Jean-Marc Frayret is full professor at Polytechnique Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Université Laval. He is a regular member of the CIRRELT, a research center dedicated to the study and optimization of networked organizations, and the CIRODD, a research center dedicated to the operationalisation of sustainable development. His research interests include agent-based simulation and the design and management of logistics systems in the forest product supply chain, manufacturing, healthcare and industrial ecology. He has published over 50 articles in various international journals on these research themes. He is coholder of the NSERC 2013 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.
In the domain of health care, Jean-Marc Frayret has been involved in several projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Jewish General Hospital, Sainte-Justine Hospital for Children, and The Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont. Most of these projects involve undergraduate and postgraduate students and are related to the reengineering of organizational processes, warehouse design, and analysis of logistics flows of materials. Jean-Marc Frayret is also associated with a research initiative of the Jewish General Hospital and the Lady Davis Institute which aims to design an innovative management approach for agile and personalized patient trajectories.