Yanzhi Li

Department of Management Sciences 

City University of Hong Kong

Tel:       3442-7253

Email:   yanzhili@cityu.edu.hk




Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, 2006, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

B.S. in Computer Science, 2002, Tsinghua University, China









Low carbon operations and supply chain management

Saif Benjaafar, Yanzhi Li, Mark Daskin. Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10(1): 99-116, 2013

Yimin Yu and Yanzhi Li. Optimal Fuel Replenishment and Power Generations Policies of Carbon-constrained Power Plants, in revision, 2013.


Management of perishable inventory; Inventory control

Yanzhi Li, Brenda Cheang and Andrew Lim. Grocery Perishables Management, Production and Operations Management, 21(2): 504-517, 2012.

Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Pricing and Inventory Control for a Perishable Product. Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, 11(3): 538-542, 2009. 

Saif Benjaafar, Yanzhi Li, Dongsheng Xu and Samir Elhedhli. Demand Allocation in Systems with Multiple Inventory Locations and Multiple Demand Sources. Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, 10(1): 43-60, 2008.


 Tax-effective supply chain design

Yunsong Guo, Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Tariff Concessions in Production Sourcing. European Journal of Operational Research,  187(2): 543-555, 2008.

Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Global Sourcing Using Local Content Tariff Rules. IIE Transactions, 39(5): 425-437, 2007 (Highlighted in the "Industrial Engineer" magazine).


Air cargo operations management

Yanzhi Li, Yi Tao and Fan Wang. A Compromised Large-scale Neighborhood Search Heuristic for Capacitated Air Cargo Loading Planning. European Journal of Operational Research, 199(2): 553-560, 2009.

Bo Feng, Zhi-Pin Fan, and Yanzhi Li. A Decision Method for Supplier Selection in Multi-service Outsourcing. International Journal of Production Economics, 132(2): 240-250, 2011.

Bo Feng, Yanzhi Li and Brian Rodrigues. The Theory and Practice of Air Cargo Research, in revision, 2013.

Bo Feng and Yanzhi Li. Airlines' Strategic Capacity Allocation, working paper, 2013.


Planning and scheduling; Discrete optimization; Heuristics

Yanzhi Li, Yi Tao and Fan Wang. An Effective Approach to Multi-item Capacitated Lot-sizing Problems, International Journal of Production Research, 50(19): 5348-5362, 2012.

Zhirong Liang, Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim, and Songshan Guo. Load Balancing in Project Assignment. Computers & Operations Research, 37: 2248-2256, 2010.

Zhaohui Fu, Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Port Space Allocation with a Time Dimension. Journal of the Operational Research Society,58: 797-807, 2007.

Yanzhi Li, Lijuan Chen and Ravindra S. Goonetilleke. A Heuristic-based Approach to Optimize Keyboard Design for Single-finger Keying Applications. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36(8): 695-704, 2006.

Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Manpower Allocation with Time Windows and Job-Teaming Constraints. Naval Research Logistics, 52(4):302-311, 2005.

Yanzhi Li, Andrew Lim and Brian Rodrigues. Crossdocking JIT Scheduling with Time Windows. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 55(12): 1342- 1351, 2004.

Yanzhi Li, Fan Wang and Andrew Lim. A Genetic Algorithm for Machine Scheduling Problem under Shared Resource Constraints. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 19(2): 77-83, 2004.




Lot-sizing test cases