Assistant Professor

Willem van Jaarsveld

In the operations management field there is nothing which promotes theory building better than working with companies in order to overcome real practical challenges.

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Research Profile

Willem van Jaarsveld is tenure-track Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the OPAC group. His main research interest is stochastic optimization, with applications in diverse areas including inventory control, supply chain management and maintenance logistics. He is also interested in spare parts demand forecasting in particular, and the use of data for decision making in general. Apart from working towards scientific impact, he aims to make an impact in practice by working closely with several companies to facilitate the implementation of the methods he develops in practice. His research on optimization of spare parts inventories has been applied at various companies, including Fokker Services and Shell Global solutions. 

Academic Background

Willem van Jaarsveld received MScs in Physics and in Econometrics and a PhD in Operations Research from Rotterdam Erasmus University in 2013. He spent a year of his PhD candidacy at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation, we worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics, prior to joining the OPAC group in 2015.

Educational Activities

  • Design of operations planning and control systems
  • Multi-Echelon Inventory Management
  • Project Management

Ancillary Activities

No ancillary activities