Finding a better solution among a very wide range of possibilities
Through structural or strong characterisation theories, we analyse combinatorial problems with a view to developing generic or tailor-made resolution methods. Examples: partitioning or coverage, graph colouring, disjointed paths, network reliability, polyhedron completeness, travelling salesman problem, vehicle routing problem, diversity management.
Developing effective methods to optimise the operation of production systems
At each decision-making stage - product design, logistics chain design, production and transport planning, scheduling of activities - optimisation issues arise. When faced with these complex problems, the development of powerful optimisation tools becomes a crucial factor in company performance.
Facing up to unforeseen hazards to ensure the successful operation of production systems.
Controlling dynamic systems:
Assessing performance and managing flows in an optimal manner, diagnostics, operational security (maintenance and risk management), resilience in the event of unforeseen hazards, monitoring and dynamic reconfiguration. Application to industrial problems: logistics chain, product diversity, operation and monitoring of energy flows, hospital systems, ...