University of Calgary

Jian Zhang

  • Assistant Professor


Jian (Ray) Zhang earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Calgary. Before joining Haskayne School of Business, Ray was a postdoc at COSMO – the stochastic mine planning laboratory, McGill University. At the time, his research focused on applying the large-scale optimization methods (Benders decomposition, column generation) to the optimization of mineral value chain integrating upstream resource uncertainty and downstream market uncertainty. Ray’s current research interests includes dynamic pricing, mechanism design, multi-stage gaming, and the value of information in supply chain managment,

Woking Paper

Zhang, J. and B. R. Nault. “Upstream Information Sharing in a Make-to-Order Supply Chain”.

Zhang, J., B. R. Nault and R. Dimitrakopoulos. “Optimizing a Mineral Value Chain with Market Uncertainty using Benders Decomposition”, European Journal of Operational Research, under revision.


Zhang, J. and R. Dimitrakopoulos. “Optimizing a Mineral Value Chain with Uncertainties Integrating Long-term Sales Contracts”, Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS), published online, , DOI: 10.1057/s41274-017-0269-5.

Zhang, J. and R. Dimitrakopoulos. “A Dynamic-material-value-based Decomposition Method for Optimizing a Mineral Value Chain with Uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), 258, 2 (2017), 617-625

Zhang, J., Nault, B. R., and Y. Tu. “A Dynamic Pricing Strategy for a 3PL Provider with Heterogeneous Customers”, International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), 169, (2015), 31-43.

Zhang, J., Yang, W., and Y. Tu. “Scheduling with Compressible and Stochastic Release Dates”, Computers & Operations Research (COR), 40, 7 (2013), 1758-1765.

Zhang, J., Nault, B. R., Yang, W., and Y. Tu. “Dynamic Price Quotation in a Responsive Supply Chain for One-of-a-kind Production”, International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), 139 (2012), 275-287.

Zhang, J., Liu X., and Y. Tu. “A capacitated production planning problem for closed-loop supply chain with remanufacturing”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (IJAMT), 54, 5 (2011), 757-766.

Liu, X., Tu, Y., Zhang, J., and L. G. Waston. “A genetic algorithm heuristic approach to general outsourcing capacitated production planning problems”, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), 46, 18 (2008), 5059-5074.

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