• De Rondom 70

    5612 AP Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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 1973 2019

A selfish allocation heuristic in scheduling: equilibrium and inefficiency bound analysis

Braat, J., Hamers, H., Klijn, F. & Slikker, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 273, 2, p. 634-645 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Scheduling
Heuristics
Costs
Decision problem
Nash Equilibrium

Crowd-based city logistics

Sampaio Oliveira, A. H., Savelsbergh, M. W. P., Veelenturf, L. P. & van Woensel, T., 2019, Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics. Faulin, J., Grasman, S. E., Juan, A. A. & Hirsch, P. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 381-400

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Design heuristic for parallel many server systems

Adan, I. J. B. F., Boon, M. A. A. & Weiss, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 273, 1, p. 259-277

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Servers
Server
Customers
Heuristics
Assign

Prizes

Best Lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program

Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 2009

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

Best Lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program

Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 2012

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

Best Master Lecturer at TU/e

Zümbül Atan (Recipient), 2014

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

Activities 1991 2019

33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Kinable, J. (Member of programme committee)
27 Jan 20191 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

16th International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research

Kinable, J. (Member of programme committee)
4 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

INFOR : Information Systems and Operational Research (Journal)

van Woensel, T. (Editorial board member)
19 Feb 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityScientific

Press / Media

The race for rail-on-demand

Luuk Veelenturf

27/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

eXplore Conference

Joachim Arts

16/02/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Conference: Navigating the future of supply chains

Joachim Arts

9/02/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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

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)

Student thesis: Master

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A data-driven decision support model for planned maintenance reduction in healthcare

Author: van Lohuizen, T., 30 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Akcay, A. (Supervisor 1) & van Jaarsveld, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A data driven inventory decision model for the early life cycle of product offerings in an e-tail environment

Author: van Bussel, J., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Akçay, A. (Supervisor 1), Mutlu, N. (Supervisor 2) & van Jaarsveld, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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