Dr. YU Yimin
虞義敏博士
Associate Professor
PhD - Industrial Engineering (University of Minnesota)
BS - Automatic Control (University of Science and Technology of China)

Research Areas

Inventory Models
Emerging Supply Chain Strategies
The Interface of Operations Management and Marketing
Behavior Models

Biography

Yimin Yu received his Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses on supply chain management and service operations. This includes topics on optimal design of inventory-production systems, incentive issues in supply chains and pricing strategies. His research work has been published in leading business journals including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. His papers can be downloaded from this page: https://sites.google.com/site/yiminyu/research His current research projects explore how incomplete information affects business strategies, including the robustness of  microeconomic models in the presence of model uncertainty, and data driven decision-making.

 

Administrative Assignments

PeriodNamePosition
3/2021 - NowManagement Sciences PhD ProgrammeCoordinator
9/2018 - 6/2020MSc. in Operations and Supply Chain Management (MSc. OSCM)Program Leader

External Academic Activities

PeriodOrganizerCountry / RegionRole
1/2019 - NowService Science (INFORMS)United States of AmericaAssociate Editor

Awards

Award TitleInstitution
Finalist, INFORMS JFIG paper competitionINFORMS
IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation AwardIIE

Research Grants

PI: "Robust Salesforce Compensation with Inventory Considerations", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council,, Amount: $ 385,200 (2018-2020), Yimin Yu
co-PI: "Safety, Reliability, and Disruption Management of High Speed Rail and Metro Systems", Theme-based Research Scheme - Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Amount: 40,845,000 HKD (2016-2020), Tsui et. al.
PI: "Managing Capacitated Multi-Echelon Supply Chains", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Amount: 350,000 HKD (2015-2017), Yimin Yu and Saif Benjaafar
PI: "Managing Perishable Food Processing Supply Chains", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Amount: 378,789 HKD (2014-2016), Yimin Yu

Publications

Chen, David ; Tang, Christopher S.; Wang, Huihui; Wang, Rowan; Yu, Yimin / Offering Free Upgrades Even Before Stocks Run Out: The Value of Proactive Upgrades. July 2022; In: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 2081-2097
Shen, Xiaobei; Yu, Yimin; Song, Jing-Sheng / Optimal Policies for a Multi-Echelon Inventory Problem with Service Time Target and Expediting. July 2022; In: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 2310-2327
Shen, Xiaobei; Yu, Yimin; Huh, Woonghee Tim / Technical Note—A Permutation-Dependent Separability Approach for Capacitated Two-Echelon Inventory Systems. July 2022; In: Operations Research. Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 1953-1968
Liu, Hanlin; Yu, Yimin / Incentives for Shared Services: Multiserver Queueing Systems with Priorities. May 2022; In: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 1751–1759
Liu, Hanlin; Yu, Yimin; Benjaafar, Saif; Wang, Huihui / Price-Directed Cost Sharing and Demand Allocation among Service Providers with Multiple Demand Sources and Multiple Facilities. January 2022; In: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 647-663
Zhu, Han; Yu, Yimin; Ray, Saibal / Quality Disclosure Strategy under Customer Learning Opportunities. April 2021; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1136-1153
Yu, Yimin; Kong, Xiangyin / Robust Contract Designs: Linear Contracts and Moral Hazard. September 2020; In: Operations Research. Vol. 68, No. 5, pp. 1457-1473
Shen, Xiaobei; Yu, Yimin / Capacity Allocation with Multiple Suppliers and Multiple Demand Classes. November 2019; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 28, No. 11, pp. 2792-2807
Shen, Xiaobei; Bao, Lina; Yu, Yimin; Hua, Zhongsheng / Managing Supply Chains with Expediting and Multiple Demand Classes. May 2019; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1129–1148
Benjaafar, Saif; Chen, David; Yu, Yimin / Optimal policies for inventory systems with concave ordering costs. September 2018; In: Naval Research Logistics. Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 291-302
Shen, Xiaobei; Bao, Lina; Yu, Yimin / Coordinating Inventory and Pricing Decisions with General Price-Dependent Demands. July 2018; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 1355-1367
Bao, Lina; Liu, Zhiying; Yu, Yimin; Zhang, Wei / On the decomposition property for a dynamic inventory rationing problem with multiple demand classes and backorder. February 2018; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 265, No. 1, pp. 99-106
Yang, Yi; Yu, Yimin; Huang, Tingliang / Myopic Analysis for Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems with Batch Ordering and Nonstationary/Time-Correlated Demands. January 2017; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 31-46
Dong, Maggie Chuoyan; Liu, Zhiqiang; Yu, Yimin; Zheng, Jin-Hui / Opportunism in distribution networks: The role of network embeddedness and dependence. October 2015; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 1657-1670
Yu, Yimin; Benjaafar, Saif; Gerchak, Yigal / Capacity Sharing and Cost Allocation among Independent Firms with Congestion. August 2015; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 1285-1310
Hua, Zhongsheng; Yu, Yimin; Zhang, Wei; Xu, Xiaoyan / Structural properties of the optimal policy for dual-sourcing systems with general lead times. March 2015; In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). Vol. 47, No. 8, pp. 841-850
Huang, Tingliang; Yu, Yimin / Sell probabilistic goods? a behavioral explanation for opaque selling. September 2014; In: Marketing Science. Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 743-759