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- Ovidiu Listes obtained his PhD on June 12th by successfully defending a
thesis entitled "Stochastic programming approaches for strategic
logistic problems". Ovidiu is now a postdoc a the University of Tilburg.
- The European subsidy for the network on reverse logistics REVLOG has ended.
A successor project has been submitted.
- Work has been done on a comparison of management practices in European
- Work on the Dynaform project to make a new knowledge based optimisation platform for
maintenance has started on June 1st, 2002 and is going on.
- A new Master of Science in Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics
has started at the Erasmus University, which will offer students with
both theoretical and practical knowledge on logistics. For more information
There is more information available on the education, jobs
and professional activities of Rommert Dekker.
The following courses are taught in the Econometrics and Operations Research curriculum
- introduction inventory control in the workshop Econometrie A0200
- production planning and inventory control in the "Logistieke Modellen
- cases in the "werkcollege Logistiek"
- e-Marketing and e-Logistics A2244
- werkcollege E-business logistics A7359
In the Masters of Science in Operations
Research and Quantitative Logistics
- Topics in OR and Quantitative Logistics
- Production planning and scheduling
- Cases in OR and Quantitative Logistics
For application click here.
Next in the EED-MSc "Maritime Economics
- course Logistics Management and EDI
- course Quantitative Methods
Courses for PhD's
- Design and analysis of quantitative models for transportation systems
(Spring 2002, TRAIL)
- Simulation optimisation (S3 - LNMB -
Final year Econometric students wanting to write a thesis on logistics are welcome.
Regularly there are subjects with companies.
The following PhD and MSc students are ( or have
been ) working under supervision of Rommert Dekker.
List of publications of Rommert Dekker.
A list of useful algorithms or programs from the
In this directory Powerpoint files of presentations
by Rommert Dekker can be obtained.
- Maintenance Optimization
The idea is to develop a suit of models and methods with which the maintenance concept for
a general system can be designed. This will include both preventive maintenance and
inspections. The main focus is on developing methods for multi-component maintenance
optimization. Next there is attention to embed these methods in decision support systems.
A project has been done on the development of policies for lamp replacement. Another
project is on evaluating the cost effectiveness of node-to-node road maintenance.
- Inventory Control
There are a number of subprojects: spare parts, remanufacturing, joint replenishment,
break quantities and emergency reserve Within spare parts we have developed a method for
determining the level of initial spares. Presently we are working together with Maarten
Krever from the CERN and from Sirius BV on improving his decision support system for
inventory management. For information: Click LIMS.
- Reverse Logistics
The objectives of this research is to set up a framework for decision making in reverse
logistics together with a suite of quantitative models to assist in this respect. The
research is part of a large EU sponsored project with the same name, in
which a number of
European Universities participate. A Reverse
Logistics web site is dedicated to this subject.
We study the effects of e-business on logistics.
- Distribution optimization and transportation
Here the main interest is in the break quantity concept. That is delivering orders larger
than the break quantity from a higher level in the distribution network. This can be
either a central depot/warehouse, or the production plant directly. This effects both
transportation costs as well as inventory costs. We have been looking at models with which
the optimal break quantity (or exceptional quantity) can be determined.
- Container logistics
A review on container logistics has been written.
- Harbor logistics
Several industrial cases have been done, during which jetty and tankage capacities have
been assessed and optimized during design and take-over situations. Next to that the
supply logistics for GEP has been analysed.
- Medical decision making (e.g. screening optimization)
Apart from doing a case study on the choice of valves for heart valve
have been investigating analytical models for optimising screening ages. We have also done
an uncertainty analysis.
- Chairman daily board of the Dutch Network for Operations Research (LNMB) (from 1-9-99)
- Member program committee Research school TRAIL, past coordinator of TRAIL at
the EUR (until 1-10-99)
- Theme leader ERIM in Business Processes and Logistics
- Coordinator Tinbergen Institute theme Operations Research.
- Investigating efficiency of maintenance management decision processes with
- Spare parts inventory control with SAP R/3
- Assessing the value of a Materials Catalogue System for a major international company
- Developing stacking algorithms for the container terminal of the future (FAMAS project)
- Assessing the supply logistics for GEP (tankage and barge capacity assessment)
- Assessing jetty bottlenecks for a oil company
- Assessing truck waiting times in a tank terminal
- Determining service capacity in a call centre
- Assessing waiting times at a jetty
- Performance analysis of internal transport systems at a large container terminal complex
- Evaluating jetty configuration and tankage assessment for a new chemical complex
- Developing spare parts selection procedures
- Evaluating spare parts inventory policies at a refinery
- Evaluating the economic necessity of a national 50/10kV transformator
- Development of a prototype decision support system for civil maintenance
- Performance evaluation of unmanned aerial vehicles.