A.P.M. (Albert) Wagelmans

Full Professor
Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 1999

Albert P.M. Wagelmans (1960) is a Professor of Management Science at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests are the development and analysis of optimization methods for production, public transport and health care planning. He has published in journals such as IIE Transactions, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Mathematical Programming, Operations Research and Transportation Science.

Professor Wagelmans is a founding member of the Erasmus Center for Optimization in Public Transport (ECOPT) and the Erasmus Center for Healthcare Logistics (EHCL). He has carried out projects in collaboration with organizations such as NS Dutch Railways, the Schiphol Group, the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), ORTEC Consultants and the Dutch Transplant Foundation (NTS). Some of his scientific work has been co-sponsored by the first three mentioned organizations and by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). 

From 2006 to 2014, professor Wagelmans served as the director of the Econometric Institute of the Erasmus School of Economics. Since 2016, he is vice-president of EURO, the Association of European Operational Research Societies. He is currently associate editor of Naval Research Logistics.

Professor Wagelmans has received several awards for his excellent teaching, both from his students and from his colleagues at the Erasmus School of Economics.

  • Evers, L., Oostrum, J.M. van & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2010). Levelled bed occupancy and controlled waiting lists using Master surgical schedules.
  • Stepaniak, P.S., Velden, R.A.C. van der, Klundert, J.J. van de & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2012). Human and artificial scheduling system for operating rooms. In R. Hall (Ed.), Handbook of Healtcare System Scheduling (pp. 155-175). Los Angeles: Springer. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/38666
  • Huisman, D., Jans, R., Peeters, M. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2005). Combining Column Generation and Lagrangian Relaxation. In G. Desaulniers, J. Desrosiers & M.M. Solomon (Eds.), Column Generation (GERAD 25th Anniversary Series) (pp. 247-270). New York: Springer.
  • Freling, R., Huisman, D. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2001). Applying an integrated approach to vehicle and crew scheduling in practice. In S. Voss & J.R. Daduna (Eds.), Computer-aided scheduling of public transport (pp. 73-90). Berlin: Springer.
  • Freling, R., Wagelmans, A.P.M. & Pinto Paixao, J.M. (1999). An overview of models and techniques for integrating vehicle and crew scheduling. In N.H.M. Wilson (Ed.), Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems - Computer-aided transit scheduling (pp. 441-460). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Freling, R., Piersma, N. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (1997). Planning shifts in a 36-hour cyclical roster. In W.K. Kleine Haneveld, O.J. Vrieze & L.C.M. Kallenberg (Eds.), Ten Years LNMB-Ph.D. Research and Graduate Courses of the Dutch Network of Operations Research (CWI Tract, 122) (pp. 31-36). Amsterdam: Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica.
  • Evers, L., Barros, A.I., Monsuur, H. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2014). Online UAV Mission Planning. In P.J. Oonincx & A.J. Van der Wal (Eds.), Optimal Deployment of Military Systems : Technologies for Military Missions in the Next Decade (NLARMS - Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies) (pp. 159-178). ASSER PRESS.
  • Wagelmans, A.P.M. & Hoesel, Stan P.M. van (2007). Editorial Introduction: Antoon Kolen. Statistica Neerlandica, 61 (1), 1-3.
  • Freling, R., Romeijn, H.E., Romero-Morales, D. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (1999). A branch and price algorithm for the muliti-period single-sourcing problem. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 49-1999). : .
Kevin Dalmeijer

Time Window Assignment in Distribution Networks

Kristiaan Glorie

Clearing Barter Exchange Markets: Kidney Exchange and Beyond

Twan Dollevoet

Delay Management and Dispatching in Railways

Mathijn Jan Retel Helmrich

Green Lot-Sizing

Daniel Potthoff

Railway Crew Rescheduling: Novel Approaches and Extensions

Erwin Abbink

Crew Management in Passenger Rail Transport

Splitting the bill of timely transportation

Transportation costs of a delivery route are dependent on the total distance travelled and the time spent on the road. When multiple customers are visited on such a route, it is not at all obvious which customer is responsible for what share of the costs. Customers affect the delivery route in various ways, depending on their location, demand size, and the time window during which they wish to receive their delivery. The research described in this proposal is aimed at developing decision support tools to allocate the costs of a delivery route to the various customers. Note that depending on the application, these costs may be thought of as monetary or emission.

Researchers have in the past years recognized many opportunities for collaboration in transportation. However, in practice such initiatives are hindered by the inability of different parties to share the costs and benefits of such collaborations. To overcome this inability, in this study allocation methods will be developed to allocate costs in a way that is agreeable to all parties involved. This way, the proposed research complements many past and current research projects in this field.

To design such allocation methods, a model will be designed using concepts of cooperative game theory combined with vehicle routing. Special attention will be paid to the inclusion of time windows for delivery at each customer. Considering time windows is vital for the applicability of allocation methods. Although in many applications time windows are present, the limited body of research on cost allocation does not include these.

In the proposed research a general theoretic framework will be developed for cost allocation games. This framework will then be extended for three particular applications They are: intercompany consolidation of transport flows, computing delivery fees charged by e-grocers and allocating CO2 emission.

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  • ERIM Award for Impact on Management Practice (2016)



Visiting address

Office: Tinbergen Building H11-03
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Work in progress

Evers, L., Oostrum, J.M. van & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2010). Levelled bed occupancy and controlled waiting lists using Master surgical schedules.

Latest publication

Veelenturf, L.P., Potthoff, D., Huisman, D., Kroon, L.G., Maroti, G. & Wagelmans, A.P.M. (2016). A Quasi-Robust Optimization Approach for Crew Rescheduling. Transportation Science, 50 (1), 204-215. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0545