Bar-Ilan University

Established in 1955, Bar Ilan University (BIU) is currently one of Israel’s largest universities with a total undergraduate and graduate student enrolment of 17,000 at its main Ramat Gan campus and six regional colleges.

With more than 1,600 senior and junior faculty members, BIU has achieved an international reputation for academic and research excellence, especially, but not limited to the fields of archaeology, biomedicine, brain sciences, cancer, communications and information security, cognitive sciences, marine biology, magnetism and superconductivity, medicine, multilingualism, nanotechnology and advanced materials, and renewable energy.
Building on our past and current successes in FP6, FP7, H2020 and ERC projects, BIU is committed to strengthening its research and innovation infrastructure and supporting multidisciplinary research initiatives with its 55 research centres and 60 endowed chairs.
Seeking “Impact beyond Excellence”, BIU is in a vibrant transformational period of creating challenge-driven research centres which embrace practical research designed to change and improve the human experience; adopting innovative instructional methods and
intensifying its global outreach.

The Department of Management at BIU is a strongly research oriented department with a particular focus on Supply Chain Management and Logistics. The department hosts one of the largest groups of researchers in Operations Research in Israel. Members of the department have published extensively on these issues in leading international journals as well as in numerous recent books.
They hold editorial (board) positions in several of the leading international journals in this area.

The department runs a structured graduate program in Logistics Management. The program was initiated in 1989 and has had a long-lasting tradition of continuous improvement to the incorporation of modern achievements in both management theory and practice.
The logistics studies in the department of management enable students to grow from an undergraduate to the graduate and PhD level, and offer extensive opportunities for students to become proficient in supply chain, transportation, operations, purchase and other aspects of logistics management.

BIU will develop and employ calibrated mathematical models to study the strategies of different actors (agents) in the cluster to estimate and assess potential social, economic and environmental outcomes of the new circular solutions. BIU will be responsible for the modeling of the supply chain including fish migration and side stream processes to identify cost-efficient processing alternatives and evaluate ecological consequences.

Work Package

WP1, WP6, WP7, WP8


Konstantin Kogan

Chaired Professor of Operations Management

Konstantin Kogan main research interests are in the areas of system dynamics, optimal control and differential games in general, and supply chain management, operations management, production control and planning in particular. He pays special attention to the environmental consequences of industrial and retail competition as well as of the competition for scarce resources. 

Konstantin Kogan is an author of more than a hundred papers published in leading journals and four books which illustrate how complex continuous-time dynamic problems can be solved when optimal control techniques are integrated with the classical operations research methods.

Yael Perlman

Associate Professor of Operations Management

Yael Perlman develops game theory–based models and queuing theory-based models to investigate strategic decisions of the supply chain members and the effect of intra-supply chain competition on the overall supply chain performance. She places a special focus on studying Environmental and Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

Her papers have been published in some of the leading journals of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management. Yael Perlman is an Associate Editor of OMEGA journal and the journal on Sustainable Manufacturing and Service Engineering.