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prof. dr. D.P. van Donk

prof. dr. D.P. van Donk

Dirk Pieter van Donk is a Professor in Operations Management in the Department Operations, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He teaches and taught a number of courses in Production/Operations Management both at the undergraduate and graduate level. His main research areas are Supply Chain Management and Integration, and planning/scheduling in the (food) processing industries. In the field of Supply Chain Management the main research questions relate to a better understanding of supply chain integration: the need for it, its dimensions, the relationship with ICT, and the effects on performance. In food processing the main focus is to better understand how specific characteristics influence planning and scheduling. Some themes here are the location of the Decoupling Point, combined Make-to-Order/Make-to-Stock and two-stage systems with intermediate storage.

He has published in Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Project Management, International Journal on Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, and Chemical Engineering Research and Design.  He is a reviewer for a number of the above Operations Management journals. Currently he also is Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, and he serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the  International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Finally he currently is a member of the board of the European Operations Management Association. 

Dirk Pieter van Donk earned his PhD in Business Administration in 1995 and holds master degrees in Econometrics and Business Administration.

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9747 AE Groningen
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