Selected Publications

  • Benjaafar, S., X. Li and X. Li, “Inventory Repositioning in On-Demand Rental Networks,” forthcoming in Management Science, 2022.
  • Benjaafar, S., H. Bernhard, C. Courcoubetis and M. Kanakis,“Drivers, Riders, and Service Providers: The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Mobility,” Management Science, 68, 123-142, 2022.
  • Benjaafar, S., S. Wu, H. Liu and E. Gunnarson, “Dimensioning On-Demand Vehicle Sharing Systems,” Management Science, 68, 1218-1232, 2022.
  • Benjaafar, S., J. Ding, G. Kong, and T. Taylor, “Labor Welfare in On-Demand Service Platforms,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 24, 110-124, 2022.   
  • Yu, Y., S. Benjaafar, and H. Liu, “Price-Directed Cost Sharing and Demand Allocation among Service Providers with Multiple Demand Sources and Multiple Facilities,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 24, 647-663, 2022.  
  • Jouini, O., S. Benjaafar, B. Liu, and B. Legros “Queueing Systems with Appointment-Driven Arrivals, Non-Punctual Customers and No-Shows,” Queueing Systems, 101, 1-56, 2022.
  • Benjaafar, S., D. Chen, R. Wang and Z. Yan, “Appointment Scheduling under a Service Level Constraint,” forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2022.   
  • Benjaafar, S. and X. Xiaobing, “Pricing in On-Demand (and One-Way) Vehicle Sharing,” minor revision at Operations Research, 2022.
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Hu, “Introduction to the Special Issue on Sharing Economy and Innovative Marketplaces,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23, 549-552, 2021.
  • Benjaafar, S. and H. Ming, “Operations Management in the Age of the Sharing Economy: What is Old and what is New,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 22, 93-101, 2020 (Invited Paper for MSOM 20th Anniversary Special Issue, ISI Highly Cited Paper).
  • Benjaafar, S., G. Kong, X. Li and C. Courcoubetis, “Peer-to-Peer Product Sharing: Implications for Ownership, Usage and Social Welfare in the Sharing Economy,” Management Science, 65, 477–493, 2019 (Winner of the Best Management Science Paper in OM Award, the MSOM Service SIG Best Paper Award, ISI Highly Cited Paper).
  • Chen, X., S. Benjaafar and A. Elomri, “On the Effectiveness of Emission Penalties in Decentralized Supply Chains,” European Journal of Operational Research, 274, 1155-1167, 2019.
  • Yu, Y., S. Benjaafar and D. Chen, “Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Concave Ordering Costs,” Naval Research Logistics, 65, 291-302, 2018.
  • Benjaafar, S., W. Yu and D. Chen, “Managing Inventory Systems with Scarce Resources,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 19, 216-229, 2017 (Winner of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Best Student Paper Award; POMS-HK Best Student Paper Award, Finalist).
  • Yu, Y., S. Benjaafar and Y. Gerchak, “On Service Capacity Pooling and Cost Sharing among Independent Firms,” Production and Operations Management, 24, 1285–1310, 2015 (Winner of the IIE Pritsker Best Doctoral Dissertation Award).
  • Huang, S., L. He, J. Gu, Kris Wood and S. Benjaafar, “Design of a Mobile Charging Service for Electric Vehicles in an Urban Environment,”  IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, 16, 787-798, 2015.
  • Wang, Y., O. Jouini and S. Benjaafar, “Service Systems with Finite and Heterogeneous Customer Arrivals,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 16, 365-380, 2014 (Winner of the IIE Pritsker Best Doctoral Dissertation Award).
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Savelsbergh, “Carbon-Aware Transport and Logistics,” EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 3, 1-3, 2014 (An Introduction to the Special Issue).
  • Chen, X. and S. Benjaafar, “The Carbon-Constrained EOQ,Operations Research Letters, 41, 172-179, 2013 (ISI Highly Cited Paper).
  • Hua, Z., W. Zhang and S. Benjaafar, “Optimal Inventory Control with Heterogeneous Suppliers,” Production and Operations Management, 21, 564-575, 2012.
  • Benjaafar, S., Y. Li and M. Daskin, “Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains: Insights from Simple Models,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10, 99-116, 2013 (Invited article for the Special Issue on Green Manufacturing; Highest cited paper in the journal, ISI Highly Cited Paper).” A feature story by  Catalyst magazine can be found here.
  • Marvin, W. A., L. D. Schmidt, S. Benjaafar, D. G. Tiffany and P. Daoutidis, “Economic Optimization of a Lignocellulosic Biomass-to-Ethanol Supply Chain,” Chemical Engineering Science, 67, 68-79, 2012 (Special Issue on Energy). A conference proceedings version of this paper was also published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 29, 1728-1732, 2011 (Special issue dedicated to the 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 21).
  • Benjaafar, S., M. Elhafsi, C. Y. Lee and W. Zhou, “Optimal Control of Assembly Systems with Multiple Stages and Multiple Demand Classes,” Operations Research, 59, 522–529, 2011.
  • Benjaafar, S., W. L. Cooper and S. Mardan, “Production-Inventory Systems with Imperfect Advance Demand Information and Updating,” Naval Research Logistics, 58, 88-106, 2011 (Winner of the Harold W. Kuhn Award, 2012).
