Company projects of Kees Jan Roodbergen
Kees Jan Roodbergen:
An important consideration in my research is the practical applicability of the
methods I develop. One of my methods is now available as an add-on for the
world′s number 1 selling Enterprise Resource Planning application (SAP). Some of
my methods can be seen in action on this website (in the Interactive Warehouse
I have performed a number of projects for
companies, usually as a blend of the company′s needs and the development of new
research methods. A number of warehouses have implemented my methods in their
warehouse management system.
Warehouse design project. Simultaneous optimization of physical layout and control policies for a new warehouse operation. 2007.
Advised mYuice / CTAC Powerhouse
(formerly: Yanta) in their process to develop an Add-on for SAP that
enables the routing of order pickers in warehouses based on my combined
routing method. More information
on the combined routing heuristic can be found in the original paper
Koninklijk tuinbouwbedrijf Lemkes
Study on a flexible layout for cross-docking of houseplants. Other researchers involved in this project: I.F.A. Vis. 2003.
From custom-made to off-the-shelf
Company-university study on new supply chain concepts for distribution of food products. Companies involved include: Unilever Best Foods, Masterfoods, Hays Logistics, Van Eerd and Schuitema. Other researchers involved in this project: R. Zuidwijk, R. Broekmeulen, M. Janssen. 2002.
Study on storage assignment and routing methods in the warehouse of Ankor B.V., Leidschendam, The Netherlands. Proposed methods have been implemented. Other people involved in this project: prof. dr. M.B.M. de Koster, prof. dr. ir. R. Dekker and H. van Kalleveen. 2000.
An article on this project was published in Interfaces
(Abstract and download
Study on routing of order pickers and batching of orders in the distribution center of De Bijenkorf, Woerden, The Netherlands (300,000 SKUs). New routing method has been implemented. Other people involved in this project: prof. dr. M.B.M. de Koster and R.A. van Voorden. 1999.
An article on this project was published in a Springer
book (Abstract and download