M. (Marco) Bijvank

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dr. Marco Bijvank is an assistant professor of Logistics and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands. He holds an M.Sc. in Business Mathematics and Informatics (graduated Cum Laude) and a Ph.D. from the VU University Amsterdam. He has been a visiting scholar at Aarhus University, Denmark and post-doctoral researcher at University of Montreal, Canada. The research interests of Marco Bijvank are inventory management, supply chain management, retail operations and revenue management. The goal of his research is to reduce the gap between theory and practice in logistics activities, and to increase the understanding of the dynamics inherent in practical settings. Most of his work focuses on applying operation research techniques and deriving more powerful algorithms and more effective heuristic approaches for realistic models. One of the important aspects to test the applicability of the solution techniques is verification through case studies. His research has been published in international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research and Journal of the Operational Research Society. He has been nominated for the best Business Mathematics and Informatics Thesis Award 2004 and the Philips Mathematics Prize for Ph.D. Students 2007.

  • Bijvank, M. (2010). Nieuw voorraadmodel stelt klant centraal. (nieuwsbrief). (available: 03 may 2010).
  • Bijvank, M. (2005). Car stock management: the need to close the gap between theory and practice. In D. Kisperska-Moron (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th European Logistics Association Doctorate Workshop (pp. 1-16).
Arpan Rijal

Sustainable Logistics in Fresh Food (SLIFF)

  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Arpan Rijal
  • Time frame: 2015 -


Visiting address

Office: T10-36
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

Bijvank, M. (2014). Periodic review inventory systems with a service level criterion. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65 (12), 1853-1863. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.160