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

Tree Based Searching Approaches for Integrated Vehicle Dispatching and Container Allocation in a Transhipment Hub

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Wang Y., Jiang X., Lee L.H. and Chew E.P.
Expert Systems with Applications, 74, 139-150

Year
2017

An integrated system for synchronized urban logistics

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA, PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS, NARATH BHUSIRI and HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN
POMS 27th Annual Conference

Year
2016

Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T
POMS International

Year
2016

Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T
The 7th POMS-HK International Conference

Year
2016

Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with Panchal G, Mirzahosseinian H and ANG SOO KENG, JAMES
The 7th POMS-HK International Conference

Year
2016

Selected Publications

15

Journals

7

Conference

Journal Articles

Tree Based Searching Approaches for Integrated Vehicle Dispatching and Container Allocation in a Transhipment Hub

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Wang Y., Jiang X., Lee L.H. and Chew E.P.
Expert Systems with Applications, 74, 139-150

Year
2017

Multi-class dynamic inventory rationing with stochastic demands and backordering

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Liu Shudong, Song Miao and Zhang Changyong
European Journal of Operational Research, 244, (1)

Year
2015

Multi-class dynamic inventory rationing with stochastic demands and backordering

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Liu S., Song M. and Zhang C.
European Journal of Operations Research, 244, (1), 153-163

Year
2015

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Short-term space allocation for storage yard management in a transshipment hub port

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Jiang X., Chew E.P. and Lee L.H.
OR Spectrum, 36, (4), 879-901

Year
2014

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Flexible space-sharing strategy for storage yard management in a transshipment hub port

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Jiang X., Chew E.P. and Lee L.H.
OR Spectrum, 35, (2), 417-439

Year
2013

Design and evaluation of mega container terminal configurations: An integrated simulation framework

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Sun Z., Lee L.H. and Chew E.P.
Simulation-Transactions of Society for Modelling and Simulation International, 89, (6), 684-692

Year
2013

A container yard storage strategy for improving land utilization and operation efficiency in a transshipment hub port

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Jiang X., Chew E. P. and Lee L. H.
European Journal of Operations Research, 22, (1), 64-73

Year
2012

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A novel approach to yard planning under vessel arrival uncertainty

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Ku L.P., Chew E.P. and Lee L.H.
Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal , 24, (3), 274-293

Year
2012

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Vehicle dispatching algorithms for container transshipment hubs

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with L. H. Lee, E. P. Chew and Y. Wang
OR Spectrum, 32(3), 663-685

Year
2010

An optimisation framework for yard planning in a container terminal: case with automated rail-mounted gantry cranes

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with L.P. Ku, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew
OR Spectrum, 32(3), 519-541

Year
2010

A yard storage strategy for minimizing traffic congestion in a marine container transshipment hub

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with L. H. Lee, Y. Han and E.P. Chew
OR Spectrum, 30(4), 697-720

Year
2008

A simulation approach in estimating the impact of channel on port capacity

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with A. Li, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 1(4), 343-356

Year
2007

An optimization model for storage yard management in transshipment hubs

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with Y. Han, L.H. Lee and E.P. Chew
OR Spectrum, 28(4), 539-561

Year
2006

Dispatching Automated Guided Vehicles in a Container Terminal

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon
Supply Chain Optimization, Series: Applied Optimization, 98, 355-389

Year
2005

A Method for the Parametric Center Problem, with a Strictly Monotone Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Linear Programming

Journal Articles
Tan, Kok Choon with R.M. Freund
Mathematics of Operations Research, 16(4), pp. 775-801

Year
1991

Conference/Seminars

An integrated system for synchronized urban logistics

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA, PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS, NARATH BHUSIRI and HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN
POMS 27th Annual Conference

Year
2016

Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T
POMS International

Year
2016

Perception of Quality across Countries with Traditionally Strong Manufacturing Presence

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with ANG SOO KENG, JAMES, ROBERT B R T M DE SOUZA and Shimada T
The 7th POMS-HK International Conference

Year
2016

Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with Panchal G, Mirzahosseinian H and ANG SOO KENG, JAMES
The 7th POMS-HK International Conference

Year
2016

Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with Gajanan P, Hassan M and ANG SOO KENG, JAMES
POMS International

Year
2016

Supply Chain Network Design under ASEAN Economic Community

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with PANCHAL GAJANAN BHANUDAS and HASSAN MIRZAHOSSEINIAN
POMS-HK International Conference

Year
2016

Multi-item Inventory Staggering Problem: Heuristics and Bounds

Conference/Seminars
Tan, Kok Choon with C.P. Teo and J.H. Ou
Proceedings of the 9th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, pp. 584-593

Year
1998

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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