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Department : Operations Management
Campus de Cergy



Felix Papier is a Supply Chain Management Professor in the Operations Management Department at ESSEC Business School since 2011. His research and teaching focuses on supply chain and operations strategy, information sharing in supply chains, inventory and capacity planning, and sustainable operations. He has been the Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA and was appointed Dean of Pre-Experience Programs in September 2017.

He has published in several academic and professional journals such as Operations Research, Transportation Science, Production and Operations Management, Transportation Science, European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA, OR Letters, and Harvard Business Review Germany/France and presented his research at international conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States (INFORMS, EURO, MSOM, POMS). In 2001, he completed part of his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in 2006, he visited the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as a Research Scholar.

Before joining ESSEC, he worked for several years as a strategy and operations management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He has performed numerous assignments in strategy formulation, purchasing management, and supply chain management, serving international clients from the automotive, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries.


  • 2008 : Ph.D. in Operations Research (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • 2003 : Master of Science in Information Systems (University of Münster, Germany)
  • 2002 : Graduate student (University of Illinois, United States of America)
  • 2001 : Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (University of Münster, Germany)


    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2017 - Present : Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2012 - 2017 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2011 - 2012 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2006 : Research visit (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China)
      • 2017 - Present : Dean of pre-experience programs (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Professional appointments

    • 2008 - 2010 : Management consultant (McKinsey & Company, Germany)
    • 2005 - 2006 : Supply chain consultant (Thonemann GmbH, Germany)


  • 2001 - 2002 : Ambassadorial Scholar (Rotary International Foundation, United States of America)


  • 2017 : Best Paper Award, POMS « College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management » for the article « A Policy for Managing Operational Assets to Minimize Deprivation Costs » (with Milad Keshvari, ESSEC PhD, and Mahyar Eftekhar, Arizona State University).
  • 2013 - 2014 : Top 10 rated professor, ESSEC Foundation Teaching Award (ESSEC Foundation)
  • 2012 - 2013 : Top 10 rated professor, ESSEC Foundation Teaching AwardTop 10 rated professor, ESSEC Foundation Teaching Award (ESSEC Foundation)

Journal articles

Book chapters

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Published cases

Professional activities


  • 2009 - 2010 : Referee, business plan competition NUK, Cologne, Germany


  • 2017 : - Present : Member of the Conseil des Etudes, CentraleSupélec, France
  • 2014 - 2017 : General secretary and elected member of the ESSEC Senate, ESSEC Business School, France

Research activities

    Member of an academic association

  • 2011 : - Present : Member of EURO StochMod
  • 2011 : - Present : Member of INFORMS
  • 2011 : - Present : Member of POMS


  • 2020 : ZHAO Y. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Durham University
  • 2019 : DUHAYLONGSOD Jose Benedicto (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Post Doc - University of Cologne
  • 2018 : LIU Baolong (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Research Associate - Arizona State University
  • 2018 : KESHVARI FARD Milad (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor - Newcastle University Business School