Persoonlijk profiel

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“Over the years, I have found that our research helps translate today’s exceptions into tomorrow’s routines. That leaves more time for people in practice to reflect and work on challenging projects.”

Research profile

Ton de Kok is a partitime Full Professor holding the chair of Quantitative analysis of logistical management problems in the section Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control at TU/e. He is Director of CWI in Amsterdam. His primary research areas are Supply Chain Management and Concurrent Engineering with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. His research results have been successfully tested and implemented in a multitude of projects with industry. Algorithms for computing inventory control parameters have been implemented at over 20 companies as an outcome of MSc projects. A simple formula to determine the output of an assembly line has been used at Nedcar to redesign the final assembly of cars. Over the next five years his research focus will be on SCM in Configure-To-Order supply chains and SCM in process industry.

Over the last 30 years Ton developed various software tools that enable effective management of operations in the context of inventory management, supply chain management and project management. These software tools and further explanation of the background of their development and applications in practice can be found at Operations Education

Academic background

Ton de Kok received his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1985, after which he joined the Philips Electronics Centre for Quantitative Methods (CQM. In 1990, he became  Manager Logistics Innovation of Philips and a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). In 1991 he was appointed part-time professor in Industrial Mathematics at TU/e and he has been a full time professor Operations Management since 1992. Previously, he was also head of Operations Planning, Accounting, and Control at TU/e. Since October 1, 2020, he is Director of CWI in Amsterdam.

Ton has been a teaching professor at Boston University Brussels from 1990-1992, VLM (Logistics Management Association) board member and Scientific Director of research school Beta. He has published numerous articles and has been a (keynote) speaker at a wide variety of schools and events.

Affiliated with

  • TIAS Executive Master Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) Fellow
  • European Supply Chain Forum (eSCF) Director
  • Research school Beta (Fellow)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ChainStock

 

Expertise gerelateerd aan duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen van de VN

In 2015 stemden de VN-lidstaten in met 17 wereldwijde duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's) om armoede te beëindigen, de planeet te beschermen en voor iedereen welvaart te garanderen. Het werk van deze persoon draagt bij aan de volgende duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstelling(en):

  • SDG 9 – Industrie, innovatie en infrastructuur

Externe posities

Directeur, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

1 okt. 2020 → …

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  • Beta Fellow

    de Kok, A.G. (Ton) (Ontvanger), 25 apr. 2008

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

  • Edelman Award Finalist

    de Kok, A.G. (Ton) (Ontvanger), 25 apr. 2004

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

  • ISIR Fellow

    de Kok, A.G. (Ton) (Ontvanger), 25 aug. 2014

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk