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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

BSIk-Transumo: ketensynchronisatie in logistieke netwerken

de Kok, A. G. (., de Kok, A. G. (., 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

Assemble-to-order systems: a review

Atan, Z., Ahmadi, T., Stegehuis, C., de Kok, A. G. & Adan, I. J. B. F., 16 Sep 2017, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 261, 3, p. 866-879 14 p.

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  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    42 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    165 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    229 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    131 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 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

    Configuration Management

    1/09/18 → …

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    Proof techniques for IE

    1/09/10 → …

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    Supply chain management

    1/09/13 → …

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