• 126 Citaties

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Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Alex Alblas is an Assistant Professor of Product and Process Innovation in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group of the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. Alex’s research activity focused on how organizations can successfully manage the invention, development and launch of new products. His ambition is to contribute to the challenges and mechanisms related to enhancing and speeding up learning curves in new product development. In this quest he is currently investigating the learning curve effects of design change, caused by design iteration, design debugging, and evolving insights, and the resulting process changes. 

He has a special interest in the operational practices of new product development that lead to enhanced performance. In one research project he investigates the learning mechanisms in which agile operations and iterative product development can lead to performance improvement. In another big industry funded research project, of which Alex is the project leader, he investigates together with a team of researchers the practices in which product development and customer service processes enable service improvements. 

Academic background

Alex Alblas received his PhD in Innovation Management from the University of Groningen, in 2011, and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a BSc in Technology Management from the same University (2006). He has previously worked as a Process Improvement Specialist with ASML, where he was involved in a challenging project about learning curve improvement in the new product introduction phase. At the University of Groningen, he worked as a researcher and advisor in the ‘Deployment of Sustainability Metrics (DoSyM)’ project. The objective of this is to respond to the challenges companies face in selecting and then embedding sustainability metrics in new product development projects. The project focuses on supply chain and innovation network issues when using these metrics.  

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ASML 2.0

Alblas, A. A., Alblas, A. A., Zijlstra, F., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


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Open Access
  • The resilient organization: the impact of circular management on organizational performance

    van den Berg, J., Alblas, A. A., Le Blanc, P. M. & Romme, A. G. L., 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 LAEMOS Conference: Organizing for Resilience. LAM-409

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

    Insight driven design : balancing production speed and development learning in smart industries

    Alblas, A. A., Zwaans, F. & Schepens, S., jan 2017, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 66 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekAcademic

    Open Access
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Design resilience in the fuzzy front end (FFE) context : an empirical examination

    Alblas, A. A. & Jayaram, J., 17 nov 2015, In : International Journal of Production Research. 53, 22, blz. 6820-6838 19 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • 8 Citaten (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Managing product variety in turbulent environments

    Alblas, A. A. & Jayaram, J., 2015, POMS 26th Annual Conference, 8-11 May 2015, Washington D.C..

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademic

  • Activiteiten

    • 2 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie


    Néomie Raassens (Organisator), Ed J. Nijssen (Organisator), Alex A. Alblas (Organisator)
    29 okt 2019

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel


    Néomie Raassens (Organisator), Ed J. Nijssen (Organisator), Alex A. Alblas (Organisator)
    28 jun 2019

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel


    Product innovation processes

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    Accelerating the learning curve at ASML: the effect of increased opportunities to learn

    Auteur: de Kadt, N., 31 dec 2015

    Begeleider: Peeters, T. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Langerak, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Alblas, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Circular organizing and organizational resilience in the home care sector

    Auteur: van Hamburg, S., 31 okt 2017

    Begeleider: Romme, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Alblas, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Le Blanc, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Continuous improvement for autonomous development teams: a science-based design research on the continuous improvement process of CM

    Auteur: Damen, O., 28 feb 2019

    Begeleider: Eling, K. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Alblas, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Cross-functional collaboration in the fuzzy front-end

    Auteur: Gravesteijn, W., 30 nov 2016

    Begeleider: Langerak, F. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Alblas, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Eling, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Customer acceptance of interactive recommendation agents: the personalization-privacy paradox, perceived control and the influence of human-like appearance

    Auteur: Koppenol, I., 21 dec 2018

    Begeleider: Schepers, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Walrave, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Alblas, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master