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Tom Van Woensel is Full Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics in the OPAC group (Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control) of the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Currently, he is the program chair of the Bachelor Program in Industrial Engineering.

Tom’s research is mainly focused on Freight Transport and Logistics and he conducted a large number of projects with industry, mainly with and through his Master, Professional Doctorate, and Doctorate students. Current interests include Last Mile Logistics, vehicle routing problems, crowd shipping, (service) network design, machine learning, Big Data and IoT-driven issues and opportunities. More information on all publications can also be found on Google Scholar (current h-index is 35, with over 4000 citations to his work).

Academic background

Tom Van Woensel holds a BSc and MSc degree in Applied Economic Sciences (Major Econometrics) from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He obtained his doctoral degree at the same university with a PhD on the topic of using queueing theoretical approaches for traffic flow networks.

Tom Van Woensel has published some 80 papers in leading journals (including Management Science, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, C, D, E, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research) and several book chapters. Van Woensel is also associate editor for Transportation Science, OR Spectrum, Urban Science and Logistics Research. He is a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences in the Netherlands and abroad.

Tom van Woensel also serves as Academic Director of the Global Supply Chain Management program at the Antwerp Management School, Belgium. As a collaborating member, he is also connected to the CIRRELT (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d'entreprise, la logistique et le transport) in Montreal, Canada. He is also director of the European Supply Chain Forum, in which some 30 multinational companies are involved.

Affiliated with

  • Antwerp Management School
  • Tias Business School
  • CIRRELT

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • European Supply Chain Forum
  • Data2Move

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Research Output 2001 2019

55 Citations

City Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities

Savelsbergh, M. W. P. M. & van Woensel, T., May 2016, In : Transportation Science. 50, 2, p. 579-590

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

14 Citations

An exact approach for a variant of the pollution-routing problem

Dabia, S., Demir, E. & van Woensel, T., 1 May 2017, In : Transportation Science. 51, 2, p. 607 - 628 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vehicle routing
Pollution
Fuel consumption
Costs
Labeling
1 Citations

Stochastic inventory routing for perishable products

Crama, Y., Rezaei, M., Savelsbergh, M. W. P. M. & van Woensel, T., 1 May 2018, In : Transportation Science. 52, 3, p. 526-546 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Profitability
profit
uncertainty
demand
performance
1 Citations
Integer programming
programming
optimization model
diversification
Planning
8 Citations

Strategic fleet planning for city logistics

Franceschetti, A., Honhon, D., Laporte, G., van Woensel, T. & Fransoo, J. C., 1 Jan 2017, In : Transportation Research. Part B: Methodological. 95, p. 19-40 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Logistics
logistics
Planning
planning
leasing

Prizes

European Journal of Operational Research best review paper of 2016

Tom van Woensel (Recipient), Nico Dellaert (Recipient), Maryam Steadie Seifi (Recipient) & Wim Nuijten (Recipient), 2016

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

Activities 2014 2018

  • 7 Editorial activity
  • 2 Membership of board
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

INFORMS (External organisation)

Tom van Woensel (Contributor)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Transportation Research. Part B: Methodological (Journal)

Tom van Woensel (Editorial board member)
28 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

INFOR : Information Systems and Operational Research (Journal)

Tom van Woensel (Editorial board member)
19 Feb 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

CIRRELT

Tom van Woensel (Visiting researcher)
2017 → …

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Journal of Heuristics (Journal)

Tom van Woensel (Editorial board member)
20162018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Courses

Press / Media

Smart Technologies - creating value for business

Tom van Woensel

3/11/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Article in news paper

Geert-Jan van Houtum & Tom van Woensel

29/07/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

A decision support tool for product positioning and replenishment and its applications on the floricultural supply chain of FloraHolland

Author: Padmoes, R., 30 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Krushynskyi, D. (Supervisor 1) & van Woensel, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A location-routing decision making approach for an enhanced distribution network with strict time constraints

Author: Dil, J., 30 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Veelenturf, L. (Supervisor 1), van Woensel, T. (Supervisor 2) & Atan, Z. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Analyse en herontwerp van het logistieke concept van de Benelux distributie bij Burgers Logistics

Author: van de Pas, H., 31 Mar 2007

Supervisor: Broekmeulen, R. (Supervisor 1) & van Woensel, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Analysing capacity utilization through simulation in a baggage handling environment

Author: Ridderbos, N., 31 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Veelenturf, L. (Supervisor 1), van Woensel, T. (Supervisor 2) & van Donselaar, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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