• De Zaale, Atlas 4.402

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Atlas 4.402

    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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Projects 2005 2022

'MAritime Remote CONtrol tower for service logisticsInnovation (MARCONI)'

van Houtum, G., van Houtum, G., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Gerrits, E. & Dilaver, M.

1/04/1930/06/22

Project: Research direct

Pioneering the Digital Future for Omnichannel Retail Managers

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van der Avoird, M., van Woensel, T. & Galiullina, A.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Research direct

Smart Tracking Data Network for Shipment by Inland Waterway (NWE 574)

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van Woensel, T., van der Avoird, M., Veelenturf, L. & Singh, P.

20/09/1719/09/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1973 2020

Open Access
Inventory control
Fixed-term contracts
Heuristics
Spare parts
Optimality
2 Citations (Scopus)

A branch-and-price algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with time windows on a road network

Ben Ticha, H., Absi, N., Feillet, D., Quilliot, A. & van Woensel, T., 7 May 2019, In : Networks. 73, 4, p. 401-417

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vehicle routing
Pickups
Travel time

Adaptive operating rooms planning and scheduling: a rolling horizon approach

Kamran, M. A., Karimi, B., Dellaert, N. & Demeulemeester, E., 1 Sep 2019, In : Operations Research for Health Care. 22, 16 p., 100200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Operating Rooms
Linear Programming
Hospital Records
Emergency Medical Services
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures

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 2020

17th International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research

Joris Kinable (Member of programme committee)
26 May 202029 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

34rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Joris Kinable (Member of programme committee)
7 Feb 202012 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

25th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming

Joris Kinable (Member of programme committee)
30 Sep 20194 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Press / Media

Interview BNR nieuwsradio

Bram Westerweel, Rob Basten & Geert-Jan van Houtum

17/05/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

PODCAST: Circulair levert economisch veel op

Geert-Jan van Houtum

27/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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) & Firat, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A control mechanism on outbound logistics

Author: Verhaert, V., 31 Jul 2019

Supervisor: Veelenturf, L. (Supervisor 1) & de Kok, T. (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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