Management Science & Engineering

Yongjian LI
Management Science & Engineering
Tel: 022-23505341
  • Biography

  • Research & Achievement

  • Projects

  • Teaching

Research Areas

 ModernLogistics and Supply Chain Management,


SystemOptimization and Decision Analysis,

ElectronicCommerce and Enterprise Informatization


Director, Department of Management Science &Engineering


1998.9-2002.7, PH.D in Engineering (Major: ControlTheory and Engineering), Department of Computer and System Science, Nankai University,Tianjin, P.R. China

1995.9-1998.7, Master of Engineering (Major: IndustrialAutomation), Department of Automation, Shandong University, Shandong, P.R.China

1991.9-1995.7, Bachelor of Engineering (Major: AppliedMathematics), Department of Applied Mathematics, Shandong University, Shandong,P.R. China

Professional Experience

2006.12-Present, Professor, Doctorial Tutor, BusinessSchool, Nankai University

2005.7-2006.12, Associate Professor, Business School,Nankai University

2003.7-2005.6, Post-Doctoral, School of Economics and Management,Tsinghua University

2001.4-2003.4, Post-Doctoral, System Engineering andEngineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


       [1]  2013, the Second Prize for 13rd Tianjin Social ScienceExcellent Achievement Award, Tianjin Municipal Government

[2]  2013, Best Paper Award for the 10th InternationalConference on Service System and Service Management

[3]  2011, Excellent Talent Training Planning, Ministry of Education

[4]  2011, the Third Prize for 11th Tianjin Social ScienceExcellent Achievement Award, Tianjin Municipal Government

[5]  The 11th Science and TechnologyAward for  Chinese Youth of China2010, the 11th Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth of Tianjin

[6]  2010, the 10th Science and Technology Award for ChineseYouth of Tianjin

[7]  2010, the 12th Foundation Award for Young Teacher ofUniversities, Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation of China

[8]  2010, Top 10 Mentor Award, Nankai University

Social Service


[1]  2013-Present, Standing Director of Tianjin Operations ResearchAcademy

[2]  2013-Present, Standing Director of Operations Research Branch,Operations Research Society of China

[3]  2011-Present, Standing Director of Scheduling Branch, OperationsResearch Society of China

[4]  2010-Present, Academic Committee Member of Mathematical ProgrammingBranch, Operations Research Society of China

[5]  2010-Present, Council Member, System Engineering Society of China,Youth Work Committee

[6]  2010-Present, Council Member, System Engineering Society of Tianjin

[7]  2009-Present, Standing Director, Society of Management Science andEngineering of China

[8]  2009-Present, Council Member, Enterprise Informatization andE-Commerce Society of Tianjin

[9]  2008-Present, Member of Operation Management Committee, ChineseSociety for Management Modernization


Working ExperienceRelated with Profession

[1]  Editorial Board Member of Luojia Management Review

[2]  2012, Associate Editor of Nankai Business Review (International)



[1]  2013.11, Committee Member and Track Chairman of the 12th National Youth Management Science and System Science Academic Conference

[2]  2013.12, Academic Member and Committee Vice-Director of the 8th Representative Meeting, Scheduling Branch, Operation Research Society of China

[3]  2013.6, Academic Member of 10th International Conferenceon Service System and Service Management, Chairman of Supply Chain Service andFinancial Management Track

[4]  2013.5, Academic Member and Organizing Committee Chairman of RandomService and Operation Management Academic Annual Conference

[5]  2012.6, Chairman of China Supply Chain Management Track,International Conference of Operation Research and Management

[6]  2011.6, Organizing Committee Vice-Chairman of InternationalConference on Service System and Service Management

Peer-ReviewedJournal Papers


[1]  Shi D., Li Y.J. QualityControl Mechanism in Supply Chain Based on Contract and Relationship Governance. OperationsResearch and Management Science. 2014, Vol. 23, No. 2: 15-23. (Publishedin Chinese)

[2]  Li Y.J., Wang X.Q., Qiao X.J. Spread Model of Major Infections DiseaseBased on Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets. Chinese Journal of ManagementScience. 2014, Vol. 22, No. 3: 74-81. (Published in Chinese)

[3]  Li Y.J., Li X., K. Govindan. An Incentive Model for Closed-loop SupplyChain under EPR Law. Journal of Operational Research Society.2014, No. 65: 88-96.

[4]  Li Y.J., Hu W., K. Govindan. The Impact of Consumer Returns Policies onConsignment Contracts with Inventory Control. European Journal of OperationalResearch. 2014, Vol. 233, No. 2: 398-407.

[5]  Li Y.J. Optimal Acquisition and Production Policy in a HybridManufacturing/Remanufacturing System with Core Acquisition at Different QualityLevels. European Journal of Operational Research. 2014, Vol. 233, No. 2:374-382.



