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Department of Operations (DO)

The Department of Operations carries out research in areas such as supply and production chain management and processes, analyzing decisions and queuing theories.

The Department offers numerous courses at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level.
It has a particular focus on the Master's in Management program, under the direction of Professor Valérie Chavez, who is a member of this department. The new "Business Analytics" orientation specifically includes courses in the area of Supply Chain Management, Operations Strategy, Data Science, Modeling, and Business Intelligence, to name just a few.



100 last publications ordered by: publication type  -  year

: Peer Reviewed

  N.B.: Publications appears only after the authors have joined HEC Lausanne.
For the complete publications list of authors, please, see their personal websites.


Abaunza F., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.-P. ; Niemi T. (2015). Do flow principles of operations management apply to computing centres?. Production Planning & Control, 26, 249-264. Peer Reviewed
Abaunza F., Hameri A.-P. ; Niemi T. (2018). EEUI: a new measure to monitor and manage energy efficiency in data centers. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 67, 111-127. Peer Reviewed
Ahlstedt D. , Hameri A.-P. (2004). Review of supply chain management research papers - practical business value and international aspects treated. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 5, 38-48. Peer Reviewed
Ajazi F., Chavez-Demoulin V. ; Tatyana T. (in press). Networks of Random Trees as a Model of Neuronal Connectivity. Journal of Mathematical Biology. Peer Reviewed
Appelqvist P., Babongo Bosombo F., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.-P. ; Niemi T. (2016). Weather and supply chain performance in sport goods distribution. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 44, 178 - 202. Peer Reviewed
Appelqvist P., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.-P., Heikkilä J. ; Waters V. (2013). Turnaround across diverse global supply chains using shared metrics and change methodology: The Case of Amer Sports Corporation. International journal of Operations and Production Management, 33, 622-647. Peer Reviewed
Autio E., Hameri A.-P. ; Vuola O. (2004). A framework of industrial knowledge spillovers in big-science centres. Research Policy, 33, 107-126. 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
Babongo F., Appelqvist P., Chavez-.Demoulin V., Hameri A.P. ; Niemi T. (2018). Using weather data to improve demand forecasting for seasonal products. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 31, 53-76. Peer Reviewed
Babongo F., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.P., Niemi T. ; Appelqvist P. (in press). Forecasting (un-)seasonal demand using geostatistics, socio-economic and weather data. International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence. Peer Reviewed
Bonnal P., Gourc D., Hameri A.-P. ; Lacoste G. (2005). A linear-discrete scheduling model for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem. Construction Management and Economics, 23, 797-814. Peer Reviewed
Cai J.-J., Chavez-Demoulin V. ; Guillou A. (2017). Modified marginal expected shortfall under asymptotic dependence. Biometrika, 104, 243-249. Peer Reviewed
Capkun V., Hameri A.-P. ; Weiss L. (2009). On the relationship between inventory and financial performance in manufacturing companies. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29, 789-806. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V. , Davison A. C. (2012). Modelling time series extremes. REVSTAT - Statistical Journal, 10, 109-133. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V., Davison A. C. ; Frossard L. (2011). Discussion of the paper: Threshold modelling of spatially dependent non-stationary extremes with application to hurricane-induced wave heights. Environmetrics, 22, 810-816. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V., Embrechts P. ; Hofert M. (2016). An extreme value approach for modeling Operational Risk losses depending on covariates. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 83, 735-776. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V., Embrechts P. ; Sardy S. (2014). Extreme-quantile tracking for financial time series. Journal of Econometrics, 181, 44-52. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V. , Guillou A. (2018). Extreme quantile estimation for β-mixing time series and applications. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 83, 59-74. Peer Reviewed
