Controlling and improving operational processes
Research within the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) deals with the control of operational processes, which can be related to manufacturing systems, distribution, transportation, warehousing, retail, healthcare, public transportation and service processes such as equipment maintenance. These operational processes transform incoming materials into outgoing materials or move these materials from one place to another using scarce resources, such as machines, people or means of transportation.Read more
Meet some of our Researchers
Geert-Jan van Houtum
Ton de Kok
Simme Douwe Flapper
Willem van Jaarsveld
OPAC Research Lines
OPAC has long-term relationships with many industrial partners and works on several long-term research lines.
Sustainable Operations Management
Sustainable Operations Management focusses the on sustainability of supply chains. It aims for solutions that make supply chains more...
Maintenance Operations and Reliability Engineering
The mission of Maintenance Operations and Reliability Engineering is to improve the service level, whilst simultaneously reducing total...
Smart Logistics equals 3P+I (i.e. Planning, People, Policy and Infrastructure), and is the synchronized interplay of these four key domains.
Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management develops efficient and effective methodologies for optimizing supply chains’ financial and operational decisions,...
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Spare parts inventory control under a fixed-term contract with a long-down constraintInternational Journal of Production Economics (2020)
The value of maintenance delay flexibility for improved spare parts inventory managementEuropean Journal of Operational Research (2019)
Long-term functional outcome of distal radius fractures is associated with early post-fracture bone stiffness of the fracture regionBone (2019)
The Mn/Gn/1 queue with vacations and exhaustive serviceEuropean Journal of Operational Research (2019)
The strategic role of logistics in the industry 4.0 eraTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (2019)