e.ballot

Courriel: eric.ballot@mines-paristech.fr
Tel: 01 40 51 90 97
Professor at Mines ParisTech, HDR.

 

Full Professor

Graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 1988-1993, Agrégation 1991, Master from Panthéon-Sorbonne university 1993, Phd from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Mechanical Engineering) 1995 and Habilitation à Diriger des Recherche Institut Polytechnique Grenoble 2009.

Titles and Positions:

◦   Professor at Mines ParisTech

◦   Head Professor of the industrial management and supply chain program (Option)

◦   Visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of management (2007).

◦   Board member of Club Déméter pour la logistique.

◦   Board member of group 4 of PREDIT 4 research program.

◦   Board member of Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle

◦   Paris Appeal Court accredited Expert

Awards

  • As project leader Eric Ballot received international cooperation prize from PREDIT in october 2013 in Paris for the Physical Internet simulation in french FMCG sector. This project was done in cooperation with EPFL & Laval University.
  • Best research paper in Industrial Engineering at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management Montréal 2009 for the paper entitled: The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from freight transport by merging supply chains) with Frédéric Fontane and Shenle Pan.
  • InnoFret and Simulation Internet Physique research projects nominated for prize in the Carrefour du PREDIT (2011 and 2013).

Research areas:

  • Simulation and optimization of industrial and logistic operations,
  • Models for sustainable supply chain and logistic,
  • Physical Internet,
  • Theory and models for utility, choice and inventory management in supply networks.

My research, done in collaboration with the industry and supply chains, is based on the analysis and development of mathematical optimization and simulation models to design and improve actual and future supply chains. Thanks to the new possibility in optimization and data availability, operations research techniques are now applied to large-scale systems such as a food supply chains at country level. However as a member of the center for management my research also pays a great attention to organization, management aspects and consumer behavior. Recent work is focused on the development of the Physical Internet as a leading member in France of the international Physical Internet Initiative. For more information about the Physical Internet, please visit: http://physicalinternetinitiative.org/

Teaching activities:

Courses and Curricula at Mines Paris Tech

◦   Industrial management also available in ATHENS courses

◦   Supply chain

◦   Industrial management and Logistic Curricula ( « Option Systèmes de Production et logistique »):

  • Introduction to industrial management
  • Production methods and strategies: mass production, JIT, SC.
  • Inventory management, planning, scheduling, simulation and games.
  • Study of industrial organizations in low cost countries.

Other Courses given at Universities and Engineering Schools

◦   Supply chain, production methods and strategies (mass production, JIT, SC), planning, scheduling and simulation at IML, ENSTA, ESSEC.

Selected publications :

Book (French)

H. Molet, E. Ballot, F. Fontane, J. Dutreuil (2006). Systèmes de Production et Logistique, Editions Hermes-Lavoisier.

Journal articles (since 2005)

  1. Sarraj, Rochdi; Ballot, Eric; Pan, Shenle; Hakimi, Driss; Montreuil, Benoit; « Interconnected logistic networks and protocols: simulation based ‎efficiency assessment », International Journal of Production Research, accepted for publication. DOI:10.1080/00207543.2013.865853 to appear in Dec. 2013.
  2. S. Pan, E. Ballot, and F. Fontane, « The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from freight transport by pooling supply chains, » International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 143, pp. 86–94, May 2013 2013.
  3. R. Sarraj, E. Ballot, S. Pan, and B. Montreuil, « Analogies between Internet network and logistics service networks: challenges involved in the interconnection, » Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. Accepted, under press, 2012
  4. S. Pan, F. Fontante, E. Ballot, and D. Hakimi, « Environmental and economic issues arising from the pooling of SMEs’ supply chains: case study of the food industry in Western France, » Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, vol. 27, 2012.
  5. S. Pan, E. Ballot, and F. Fontane, « Enjeux environnemantal et économique de la mutualisation logistique pour les PME : le cas de l’alimentaire dans l’Ouest de la France, » Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle, vol. 30, pp. 79-100, 2011
  6. Ballot, E. & Fontane, F. 2010. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the collaboration of supply chains: lessons from French retail chains. Production, planning & control, 21, 640-650.
  7. E. Ballot, B. Segrestin, B Weil. (2008). Diversity as a vector of growth? Another look on product diversity: some new propositions to design profitable product ranges. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 8, No 1, pp.4-21.
  8. Ballot E. et Fontane F. (2008). Rendement et efficience du transport: un nouvel indicateur de performance. Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle, Vol. 27, n°2.
  9. E. Ballot, B. Segrestin, B Weil (2007). “Innovation et variété : comment sortir de l’embarras du choix ? Leçons du cas de l’automobile”. Décision Marketing, N°48, oct-dec 2007, pp. 59-73.
  10. Ballot, E., and Fontane, F. (2006). Se localiser industriellement en Chine: les facteurs clés. Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle, vol. 25, n°2.
  11. Berrah, L., E. Ballot, et al. (2005). « Modélisation et évaluation de la performance des chaînes logistiques. » Journal Européen des Systèmes Automatisés 39(7): 775-776. Guest Editor.
  12. M. Agi, E. Ballot (2005). 100% EDI-connected suppliers » projects: An empirical investigation of success factors, Journal of purchasing and Supply Chain Management,
  13. Agi, M. and E. Ballot (2005). « L’EDI, instrument de transformation organisationnelle : une étude de cas dans le secteur automobile. » Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle vol. 24, n°2.

