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Vis, Prof. Iris

Iris Vis
Iris Vis

Iris Vis is a professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Economics and Business. Her field revolves around the design and improvement of processes and systems, such as distribution networks, production and service processes. This involves the use of various methods, including mathematical modeling. In her research, Vis emphasizes the design and optimization of container terminals, vehicle routing and allocation, customer-oriented inventory management and supply chain management.

Vis has a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Leiden and received her PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining the University of Groningen, she was an associate professor at the VU University Amsterdam. She was a visiting researcher at CIRRELT (Montreal / Quebec City, Canada), Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA).

Vis was also Dean of Industry Relations at the University of Groningen for a time. She enjoys to seek opportunities for interaction with businesses and non-profit organisations. She often starts with a personal visit to a company or meets for a cup of coffee somewhere in the country. Such visits typically provide inspiration for teaching and research. Contacts can lead to projects in which questions of companies and fundamental research questions are brought together, research results are validated in practice, implementation guidance is given, or where policy recommendations are made for boards. With great pleasure, the results of research projects are presented at in-house training at companies and professional conferences. One of the highlights in this respect was the presentation of research results to Queen Máxima.

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Article Vis
Article Vis

2024

Kayac─▒k, S. E., Schrotenboer, A. H., Ursavas, E., & Vis, I. F. A. (2024). Towards low-carbon power networks: Optimal location and sizing of renewable energy sources and hydrogen storage. Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, 38, Article 101394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.segan.2024.101394

2023

Wouda, N. A., Aslan, A., & Vis, I. F. A. (2023). An adaptive large neighbourhood search metaheuristic for hourly learning activity planning in personalised learning. Computers and Operations Research, 151, Article 106089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2022.106089

2022

de Jong, G. (Ed.), Kleine, I. (Ed.), Talens, B., & Vis, I. (2022). Natuurinclusieve landbouw in het Noorden: Inspiratie, innovatie en daadkracht. Universiteit van het Noorden.

2020

Aslan, A., Bakir, I., & Vis, I. F. A. (2020). A dynamic thompson sampling hyper-heuristic framework for learning activity planning in personalized learning. European Journal of Operational Research, 286(2), 673-688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.03.038
Schrotenboer, A., Ursavas, E., & Vis, I. (2020). Mixed Integer Programming models for planning maintenance at offshore wind farms under uncertainty. Transportation Research. Part C: Emerging Technologies, 112, 180-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.12.014
Heide, van der, L., Callegari Coelho, L., Vis, I., & van Anholt, R. G. (2020). Replenishment and denomination mix of automated teller machines with dynamic forecast demands. Computers & Operations Research, 114, Article 104828. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2019.104828

2019

Lopez Alvarez, J. A., Buijs, P., Kilic, O. A., & Vis, I. F. A. (2020). An inventory control policy for liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 90, Article 101985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2018.10.015
Schrotenboer, A. H., Ursavas, E., & Vis, I. (2019). A Branch-and-Price-and-Cut Algorithm for Resource-Constrained Pickup and Delivery Problems. Transportation Science, 53(4), 1001-1022. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2018.0880
Schrotenboer, A. H., Wruck, S., Vis, I. F. A., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2019). Integration of returns and decomposition of customer orders in e-commerce warehouses. arXiv. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1909.01794
Schrotenboer, A., Ursavas, E., & Vis, I. (2019). Mixed Integer Programming models for planning maintenance at offshore wind farms under uncertainty. (Optimization Online). Optimzation online.

2018

van der Heide, G., Buijs, P., Roodbergen, K. J., & Vis, I. F. A. (2018). Dynamic shipments of inventories in shared warehouse and transportation networks. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 118, 240-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2018.07.012

2017

Post, R. M., Buijs, P., uit het Broek, M. A. J., Lopez Alvarez, J. A., Szirbik, N. B., & Vis, I. F. A. (2018). A solution approach for deriving alternative fuel station infrastructure requirements. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 30(3), 592-607. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-017-9289-3
Fokkema, J. E., Buijs, P., & Vis, I. F. A. (2017). An investment appraisal method to compare LNG-fueled and conventional vessels. Transportation Research. Part D: Transport and Environment, 56, 229-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2017.07.021
Vis, I. F. A., Carlo, H. J., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2017). Container terminal operations: An overview. In H. Geerlings, B. Kuipers, & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Ports and Networks: Strategies, Operations and Perspectives (1 ed., pp. 219-235). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315601540
Buijs, P., & Vis, I. (2017). De rol van logistiek voor een duurzame en efficiënte LNG distributieketen: Eindverslag Dinalog R&D project Design of LNG Networks. University of Groningen.
Wruck, S., Vis, I. F. A., & Boter, J. (2017). Risk control for staff planning in e-commerce warehouses. International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6453-6469. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1207816
de Koster, R., Gue, K., & Vis, I. F. A. (2017). Special Issue of Transportation Science on Facility Logistics. Transportation Science, 51(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2017.0737
Veenstra, M., Roodbergen, K. J., Vis, I. F. A., & Coelho, L. (2017). The pickup and delivery traveling salesman problem with handling costs. European Journal of Operational Research, 257(1), 118-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.07.009

