Robert N. Boute

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Naamsestraat 69

Leuven, B-3000

Belgium

Vlerick Business School - Operations & Technology Management Center

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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Can Deep Reinforcement Learning Improve Inventory Management? Performance on Dual Sourcing, Lost Sales and Multi-Echelon Problems

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2021
Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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artificial intelligence, deep reinforcement learning, inventory control, dual sourcing, lost sales, multi-echelon

Digital Operations: Autonomous Automation and the Smart Execution of Work

Management and Business Review, Vol 1, Issue 1, Winter 2021
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2021
Robert N. Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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digital, automation, autonomous, smart, machine learning, artificial intelligence, operations

Digital Operations: Autonomous Automation and the Smart Execution of Work

Management and Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 2021
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Sep 2021
Robert N. Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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AI in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Jun 2021
Robert N. Boute and Maximiliano Udenio
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)
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Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

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Dual Sourcing and Smoothing Under Non-Stationary Demand Time Series: Re-Shoring with Speedfactories

Management Science
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Centre for Simulation, Analytics, and Modelling, The University of Exeter Business School, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Inventory Management, Order Smoothing, Order-Up-To Policy, Auto-Regressive Demand, Integrated Moving Average Demand, Global Outsourcing, Dual Sourcing, Z−transform

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Reward Shaping to Improve the Performance of Deep Reinforcement Learning in Perishable Inventory Management

European Journal of Operational Research
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2021
Bram J. De Moor, Joren Gijsbrechts and Robert N. Boute
Research Center for Operations Management, KU Leuven, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)
Downloads 209 (190,101)
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Inventory, Perishable inventory management, Deep reinforcement learning, Reward shaping, Transfer learning

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Global Dual Sourcing and Order Smoothing: The Impact of Capacity and Leadtimes

Robert N. Boute, Jan A. Van Mieghem (2015) Global Dual Sourcing and Order Smoothing: The Impact of Capacity and Lead Times. Management Science 61(9):2080-2099. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2014.1992
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2015
Robert N. Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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sourcing, inventory, stochastic, smoothing, Lagrange's inversion series

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Forecasting Spare Part Demand with Installed Base Information: A Review

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jan 2018
Sarah Van der Auweraer, Robert N. Boute and A. A. Syntetos
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School
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spare parts, demand forecasting, literature review, maintenance, installed base

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Digital Lean Operations: Smart Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services

Babich V, Birge J, Hilary G (eds) Innovative Technology at the interface of Finance and Operations. Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, Springer Nature, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
Robert N. Boute, Joren Gijsbrechts and Jan A. Van Mieghem
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 152 (245,321)
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Digital, Lean, Industry 4.0, autonomous, automation, financial, artificial intelligence

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Platform Flexibility Strategies: R&D Investment versus Production Customization Tradeoff

European Journal of Operational Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 May 2017 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2018
Catholic University of Lille - IESEG School of Management, KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Product Development, Platform, Flexibility, Newsvendor Networks, Customization

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Coordinating Lead-Time and Safety Stock Decisions in a Two-Echelon Supply Chain with Autocorrelated Consumer Demand

Katholieke Universiteit Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management Working Paper No. 1009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Jun 2010
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Centre for Simulation, Analytics, and Modelling, The University of Exeter Business School, KU Leuven, Research Center for Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Antwerp
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Production/Inventory System, Supply Chain Coordination, Lead-Time/Safety Stock Interaction, Operations/Marketing Interface

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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Inventory Control: A Roadmap

European Journal of Operational Research
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2021
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) and KU Leuven
Downloads 87 (366,982)
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inventory management, machine learning, reinforcement learning, neural networks

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Volume Flexibility at Responsive Suppliers in Reshoring Decisions

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Centre for Simulation, Analytics, and Modelling, The University of Exeter Business School and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Dual Sourcing, Flexibility, Reshoring, Optimal Policy, Modified Dual Base-Stock

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Inventory Management Under Various Maintenance Policies. A Numerical Study in Close Collaboration with an OEM

KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, KBI_1628
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Nov 2016
KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) and KU Leuven, Research Center for Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business
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servitisation, advance demand information, maintenance, condition-based maintenance, spare parts inventory management

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Characterizing Order Processes of (s,S) and (r,nQ) Policies

KU Leuven - Faculty of Economics and Business Working Paper No. KBI_1309
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
KU Leuven, KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), KU Leuven, Research Center for Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Antwerp
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Inventory policy, Batching, Bullwhip effect, Stochastic processes