TU/e student André Snoeck winner Netherlands Logistics Master Thesis Award
June 30, 2017
André Snoeck, a recent graduate from the master Operations Management and Logistics from Eindhoven University of Technology, received the Netherlands Logistics Master Thesis Award during the annual vLm (vereniging Logistiek management) conference for his work on supply chain risk management. Manja Klater, student Operations Management and Logistics and finalist for the Dutch Bachelor Thesis Award Logistics, put on an impressive performance defending her bachelor thesis, but the award was won by Isabelle van Schilt from the TU Delft.
Chairman of both vLm and the award jury, professor Jack van der Veen, praised Snoeck’s ‘structured and clearly written’ thesis work for being ‘rigorous and providing a relevant contribution to the academic literature, while simultaneously focusing on practical implications of the work’. Van der Veen stressed that the work of all candidates showed how innovative the field of logistics can and should be and he praised the finalists with the high level of their work.
Snoeck developed a stochastic optimization program to evaluate mitigation investments in the supply chain. He was surprised and honored with the award: ‘The Netherlands is famous all over the world as being one of the big logistic clusters, it makes me proud to receive this recognition from Dutch supply chain professionals.” Jan Fransoo, the supervisor of Snoeck during his thesis, together with Maximiliano Udenio and Joachim Arts, was very proud: “The thesis is highly innovative in showing that an advanced methodology can be used to inform the Executive Board level of large companies to make strategic decisions on the structure of their supply chain. It is a prima example of the type of work that the more than 150 annual graduates of the OML program can do to advance the theory and practice of Operations Management and Logistics.