Sjors Melman and Loïs Aerts winners SLF thesis award 2022

June 30, 2022

Service Logistics Forum acknowledges innovative and practically applicable methods

Sjors Melman and Loïs Aerts
Photo: SLF Awards

At the 2022 Service Logistics Summit by the Service Logistics Forum, two TU/e students Operations Management & Logistics were awarded winner and runner-up.

Sjors Melman won the first prize with his thesis ‘Faster Service: Changing the Spare Parts Supply Chain Network to Support Increasing Service Requirements’. Sjors was supervised by Simme Douwe Flapper and Rob Basten. The jury on Sjors Melman’s thesis: “A thorough research coupled with a scientifically speaking strong, to the point written thesis. He provides an excellent mathematical model for spare parts deliveries by Philips Healthcare. Implications for business are clearly explained in the thesis and in the pitch through the case study."

Loïs Aerts was runner-up with her thesis ‘Spare Parts Planning Accuracy within the Service Supply Network of ASML’. Loïs was supervised by Geert-Jan van Houtum en Douniel Lamghari-Idrissi. The jury on Loïs Aerts’ thesis: "She addresses in her thesis the deviation of a realized performance of a system compared to the expected performance of an underlying model. An interesting topic that actually transcends service logistics. She systematically analyzes this using a simulation model built into a digital twin. Scientifically, this thesis is of good quality and clearly written."

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