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Suzanne de Treville
SFI Faculty Member
Professor, Operations Management
Suzanne de Treville is Full Professor of Operations Management at HEC-UNIL, University of Lausanne. She became an SFI Faculty Member in 2017. Prof. de Treville has played a pioneering role in the application of quantitative-finance methods to the cash flows that flow through the supply chain. She created OpLab (Operations Laboratory at the University of Lausanne) to facilitate the implementation of these research insights and tools by managers and policy makers. The decision tools that have been created by OpLab are being used by the US Department of Commerce and by the Swiss government. She serves as Department Editor for the Operational Systems Department at the Journal of Operations Management, and recently guest co-edited a special issue of the journal on Competitive Operations in a High-Cost Environment. She was Dean of HEC-UNIL from 2006 to 2009.
Research Interests:
Prof. de Treville’s core research interest lies in using the option value of demand volatility to strengthen manufacturing in developed economies in a way that then creates positive links to innovation and sustainability—in addition to strengthening the local economy. She has demonstrated that valuing the real options inherent in responsive supply chains dramatically increases the solution space for such production available to managers and policy makers.