Full Professor

Jan Fransoo


Research Profile

Jan Fransoo is a Professor of Operations Management and Logistics in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He specializes in Operations Planning and Supply Chain Management in the process, pharma, food, retail, and container transportation industries. Tuition focuses on Economics and Business Administration, Social and public administration, Supply chain management and Production planning and Transport  Current research projects address sustainability in supply chain management and financing, traditional channel nanostore distribution in developing megacities, as well as the behaviour of human planners and related decision-making processes and aggregate sales forecasting on long-term business cycles.

Academic Background

Jan holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations Management & Logistics from TU/e. Following his PhD, he was awarded a 3-year fellowship by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, partly spent as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He has held a honorary visiting professorship at the University of Ljubljana and visiting appointments at the University of California and MIT.    He joined TU/e's School of Industrial Engineering as a faculty member in 1996. He was founding Program Director of the MSc Program in Operations Management & Logistics and Director of the 4TU School for Technological Design - Stan Ackermans Institute. He is currently on the OPAC management team and Dean of the TU/e Graduate School. Jan is Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management, served on the editorial board of various other journals and published over 100 books, papers and journal. He frequently speaks in the Netherlands and abroad and serves on various boards and government committees.

Ancillary Activities

  • Lid, Advisory Council, Smart Freight Centre
  • Advisory role for research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • Lid, Bestuursraad, Eindhoven School of Education
  • Advisor, Flostock (www.flostock.nl)
  • Lid, Conseil Scientifique, École de Management de Normandie
  • Vice-President Europe, Production and Operations Management Society
  • Docent Executive MBO Program, Universiteit Ljubljana
  • Lid, Strategisch Platform Logistiek
  • President, International Korfball Federation, Zeist