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"Fulfilling real needs of people in harmony with the rest of the universe using mathematical models” 

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Simme Douwe Flapper is an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he is carrying out research into the planning and control, information, organisational, business economic and environmental aspects of sustainable generation and distribution of products and services with a special focus on reuse. In the latter field, he has participated in a number of projects sponsored by the European Union and works with OEMs, third party service providers and master organizations all over the world.

He also has been involved in setting up of the Dutch network for the collection and processing of discarded white and brown goods, as well as in a similar project in Lancashire county (UK), and in the setup of the Dutch network for the collection and processing of discarded batteries. Other research areas are planning and control of production and distribution activities in the process industries, maintenance/reliability, and planning and control of human resources, including their availability. He has been a visiting professor at BI Norwegian Business School (Oslo, Norway), ITESM (Monterrey, Mexico), INPG (Grenoble, France), UPM (Madrid, Spain), METU (Ankara, Turkey).

Academic background

Simme Douwe Flapper studied theoretical physics (MSc) and biology (BSc) at Utrecht University, and industrial engineering and management science (MSc) at TU/e. He has a PhD in physics from Radboud University Nijmegen. He worked 3 years for the Dutch Ministry of Environment and Housing, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of information systems for the registration of rest flows and emissions. During this time he was a member of the Dutch Commission on Emission Registration.

He acts as a referee for over 40 journals and has been a guest editor or editorial board member for various of these journals, including, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, OR Spektrum and Supply Chain Management. He is an editorial board member for Sustainability, and Mathematical Problems in Engineering. He has been the co-initiator/chairman of a number of international workshops in the field of reuse.

Affiliated with

  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Department IE&IS

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Dell
  • DSM
  • Heineken
  • Philips
  • Unilever

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Remanufacturing Mathematics
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Condition-based Maintenance Mathematics
Inventory Systems Mathematics
Production Systems Mathematics
Optimal Control Mathematics
Maintenance Policy Mathematics
Scheduling Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2012 2016

Research Output 1989 2019

137 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Optimal core acquisition and remanufacturing policies under uncertain core quality fractions

Teunter, R. H. & Flapper, S. D. P., 2011, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 210, 2, p. 241-248 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Remanufacturing
Costs
Uncertainty
Numerical Experiment
Demand Uncertainty

Reverse logistics: A review of case studies

Brito, de, M. P., Dekker, R. & Flapper, S. D. P., 2004, Distribution Logistics: Advanced solutions to practical problems. Fleischmann, B. & Klose, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 243-282 284 p. (Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems; vol. 544).

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

logistics
technical literature

Product recovery policies in stochastic remanufacturing systems with multiple reuse options

Inderfurth, K., Kok, de, A. G. & Flapper, S. D. P., 1998, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. 73 p. (TU Eindhoven. Fac. TBDK, Vakgroep LBS : working paper series; vol. 9805)

Research output: Book/ReportReportPopular

Open Access
File
532 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A characterisation of logistics networks for product recovery

Fleischmann, M., Krikke, H. R., Dekker, R. & Flapper, S. D. P., 2000, In : Omega : The International Journal of Management Science. 28, 6, p. 653-666

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Product recovery
Logistics
Network design
Environmental concern
Industry
165 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A facility location-allocation model for reusing carpet materials

Louwers, D., Kip, B. J., Peters, E., Souren, F. & Flapper, S. D. P., 1999, In : Computers & Industrial Engineering. 36, 44, p. 855-869

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Depreciation
Logistics
Mathematical models
Costs

Activities 1995 2019

  • 38 Publication peer-review
  • 10 Editorial activity
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Complexity (Journal)

Simme Douwe P. Flapper (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Energies (Journal)

Simme Douwe P. Flapper (Peer reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Shixuan Wang

Simme Douwe P. Flapper (Host)
26 Mar 201829 Mar 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

Sustainability (Journal)

Simme Douwe Flapper (Editorial board member)
11 Dec 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Cardiff University

Simme Douwe Flapper (Visiting researcher)
30 Oct 20173 Nov 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Courses

Sustainable supply chains

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

A comparison of production planning strategies: a product vs. a capacity oriented approach

Author: Hennink, A., 31 Dec 2006

Supervisor: Fransoo, J. (Supervisor 1) & Flapper, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A controlled way of using sales figures for making forecasts in a retail environment

Author: Menheere, R., 31 May 2008

Supervisor: van Donselaar, K. (Supervisor 1) & Flapper, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A decision support model for managing empty packaging in a closed-loop supply chain

Author: Linnartz, E., 21 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1) & Dabadghao, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A decision support tool for assessing the value of buying back systems from customers for service parts harvesting

Author: Haerkens, N., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1) & Slikker, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A decision support tool for getting maximum value from a limited maintenance budget

Author: Bolder, E., 28 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Flapper, S. (Supervisor 1) & Peng, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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