Two thesis prizes for TU/e students at the annual Service Logistics Forum summit
November 9, 2015
The Service Logistics Forum (SLF) annually awards a prize for the best bachelor or master thesis in the field of service logistics in The Netherlands. Both the first and second place awards, including cheques for €1000 and €500 respectively, have been won by students of Eindhoven University of Technology, both from the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. First place was awarded to Bram Westerweel, who is currently a PhD student at the same department, for his thesis ‘A total cost of ownership analysis based on a physical degradation model for corrosion of steel vessels’. Bram performed his research at Smit Lamnalco as part of the Dinalog R&D project MaSelma. In addition to the quality of the thesis itself, the jury appreciated its broad applicability and the poster presentation on the day of the summit. Christianne Wisse, currently a master student in Operations Management and Logistics, finished second with her bachelor thesis titled: ‘Analyzing the Spare Parts Supply Chain of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’. Also working within the MaSelMa project, Christianne analyzed several possible spare part network structures for Damen, as well as the impact of commonality of spare parts on the inventory holding costs. After initially being tied for third place, Christianne delivered a very good presentation to the jury which secured her second place finish in the final ranking.