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“I try to understand how new technologies, such as 3D printing and IOT, influence supply chain management, maintenance optimization and the people using decision support systems.”

Research profile

Rob Basten is an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he is primarily occupied with maintenance and service logistics and its interfaces. Most of his research focuses on after sales services for capital goods: maintenance policies and maintenance optimization, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. He is especially interested in using new technologies to improve after sales services. For example, 3D printing of spare parts on location and using improved sensoring and communication technology to perform ‘just in time’ maintenance. He is further active in behavioral operations management, trying to understand how people can use decision support systems in such a way that they actually improve decisions and add value. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in order to carry out high quality research and solve problems in practice. For the latter reason, research is typically performed in cooperation with high-tech industry: companies such as ASML, Océ, Vanderlande and Marel Stork. Experience with industry is also used in teaching, for example in the course Maintenance & Service Logistics.

Academic background

Rob Basten received his Masters in Industrial Engineering and Management (2004) and Computer Science (2005) from the University of Twente (UT), from which he also received his PhD in Operations Management in 2010. After graduating, Rob became a postdoc at TU/e and soon a part-time consultant at Gordian Logistic Experts, before returning to the UT full-time in 2011. Rob began working at TU/e in 2014, initially as an assistant professor.

Rob has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (2008) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014). He has acted as a reviewer for journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Naval Research Logistics and the European Journal of Operational Research. He was also organizer of the first two editions of the Maintenance Research Day.

Biography

“I try to understand how new technologies, such as 3D printing and IOT, influence supply chain management, maintenance optimization and the people using decision support systems.”

Research profile

Rob Basten is an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he is primarily occupied with maintenance and service logistics and its interfaces. Most of his research focuses on after sales services for capital goods: maintenance policies and maintenance optimization, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. He is especially interested in using new technologies to improve after sales services. For example, 3D printing of spare parts on location and using improved sensoring and communication technology to perform ‘just in time’ maintenance. He is further active in behavioral operations management, trying to understand how people can use decision support systems in such a way that they actually improve decisions and add value. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in order to carry out high quality research and solve problems in practice. For the latter reason, research is typically performed in cooperation with high-tech industry: companies such as ASML, Océ, Vanderlande and Marel Stork. Experience with industry is also used in teaching, for example in the course Maintenance & Service Logistics.

Academic background

Rob Basten received his Masters in Industrial Engineering and Management (2004) and Computer Science (2005) from the University of Twente (UT), from which he also received his PhD in Operations Management in 2010. After graduating, Rob became a postdoc at TU/e and soon a part-time consultant at Gordian Logistic Experts, before returning to the UT full-time in 2011. Rob began working at TU/e in 2014, initially as an assistant professor.

Rob has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (2008) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014). He has acted as a reviewer for journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Naval Research Logistics and the European Journal of Operational Research. He was also organizer of the first two editions of the Maintenance Research Day.

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ASML
  • Océ
  • Vanderlande 
  • Marel Stork

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Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ASML
  • Océ
  • Vanderlande 
  • Marel Stork

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Research Output 2008 2019

3 Citations

Repairable stocking and expediting in a fluctuating demand environment: optimal policy and heuristics

Arts, J. J., Basten, R. J. I. & van Houtum, G. J. J. A. N., 1 Nov 2016, In : Operations Research. 64, 6, p. 1285–1301

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Costs
Managers
Repair
Heuristics
Optimal policy
53 Citations

System-oriented inventory models for spare parts

Basten, R. J. I. & Houtum, van, G. J. J. A. N., 2014, In : Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science. 19, 1, p. 34-55 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Inventory control
Repair
Inventory model
Spare parts
Availability
1 Citations
3D printers
Life Cycle Cost
Cost Analysis
Manufacturing
Costs
4 Citations

Condition based spare parts supply

Lin, X., Basten, R. J. I., Kranenburg, A. A. & van Houtum, G. J. J. A. N., 1 Dec 2017, In : Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 168, p. 240-248

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Markov processes
Degradation

Fleet readiness: stocking spare parts and high-tech assets

Basten, R. J. I. & Arts, J. J., 2017, In : IISE Transactions. 49, 4, p. 429-441 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Availability
Costs
Inventory control
Experiments

Activities 2009 2018

  • 7 Contributed talk
  • 1 Plenary talk

Data Science is the key to Proactive Maintenance

Basten, R. (Speaker)
27 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationPlenary talkProfessional

2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Basten, R. (Speaker)
17 Oct 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA

Basten, R. (Speaker)
20 May 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

ISIR Symposium, Budapest, Hungary

Basten, R. (Speaker)
20 Aug 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

P&OM World Conferenc, Amsterdam

Basten, R. (Speaker)
4 Jul 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Courses

Press / Media

Maintenance Research Day 2017

Rob Basten

6/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Proactive Service Logistics Next has been awarded a one milion euro grant

Rob Basten

17/11/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

1.2 million euros for UT research into sustainable logistics

Rob Basten

15/09/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

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 quantitative comparison of obsolescence strategies for electrotechnical systems in the maritime sector

Author: Hellegers, L., 26 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Eruguz - Çolak, A. (Supervisor 1), Basten, R. (Supervisor 2) & Flapper, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Assortment management for spare parts: from documentation to customer service

Author: Stroeken, R., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Topan, E. (Supervisor 1) & Basten, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Buffer management at ASML

Author: Gursoy, P., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: van Ooijen, H. (Supervisor 1) & Basten, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Condition based maintenance at Marel Poultry?

Author: van Sprang, R., 30 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1) & Basten, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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