prof. dr. J. de Vries
Prof.dr. Jan de Vries
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.
Chair of the Board of Examiners, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Operations Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Groningen - the Netherlands
Director of the BSc BA programma (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - the Netherlands)
Director of the Production and Servicemanagement programme of the Faculty of Management and Organization - University of Groningen - the Netherlands
Lecturer in Production Management at the Faculty of Management and Organization -University of Groningen - the Netherlands
Head of the Operations Research department of AVEBE - Veendam - the Netherlands
Graduation student/Logistical consultant Nelf Lakfabrieken - Groningen - the Netherlands
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
|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)|
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)
Evening study of Law at the University of Groningen
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)
Study Physics at the University of Groningen (propaedeutic exam 1978)
High School (Atheneum) - diploma 1977
School of higher general secundary education (HAVO) - diploma 1975
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).
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.
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