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“Over the years, I have found that our research helps translate today’s exceptions into tomorrow’s routines. That leaves more time for people in practice to reflect and work on challenging projects.”

Research profile

Ton de Kok is a Full Professor holding the chair of Quantitative analysis of logistical management problems in the section Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control at TU/e. His primary research areas are Supply Chain Management and Concurrent Engineering with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. His research results have been successfully tested and implemented in a multitude of projects with industry. Algorithms for computing inventory control parameters have been implemented at over 20 companies as an outcome of MSc projects. A simple formula to determine the output of an assembly line has been used at Nedcar to redesign the final assembly of cars. Over the next five years his research focus will be on SCM in Configure-To-Order supply chains and SCM in process industry.

Academic background

Ton de Kok received his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1985, after which he joined the Philips Electronics Centre for Quantitative Methods (CQM. In 1990, he became  Manager Logistics Innovation of Philips and a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). In 1991 he was appointed part-time professor in Industrial Mathematics at TU/e and he has been a full time professor Operations Management since 1992. Previously, he was also head of Operations Planning, Accounting, and Control at TU/e.

Ton has been a teaching professor at Boston University Brussels from 1990-1992, VLM (Logistics Management Association) board member and Scientific Director of research school Beta. He has published numerous articles and has been a (keynote) speaker at a wide variety of schools and events.

Affiliated with

  • TIASNimbas Academic Director Executive Master Operational Excellence / Academic Council member
  • International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) Fellow
  • European Supply Chain Forum (eSCF) Director
  • Research school Beta (Fellow)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ChainScope (CTO)

 

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Projects 2005 2014

Sustainable Organisation between Clusters Of Optimised Logistics @ Europe

de Kok, T., van Woensel, T., van Woensel, T., Chang Chang, C., Jansen, R. & Jansen, R.

1/01/1231/12/14

Project: Research direct

Bundelen bij de Bron

de Kok, T., Slikker, M., van Woensel, T., van Woensel, T., Chang Chang, C., Jansen, R. & Jansen, R.

1/01/1230/11/13

Project: Research direct

Collaboration Concepts for Comodality CO3

de Kok, T., de Kok, T., van Hout, J., Slikker, M., van Woensel, T., Jansen, R. & Jansen, R.

1/09/1131/08/14

Project: Research direct

BSIk-Transumo: ketensynchronisatie in logistieke netwerken

de Kok, T., de Kok, T., van Breugel - Krijnen, M., van Woensel, T., Pijs - van Zon, M. & Pijs - van Zon, M.

1/09/0531/10/10

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1984 2019

11 Citations (Scopus)

Assemble-to-order systems: a review

Atan, Z., Ahmadi, T., Stegehuis, C., de Kok, A. G. & Adan, I. J. B. F., 2017, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 261, 3, p. 866-879

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Management science
Operations research
Customers
Operations Management
Service Levels
10 Citations (Scopus)

Setting planned leadtimes in customer-order-driven assembly systems

Atan, Z., Kok, de, A. G., Dellaert, N. P., Janssen, F. B. S. L. P. & Boxel, van, R., 2016, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 18, 1, p. 122-140

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Lead time
Assembly systems
Costs
Heuristics
Penalty
7 Citations (Scopus)

Exact analysis of divergent inventory systems with time-based shipment consolidation and compound poisson demand

Stenius, O., Karaarslan, A. G., Marklund, J. & de Kok, A. G., 31 Jul 2016, In : Operations Research. 64, 4, p. 906-921

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Warehouses
Consolidation
Inventory control
Probability distributions
Costs
20 Citations (Scopus)

Self-imposed time windows in vehicle routing

Jabali, O., Leus, R., Woensel, van, T. & Kok, de, A. G., 2015, In : OR Spektrum. 37, 2, p. 331-352

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Time windows
Vehicle routing
Vehicle routing problem
Heuristics
Uncertainty
6 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal FCFS allocation rules for periodic-review assemble-to-order systems

Huang, K. & Kok, de, A. G., 2015, In : Naval Research Logistics. 62, 2, p. 158-169

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Periodic Review
Heuristic methods
Costs
Optimal Allocation
Experiments

Activities 2003 2006

  • 3 Editorial activity

Operations Research Letters (Journal)

A.G. de Kok (Editorial board member)
20062009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Journal)

A.G. de Kok (Editorial board member)
20032015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

IIE Transactions (Journal)

A.G. de Kok (Editorial board member)
20032006

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Courses

Student theses

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 framework for supply chain planning in make-to-forecast environments

Author: Kraaij, M., 31 Oct 2016

Supervisor: de Kok, A. (Supervisor 1) & Atan, Z. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A joint-replenishment problem with exogenously triggered review moments

Author: Grundel, J., 30 Sep 2015

Supervisor: de Kok, A. (Supervisor 1) & de Langen, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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