Kok Choon

TAN, Kok Choon

Associate Professor (Practice Track)
Deputy Head of Department


ANALYTICS & OPERATIONS

(65) 6516 3030
biztkc@nus.edu.sg
BIZ2 3-18
Curriculum Vitae

Educational Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Higher Education, National Institute of Education, 1995
  • PhD in Operations Research, Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
  • B.Sc. (1st Class) in Mathematics, Mathematics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1984

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor (Practice), Department of Analytics & Operations, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, 2009 - current
  • Director (Degree Education), The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific, National University of Singapore, 2009 - current
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2002 - 2009
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 1998 - 2000
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 1990 - 1998
  • Senior Tutor, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 1984 - 1990

Corporate Experience

  • Container Terminal Process Manager, PSA Corporation Limited, 2006 - 2009
  • Manager (Operations Research), PSA International Pte Ltd, 2005
  • Manager (Operations Research), PSA Corporation Limited, 2000 - 2004
  • Operations Research Manager, Land Transport Authority (LTA), 2001 - 2002

Selected Publications

Tan, Kok Choon, Wang Y., Jiang X., Lee L.H. and Chew E.P. (2017), "Tree Based Searching Approaches for Integrated Vehicle Dispatching and Container Allocation in a Transhipment Hub", Expert Systems with Applications, 74, 139-150
ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA, PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS, NARATH BHUSIRI and HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN (2016), "An integrated system for synchronized urban logistics", POMS 27th Annual Conference
ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T (2016), "Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence", POMS International
ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T (2016), "Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence", The 7th POMS-HK International Conference
Panchal G, Mirzahosseinian H, ANG SOO KENG, JAMES and Tan, Kok Choon (2016), "Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community", The 7th POMS-HK International Conference

Selected Publications

15

Journals

7

Conference

Journal Articles

Tan, Kok Choon, Wang Y., Jiang X., Lee L.H. and Chew E.P. (2017), "Tree Based Searching Approaches for Integrated Vehicle Dispatching and Container Allocation in a Transhipment Hub", Expert Systems with Applications, 74, 139-150
Liu Shudong, Song Miao, Tan, Kok Choon and Zhang Changyong (2015), "Multi-class dynamic inventory rationing with stochastic demands and backordering", European Journal of Operational Research, 244, 1
Liu S., Song M., Tan, Kok Choon and Zhang C. (2015), "Multi-class dynamic inventory rationing with stochastic demands and backordering", European Journal of Operations Research, 244, 1, 153-163
Jiang X., Chew E.P., Lee L.H. and Tan, Kok Choon (2014), "Short-term space allocation for storage yard management in a transshipment hub port", OR Spectrum, 36, 4, 879-901
Jiang X., Chew E.P., Lee L.H. and Tan, Kok Choon (2013), "Flexible space-sharing strategy for storage yard management in a transshipment hub port", OR Spectrum, 35, 2, 417-439
Sun Z., Tan, Kok Choon, Lee L.H. and Chew E.P. (2013), "Design and evaluation of mega container terminal configurations: An integrated simulation framework", Simulation-Transactions of Society for Modelling and Simulation International, 89, 6, 684-692
Jiang X., Chew E. P., Lee L. H. and Tan, Kok Choon (2012), "A container yard storage strategy for improving land utilization and operation efficiency in a transshipment hub port", European Journal of Operations Research, 22, 1, 64-73
Ku L.P., Chew E.P., Lee L.H. and Tan, Kok Choon (2012), "A novel approach to yard planning under vessel arrival uncertainty", Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal , 24, 3, 274-293
L. H. Lee, E. P. Chew, Y. Wang and Tan, Kok Choon (2010), "Vehicle dispatching algorithms for container transshipment hubs", OR Spectrum, 32(3), 663-685
Tan, Kok Choon, L.P. Ku, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew (2010), "An optimisation framework for yard planning in a container terminal: case with automated rail-mounted gantry cranes", OR Spectrum, 32(3), 519-541
Tan, Kok Choon, L. H. Lee, Y. Han and E.P. Chew (2008), "A yard storage strategy for minimizing traffic congestion in a marine container transshipment hub", OR Spectrum, 30(4), 697-720
Tan, Kok Choon, A. Li, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew (2007), "A simulation approach in estimating the impact of channel on port capacity", World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 1(4), 343-356
Tan, Kok Choon, Y. Han, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew (2006), "An optimization model for storage yard management in transshipment hubs", OR Spectrum, 28(4), 539-561
Tan, Kok Choon (2005), "Dispatching Automated Guided Vehicles in a Container Terminal", Supply Chain Optimization, Series: Applied Optimization, 98, 355-389
Tan, Kok Choon and R.M. Freund (1991), "A Method for the Parametric Center Problem, with a Strictly Monotone Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Linear Programming", Mathematics of Operations Research, 16(4), pp. 775-801

Conference/Seminars

ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA, PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS, NARATH BHUSIRI and HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN (2016), "An integrated system for synchronized urban logistics", POMS 27th Annual Conference
ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T (2016), "Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence", POMS International
ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, Tan, Kok Choon, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T (2016), "Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence", The 7th POMS-HK International Conference
Panchal G, Mirzahosseinian H, ANG SOO KENG, JAMES and Tan, Kok Choon (2016), "Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community", The 7th POMS-HK International Conference
Gajanan P, Hassan M, ANG SOO KENG, JAMES and Tan, Kok Choon (2016), "Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community", POMS International
PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS, HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN and Tan, Kok Choon (2016), "Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community", POMS-HK International Conference
Tan, Kok Choon, C.P. Teo and J.H. Ou (1998), "Multi-item Inventory Staggering Problem: Heuristics and Bounds", Proceedings of the 9th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, pp. 584-593

Research / Teaching Areas

Container Terminal Operations Modeling And Optimization

Urban Operations Research Applications In Healthcare And Transportation

Logistics And Supply Chain Optimizaiton

Courses

  • DAO1704X, Decision Analytics with Spreadsheets
  • DSC1007, Business Analytics - Models and Decisions
  • DSC2003, Management Science
  • DSC3218, Physical Distribution Management
  • IE5401, Industrial Logistics
  • IE5405, Inventory Systems
  • LI5101, Supply Chain Management Thinking and Practice
  • LI5201, Special Topics in Logistics
  • LI5202, Supply Chain Management Strategies and Cases
  • LI5203, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Membership & Professional Activities

  • Deputy Chairman of Logistics Technical Committee, (under Services Standards Committee)(2018 - present)
  • Member of Manufacturing Standards Committee, (under Singapore Standards Council)(April 2014 - 2017)
  • Member of Logistics Technical Committee , (under Manufacturing Standards Committee)(2014 - 2017)
  • President, Operational Research Society of Singapore (2002 - 2005, 2016 - present)
  • Vice-President, Operational Research Society of Singapore (2006 - 2010)
  • Member, INFORMS, POMS, ORSS and Singapore Mathematical Society
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