ZHOU, Xiang Sean 周 翔 教 授

Professor by Courtesy
BS (Zhejiang U)
MOR, PhD (North Carolina State)

Research Interests :
 * Inventory management
 * Pricing
 * Sustainable operations
 * Operations and marketing Interface
 * Supply chain management


Prof. Sean Zhou is currently a Professor in Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, CUHK Business School and a Professor in Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (by courtesy) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also the Director of the Supply Chain Research Centre under the Asian Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics in CUHK. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China and his MS and PhD in Operations Research from North Carolina State University. He serves on the editorial board of IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, OR Letters, and Service Science.

Selected Publications

Y. Jin, Q. Hu, S. Kim, S.X. Zhou, 2019. Supplier development and integration in competitive supply chains. Productions and Operations Management, 28(5), 1256-1271

X. Chao, X. Gong, C. Shi, C. Yang, H. Zhang, S. X. Zhou, 2018. Approximation algorithms for capacitated perishable inventory systems with positive lead times. Management Science, 64(11), 5038-5061

K. Zhang, C.S. Tang, S. X. Zhou, 2017. Replenishment Strategies for Micro-Retailers in Developing Countries. Production and Operations Management, 26(12), 2207-2225

T. Wang, X. Gong, S. X. Zhou, 2017. Dynamic inventory management with total minimum order commitments and two supply options. Operations Research, 65(5), 1285–1302

X. Yan, X. Chao, Y. Lu, S.X. Zhou, 2017. Optimal policies for selling new and remanufactured products. Production and Operations Management, 26(9), 1746-1759

S. X. Zhou, C. Yang, 2016. Continuous-review (r, nQ) policies for inventory systems with dual delivery modes. Operations Research,64(6),1302-1319

D. Yao, S. X. Zhou, W. Zhuang, 2016. Joint initial stocking and transshipment-asymptotics and bounds. Productions and Operations Management, 25(2), 273-289

C.S. Tang, K. Zhang, S. X. Zhou, 2015.Incentive contracts for managing a project with uncertain completion time. Productions and Operations Management, 24(12), 1945-1954

K. H. Shang, Z. Tao, S. X. Zhou, 2015. Optimizing reorder intervals for two-echelon distributions systems with stochastic demand.  Operations Research, 63(2), 458–475

Z. Tao, S.X. Zhou, 2014. Approximation balancing policies for inventory systems with remanufacturing.  Mathematics of Operations Research, 39(4),1179-1197

S. X. Zhou and X. Chao, 2014. Dynamic pricing and inventory management with regular and expedited supplies. Productions and Operations Management,23(1),65-80

X. Gong, S. X. Zhou, 2013. Optimal production planning with emissions trading.  Operations Research, 61(4), 908-924

Z. Tao, S. X. Zhou, C. Tang, 2012. Managing a remanufacturing system with random yield: properties, observations and heuristics. Productions and Operations Management, 21(4), 797-813

Q. Fu, S. X. Zhou, X. Chao, C.-Y. Lee. 2012. Combined pricing and portfolio option procurement. Productions and Operations Management, 21(2), 361-377

G. Cai, Y. Dai, S. X. Zhou. 2012. Exclusive channels and revenue sharing in a complementary goods market.  Marketing Science, 31(1), 172-187

Y. Dai, S. X. Zhou, Y. Xu, 2012. Competitive and collaborative product quality and warranty management.  Productions and Operations Management,21(1), 129-144

X. Chen, S. X. Zhou, F. Chen. 2011. Integration of inventory and pricing decisions with costly price adjustment. Operations Research, 59 (5), 1144-1158

S. X. Zhou, Y. Yu, 2011. Optimal product acquisition, pricing and inventory management for systems with remanufacturing. Operations Research, 59 (2), 514-521

S. X. Zhou, Z. Tao, X. Chao. 2011. Optimal control of inventory systems with multiple types of   remanufacturable products. M&SOM, 13, 20-34

X. Chen, Y. Zhang, S. X. Zhou, 2010. Preservation of quasi-K-concavity and its application to joint Inventory-pricing models with concave ordering costs. Operations Research, 58, 1012-1016 

K. H. Shang, S. X. Zhou, G. J. Van Houtum. 2010. Improving supply chain performance:  real-time demand information and flexible deliveries. M&SOM, 12, 430-448

K. H. Shang, S. X. Zhou. 2010. Optimal and heuristic echelon (r, nQ, T) policies in serial inventory systems with fixed costs. Operations Research, 58, 414-427

X. Chao, S. X. Zhou. 2009. Optimal policy for a multi-echelon inventory system with batch ordering and fixed replenishment intervals. Operations Research, 57, 377-390