[1]  Li Y.J., Choi T., Xu L.Channel Leadership, Performance and Coordination inClosed Loop Supply Chains. International Journal of ProductionEconomics. 2013, Vol. 146, No. 1: 371380.

[2]  Li Y.J., Xu L., Li D.H. Examining Relationships between the Return Policy, ProductQuality, and Pricing Strategy in Online Direct Selling.  International Journal of Production Economic.2013, Vol. 144, No. 2: 451–460

[3]  Sun X.C., Li Y.J., KGovindan, Zhou Y.C. Integrating Dynamic Acquisition Pricing and RemanufacturingDecisions under Random Price-Sensitive Returns. The International Journal of AdvancedManufacturing Technology. 2013, Vol. 68, No. 1-4: 933-947.

[4]  Li X., Li Y.J., SSaghafian. A Hybrid Manufacturing/Remanufacturing System with RandomRemanufacturing Yield and Market-Driven Product Acquisition. IEEETransactions on Engineering Management. 2013, Vol. 60, No. 2:424-437.

[5]  Li X., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q. DoubleMarginalization and Coordination in the Supply Chain with Uncertain Supply. EuropeanJournal of Operational Research. 2013, Vol. 226, No. 2: 228-236.

[6]  Xu L., Li Y.J. On Supply ChainMixed Channel Problem Considering Consumer Behavior. System Engineering: Theory &Practice. 2013, Vol. 33, No. 7: 1672-1681. (Published in Chinese)



[1]  Shi D., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q.Optimal Operational Decisions when a Manufacturer Offers Trade Credit to hisRetailer. Journal of System Science and System Engineering. 2012, Vol. 21,No. 4: 480-496.

[2]  Xu X.L., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q.Optimal Policies in Hybrid Manufacturing/Remanufacturing Systems with Random Price-SensitiveProduct Returns. International Journal of Production Research. 2012, Vol. 50,No. 23: 6978-6998

[3]  Li Y.J., Wei C.S., Cai X.Q. Optimal Pricing and Order Policies with B2BProduct Returns for Fashion Products. International Journal of Production Economic.2012, Vol. 135, No. 2: 637–646.

[4]  Li X., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q.Quantity Decisions in a Supply Chain with Early Returns Remanufacturing. InternationalJournal of Production Research. 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 2161-2173.

[5]  Li X., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q.A Note on the Random Yield from the Perspective of the Supply Chain. Omega:The International Journal of Management Science. 2012, Vol. 40, No. 5: 601-610.

[6]  Hu W., Li Y.J. RetailService for Mixed Retail and E-tail Channels. Annals Operations Research.2012, Vol. 192, No. 1: 151–171.

[7]  Li Y.J., Xu L., Yang X.L. Advance Selling, Return Policy and Failure FalseReturn for a Newsvendor Retailer. Nankai Business Review. 2012, Vol.15, No. 5: 105-113. (Published in Chinese)

[8]  Li X., Li Y.J. A Non-cooperative Game on theAcquisition Pricing of Multiple Remanufacturers. Journal of Industrial Engineeringand Engineering Management. 2012, Vol. 26, No.2: 72-76. (Published inChinese)

[9]  Li Y.J., Xu L. Coordination on Remanufacturing Activity in Rental Industry. Journalof Systems Engineering. 2012, Vol. 27, No. 3: 370-382. (Published inChinese)



[1]  Wei C.S., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q.      Robust Optimal Policies of Product ReturnLogistics with Uncertain Returns and Demand. International Journal ofProduction Economic. 2011, Vol. 134, No. 2: 357-367.

[2]  Li X., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q. OnA Multi-Period Supply Chain System with Supplementary Order Opportunity. EuropeanJournal of Operations Research. 2011, Vol. 209, No. 1: 273-284.

[3]  Li X., Li Y.J. Optimization and Coordination on Reverse Supply Chain with Collection Pricingand Selling Pricing in a Stochastic Environment. Journal of Systems Science andMathematical Sciences. 2011, Vol. 31, No. 11: 1511-1523. (Published inChinese)

[4]  Zhai C.J., Li Y.J. Studyon On-line Retailers ReturnPolicy in B2C Mode. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. 2011,Vol. 25, No. 1: 62-68. (Published in Chinese)



[1]  Zhang J.L., Li Y.J., LaiM.H. Coordinating Pricing and Inventory Decisions in A Bounded ProductionSystem with Uncertain Yield. Journal of System Science and SystemEngineering. 2010, Vol. 19, No. 4: 481-495. (Published in Chinese)

[2]  Lai M.H., Li Y.J., LiuY.L. Determining the Optimal Scale Width for a Rating Scale Using an IntegratedDiscrimination Function. Measurement. 2010, Vol. 43, No. 10: 1458–1471.