Chavez-Demoulin V. , McGill J. A. (2012). High-frequency financial data modeling using Hawkes processes. Journal of Banking and Finance, 36, 3415-3426. Peer Reviewed
Coindreau Marc-Antoine, Gallay Olivier ; Zufferey Nicolas (2019). Vehicle routing with transportable resources: Using carpooling and walking for on-site services. European Journal of Operational Research. Peer Reviewed
Coindreau Marc-Antoine, Gallay Olivier, Zufferey Nicolas ; Laporte Gilbert (2019). Integrating workload smoothing and inventory reduction in three intermodal logistics platforms of a European car manufacturer. Computers & Operations Research, 112, 104762. 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. , 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., 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., 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., 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
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., 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., Ketokivi M. ; Singhal V. (2017). Competitive Manufacturing in a High-Cost Environment: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Operations Management, 49-51, 1-5. 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. (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., 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. , Trigeorgis L. (2010). It May Be Cheaper to Manufacture at Home. Harvard Business Review, 88, 84-87. 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. , Vanderhaeghe A. (2003). How to Fail at Flexibility. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 4, 67-73. Peer Reviewed
Dean B., Barber N., van Ackere A. ; Gallivan S. (2001). Can simulation be used to reduce errors in health care delivery? The hospital drug distribution system. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 6, 32-37. Peer Reviewed
Dean B., van Ackere A., Gallivan S. ; Barber N. (1999). When should pharmacists visit their wards?. Health Care Management Science, 2, 35-42. Peer Reviewed
Delgado Alvarez C.A., van Ackere A. ; Larsen E.R. (2017). Managing service facilities with endogenous arrival and service rates : Managing service facilities with endogenous arrival and service rates. International Transactions in Operational Research, 1-29. Peer Reviewed
Delgado-Alvarez C.A., van Ackere A., Larsen E.R. ; Arango-Aramburo S. (2017). Managing capacity at a service facility: An experimental approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 259, 216-228. Peer Reviewed
Eloranta E., Hameri A.-P. ; Lahti M. (2001). Improved project management through improved document management. Computers in Industry, 45, 231-243. Peer Reviewed
Flores-Agreda D. , Cantoni E. (2019). Bootstrap estimation of uncertainty in prediction for generalized linear mixed models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 130, 1-17. Peer Reviewed
Gallay Olivier, Hashemi Fariba ; Hongler Max-Olivier (in press). Imitation, proximity and growth - A collective swarm dynamics approach. Advances in Complex Systems. Peer Reviewed
Garnier A., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.-P., Niemi T. ; Wasserfallen J.-B. (2016). Patient Flow Congestion – predictive modelling to anticipate bottlenecks. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 15, 325-373. Peer Reviewed
Gutiérrez X., Hintsa J., Wieser P. ; Hameri A.-P. (2007). Voluntary Supply Chain Security Program Impacts: an Empirical Study with BASC Member Companies. World Customs Journal, 1, 31-48. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Lehtonen J.-M. (2001). Production and supply management strategies in Nordic paper mills. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 17, 379-396. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. (2011). Production Flow Analysis - cases from manufacturing and service industry. International Journal of Production Economics, 129, 233-241. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P., Borg A. ; Eloranta E. (2014). Vendor Managed Inventory in a Global Maritime Supply Chain - The Case of a Brazilian Pulp Producer. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 16, 207-227. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Heikkilä J. (2002). Improving efficiency: time-critical interfacing of project tasks. International Journal of Project Management, 20, 143-153. