edition prolog 2017

10-12 May 2017, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de la Rochelle

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As part of the sustainable development of our company, taking account of environmental and social impacts has become in many sectors a key element in the strategy of companies. At the heart of operations management, supply chain management and project management are involved primarily in the development of value creation models and respectful of CSR principles. These emerging models need to be consolidated, others are in development. Which decision support systems? What impacts on stakeholders? Which theoretical models? So many questions that spur on today's scientific community.

Guests Speackers

KOH Lenny

Sheffield University, UK

Professor Lenny Koh is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES), Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC), and Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre at The University of Sheffield. She is an internationally renowned authority on supply chain management related to low carbon and sustainability. Her research is recognised for its scientific novelty and has generated major impacts for society, industry and government. Using interdisciplinary approaches, crossing supply chain management, information systems, energy, engineering, social sciences and science disciplines, her work contributes to the understanding and resolution of complex supply chain problems, which are caused by climate change and uncertainty. She has a high H-index (World number 2) and high research income generation, and has successfully pioneered and led many large scale, complex projects, funded by EPSRC, ESRC, EU, Innovate UK, Leverhulme Trust and other key funding bodies in the UK, Europe and internationally.


Professor of Project Management, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway

Dr Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at many other institutions worldwide. He lectures and researches in leadership, governance, organizational project management, and research methods. He has (co-) authored approximately 200 academic publications, including his latest book titled Governance and Governmentality for Projects, published by Routledge. Among the awards he received are the 2016 PMI Fellow of the Institute Award, the 2015 PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award), the 2012 IPMA Research Award, and a number of best paper and reviewers awards. Before joining academia, he spent 30 years in the industry consulting with large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management, governance, and PMOs. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.


Director Healthcare, Australia

Topic : Safer, more efficient care starts with a single scan – the value of global identification standards in healthcare. Tania Snioch is Director Healthcare at GS1 Global Office. Prior to starting at GS1, Tania worked for the Australian GS1 organisation, GS1 Australia, for nearly 15 years, holding various roles in that time. At GS1 Australia, Tania and her team assisted the Healthcare industry to implement the GS1 System to improve patient safety and increase supply chain efficiency. Tania worked with Australian state and territory governments and federal regulators. In her role at GS1 Global Office, Tania supports the GS1 community by pro-actively responding to specific business requirements from industry sectors with the aim to enhance the level of GS1 System adoption.


He is Professor Amir Sharif (PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, FCILT, MCMI) and he is a Professor of Operations Management at Brunel Business School. He has previously held posts such as the Interim Head of School and Director of MBA Programmes (including leading and co-ordinating major business school accreditation efforts). He has 10 years of experience working for and consulting to corporations such as JPMorgan, UBS, KPMG, Sony and the BBC in a variety of programme and project management roles. Through this industrial experience as well as academic research background, He is also active as a research grant reviewer for numerous national and international funding bodies such as: the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK, the Natural and National Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF). Additionally, He was elected to the Peer Review Electoral College of the EPSRC in 2005, and continue to be a serving member. He has also served as a member of the University Senate.


Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford

Zahir Irani is a Professor of Sustainable Business Operations in the Brunel Business School and the Founding Dean of the College for Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS) at Brunel University London. Prior to setting up CBASS, he was seconded to work in Whitehall, where he was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office.He has held numerous senior roles at Brunel, including the Head of the Brunel Business School which he joined in 2006 and where in 2013 it was awarded Business School of Year under his leadership. He has also been the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Computing (now, Department of Computer Science) at Brunel University London. He completed a BEng (Hons) at Salford University before then accepting a research position in industry where he completed a Masters. He has a PhD in the area of investment evaluation and undertook his leadership development at the Harvard Business School. Zahir’s research interests are multidisciplinary in nature and grounded in scientific principles, and developed from early work on the area of evaluating investments in manufacturing information systems onto make normative contributions in the area of Transformational Government before more recent work in Food Security. He has received significant levels of funding from across the world as Principal Investigator, including from the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC), European Commission, Qatar Foundation, Australian Research Council, HEA and QinetiQ. He also publishes in leading scholarly journals and has a H-index of 60 that places Zahir Irani amongst the most cited scholars. He also manages to find time to write press and thought leadership pieces on higher education and graduate employability that have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times (FT), Thomson Reuters, University Business, Research Foresight and Times Higher Education (THE).