  • Benjaafar, S., J. P. Gayon, and S. Tepe, “Production-Inventory Systems with Customer Impatience,” Operations Research Letters, 38, 267-272, 2010.
  • Benjaafar, S., M. Elhafsi and T. Huang, “Optimal Control of a Production-Inventory System with both Backorders and Lost Sales,” Naval Research Logistics, 57, 252-265, 2010.
  • Gayon, J. P., S. Benjaafar and F. de Véricourt, “Using Imperfect Demand Information in Production-Inventory Systems with Multiple Demand Classes,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 11, 128-143, 2009 (Winner of the MSOM Best Paper Award, 2011). An article authored by Jeannette Song highlighting the contributions of the paper appeared in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 13, 419, 2011.
  • Hu, B. and S. Benjaafar, “On Server Partitioning in Queueing Systems during Rush Hour,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 11, 416-428, 2009 (featured in Focus on Queueing Systems, a collection of papers published by INFORMS Online in 2013).
  • Begnaud, J., S. Benjaafar and L. A. Miller, “The Multilevel Lot Sizing Problem with Flexible Production Sequences,” IIE Transactions, 41, 702-715, 2009.
  • Gaglioppa, F., L. Miller and S. Benjaafar, “Multi-Task and Multi-Stage Production Planning and Scheduling for Process Industries,” Operations Research, 56, 110-1025, 2008.
  • Benjaafar, S., Y. Li, D. Xu and S. Elhedhli, “Demand Allocation in Systems with Multiple Inventory Locations and Multiple Demand Sources,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 4, 43-60, 2008.
  • Benjaafar, S., E. Elahi and K. Donohue, “Outsourcing via Service Quality Competition,” Management Science, 53, 241-259, 2007.
  • Lahmar, M. and S. Benjaafar, “Sequencing with Limited Flexibility,” IIE Transactions, 39, 937-955, 2007 (Featured Article in IIE Solutions Magazine).
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Elhafsi, “Production and Inventory Control of a Single Product Assemble-to-Order System with Multiple Customer Classes,” Management Science, 52, 1896-1912, 2006.
  • Benjaafar, S., William L. Cooper and J. S. Kim, “On the Benefits of Pooling in Production-Inventory Systems,” Management Science, 51, 548-565, 2005.
  • Lahmar, M. and S. Benjaafar, “Design of Dynamic Distributed Layouts,” IIE Transactions, 37, 303–318, 2005 (Winner of the Outstanding Material Handling & Logistics Research Paper Award, Material Handling Institute; Featured Article in IIE Solutions Magazine).
  • Benjaafar, S., M. Elhafsi and F. de Véricourt, “Demand Allocation in Multi-Product, Multi-Facility Make-to-Stock Systems,” Management Science, 50, 1431–1448, 2004.
  • Gurumurthi, S. and S. Benjaafar, “Modeling and Analysis of Flexible Queueing Systems,” Naval Research Logistics, 51, 755-782, 2004.
  • Benjaafar, S., J. S. Kim and N. Vishwanadham, “On the Effect of Product-Variety in Production-Inventory Systems,” Annals of Operations Research, 126, 71-101, 2004.
  • Gupta, D. and S. Benjaafar, “Make-to-order, Make-to-stock, or Delay Product Differentiation? – A Common Framework for Modeling and Analysis,” IIE Transactions, 36, 529-546, 2004 (Featured Article in IIE Solution Magazine).
  • Strike, D. and S. Benjaafar, “Practice Abstract: Optimizing Inventory Control at 3M,” Interfaces, 34, 115-116, 2004 (INFORMS Edelman Award, Semifinalist).
  • Lahmar, M., H. Ergan and S. Benjaafar, “Resequencing and Feature Assignment on a Moving Assembly Line,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 19, 89-103, 2003.
  • Benjaafar, S., “Modeling and Analysis of Congestion in the Design of Facility Layouts,” Management Science, 48, 679-204, 2002.
  • Benjaafar, S., S. Heragu and S. Irani, “Next Generation Factory Layouts: Research Challenges and Recent Progress,” Interfaces, 32, 6, 58-76, 2002 (One of the most frequently cited papers in Interfaces according to research published in Interfaces in 2010).
  • Kim, J. S. and S. Benjaafar, “Extended Abstract: On the Benefits of Inventory Pooling in Production-Inventory Systems,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 4, 12-16, 2002 (MSOM Best Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention).
  • Bar-Cohen, A., Benjaafar, S. and M. Iyengar, “Design for Manufacturability of Natural Convection Cooled Heat Sinks,” International Journal of Transport Phenomenon, 4, 43-57, 2002.
  • Lahmar, M., Hakan, E. and S. Benjaafar, “Extended Abstract: Resequencing and Feature Assignment on a Moving Assembly Line,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 3, 7-9, 2001 (MSOM Best Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention).
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Sheikhzadeh, “Design of Flexible Plant Layouts,” IIE Transactions, 32, 309-322, 2000.
  • Benjaafar, S. and D. Gupta, “Workload Allocation in Multi-Product/Multi-Facility Production Systems with Setup Times,” IIE Transactions, 31, 339-352, 1999 (Winner of IIE Transactions Best Paper Award).
  • Benjaafar, S. and D. Gupta, “Scope versus Focus: Issues of Flexibility, Capacity, and Number of Production Facilities,” IIE Transactions, 30, 413-425, 1998 (Winner of IIE Transactions Best Paper Award).