Refereed Proceedings and Book Chapters (since 2005)

  1. B. Montreuil, R. Meller, and E. Ballot, « Physical Internet Foundation, » in Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi Agent Manufacturing and Robotics. vol. 472, T. Borangiu, A. Thomas, and D. Trentesaux, Eds., ed: Springer, 2013, p. 398.
  2. X. Xu, S. Pan, and E. Ballot, « Game theoretic contribution to horizontal cooperation in logistics, » in International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain CREATIVE LOGISTICS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, Québec, Canada, 2012.
  3. X. Xu, S. Pan, and E. Ballot, « Allocation of Transportation Cost & CO2 Emission in Pooled Supply Chains Using Cooperative Game Theory, » presented at the Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Bucharest, 2012.
  4. R. Sarraj, E. Ballot, and S. Pan, « Potential of routing protocols for freight in open logistics networks: the case of FMCG in France, » in International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain CREATIVE LOGISTICS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, Québec, Canada, 2012.
  5. B. Montreuil, E. Ballot, and F. Fontane, « An Open Logistics Interconnection Model for the Physical Internet, » in INCOM 12 Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 2012.
  6. H. Chaari and E. Ballot, « Assessment of trucks emissions and impact of eco-driving in delivery tours, » in International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain CREATIVE LOGISTICS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, Québec, Canada, 2012.
  7. H. Chaari and E. Ballot, « Fuel consumption assessment in delivery tours to develop eco driving behaviour, » in The European Transport Conference, Glasgow, Scotland., 2012.
  8. E. Ballot, B. Montreuil, and C. Thivierge, « Functional Design of Physical Internet Facilities : a road rail PI Hub, » in International Material Handling Research Colloquium, Gardane, 2012.
  9. E. Ballot and B. Montreuil, « Analysis of the Physical Internet vs. supply chains, » presented at the LATSIS SYMPOSIUM 2012: 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012.
  10. E. Ballot, O. Gobet, and B. Montreuil, « Physical Internet enabled open hub network design for distributed networked operations, » in Sevice orientation in holonic and multi-agent manuacturing control. vol. 402, T. Borangiu, A. Thomas, and D. Trentesaux, Eds., ed Heidelberg: Springer, 2012, p. 354.
  11. E. Ballot, F. Fontane, and M. Agogué, « Analyse du processus InnoFret, » MEDDTL, Paris2012.
  12. E. Ballot, « Simulation de l’Internet Physique : contribution à la mesure des eujeux et à sa définition, » MEDDAT, Paris2012.
  13. R. Sarraj and E. Ballot, « Analogies entre réseau Internet et réseaux de prestations logistiques, » presented at the Congrès International de Génie Industriel, St Sauveur, Québec, 2011.
  14. B. Montreuil and E. Ballot, « Road-­Rail Hub Design for the Physical Internet, » presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte,  NC (USA), 2011.
  15. H. Chaari and E. Ballot, « De l’optimisation de tournées à des tournées adaptables aux besoins de l’entreprise., » in Congrès International de Génie Industriel, St Sauveur, Quebec, Canada, 2011.
  16. E. Ballot, B. Montreuil, and F. Fontane, « Topology of Logistic Networks and the Potential of a Physical Internet, » presented at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management IESM’ 2011, Metz – France, 2011.
  17. Ballot, E., Fontane, F. & Montreuil, B. 2010a. Physical Internet: Towards a New Network Topology for Logistics Services. INFORMS Annual Meeting. Austin, TX (USA): INFORMS.
