Alexandre DOLGUI


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    • Citations= 19019 (Google scholar), 11151 (Scopus), 8666 (ISI WoS)
    • H-index = 67 (Google scholar), 51 (Scopus), 46 (ISI WoS)
    • I10-index = 254 (Google scholar), 197 (Scopus), 164 (ISI WoS)

    Academic Experience


    Professional Memberships

    • Fellow of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    • Vice-chair (former chair 2011-2017) of IFAC TC 5.2
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision (ROADEF)
    • Board member of International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR)
    • International Institute for Innovation, Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship (I4e2)
    • Fellow of European Academy for Industrial Management (AIM)

    Research Interests

    • Optimal Design of Production and Assembly Lines
    • Inventory Control and Supply Chain Optimization
    • Planning and Scheduling
    • Discrete Optimization Methods (Mathematical Programming, Stochastic Algorithms)
    • Performance Evaluation Methods (Markov's Models, Queueing Models)
    • Mathematical Programming Optimizers (Cplex, Xpress-MP, OSL)
    • Discrete-Event Simulation (GPSS, SLAM, Witness, ARENA)
    • Computer-Aided Process Planning Solutions (ERGOPlan, PLM Delmia)


    • Operational Research
    • Discrete-Event Simulation
    • Production System Design
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Planning and Schedulling
    • Algorithms
    • C++
    • Statistics and Probability Theory

    Selected publications

    More than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, over 400 refereed conference papers, 30 edited and 5 co-authored books.


    Edited Book

    Special Issues

    • Design and Analysis of Production Systems, International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), vol. 120, n° 2, 2009, Guest editors: R. Askin, A. Dolgui, J.-M. Proth.
    • Cutting Edge Production Research of the French Community, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), vol. 47, n°2, 2009, Guest editor: A. Dolgui.
    • Balancing Assembly and Transfer Lines, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), vol. 168, n°3, 2006, Guest Editor: A. Dolgui.

    Book chapters

    • A. Dolgui, A. Eremeev, O. Guschinskaya, MIP-based GRASP and genetic algorithm for balancing transfer lines, in Matheuristics: Hybridizing Metaheuristics and Mathematical Programming, Maniezzo, V., Stutzle, T., Voss, S. (eds) Annals of Information Systems, vol. 10, 2010 (ISBN: 978-1-4419-1305-0), Springer, p. 189-208.
    • A. Dolgui, F. Grimaud and K. Shchamialiova. Supply Chain Management under Uncertainties: Lot-sizing and Scheduling Rules. Chapter in: Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Networked Manufacturing Enterprises Management. B. Grabot, L. Benyoucef (Eds.), Springer, 2010, (ISBN: 978-1-84996-118-9), p. 181-220.
    • X. Delorme, A. Dolgui, M. Essafi, L. Linxe and D. Poyard. Machining Lines Automation. Part D, Chapter 35 in: Springer Handbook of Automation, S.Y. Nof (Ed.), with DVD-ROM, Springer, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-540-78830-0, p. 599 - 618.

