Kees Jan Roodbergen


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Current position

2011 - present  Professor of Quantitative Logistics at University of Groningen (as of Feb. 1, 2011)

Current side positions

2012 - present  Director of the Center for Operational Excellence
2010 - present  Member of the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE)
2008 - presentMember of the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization
2001 - presentVisiting professor at BEM - Management School Bordeaux, France.

Past positions

2011  Member of Jury for electing "The logistics webshop of the year" (more)
2008 - 2011  Associate professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
2007Visiting professor at Virginia Tech, department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (May - October).
The industrial engineering program of Virginia Tech ranked 8th in the U.S. News & World Report 2007
2001 - 2008Assistant professor at RSM Erasmus University
2000 - 2001Instructor at RSM Erasmus University
1999Visiting scholar at Georgia Tech, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (October - December)
The industrial engineering program of Georgia Tech ranked 1st in the U.S. News & World Report 1999
1996 - 2000Ph.D. candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam


2001graduated as Ph.D. at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Thesis titled "Layout and routing methods for warehouses", thesis advisors prof. dr. M.B.M. de Koster and prof. dr. ir. J.A.E.E. van Nunen.
1996Graduated as M.Sc. in Econometrics (specialization in Operations Research) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Master's thesis titled "The symmetric traveling salesman problem, removing the influence of constant matrices on heuristic performances", supervisors prof. dr. G. Sierksma, and dr. E.S. van der Poort.

Research grants

2012  Grant from Dinalog (project budget: 625.000 Euro) for multi-channel strategies and IT structures in e-commerce
2010  Grant from Dinalog (a government-funded research institute) in 2010 for the project "Cross-chain order fulfilment coordination for internet sales".
Project leader: dr. K.J. Roodbergen.
Participating researchers: prof.dr. J. Boter, prof. dr. I.F.A. Vis.
Budget: € 1.1 million
Consortium partners: University of Groningen, VU University Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam,, Ctac, Centraal Boekhuis,, Sectorinstituut Openbare Bibliotheken (SIOB), Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken (VOB).
Project approval: The project was approved and subsidies were allotted May 12, 2010 by the board of Dinalog on the advice of Dinalog's Scientific Advisory Committee (Jo van Nunen, Bernhard Fleischmann, Santiago Kraiselburd, Hau Lee, Don Ratliff, Luk van Wassenhove)
2007  Grants of ERIM and "Vereniging Trustfonds" for a visit to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1999  Grant of the Dutch foundation for scientific research (NWO) for a visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology


INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
VVS (Dutch Society for Statistics and Operations Research)

Address information

prof. dr. Kees Jan Roodbergen
University of Groningen
Faculty of Economics and Business
office: 669 (Duisenberg-building)
Address: Nettelbosje 2, 9747 AE Groningen, The Netherlands
Postal address: P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-50-3637020
Fax: +31-50-3632032

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