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Persoonlijk profiel


“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 Full Professor holding the chair of Quantitative analysis of logistical management problems in the section Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control at TU/e. 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.

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.

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

  • TIASNimbas Academic Director Executive Master Operational Excellence / Academic Council member
  • International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) Fellow
  • European Supply Chain Forum (eSCF) Director
  • Research school Beta (Fellow)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ChainScope (CTO)


Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar A.G. (Ton) de Kok actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze persoon. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

  • 6 Vergelijkbare profielen
Travel time Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Vehicle routing Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Costs Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Tabu search Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Planning Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Dynamic programming Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Inventory Management Rekenkunde
Travel Time Rekenkunde

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Projecten 2005 2014

Bundelen bij de Bron

de Kok, A. G. (., Slikker, M., van Woensel, T. & van Woensel, T.


Project: Onderzoek direct

BSIk-Transumo: ketensynchronisatie in logistieke netwerken

de Kok, A. G. (., de Kok, A. G. (., van Breugel - Krijnen, M., van Woensel, T., Pijs - van Zon, M. & Pijs - van Zon, M.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1984 2019

18 Citaties (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Assemble-to-order systems: a review

Atan, Z., Ahmadi, T., Stegehuis, C., de Kok, A. G. & Adan, I. J. B. F., 2017, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 261, 3, blz. 866-879

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Management science
Operations research
Operations Management
Service Levels
10 Citaties (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)

Setting planned leadtimes in customer-order-driven assembly systems

Atan, Z., Kok, de, A. G., Dellaert, N. P., Janssen, F. B. S. L. P. & Boxel, van, R., 2016, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 18, 1, blz. 122-140

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Assembly systems
Lead time
9 Citaties (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)

Exact analysis of divergent inventory systems with time-based shipment consolidation and compound poisson demand

Stenius, O., Karaarslan, A. G., Marklund, J. & de Kok, A. G., 31 jul 2016, In : Operations Research. 64, 4, blz. 906-921

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Inventory control
Probability distributions
22 Citaties (Scopus)
221 Downloads (Pure)

Self-imposed time windows in vehicle routing

Jabali, O., Leus, R., Woensel, van, T. & Kok, de, A. G., 2015, In : OR Spektrum. 37, 2, blz. 331-352

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Time windows
Vehicle routing
Vehicle routing problem
7 Citaties (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

Optimal FCFS allocation rules for periodic-review assemble-to-order systems

Huang, K. & Kok, de, A. G., 2015, In : Naval Research Logistics. 62, 2, blz. 158-169

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Periodic Review
Heuristic methods
Optimal Allocation

Activiteiten 2003 2006

  • 3 Redactioneel werk

Operations Research Letters (Tijdschrift)

A.G. de Kok (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

IIE Transactions (Tijdschrift)

A.G. de Kok (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Tijdschrift)

A.G. de Kok (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk


Configuration Management

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Proof techniques for IE

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Supply chain management

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Mini symposium on March 23rd, 2018

A.G. (Ton) de Kok & Vincent Wiers


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


A control mechanism on outbound logistics

Auteur: Verhaert, V., 31 jul 2019

Begeleider: Veelenturf, L. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & de Kok, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A framework for supply chain planning in make-to-forecast environments

Auteur: Kraaij, M., 31 okt 2016

Begeleider: de Kok, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Atan, Z. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A framework to support the design of an effective performance measurement system for an integrated sales & operations planning process: a case study at HILTI AG, Liechtenstein

Auteur: Urlings, E., 29 sep 2017

Begeleider: Dabadghao, S. (Afstudeerdocent 1), de Kok, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Udenio, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master