Jérémie Gallien

Professor of Management Science and Operations


Professor 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. Professor Gallien holds a PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Engineering Degree from the École des Mines de Paris.

Please note that all applications to the PhD Programme in Management Science and Operations should be addressed directly to the LBS PhD Programme instead of individual faculty members, and that Pr. Gallien's research group will only consider visiting researcher positions for periods longer than 6 months

Faculty assistant:

Haoyue Wang

Email: haoyuew@london.edu

Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8863

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 control and distribution, procurement optimization, dynamic pricing, warehouse control optimization and dynamic supply routing.


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 control and distribution of essential medicines, design of HIV early infant diagnosis networks and performance-based procurement funding. 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. 



Inventory Policies for Pharmaceutical Distribution in Zambia: Improving Availability and Access Equity

Gallien J; Leung Z; Yadav P

Production and Operations Management 2021 Vol 30:12 p 4501-4521


Dynamic procurement of new products with covariate information: the residual tree method

Ban G-Y; Gallien J; Mersereau A

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2019 Vol 21:4 p 713-948


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 2017 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 p 41640


Initial shipment decisions for new products at Zara

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

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

Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.

  • Masters Degrees core courses

    A key part of our Masters programmes curriculum.

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  • Masters Degrees electives

    Optional courses providing a deep dive into specialist areas.

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    • Business Resilience
      Covid, Brexit, financial crises, cyber-attacks, labour strikes, key employees turnover… businesses are now confronted to a vast range of possible disruptions often threatening not just their profits but also their survival. This course offers in-depth exposure to the latest knowledge, tools and frameworks relevant to business resilience, that is the capability of a business to survive and minimise costs incurred when facing disruptions. Its structure reflects the three different levels driving business resilience, namely: Strategic resilience: capability of designing or changing the business model (products offered, markets targeted) in response to actual or possible disruptions (instructor Julian Birkinshaw); Operational resilience: capability of maintaining existing core business activities when facing disruptions (Jérémie Gallien and Alex Yang); Personal resilience: capability of coping with stress-provoking events while reducing adverse experience and stress symptoms (Dan Cable).
    • Managing Healthcare
      With increased demand and pressure to reduce costs, healthcare delivery systems across the globe are under pressure to find ways to increase quality and widen access, while simultaneously reducing cost. The aim of the course is to explore the challenges these competing goals create and to throw light on how they can be best managed. In so doing the course seeks to identify opportunities in health care for managers, entrepreneurs and policy makers. This course draws substantially from the research and consulting expertise of the team of instructors teaching it.
    • Supply Chain Management
      The modern economy is characterised by reduced legal and technological obstacles to global trading. As a result, the success of modern enterprises is increasingly driven not only by their products, people and internal processes, but also by the performance of their supply chain as a whole. In this context, the goal of this course is twofold: Present the best practices and most relevant theory for designing and managing supply chains; Provide a laboratory that is as realistic as possible for students to practice managing supply-chains and obtain insightful feedback on their decisions. Using a combination of case studies, simulations, practitioner guest lectures and readings, the specific topics covered include: physical infrastructure (logistics and warehousing); product flows (forecasting and planning); supply chain design (strategic sourcing and contracting); supply chain risks (resilience to disruptions) and sustainability.
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