Education

1989-1993
Doctorate (dr. – PhD) Eindhoven University of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering (PhD in Operations Management & Logistics).
Dissertation title: Production Control and Demand Management in Capacitated Flow Process Industries.
Advisors: J.Will M. Bertrand (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Jacob Wijngaard (University of Groningen).
1984-1989
Master (ir. – MSc) Eindhoven University of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering (MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management Science; concentration in Management Information Systems)
Advisors: J.C. (Hans) Wortmann and Paul M. Bagchus.

 

Employment

2017-current Dean of Research and Member of the Executive Board, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017-current Professor of Operations Management & Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017-current (Honorary) Visiting Professor of Operations Management & Logistics, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
2014-2017 Dean, Graduate School, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
2003-2017 Full Professor of Operations Management & Logistics (Formal chair: Operations Planning & Control), School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
2000-2003 Associate Professor of Operations Planning & Control, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
1996-2000 Assistant Professor of Operations Planning & Control, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
1993-1996 Academy Fellow, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (employed at Eindhoven University of Technology), Netherlands
1989-1993 Research Assistant, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Other positions and roles

Since 2017 Member, Advisory Board, Center for Transportation & Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Since 2015 Member, Conseil Scientifique (Scientific Council), Ecole de Management de Normandie
Since 2014 Member, Advisory Council, Smart Freight Center
2014-2017 Director, 4TU School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Insitute
2014-2017 Member, Supervisory Board, Dinalog TKI
2009-2014 Vice-President, Dutch Institute of Advanced Logistics
2010- 2017 Member, Strategic Platform for Logistics
2006-2013 Program Director, MSc Program in Operations Management & Logistics
2010-2013 Chairman of the Board, Fresh Corridor Consortium
2011 Visiting Professor, Center for Transportation & Logistics, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003-2006 Associate Dean for Education (Opleidingsdirecteur)
2003 Visiting Scholar, The John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles
1995-1996 Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University (U.S.A.), Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
1991 Visiting Researcher / Lecturer, Clemson University (U.S.A.), Department of Management

Entrepreneurial activities

Terra Footprinting Partner (minority shareholder) in a start-up company that provides online transportation network carbon footprints – based on my research on carbon footprint measurements in transportation. Company seized its activities in 2011.
Flostock Advisor (minority stock option holder) in a  start-up company that builds system dynamics models for aggregate forecasting – based on my research on inventory/demand cycles during the 2008/2010 credit crisis.