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European prize awarded to Dr. Joachim Arts

By: processindustrylab

August 26, 2015

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The European prize for the best PhD work in Operations Research is awarded to Dr. Joachim Arts. Subject of his PhD work is: Spare Parts Planning and Control for Maintenance Operations. Interchangeable parts have revolutionized modern manufacturing. However, the idea of interchangeable parts was originally a maintenance innovation. Equipment that represents a significant financial investment (e.g. aircraft, rolling stock and MRI scanners) is usually maintained by replacing parts in need of maintenance with ready-for-use parts. In this manner, downtime of equipment due to maintenance can be kept to a minimum. To make this system work, it is crucial to have... More...

Article written by OPAC researchers is the most downloaded paper of FSM journal

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August 26, 2015

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The article entitled “Effect of carbon emission regulations on transport mode selection under stochastic demand” has been the most downloaded paper of the Flexible Services and Manufacturing journal in 2014 and 2015, according to the report of editor-in-chief of the journal, Prof. Hans-Otto Guenther. The article has been written by OPAC researchers Tarkan Tan, Jan Fransoo, Geert-Jan van Houtum, together with Kristel Hoen from Quintiq, who was a PhD student at OPAC at the time the article was written. The article, which is published in 2014 (Vol 26, pp 170-195) is downloaded 3343 times in 2014, single-handedly accounting for more than 8% of all full-text dow... More...

Two research proposals OPAC awarded by NWO as part of the program Vital Logistics

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July 13, 2015

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Two research proposals of OPAC have been awarded by NWO as part of the program Vital Logistics:

  • DATAS for multi-channel, multi-company collaboration (Data and Algorithms Toolbox for Automated Services) (part of Smart Mobility)
  • Emergency Service Logistics: Network Design and Dynamic Dispatching (part of Data Science Center Eindhoven)
For more details on these projects, see below. The Vital Logistics program is coupled to the top sector Logistics and has awarded 6 projects in total, all with a size of 500-600 k-Euro.

Two maintenance prizes for TU/e students at the World Class Maintenance annual congress

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June 3, 2015

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The Dutch Institute World Class Maintenance (WCM) awards annually an Innovation Research Award to the best Master thesis and one to the best PhD thesis, out of all theses on the broad area of maintenance in the Netherlands. This year, both awards (which include a cheque of 1000 Euro) have been won by students of Eindhoven University of Technology, both of the department Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. Bram Westerweel, who is currently a PhD student at the same department, received the Master thesis award for his thesis ‘A total cost of ownership analysis based on a physical degradation model for corrosion of steel vessels’. Bram performed ... More...