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prof. dr. J. de Vries

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prof. dr. J. de Vries
Telephone:
+31 50 36 33859 (direct)
+31 50 36 37020 (secretary department)
E-mail:
jan.de.vries rug.nl

Prof.dr. Jan de Vries

 

Summary

Jan de Vries studied Business Administration (MSc, PhD) at the University of Groningen. After his study Jan de Vries worked in the field of Operations management and Business Logistics, both as a consultant as well as a line-manager. Since 1984 he is a staff member at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. In this Faculty he formerly held the position of director of the Production and Service management programme (1996-2002). He furthermore occupied several Managerial positions, both within as well as outside the Faculty, most of them in the field of Operations Management and Business Logistics.

Although a strong interest in all parts of the topics within Operations Management, the research expertise of Jan de Vries strongly relates to organizational topics surrounding planning and control systems and co-coordination issues. During the last fifteen years Jan de Vries conducted studies in the area of Supply Chain Networks, Operations Strategy, the Organizational setting of planning and control structures and the application of Operations Management concepts within a Service context (especially Healthcare). During the period 2002-2003 Jan de Vries spent his sabbatical leave in the United Kingdom where he was granted the title and status of Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. During both periods Jan de Vries concentrated on research in the area of supply networks.

From 2004-2017 Jan de Vries held the position of director of the BSc Business Administration programme which is one of the largest educational programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Currently, Jan de Vries is chairing the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Economics and Business. 

Positions

2017-now

Chair of the Board of Examiners, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen

1985-now

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Operations Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Groningen - the Netherlands

2004-2017

Director of the BSc BA programma (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - the Netherlands)

1996-2002

Director of the Production and Servicemanagement programme of the Faculty of Management and Organization - University of Groningen - the Netherlands

1984-1985

Lecturer in Production Management at the Faculty of Management and Organization -University of Groningen - the Netherlands

1983-1984

Head of the Operations Research department of AVEBE - Veendam - the Netherlands

1981-1983

Graduation student/Logistical consultant Nelf Lakfabrieken - Groningen - the Netherlands

1980-1983

Several  jobs as a teaching-assistant in the area of production management, computer-programming and research-assistant at the Faculty of Management and Organization - University of Groningen - the Netherlands

 

Administrative activities

   
2004-2017 Associate editor Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie
2004-2017 Programme director Bsc Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Business
1998-now Member of the Examination Committee of the Curacao Institute for Social and Economic Studies (Curises - now ICUC)
1998-now Member of the Education Committee of the Curacao Institute for Social and Economic Studies (Curises - now ICUC)
1997-2002 Acting head of the department of Production and Operations Management (Faculty of Management and Organization)
1996-2002 Director of the Production and Servicemanagement programme of the Faculty of Management and Organization
1996-2002 Member of the Supervisory Board of the Academy Consultancy Bureau UniPartners Groningen (the Netherlands)
1997-2001 Chairman of the board of Program directors of the Faculty of Management and Organization
1996-2000 Member of the Board of the Council of Logistics (VLM) region North
1983-1988 Committee Member of the Association of Alumni of the Faculty of Management and Organization - University Groningen  (BRUG)

Educational background   

   
1999

Doctoral degree in Business Administration. Title Ph.D thesis: Organizing Logistics (in dutch: Logistiek organiseren: een studie naar de relatie tussen goederenstroombesturing en logistieke organisatie) (Supervisor: Prof.dr.ir. A.C.J. de Leeuw, Prof.dr. J. Wijngaard; dr.ir. H. van de Water)

1983-1985

Evening study of Law at the University of Groningen

1978-1983

Study Business Administration at the University of Groningen (graduation 1983). Third prize for graduation theses awarded by NIVE (1984)  (subject of the thesis: Integrated logistics, Theory and Practice)

1977-1979

Study Physics at the University of Groningen (propaedeutic exam 1978)

1975-1977

High School (Atheneum) - diploma 1977

1973-1975

School of higher general secundary education (HAVO) - diploma 1975

1969-1973

School of lower general secondary education (MAVO-4 ) - diploma 1973

 

During the last ten years Jan de Vries participated in a large number of committees both in and outside the Faculty of Management and Organization. Most of these committees were in the area of Administration, Management and Education  (for example: Committee Program Evaluation, Committee Revision Curriculum, Advisory Committee Management Game, several Chair Selection Committees).

Personal interests

Although his work is probably his greatest hobby, Jan de Vries is also a fanatic sailor. In the past he developed several educational programmes for sailing-instructors. As a chief-instructor, he worked for several years at one of the largest sailing-institutes in the Netherlands. Furthermore, he was a certified sailing-examinator for more than ten years.  

Last modified:18 February 2020 1.10 p.m.

Contact information

Nettelbosje 2
9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands

Duisenberg Building

Room:
5411-648
Telephone:
+31 50 36 33859 (direct)
+31 50 36 37020 (secretary department)