Research

Research Interests
  • Retail Analytics
  • Store-wide Shelf Space Allocation
  • Airport Retailing
  • Enhanced Optimization Methodologies
  • Branch-and-Price Algorithm
  • Decomposition Techniques
  • Optimization-based Heuristic Approaches
  • Dynamic Programming

Publications

Flamand T., Ghoniem A., Haouari M., Maddah B. (2017). Integrated assortment planning and store-wide shelf space allocation: An optimization-based approach, Omega, 81: 134149.

Flamand T., Ghoniem A., Maddah B. (2016). Promoting impulse buying by allocating retail shelf space to grouped product categories, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 67(7): 953-969.

Ghoniem A., Flamand T., Haouari M. (2016). Exact solution methods for a generalized assignment problem with location/allocation considerations, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 28(3): 589-602.

Ghoniem A., Flamand T., Haouari M. (2016). Optimization-based very large-scale neighborhood search for generalized assignment problems with location/allocation considerations, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 28(3): 575-588.

Under Revision Manuscripts

Flamand T., Ghoniem A., Maddah B., Analytics for store-wide shelf space manage-ment, under revision.

Flamand T., Haouari M., Rabadi G., Column generation approaches for the optimal deployment problem, under review.

Working Papers

Flamand T., Ghoniem A., Maddah B., Hierarchical retail store layout optimization.

Flamand T., Haouari M., Rabadi G., A branch-and-price algorithm for the Hitchcock-Koopmans problem with reusable assets.

Flamand T., Chen H., Optimal gate assignment under the consideration of airport retailing.

Golbasi O., Flamand T., Simulation-optimization of spare part inventory policy for the maintenance of a mining equipment.

Presentations

A Branch-and-Price Algorithm for the Hitchcock-Koopmans Problem with Reusable Transportation Assets, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 7, 2018.

Analytics for Store-Wide Shelf-Space Management, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 5, 2018.

Optimal Gate Assignment Under the Consideration of Airport Retailing, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 4, 2018.

Column Generation Approaches for the Optimal Deployment Problem, INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Denver, CO, March 24, 2018.

Retail Analytics on Store-Wide Shelf-Space Allocation, Seminar for Rocky Mountain Chapter of INFORMS, Golden, CO, March 15, 2018.

Retail Analytics on Store-Wide Shelf-Space Allocation, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 24, 2017.

Retail Analytics for Store-Wide Shelf-Space Management, POMS Conference, Seattle, WA, May 7, 2017.

Store-wide Shelf Space Analytics to Optimize Impulse Buying, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 16, 2016.

Approaches For Generalized Assignment Problems with Location/Allocation Considerations, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2015.

Very Large-Scale Neighborhood Search for Generalized Assignment Problems with Location/Allocation Considerations, INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Richmond, VA, January 12, 2015.

Optimizing a Class of Generalized Assignment Problems with Location/Allocation Considerations, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2014.

Store-wide Shelf Space Optimization to Maximize Impulse Buying, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2013.

Impulse Purchase Maximization via Layout-based Shelf Space Allocation, POMS Conference, Denver, CO, May 3, 2013.