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
Simme Douwe Flapper
Ton de Kok
Willem van Jaarsveld
Geert-Jan van Houtum
Tom van Woensel
Karel van Donselaar
OPAC Research Lines
OPAC has long-term relationships with many industrial partners and works on several long-term research lines.
Sustainable Operations ManagementSustainable Operations Management focusses the on sustainability of supply chains. It aims for...
Maintenance Operations and Reliability EngineeringThe mission of Maintenance Operations and Reliability Engineering is to improve the service level,...
Smart LogisticsSmart Logistics equals 3P+I (i.e. Planning, People, Policy and Infrastructure), and is the synchronized...
Supply Chain ManagementSupply chain management develops efficient and effective methodologies for optimizing supply chains’...
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
A continuous approximation approach to the planar hub location-routing problemComputers and Operations Research (2018)
Optimal randomized ordering policies for a capacitated two-echelon distribution inventory systemComputers and Industrial Engineering (2018)
Robust bayesian reliability for complex systems under prior-data conflictASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering (2018)
Maintenance scheduling for railway tracks under limited possession timeJournal of Transportation Engineering Part A: Systems (2018)
Designing incentive systems for truthful forecast information sharing within a firmManagement Science (2018)