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Hintsa J. (2009). Assessing the Drivers of Change for Cross-Border Supply Chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 39, 741-761. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P., McKay K.N. ; Wiers V.C.S. (2013). A Maturity Model for Industrial Supply Chains. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 14, 2-15. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Nikkola J. (2002). A benchmark study of 12 fine paper machines on operational efficiency. Paper and Timber, 84, 257-261. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Nikkola J. (2001). Order penetration point in paper supply chains. Paper and Timber, 83, 299-302. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Nitter P. (2002). Engineering data management through different breakdown structures in a large-scale project. International Journal of Project Management, 20, 375-384. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Paatela A. (2005). Supply network dynamics as a source of new business. International Journal of Production Economics, 98, 41-55. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Pálsson J. (2003). Supply Chain Management in the Fishing Industry : The Case of Iceland. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 6, 137-149. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P., Puittinen M. ; Syrjälahti M. (2002). Organizational Emergence in Networked Collaboration. International Journal of Communication Systems, 15, 607-619. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Puittinen R. (2003). WWW-enabled knowledge management for distributed engineering projects. Computers in Industry, 50, 165-177. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Tunkelo T. (2009). Captive outsourcing - a way to move complex products to emerging markets. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 2, 54-67. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Weiss L. (2017). The Impact of Acquisitions on Inventory Performance. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 14, 288-312. Peer Reviewed
Hameri A.-P. , Weiss L. (2006). Value creation and days of supply in major pulp and paper companies. Paper and Timber, 88, 102-105. Peer Reviewed
Hintsa J. , Hameri A.-P. (2009). Security Programs as Part of Efficient Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 10, 26-37. Peer Reviewed
Hintsa J., Wieser P., Gutierrez X. ; Hameri A.-P. (2009). Supply Chain Security Management: an overview. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 5, 344-355. Peer Reviewed
Holmstrom J., Ketokivi M. ; Hameri A.-P. (2009). Bridging practice and theory: A design science approach. Decision Sciences, 40, 65-87. 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
Khan Kashif Nizam, Hirki Mikael, Niemi Tapio, Nurminen Jukka K. ; Ou Zhonghong (2018). RAPL in Action : Experiences in Using RAPL for Power Measurements. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, 3, 1-26. Peer Reviewed
Larsen E.R., Arango S. ; van Ackere A. (2016). Self-Organizing Behavior in Collective Choice models: Laboratory Experiments. Management Decision, 54, 288-303. Peer Reviewed
Larsen E.R., Osorio S. ; van Ackere A. (2017). A framework to evaluate security of supply in the electricity sector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 79, 646-655. Peer Reviewed
Larsen E.R., van Ackere A. ; Dyner I. (2007). Introduction to the Special Issue: The deregulation of electricity markets (Editorial). Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 41, 269-271. Peer Reviewed
Larsen E.R., van Ackere A. ; Osorio S. (2018). Can electricity companies be too big to fail?. Energy Policy, 119, 696-703. Peer Reviewed
Martins F., Sofiya L., Sykiotis G.P., Lamine F., Maillard M., Fraga M. et al. (2019). Adverse effects of immune-checkpoint inhibitors: epidemiology, management and surveillance. Nature reviews. Clinical oncology, 16, 563-580. Peer Reviewed
Mathe H (1997). Harnessing technology in the production of global services. Proceedings of the 14th Intl Conf. on Production Research.
Mathe H , Dagi T (1996). Harnessing technology in global service businesses. Long Range Planning, 29/4, 449-461.
Mathe H , Dagi T (1996). Managing technology for the globalization of Service Operations. International Journal of Technology Management, 12/3-4.
Mhalla L., Chavez-Demoulin V. ; Naveau P. (2017). Non-linear models for extremal dependence. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 159, 49-66. Peer Reviewed
