Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control

  • De Zaale, Atlas 4.402



  • P.O. Box 513, Atlas 4.402

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control (OPAC) group helps stakeholders across sectors to make smart, informed decisions, thereby contributing to more efficiency, enhanced sustainability, better use of resources and improved Total Cost of Ownership.

Highlighted phrase

Controlling and improving operational processes

Organisational profile

Research within the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) deals with the control of operational processes, which can be related to manufacturing systems, distribution, transportation, warehousing, retail, healthcare, public transportation and service processes such as equipment maintenance. These operational processes transform incoming materials into outgoing materials or move these materials from one place to another using scarce resources, such as machines, people or means of transportation.

Today, we are seeing many sectors being transformed by enormous leaps in digital, automation and robotic technologies. In an increasingly fast, demanding and competitive world with shrinking resources, smart control of operational processes brings increased speed and output using the same - or even fewer - resources. To realize this kind of smart control, however, informed decisions need to be made at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. 

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    Research Output

    A Benders decomposition-based approach for logistics service network design

    Belieres, S. A. F., Hewitt, M., van Woensel, T., Jozefowiez, N. & Semet, F., 16 Oct 2020, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 286, 2, p. 523-537 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Prizes

    2020 Applied Probability Trust Prize

    Fiona Sloothaak (Recipient), 16 Jan 2020

    Prize: OtherScientific

    3rd Place Commit2Data Poster Competition

    Simon Voorberg (Recipient), 20 Mar 2019

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific

    Best Lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program

    Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific


    29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence - 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

    Joris Kinable (Member of programme committee)
    11 Jul 202017 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Robust location-transportation problems with integer-valued demand

    Ahmadreza Marandi (Speaker)
    Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 2020 Annual Conference

    Tarkan Tan (Organiser)
    28 Jun 202030 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Research areas

    Maintenance Operations and Reliability Engineering

    Marc Rosmalen (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Smart Logistics

    Marc Rosmalen (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Supply Chain Management

    Marc Rosmalen (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Student theses

    A blockchain-based supply chain contract: an analysis to the development of a supply chain contract on a blockchain

    Author: Korsten, K., 27 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Huang, B. (Supervisor 1) & Broekmeulen, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Accelerating the process of pricing automotive options

    Author: Bakermans, M., 29 May 2020

    Supervisor: Dabadghao, S. S. (Supervisor 1), Türetken, O. (Supervisor 2) & Mutlu, N. R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Accurate response to fluctuating demand with regard to promotions in the online retailing industry

    Author: Kiemeneij, N., 31 Jan 2018

    Supervisor: Atan, Z. (Supervisor 1), Mutlu, N. (Supervisor 2) & Firat, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master