Organization Comittee

Standing organization committee


Université de Lorraine, FR

Smaïl Benzidia is Full Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Lorraine/IAE Metz, France, and a member of the European Center for Research in Financial Economics and Business Management (CEREFIGE). He is a head for the Master Quality Management at IAE Metz and a co-founder of the International Conference PROLOG: « Project Logistic », www.prolog-conference.com. His research focuses on Interorganizational Information Systems, development of E-business especially the business model of Electronic Marketplaces, Collaborative Supply Chain Management. He has published several papers in academic journals and conference proceedings. Email: smail.benzidia@univ-lorraine.fr>


Université de Lorraine, FR

Omar Bentahar is Full Professor of Project Management and Supply Chain Management at the University of Lorraine, IAE Metz, France, and a member of the European Center for Research in Financial Economics and Business Management (CEREFIGE). He is the director of the MBA Program and a co-founder of the International Conference PROLOG: « Project Logistic » www.prolog-conference.com. His research focuses on Management of Innovative and complex Projects, Supply Chain Management and Mixed Methods Research. E-mail: omar.bentahar@univ-lorraine.fr>

Organization committee

RUEL Salomée

La Rochelle Business School, FR

Salomée Ruel est Docteure en Sciences de Gestion, Professeure Associée en Supply Chain Management et Directrice Adjointe du pôle d’enseignement et de recherche en Stratégie au Groupe Sup de Co la Rochelle (France). Membre du Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG) à Grenoble (France), ses recherches s’intéressent principalement à la stratégie supply chain, aux relations inter organisationnelles, aux systèmes d’informations et aux capacités dynamiques (agilité, résilience, visibilité). Elle a publié plusieurs articles dans des revues scientifiques.


Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle

Dr Valerie Fernandes is a professor at La Rochelle Business School since 2010 and Dean of Faculty and Research since 2013. She received her PhD in Business Management in 2004 from the University of Corsica, under the supervision of Pr. Orsoni. Her research then dealt with the control modes of supply chains. She obtained a Habilitation à diriger des recherches (French post-doctoral degree allowing its holder to supervise PhD students) in 2015 from the University of Evry-Val d’Essonne. The subject was: « The industrial performance: a sustainable approach by the management of the supply chain. » Her current research interests include the circular economy and the resilience of territories along with sustainable procurement and risk reduction. She is a member of the Council of Development of the Port of La Rochelle since 2012 and Vice President since 2014.


Price of the best junior communication, written and presented by one or more Researchers (doctoral student) :

Rachita Gupta

Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, New Delhi, India

Title of the paper :
Modeling Critical Success Factors of Traceability for Efficient Food Logistics System

Abstract :

Economic growth of any country depends upon whether it can provide food safety to its citizens. Despite food’s vital role in the growth, Emerging economies, such as BRICS, face a number of challenges in their food industries. The most attention seeking challenge is ensuring security and safety of food commodities, an important area in the management of food supply chain (FSC). The problem is associated with the limited usage of resources for monitoring the entire system, including monitoring the quality of product and keeping track of availability and accessibility of food products for the end-consumers. One of the concepts that suits best to resolve this issue is traceability. Currently, changing lifestyle, priorities and increasing smartness of people have made consumers more aware and conscious about everything they consume. It is thus important to have an effective and efficient food traceability system (FTS) in place for supplying safe and quality food to satisfy consumers. This paper deals with the identification of various critical success factors (CSFs), impacting food traceability implementation in emerging economies associated with BRICS countries. Also, it involves the analysis of the relationships within these CSFs in the form of a hierarchy, using a novel approach called Total Interpretive Structural Modeling (TISM). Out of all identified factors, Government Regulation has the maximum capability to drive rest of the factors, leaving consumer satisfaction at the top.


Keywords: Food Security and Safety; Food Traceability System (FTS); Food Supply Chain Management (FSCM), Total Interpretive Structural Modelling (TISM); Critical Success Factors (CSFs).


Rachita Gupta & Ravi Shankar


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas,