Benoit Montreuil

Benoit Montreuil

Benoit Montreuil

Professor

Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Benoit Montreuil
Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Professor; Director, Physical Internet Center
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Areas of Expertise: 
developing concepts, methodologies and technologies for creating, optimizing, transforming and enabling businesses and value creation networks to thrive
“Smart tags are an element of the Internet of Things, which is about enabling ubiquitous connection with physical objects equipped with smart connective technologies, making the objects ever smarter and enabling distributed self-­control of objects through networks. The Physical Internet [PI, π] is to exploit as best as possible the Internet of Things to enable the ubiquitous connectivity of its π-­containers and π-­systems.” Source: Montreuil, B., “Toward a Physical Internet: Meeting the Global Logistics Sustainability Grand Challenge,” Logistics Research, 3(2-3), 71-87 (2011)

Benoit Montreuil is the Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Montreuil will be leading Georgia Tech's initiatives to develop the cutting edge knowledge required to design and operate the globally emerging "physical Internet." 

His main research interests lie in developing concepts, methodologies and technologies for creating, optimizing, transforming and enabling businesses and value creation networks to thrive in a fast evolving world. He stands at the crossroads of industrial and systems engineering, operations research, computer science and operations, logistics, supply chain, strategic management. His research builds mostly on a synthesis of optimization modeling & mathematical programming, discrete & agent-based simulation modeling, systems science & design theory. Montreuil has extensive advisory, entrepreneurial and collaborative research experience with industry.

Dr. Montreuil holds the Canada Research Chair in Enterprise Engineering. He is a founding member of the CIRRELT Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation. He is also the immediate past president of the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education.

After serving on the industrial engineering faculty of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and Purdue University, he was a professor of operations and decisions systems in the faculty of Business Administration at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada since 1988.

Dr. Montreuil graduated in 1978 from UQTR. He earned a master’s and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from ISyE, in 1980 and 1982 respectively.