  18. Ballot, E., Fontane, F. & Pan, S. 2010b. La mutualisation : un moyen de réduction des émissions du transport de marchandises. In: FRANCE, R. D. I. D. (ed.). Paris: Région Ile de France.
  19. Ballot, E., Montreuil, B. & Thémans, M. 2010c. OPENFRET: contribution à la conceptualisation et à la réalisation d’un hub rail-route de l’Internet Physique. In: PREDIT (ed.). Paris: MEDDAT.
  20. Montreuil, B., MELLER, R. D. & Ballot, E. 2010a. Towards a Physical Internet : the impact on logistics facilities and material handling systems design and innovation. International Material Handling Research Colloquium 2010 – IMHRC 2010 Milwaukee, WI, USA: Material Handling Industry of America.
  21. Montreuil, B., MELLER, R. D. & Ballot, E. 2010b. Towards a Physical Internet : the impact on logistics facilities and material handling systems design and innovation. In: AL., K. G. E. (ed.) Progress in Material Handling Research. Material Handling Industry of America.
  22. Pan, S., Ballot, E. & Fontane, F. 2010a. Effect of pooling supply chain on CO2 emissions and logistic costs: a case study of large-scale distribution in west France. ILS’10. Casablanca (Morocco).
  23. Pan, S., Ballot, E. & Fontane, F. 2010b. Enjeux environnemental et économique de la mutualisation logistique pour les PME : le cas de l’alimentaire dans l’Ouest de la France. 8e Conférence Internationale de MOdélisation et SIMulation – MOSIM’10. Hammamet – Tunisie.
  24. Moyaux, T., E. Ballot, et al. (2008). Simulation games. Simulation for supply chain management. C. Thierry, A. Thomas and G. Bel, ISTE ltd and John Wiley & Sons: pp. 103-123.
  25. Moyaux, T., E. Ballot, M. Greif et B Simon (2008). Jeux de simulation. Simulation pour la chaîne logistique. C. Thierry, A. Thomas et G. Bel. Paris, Hermes Lavoisier, pages 131-157.
  26. Pan, S., E. Ballot, et al. (2009). Minimisation des émissions du transport par mutualisation des schémas logistiques. JNMACS. GDR-MACS. Angers.
  27. Pan, S., E.Ballot, et al. (2009). The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from freight transport by merging supply chains, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management IESM’ 2009, Montréal Canada.
  28. 2008 Ballot, E. et Fontane, F. (2008). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the collaboration of supply chains: lessons from French retail chains ILS’08 – May 27-30, 2008– Madison, WI.
  29. Ballot, E. et Fontane, F. (2008). Reducing gas emissions through supply chains collaboration: lessons from French retail chains, MOdélisation et SIMulation – MOSIM’08 – du 31 mars au 2 avril 2008 – Paris.
  30. Segrestin, B., Ballot, E., & Weil, B. (2007). Developing saleable products: risks and opportunities of product diversification. Paper presented at the International Product Development Management conference, Porto.
  31. E. Ballot, F. Fontane, Rendement et efficience du transport (2006) in Conférence Internationale Francophone d’Automatique, Bordeaux, june 2006.
  32. E. Ballot, F. Fontane Intégration du savoir faire dans le dimensionnement par simulation (2006). 6e Conférence Francophone de MOdélisation et SIMulation – MOSIM’06 – du 3 au 5 avril 2006 – Rabat- Maroc « Modélisation, Optimisation et Simulation des Systèmes : Défis et Opportunités ».
  33. Ballot, E., Segrestin, B., & Weil, B. 2006. La diversité comme vecteur de croissance? Interrogation sur l’impact de la distribution chez les constructeurs automobiles (2006). Paper presented at the 14th GERPISA International Colloquium: Are automobile firms market-oriented organisations? Myths and realities, Paris.
  34. Agi, M., E. Ballot, et al. (2005). « 100% EDI-connected suppliers » projects: an empirical investigation of success factors. 14th IPSERA conference, Archamps – France.