    Refereed Journal Papers

    • O. Hazir, X. Delorme, A. Dolgui. A review of cost and profit oriented line design and balancing problems and solution approaches, Annual Reviews in Control, 2015 (accepted, In Press)
    • A. Dolgui, S. Kovalev, E. Pesch, Approximate solution of a profit maximization constrained virtual business planning problem, Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, 2015 (accepted, In Press)
    • M.A. Aloulou, A. Dolgui, M.Y. Kovalyov. A bibliography of non-deterministic lot-sizing models, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 52, n° 8, 2014, p. 2293-2310.
    • P. Borisovsky, X. Delorme, A. Dolgui. Balancing recongurable machining lines via a set partitioning model, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 52, n° 13, 2014, p. 4026-4036.
    • A. Dolgui, O. Ben Ammar, F. Hnaien, and M.-A. Louly. A state of the art on supply planning and inventory control under lead time uncertainty, Studies in Informatics and Control, vol. 22, n° 3, 2013, p. 255-268.
    • O. Battaïa, A. Dolgui. A taxonomy of line balancing problems and their solution approaches, International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 142, n° 2, 2013, p. 259-277.
    • Battaïa O., Dolgui A., Reduction approaches for a generalized line balancing problem, Computers and Operations Research, vol. 39, n° 10, 2012, p. 2337-2345.
    • Delorme X., A. Dolgui, M.Y. Kovalyov, Combinatorial design of a minimum cost transfer line, Omega - International Journal of Management Science, vol. 40, n° 1, 2012, p. 31–41.
    • Dolgui A., V. Gordon, V. Strusevich, Single machine scheduling with precedence constraints and positionally dependent processing times, Computers and Operations Research, vol. 39, n° 6, 2012, p. 1218-1224.
    • Dolgui A., M.Y. Kovalyov, K. Shchamialiova, Multi-Product Lot-Sizing and Sequencing on a Single Imperfect Machine, Computational Optimization and Applications, vol. 50, n° 3, 2011, p. 465-482.
    • Dolgui A., A. Eremeev, M. Kovalyov, P. Kuznetsov, Multi-Product Lot-Sizing and Scheduling on Unrelated Parallel Machines, IIE Transactions, vol. 42, n° 7, 2010, p. 514-524.
    • Dolgui A., and A. Pashkevich, Manipulator motion planning for high-speed robotic laser cutting, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 47, n° 20, 2009, p. 5691-5715.
    • Chauhan S.S., A. Dolgui, and J.-M. Proth, A continuous model for supply planning of assembly systems with stochastic component procurement times, International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 120, n° 2, 2009, p. 411-417.
    • Dolgui A., N. Guschinsky, G. Levin, Graph approach for optimal design of transfer machine with rotary table, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 47, n° 2, 2009, p. 321-341.
    • Bratcu A., A. Dolgui, Some new results on the analysis and simulation of bucket brigades (self-balancing production lines), International Journal of Production Research, vol. 47, n° 2, 2009, p. 369-388.
    • Ould Louly M.-A., A. Dolgui. Calculating Safety Stocks for Assembly Systems with Random Component Procurement Lead Times: Branch and Bound Algorithm. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 199, n°3, 2009, p. 723-731.
    • Dolgui A., I. Ihnatsenka. Balancing modular transfer lines with serial-parallel activation of spindle heads at stations, Discrete Applied Mathematics, vol. 157, n° 1, 2009, p. 68-89.
    • Ould Louly M.-A., A. Dolgui, and F. Hnaien, Supply planning for single-level assembly system with stochastic component delivery times and service level constraint, International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 115, n°1, 2008, p. 236-247.
    • Capacho L., R. Pastor, A. Dolgui, O. Guschinskaya. An Evaluation of Constructive Heuristic Methods for Solving the Alternative Subgraphs Assembly Line Balancing Problem, Journal of Heuristics, vol. 15, 2009, p. 109-132.
    • Borisovsky P., A. Dolgui, A. Eremeev. Genetic Algorithms for a Supply Management Problem: MIP-Recombination vs Greedy Decoder, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 195, n° 3, 2009, p. 770-779.
    • Dolgui A., I. Ihnatsenka. Branch and Bound Algorithm for a Transfer Line Design Problem: Stations with Sequentially Activated Multi-spindle Heads, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 197, n°3, 2009, p. 1119-1132.
    • Dolgui A., C. Prodhon. Supply planning under uncertainties in MRP environments: a state of the art, Annual Reviews in Control, 2007, vol. 31, p. 269-279.
    • Dolgui A., N. Guschinsky, G. Levin and J.-M. Proth. Optimisation of multi-position machines and transfer lines, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 185, n°3, 2008, p. 1375-1389.
    • Guschinskaya O., A. Dolgui, N. Guschinsky, G. Levin. A Heuristic Multi-Start Decomposition Approach for Optimal Design of Serial Machining Lines, European Journal of Operational Research, 2008, vol. 189, n°3, p. 902-913.
    • Finel B., A. Dolgui and F. Vernadat. A Random Search and Backtracking Procedure for Transfer Line Balancing, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 21, n° 4, 2008, p. 376-387.
    • Dolgui A., A.V. Eremeev and V.S. Sigaev. HBBA: Hybrid Algorithm for Buffer Allocation in Tandem Production Lines, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 18, n° 3, 2007, p. 411-420.
    • Dolgui A. and M. Pashkevich. On the performance of binomial and beta-binomial models of demand forecasting for multiple slow-moving inventory items, Computers and Operations Research, 2008, vol. 35, n°3, p. 893-905.
    • Belmokhtar S., A. Dolgui, N. Guschinsky and G. Levin. An integer programming model for logical layout design of modular machining lines, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2006, vol. 51, n°3, p. 502-518.
    • Lamiri M., X. Xie, A. Dolgui and F. Grimaud. A stochastic model for operating room planning with elective and emergency demand for surgery, European Journal of Operational Research, 2008, vol. 185, n° 3, p. 1026-1037.
    • Dolgui A., B. Finel, N. Guschinsky, G. Levin and F. Vernadat. MIP Approach to Balancing Transfer Lines with Blocks of Parallel Operations, IIE Transactions, 2006, vol. 38, n°10, p. 869-882.
    • Dolgui A., N.Guschinsky and G. Levin. A Special case of transfer lines balancing by graph approach, European Journal of Operational Research, 2006, vol. 168, n°3, p. 732-746.
    • Sotskov Y., A. Dolgui and M.C. Portmann. Stability analysis of optimal balance for assembly line with fixed cycle time. European Journal of Operational Research, 2006, vol. 168, n°3, p. 783-797.
    • Dolgui A., G. Levin and M.A. Louly. Decomposition approach for a problem of lot-sizing and sequencing under uncertainties, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 18, n°5, July-August, 2005, p. 376-385.
    • Dolgui A., B. Finel, N. Guschinsky, G. Levin and F. Vernadat. An heuristic approach for transfer lines balancing. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 16, n°2, 2005, p. 159-171.
    • Bratcu A. and A. Dolgui. A Survey of the Self-Balancing Production Lines ("Bucket Brigades"). Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 16, n°2, 2005, p. 139-158.
    • Ould Louly M.-A. and A. Dolgui. The MPS Parametrization under Lead Time Uncertainty. International Journal of Production Economics, n°90, 2004, p. 369-376.
    • Rekiek B., A. Dolgui, A. Delchambre and A. Bratcu. State of art of assembly lines design optimization. Annual Reviews in Control, 2002, vol. 26/2, p. 163-174.
    • Dolgui A., A. Ereemev, A. Kolokolov and V. Sigaev. Buffer allocation in production line with unreliable machines. Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms, n°2, 2002, p. 89-104.
    • Dolgui A. and M.-A. Ould Louly. A model for supply planning under lead time uncertainty. International Journal of Production Economics, 2002, n° 78, p. 145-152.
    • Ould Louly M.-A. and A. Dolgui. Generalized newsboy model to compute the optimal planned lead times in assembly systems. International Journal of Production Research, 2002, vol. 40, n°17, p. 4401-4414.