Mhalla L., de Carvalho M. ; Chavez-Demoulin V. (2019). Regression type models for extremal dependence. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 46, 1141-1167 . Peer Reviewed
Mhalla L., Opitz T. ; Chavez-Demoulin V. (2019). Exceedance-based nonlinear regression of tail dependence. Extremes, 22, 523–552. Peer Reviewed
Niemi T. , Hameri A.-P. (2012). Memory-based scheduling of scientific computing clusters. The Journal of Supercomputing, 61, 520-544. Peer Reviewed
Niemi T., Tuisku M., Hameri A.-P. ; Curtin T. (2009). Server-Based Computing Solution Based on Open Source Software. Information Systems Management, 26, 77-86. Peer Reviewed
Niemi Tapio, Nurminen Jukka K., Liukkonen Juha-Matti ; Hameri Ari-Pekka (2018). Towards Green Big Data at CERN. Future Generation Computer Systems, 81, 103-113. Peer Reviewed
Ochoa Camila, Dyner Isaac ; Franco Carlos J. (2013). Simulating power integration in Latin America to assess challenges, opportunities, and threats. Energy Policy, 61, 267-273. Peer Reviewed
Ochoa C. , Gore O. (2015). The Finnish power market: Are imports from Russia low-cost?. Energy Policy, 80, 122-132. Peer Reviewed
Ochoa C. , van Ackere A. (2015). Winners and losers of market coupling. ENERGY, 80, 522-534. Peer Reviewed
Ochoa C. , van Ackere A. (2015). Does size matter? Simulating electricity market coupling between Colombia and Ecuador. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 50, 1108-1124. Peer Reviewed
Osorio S., van Ackere A. ; Larsen E.R. (2017). Interdependencies in security of electricity supply. Energy, 135, 598-609. Peer Reviewed
Paatela A., Noschis E. ; Hameri A.-P. (2017). Abnormal stock returns using supply chain momentum and operational financials. The Journal of Portfolio Management, 43, 50-60. Peer Reviewed
Sankaranarayanan K., Delgado C., Larsen E. R. ; van Ackere A. (2012). Behavioral Queueing: An Agent Based Modeling Approach. International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 2, 408-412. Peer Reviewed
Sankaranarayanan K., Delgado C., van Ackere A. ; Larsen E.R. (2014). The Micro-Dynamics of Queuing: Understanding the formation of queues. Journal of Simulation, 8, 304-313. Peer Reviewed
Schulz P. J., van Ackere A., Hartung U. ; Dunkel A. (2012). Prior family communication and consent to organ donation: Using intensive care physicians' perception to model decision processes. Journal of Public Health Research, 1, 130-136. Peer Reviewed
Sharma K. , Chavez-Demoulin V. (2018). Non-stationary modeling of tail dependence of two subjects' concentration. Annals of Applied Statistics, 12, 1293-1311. Peer Reviewed
Sharma K., Chavez-Demoulin V. ; Dillenbourg P. (2017). An Application of Extreme Value Theory to Learning Analytics: Predicting Collaboration Outcome from Eye-tracking Data. Journal of Learning Analytics, 4, 140-164. Peer Reviewed
Smith P.C. , van Ackere A. (2002). A note on the integration of system dynamics and economic models. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 26, 1-10. Peer Reviewed
Tunkelo T., Hameri A.-P. ; Pigneur Y. (2013). Improving globally distributed software development and support processes - A workflow view. Journal of Software Evolution and Process, 25, 1305-1324. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A. , Haxholdt C. (2002). Clubs as status symbol: Would you belong to a club that accepts you as a member. Socio-Economic Planning Science, 36, 93-107. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A., Haxholdt C. ; Larsen E. R. (2003). Mode Locking and Chaos in a Deterministic Queueing Model with Feedback. Management Science, 49, 816-830. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A., Haxholdt C. ; Larsen E.R. (2013). Dynamic capacity adjustments with reactive customers. Omega, 41, 689-705. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A., Haxholdt C. ; Larsen E.R. (2013). Dynamic Capacity Adjustments with Reactive Customers. Omega, 41, 689-705. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A. , Larsen E.R. (2004). Self-organising behaviour in the presence of negative externalities: A conceptual model of commuter choice. European Journal of Operational Research, 157, 501-513. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A., Larsen E.R. ; Haxholdt C. (2006). Long and short term customer reaction: a two-stage queueing approach. System Dynamics Review, 22, 349-369. Peer Reviewed
van Ackere A. , Ochoa P. (2010). Managing a Hydro-energy reservoir: A Policy approach. Energy Policy, 38, 7299-7311. Peer Reviewed


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