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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). Since July 2019, he is appointed as the Director of Education of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. He is also the program chair of the Bachelor Program 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 40, with over 5000 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 85 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 50 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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Chair

Freight Transport and Logistics

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Projects 2005 2022

Pioneering the Digital Future for Omnichannel Retail Managers

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van der Avoird, M., van Woensel, T., Galiullina, A. & Torkaman, S.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Research direct

ST4W: Smart Tracking Data Network for Shipment by Inland Waterway (NWE 574)

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van Woensel, T., van der Avoird, M., Veelenturf, L. P. & Singh, P.

20/09/1719/09/20

Project: Research direct

Data-Driven Real-Time Decision Making in Supply Chains and Logistics

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Gerrits, E., Ozarik, S. & Poormoaied, S.

1/09/1730/06/22

Project: Research direct

DATAS for cities (438-15-507) OPAC GROEP

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Karels, V. & Gerrits, E.

1/10/1530/09/20

Project: Research direct

Samenwerkingsverband ORTEC-TU/e Begeleiding Phd

van Woensel, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Gademann, A. J. R. M. (. & Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P.

1/01/1531/12/19

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2001 2019

100 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

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

20 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

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
8 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

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
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Integer programming
programming
optimization model
diversification
Planning
12 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

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), N.P. Dellaert (Recipient), M. SteadieSeifi (Recipient) & W.P.M. Nuijten (Recipient), 2016

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

Activities 2014 2019

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

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (External organisation)

Tom van Woensel (Chair)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

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

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

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (External organisation)

Tom van Woensel (Chair)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) (External organisation)

Tom van Woensel (Chair)
2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Courses

Press / Media

Webinar: Omni-Channel Logistics

Tom van Woensel

18/03/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Smart Technologies - creating value for business

T. van Woensel

3/11/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Article in news paper

Geert-Jan van Houtum & T. 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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