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      • Past projects:

      • Scheduling for Modern Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chains (INTAS 03-51-5501)

      • European Virtual Institute on Collaborative Demand and Supply Networks (CO-DESNET)

      • Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Transformable Factories (RMS)

      • Optimization and Computer-Aided Design of Machining Lines (with and for PCI-SCEMM)

      • Advanced Platform for manufacturing engineering and Product Lifecycle Management (amePLM - FP7)

      • Design and Optimization of Reconfigurable Production Lines, PICS CNRS (France- Belarus)

      • Modeling Supply Chain with Dual Channels under Green Environment and Uncertainties, PHC CAI YUANPEI (France - China)

      • Optimization of the Global Supply Chain in Automotive Industry, for Renault group

      • Warehouse Design, Localization and Optimization, for Casino group

      Recent Awards

      • 2022 - IISE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing Best Paper Award (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), USA
      • 2021 - Highly Cited Researcher 2021 by Clarivate (Web of Science)
      • 2021 - 6 papers are awarded by International Journal of Production Research as most cited papers (top 25) published in the journal in 2020
      • 2020 - The IISE Fellow Award (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), USA
      • 2020 - 3 papers are awarded by International Journal of Production Research as most cited papers (top 20) published in the journal in 2019
      • 2019 - 3 papers are awarded by International Journal of Production Research as most cited papers published in the journal in 2018 
      • 2018 - IEOM Distinguished Educator Award, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society (IEOM)
      • 2017/22 - Honorary Adjunct Professor in Industrial Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia
      • 2013 - Chinese Academy of Science Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, grant number 2013T2J0054
      • 2011 - Annual Award of the French National Committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) (one person per year obtains this award)
      • 2008 - IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing Best Paper Award
      • 2007/08 - Biannual Best Research Award of the National Academy of Science of Belarus (section: Physics, Mathematics & Computer Science)
      • 2018 - Commended Award at 6th International Conference on Dynamic in Supply Chain, Bremen, Germany
      • 2015 - Best Application Paper Award at 15th Triennial IFAC Symposium INCOM, Ottawa, Canada
      • 2011 - Scientific Excellence Award of Saint-Etienne Metropolis, France
      • 2006 - Special Award of the IFAC French National Committee for IFAC symposium INCOM’2006

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