2016

van Anholt, R. G., Coelho, L. C., Laporte, G., & Vis, I. F. A. (2016). An Inventory-Routing Problem with Pickups and Deliveries Arising in the Replenishment of Automated Teller Machines. Transportation Science, 50(3), 1077-1091. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2015.0637
Vis, I. F. A., & Ursavas, E. (2016). Assessment approaches to logistics for offshore wind energy installation. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 14, 80-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2016.02.001
Stevens, L. C. E., & Vis, I. F. A. (2016). Port supply chain integration: analyzing biofuel supply chains. Maritime Policy & Management, 43(3), 261-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2015.1050078
Veenstra, M., & Vis, I. F. A. (2016). School timetabling problem under disturbances. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 95, 175-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2016.02.011

2015

Roodbergen, K. J., Vis, I. F. A., & Taylor, G. D. (2015). Simultaneous determination of warehouse layout and control policies. International Journal of Production Research, 53(11), 3306-3326. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2014.978029
Thunnissen, S. K., Van De Bunt, L. G., & Vis, I. F. A. (2015). Sustainable fuels for the transport and maritime sector: A blueprint of the LNG distribution network. In H. Zijm, M. Klump, U. Clausen, & M. ten Hompel (Eds.), Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice (pp. 85-103). (Lecture Notes in Logistics). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22288-2_6

2014

Buijs, P., & Vis, I. F. A. (2014). Comparing Industry and Academic Perspectives on Cross-Docking Operations. In J. Smith, K. Ellis, R. de Koster, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014 (Vol. 2014, pp. 1-13). MHI.
Braaksma, A. J. J., Veldman, J., & Vis, I. F. A. (2014). Service and Life Cycle Management of engineered assets/goods. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 76, 387-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2014.08.013
Carlo, H. J., Vis, I. F. A., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2014). Storage yard operations in container terminals: Literature overview, trends, and research directions. European Journal of Operational Research, 235(2), 412-430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.10.054
Buijs, P., Vis, I. F. A., & Carlo, H. J. (2014). Synchronization in cross-docking networks: A research classification and framework. European Journal of Operational Research, 239(3), 593-608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2014.03.012
Carlo, H. J., Vis, I. F. A., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2014). Transport operations in container terminals: Literature overview, trends, research directions and classification scheme. European Journal of Operational Research, 236(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.11.023

2013

Carlo, H. J., Vis, I. F. A., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2015). Seaside operations in container terminals: literature overview, trends, and research directions. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 27(2-3), 224-262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-013-9178-3
Wruck, S., Vis, I. F. A., & Boter, J. (2013). Time-restricted batching models and solution approaches for integrated forward and return product flow handling in warehouses. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(10), 1505-1516. https://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2012.137

2012

de Leeuw, S., Vis, I. F. A., & Jonkman, S. N. (2012). Exploring Logistics Aspects of Flood Emergency Measures. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 20(3), 166-179. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5973.2012.00667.x
Bijvank, M., & Vis, I. F. A. (2012). Inventory control for point-of-use locations in hospitals. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63(4), 497-510. https://doi.org/10.1057/jors.2011.52
Bijvank, M., & Vis, I. F. A. (2012). Lost-sales inventory systems with a service level criterion. European Journal of Operational Research, 220(3), 610-618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.02.013
Van Anholt, R. G., & Vis, I. F. A. (2012). Real-time performance measurement system for automated teller machines. In Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012 Article 6465152 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2012.6465152
Carlo, H. J., & Vis, I. F. A. (2012). Sequencing dynamic storage systems with multiple lifts and shuttles. International Journal of Production Economics, 140(2), 844-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.06.035

2011

Vis, I. F. A., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2011). Layout and control policies for cross docking operations. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 61(4), 911-919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2011.06.001
Bijvank, M., & Vis, I. F. A. (2011). Lost-sales inventory theory: A review. European Journal of Operational Research, 215(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2011.02.004

2009

Roodbergen, K. J., & Vis, I. (2009). A survey of literature on automated storage and retrieval systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 194(2), 343-362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2008.01.038
Vis, I., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2009). Scheduling of container storage and retrieval. Operations Research, 57(2), 456-467. https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.1080.0621

2008

Roodbergen, K. J., Sharp, G., & Vis, I. (2008). Designing the layout structure of manual order-picking areas in warehouses. IIE Transactions, 40(11), 1032-1045. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170802167639
Vis, I., & Roodbergen, K. J. (2008). Positioning of goods in a cross-docking environment. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 54(3), 677-689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2007.10.004

2006

Roodbergen, K. J., & Vis, I. (2006). A model for warehouse layout. IIE Transactions, 38(10), 799-811. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170500494566

2001

Vis, I., De Koster, R., Roodbergen, K. J., & Peeters, L. (2001). Determination of the number of AGVs required at a semi-automated container terminal. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 52(4), 409-417. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601094
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