusions. Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness (pp. 3-14). London, UK: Springer.


In Proceedings

Avanzi B. , de Treville S. (2006, Jan). Demand estimation through credibility theory. POMS annual conference proceedings (pp. 19). Production and Operations Management Society. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Hoffrage U. ; Petty J.S. (2006, Jan). Cognitive illusions in operations management. Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (pp. 17). Peer Reviewed


de Treville S. , Antonakis J. (2005, Jan). Intrinsic motivation in lean production? Contextual, configurational, and levels-of-analysis issues. Academy of Management, Operations Management Division, Honolulu, USA. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Edelson N. M., Kharkar A. N. ; Avanzi B. (2005, Jan). Can we develop theory around six sigma? Should we care?. POMS annual conference proceedings (pp. 26). Production and Operations Management Society. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Trigeorgis L. ; Crego A. (2005, Jan). Rethinking lead time reduction investment: A real options perspective. POMS annual conference proceedings (pp. 22). Production and Operations Management Society. Peer Reviewed


Avanzi B., Boisvert C., de Treville S. ; Oyon D. (2004, Nov). The Impact of Performance Measurement Systems on Lead Time Reduction. CRITOM Conference. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Antonakis J. ; Edelson N. M. (2003, Jun). Reconciling motivation, creativity, and process variability issues in process documentation. EUROMA-POMS Joint International Conference. Peer Reviewed


de Treville S., Edelson N. M., Kharkar A. N. ; Stutts B. E. (1993, Jan). Are there limits to defect reduction?. conference proceedings of the EOQ'93 World Quality Congress, Espoo, Finland.


Edelson N. M., Ellis M. L., Kharkar A. N., Stutts B. E. ; de Treville S. (1992, Jan). A sequential 3-phase process improvement strategy. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Quality Congress, ASQC, 46.


Technical Reports

Wager S. , de Treville S. (2013). Constant Salvage Value Models: A Source of Systematic Bias in Predicting the Value of Lead-Time Reduction. SSRN - Social Science Research Network.


de Treville S., Trigeorgis L. ; Avanzi B. (2008). Rethinking lead time reduction investment: A real options perspective. UNSW Australian School of Business.


Thesis

Bicer I., De Treville S. (Dir.) (2014). Modeling and mitigation of supply-demand mismatches. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Petty J., de Tréville S. (Dir.) (2008). A Study of Venture Capital Decision Making. Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine.


de Tréville S., Hayes Robert (Dir.) (1987). Disruption, Learning, and System Improvement in Just-in-Time Manufacturing. Harvard Business School.


Master Thesis

Allemann J., de Treville S. (Dir.) (2014). Reducing lead times at GSK Vaccines. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Oreiller N., de Treville S. (Dir.) (2014). Implementation of a Postponement Strategy in Bulgary Horlogerie. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Crego A., de Tréville S. (Dir.) (2004). Valuation of Manufacturing Flexibility: An Accessible Approach to Practicing Managers. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Hüttmeir A., de Tréville S. (Dir.) (2004). Competitive Operations and Trade-Off Analysis. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Tan S., de Tréville S. (Dir.) (2003). Worker morale under lean production: An iterative triangulation analysis. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Vanderhaeghe A., de Tréville S. (Dir.) (2003). The Opportunities of Manufacturing Flexibility in a Price-Based Competitive Environment: A Case Analysis. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Curriculum

Education

Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1987

Master of Science in Industrial Administration. Carnegie-Mellon University 1977

Bachelor of Arts (honors) in English and Mathematics. Carnegie-Mellon University 1975

Work experience

Director of OpLab
http://cdf-oplab.unil.ch

Visiting Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, spring 2014

Director of Operations Management Department (2009-2011)

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics (2006-2009)

Visiting professorships (1987-2001): MIT, the Wharton School, the American Graduate School of International Management

Visiting professor: Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Vice Dean of the International MBA Program 1987-1988

Keywords

  • health care operations
  • lead time reduction
  • lean production and just-in-time
  • manufacturing
  • manufacturing optimisation
  • operations (3)
  • process consistency improvement
  • queuing theory
  • reshoring
  • supply chain management (2)

 
 
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