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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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Research Output

Capacity and inventory management: review, trends, and projections

Song, J-S., van Houtum, G-J. & Van Mieghem, J., 11 Jan 2020, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 22, 1, p. 36-46 11 p.

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    Capacity assignment in repair shops with high material uncertainty

    Driessen, M., van Houtum, G-J., Zijm, H. & Rustenburg, W. D. J. W., 5 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 221, 1, 11 p., 107484.

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    Dynamic dispatching and repositioning policies for fast-response service networks

    Drent, C., Olde Keizer, M. C. A. & van Houtum, G-J., 14 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Operational Research.

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    Machine tools with hidden defects: optimal usage for maximum lifetime value

    Akcay, A., Topan, E. & Van Houtum, G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IISE Transactions.

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    On a method to improve your service BOMs within spare parts management

    Stip, J. & van Houtum, G-J., 5 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 221, 1, 8 p., 107466.

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    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

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  • ISIR Fellow

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

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  • Activities

    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

    Courses

    Press / Media

    Digitale supply chain zet productieproces op zijn kop

    Geert-Jan van Houtum

    30/09/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    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

    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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