[3]  Li Y.J., Zhang J.H., Chen J., Cai X. Optimal Solution Structure forMulti-period Production Planning with Returned Products Remanufacturing. Asia-PacificJournal of Operational Research. 2010, Vol. 27, No. 5: 629-648.

[4]  Li Y.J., Chen J., Cai X. Optimal Manpower Planning Decision with SingleEmployee Type Considering Minimal Contract Period. Asia-Pacific Journal ofOperational Research. 2010, Vol. 27, No. 3: 411-436.



[1]  Zhao X.K., Li Y.J. Researchon the Framework of EPR Operation Mechanism: A Perspective of Supply Chain Governance[C]// International Conference on ServiceSystems and Service Management 2014, Beijing, China, 2014.6.

[2]   Li Y.J., Zhen X.P., Cai X.Q. Decisions ofManufacturer and Bank under Trade Credit Insurance[C] // 10th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management- Proceedings of ICSSSM'13, 2013.

[3]   Shi D., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q. Joint Operation and FinancingDecisions of Supply Chain under Trade Credit Mode[C] // 9th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management- Proceedings of ICSSSM'12, 2012.

[4]   Wu Y.J., Li Y.J., Li P. SMEs’ FinancingDecision: Based on the Supply Chain Finance[C] // 9th International Conference on Service Systems and ServiceManagement - Proceedings of ICSSSM'12, 2012.

[5]   Li X., Li Y.J. The DevelopmentSituation of Emergency Logistics in China Proceeding[C] // 2011 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management,Tianjin, China, 2011.

[6]   Li X., Li Y.J., Wei C.S., XuL. ReverseLogistics Management of the Publishing Industry in China[C] // 2010 7th International Conference on ServiceSystems and Service Management, Proceedings of ICSSSM' 10, 2010.

[7]  Li X., Li Y.J., Cai X.Q. A Supply Chain Model Considering Downstream ReturnsRemanufacturing and Pricing Decision[C] // Proceedingof 2010 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management,Tokyo, Japan, 2010.


Books andChapters

[1]  Stevenson, William J., Li Y.J., Zhang J.Y. Introduction to Management Science with Spreadsheets. Beijing: ChinaRenmin University Press,2014.(Monograph)

[2]  Li X., Li Y.J. Supply Chain Models with Active Acquisitionand Remanufacturing[A]. Choi, T.M., Cheng, T.C.E. Innovative Schemes for SupplyChain Coordination under Uncertainty[M]. Springer, 2011: 109-128.

[3]  Chen J., Li Y.J. Proceedingsof 8th International Conference on Service System and Service Management. IEEEPress, 2011.

[4]  Li X., Li Y.J. Supply Chain Scheduling under Quick Response[A]. T. C. ECheng, T.M. Choi, Innovative Quick Response Programs in Logistics & SupplyChain Management[M]. Springer-Verlag, 2010: p141-158.

[5]  Li Y.J., Zhang J.Y. Enterprise Operation Management”, East China Normal University Press,2010.(Monograph)


[1]  2014.1-2018.12, National Social Science Foundation of China, Researchon Manufacturers’ Responsibility Extension Theory and Its Application in China(PI)

[2]  2014.1-2017.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Researchon Supply Chain Production Halts Based on Emergency Aid and Risk Transfer(PI)

[3]  2012.1-2014.12, “Excellent Talent Planning in New Century” Projectsupported by Ministry of Education, Research on After-Sale Service Supply ChainManagement Optimization and Coordination Issues(PI)

[4]  2012.1-2014.12, Humanistic Social Science Major Project supported byMinistry of Education, Research on Supply Chain Coordination and RelationGovernance in China(PI)

[5]  2011.1-2013.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, On theEvolution Process between Emergency Decision and High Consequence and LowProbability Events(PI)

[6]  2010.1-2012.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China, JointlyDecision on Acquisition Pricing and Manufacturing/Remanufacturing Quantities inClosed-Loop Supply Chain (PI)

[7]  2010.5-2013.4, Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation Project, On ReturnPolicy of Used Products in Closed-Loop Supply Chain(PI)


Undergraduate: Specialty English in ElectronicCommerce,

                     SpecialtyEnglish in Information Management,

                     Logisticsand Supply Chain Management,

                      ManagementSystem Engineering

Master: Enterprise Resource Management, BusinessDynamics,

           ResearchMethodology and Paper Writing,

           EnterpriseResource Planning System,

            DataDecision, MBA Topic Selection and Paper Writing (MBA),

            Procurementand Supplier Management (MEM),

            InformationResource RetrievalEnterprise ResourcePlanning SystemEnterprise Resource Planning System

PhD: Topics on Supply Chain Management