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Mini symposium March 23rd, 2018, Advanced Planning & Scheduling: What have we learned? Presenting the book ‘Designing, selecting, implementing and using APS systems’

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February 28, 2018

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Over the last decades, information systems (IS) for advanced planning and scheduling (APS, also known as Supply Chain Planning & Optimization) have undergone huge changes. Initially positioned as nearly magical tools that would optimize supply chains with the push of a button, expectations on APS are now more realistic: implementations can be very challenging, benefits may or may not be achieved as a result, integration with existing systems can bring headache to IS specialists. The book recently published by Springer 'Designing, selecting, implementing and using APS systems' by Vincent Wiers and Ton de Kok attempts to increase the success rate of APS usage. Completely dedicated to APS s... More...

Marie Curie grant Dr. Nevin Mutlu

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February 28, 2018

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Dr. Nevin Mutlu, Assistant Professor in the Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control group in the School of Industrial Engineering, received the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (165,599 EUR for 2018-2020). The research grant is provided by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program (European Union framework program for research and innovation). The research will focus on developing coordination mechanisms between retailers across different countries in Europe to facilitate a European Digital Single Market, which is one of the top ten priorities of the European Commission. An interdisciplinary modeling and optim... More...

Praktijk gestuurd onderzoek in service logistiek: Succesverhalen over gerealiseerde impact

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February 28, 2018

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De gezamenlijke workshop op 17 januari 2018 van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven en het Service Logistics Forum was de officiële afsluiting van het door NWO gefinancierde TOP-project Service Logistics of Advanced Capital Goods van Professor Geert-Jan van Houtum. Tijdens de workshop werden verschillende toepassingen van onderzoeksresultaten binnen én buiten het project gepresenteerd. Joachim Arts opende met een citaat van Kurt Lewin uit 1952 “there’s nothing more practical than a good theory”, waarmee Lewin destijds al aangaf dat de wetenschap theorieën zou moeten ontwikkelen die helpen bij het oplossen van praktische problemen en dat de praktijk gebruik zou moeten ma... More...

Nina Rooijakkers won the best Bachelor thesis award at the World Class Maintenance competition 2017

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February 28, 2018

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Industrial Engineering student Nina Rooijakkers received first prize at this year’s World Class Maintenance competition for her bachelor thesis titled “Impact of on-location, temporary fix additive manufacturing of spare parts on service supply chains at the Royal Netherlands Army”. The competition jury much appreciated Nina’s thesis, mentioning that her work felt more like a master thesis than a bachelor thesis. The jury also appreciated the novelty in topic, as additive manufacturing (3D printing), has great potential to change service supply chains, but has so far received limited scientific attention. Nina’s research helps the Royal Netherlands Army understand the impa... More...