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“Every user of a capital good wishes to have a high system availability and a low Total Cost of Ownership. My research is about innovations leading to a higher system availability against a lower TCO.”

Research profile

Geert-Jan van Houtum is Full Professor and chair of Maintenance andReliability at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) since 2008. Since September 2017, he is also vice-dean IE of the Department IE &IS. His areas of expertise include maintenance optimization, spare parts inventory control, inventory theory in general, and operations research.

Geert-Jan carries out research on the maintenance and reliability of capital goods. In particular, his focus is on design and control of spare parts networks, predictive maintenance concepts, and product design choices that have a strong effect on system availability and TCO. In this research, also the value of remote monitoring data and other degradation data is investigated. Much of this research is carried out in cooperation with the industry, working with companies such as ASML, Dutch Railways, Philips, Océ, Marel, the Royal Dutch Airforce and Navy, and Vanderlande.

Academic background

Geert-Jan obtained his MSc and PhD in Applied Mathematics from TU/e, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. After that, he held positions as assistant/associate professor at Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente and at Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, and he was visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001. In 2008, he was appointed as full professor. Geert-Jan has more than 80 publications in international refereed journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, IISE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, and International Journal of Production Economics. With Bram Kranenburg, he authored ‘Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints’.

In addition, Geert-Jan is department editor at Service Science and associate editor at Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and the Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. Further, he is a board member of the Service Logistics Forum. He was the scientific director of research school Beta from 2008-2017.

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Projects 2010 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

Real-time data-driven maintenance logistics

van Houtum, G., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Gerrits, E., van Houtum, G. & Voorberg, S.

1/09/1731/08/22

Project: Research direct

Emergency Service Logistics (NDaDD) (438-15-506)

Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Gerrits, E., van Houtum, G., van Houtum, G. & Xie, J.

1/10/1530/11/19

Project: Research direct

MANTIS (662189 ECSEL-2014-1) Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance

van Houtum, G., Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Akçay, A., Akçay, A. & Xiao, G.

1/05/1531/07/18

Project: Research direct

Service Logistics for Advanced Capital Goods (Doss.nr. 407-12-001)

van Houtum, G., Driessen, J., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Demirci, E., Gerrits, E. & van Wingerden, E.

1/09/1314/02/18

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1990 2020

Open Access
Inventory control
Fixed-term contracts
Heuristics
Spare parts
Optimality

Capacity and inventory management: review, trends, and projections

Song, J-S., van Houtum, G-J. & Van Mieghem, J., 18 Jul 2019, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Capacity management
Inventory management
Research trends
Citations
Text mining

Capacity assignment in repair shops with high material uncertainty

Driessen, M., van Houtum, G-J., Zijm, H. & Rustenburg, W. D. J. W., 9 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Production Economics. 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Repair
Inspection
Uncertainty
Assignment
Costs

Design and control of capital goods service supply chains with additive manufacturing

Westerweel, B., 14 May 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 157 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
File
3D printers
Operating costs
Supply chains
Printing

Maintenance service logistics

Arts, J. J., Basten, R. J. I. & van Houtum, G. J. J. A. N., 2019, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Zijm, H., Klumpp, M., Regattieri, A. & Heragu, S. (eds.). Amsterdam: Springer, p. 493-517 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Logistics
Availability
Supply chains
Life cycle
Engineers

Prizes

IISE Transactions 2019 Design & Manufacturing Best Paper Award

Engin Topan (Recipient), Tarkan Tan (Recipient), Geert-Jan van Houtum (Recipient) & Rommert Dekker (Recipient), 18 May 2019

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

File
Manufacturing

ISIR Fellow

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Recipient), 24 Aug 2018

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

student
Society

Activities 1999 2019

Data-Driven Maintenance of Capital Goods: Theory and What is Needed in Practice

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Speaker)
2 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Service Science (Journal)

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Editor)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Visiting researcher)
3 Dec 201811 Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Cornell University

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Visiting researcher)
14 Nov 201718 Nov 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Texas A and M University

Geert-Jan van Houtum (Visiting researcher)
20 Oct 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

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: Inside IISE Journals

Geert-Jan van Houtum

1/02/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Article in news paper

Geert-Jan van Houtum & Tom van Woensel

29/07/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Aanschaf van reservedelen: een vergelijk van vijf modellen binnen de Defensie Materieel Organisatie toegepast op single en multi-echelon praktijksituaties

Author: Mellegers, W., 31 Aug 2007

Supervisor: Newby, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Additive manufacturing as a solution for supply obsolescence

Author: Jansman, A., 31 May 2017

Supervisor: Basten, R. (Supervisor 1), Westerweel, B. (Supervisor 2) & van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A framework for implementing condition based maintenance based on operational data

Author: Stadhouders, H., 30 Apr 2011

Supervisor: van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 1), Tan, T. (Supervisor 2) & Elwany, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A framework proposal for harvesting service parts at Philips Health Tech

Author: Kodhelaj, I., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Chituc, C. (Supervisor 1), van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, D. (External person) (External coach) & Beunders, E. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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An aggregate planning for preventive maintenance of bogies by NedTrain

Author: Vernooij, K., 31 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1), van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 2) & Arts, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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