prof. dr. K.J. Roodbergen
Kees Jan Roodbergen is professor of Quantitative Logistics at the University of Groningen, and Director of the Center for Operational Excellence (University of Groningen). He holds a MSc degree in Econometrics & Operations Research from the University of Groningen and a PhD degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been a visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Virginia Polytechnic Instititute and State University (USA), and Université Laval (Canada).
His research interests include E -commerce Logistics, Warehouse optimization, Vehicle Routing, Traveling Salesman Problem, and Inventory Management. He has applied various techniques from the field of Operations Research in practical studies. His methods for warehouse optimisation have been implemented in a Warehouse Management Systems.
Roodbergen serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization, which represents companies specialised in handling cooled and frozen food products. Until 2013 he served as member for international affairs on the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education in the USA. This council is affiliated with the Material Handling Industry of America and facilitates the information interchange between industry and academia. He was a jury member for a number of practice awards in e-commerce.
He has published his work in various academic journals, including Operations Research and Transportation Science. For his research, he has regularly received external funding. This includes funding for the projects PIONEER (TKI Dinalog, 2019), e-global (NWO, 2017), "Towards virtual ports in a physical internet" (NWO, 2015), "Improving Transport and Accessibility through new Communication Technologies" (Interreg IVB, 2013). In these projects he served either as main applicant or as co-applicant.
|2011 - present||Professor of Quantitative Logistics at University of Groningen|
|2021 - present||Member of the Program Board (TRAIL Research School)|
|2021 - present||Member of the Program Board (Graduate Program Operations Management & Logistics)|
|2020 - present||Member of Steering Group "City Distribution" (Topsector Logistics)|
|2020 - present||Chair of the jury Shopping Awards, category Logistics|
|2016 - present||Member of the editorial advisory board for the professional magazines Business Logistics and Value Chain Management|
|2015 - present||Teacher Masterclass E-commerce logistics (Logistiek Academy & Nyenrode Business University).|
|2012 - present||Director of the Center for Operational Excellence (University of Groningen)|
|2008 - present||Member of the "Scientific Advisory Council" of the World Food Logistics Organization (USA).|
|2013||Visiting professor at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada (3 months, research visit).|
|2008 - 2011||Associate professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University|
|2007||Visiting professor at Virginia Tech, department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (May - October)|
|2001 - 2013||Visiting professor at KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France.|
|2001 - 2008||Assistant professor at RSM Erasmus University|
|2000 - 2001||Instructor at RSM Erasmus University|
|1999||Visiting scholar at Georgia Tech, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (October - December)|
|1996 - 2000||Ph.D. candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Previous side positions
|2017 - 2020||Chair of Expert Groups at ShoppingTomorrow (Thuiswinkel.org)|
|2015 - 2020||Member of "Klankbordgroep Cross Chain Collaboration Centers" (TKI Dinalog)|
|2013 - 2014||Member of the jury for the award "Thuiswinkel.org / PostNL Dynamic Delivery Award"|
|2011 - 2013||Member of the jury for the award "Webshop with the Best Logistics Operation"|
|2010 - 2013||Member of the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (USA).|
|Last modified:||19 May 2021 11.42 a.m.|