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M.B.M. (Rene) de Koster

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Rene de Koster
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Professor of Logistics and Operations Management

Programme:
Logistics & Information Systems
ERIM Membership:
Fellow ERIM, affiliated since 1999
Profile

René (M.) B.M. de Koster is a professor of logistics and operations management at the Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Professor de Koster's research interests are warehousing, material handling, container terminal operations, behavioural operations and sustainable logistics.


He is the author and editor of eight books and over 130 papers published in books and journals such as POM, JOM, TS, IIE T, EJOR, and Interfaces. He is on the editorial boards of seven academic journals.

He is in the editorial boards of seven academic journals,a fellow of two research schools, member of the European Logistics Association (ELA) R&D board, member of the BVL Scientific Advisory Board [link to www.bvl.de), member or chairman of three Dutch logistics awards, chairman of Stichting Logistica [link to www.logistica.nl), chaiman of Smartport (link towww.eur.nl/smartport), and founder of the Material Handling Forum (link to www.rsm.nl/mhf).



For eight years Professor de Koster chaired RSM's Department of Management of Technology and Innovation.

Professor de Koster is involved in teaching at RSM at all levels: bachelor, master, post-experience, and executive development. He also lectures at Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), Université Catholique du Louvain (Belgium), TiasNimbas (NL), and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

After completing his PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1988, he worked as a consultant designing and implementing logistics and information systems.

Work in progress (3)
  • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Response Time Analysis of a Live-cube Compact Storage System with Two Classes.
  • Koster, M.B.M. de, Gue, K. & Vis, I.F.A. (Eds.). (2013). Transportation Science, 47.
  • Yu, Yugang & Koster, R. de (2010). Open Location Management in Automated Warehousing Systems. Submitted to a Journal: .
Publications (212)
  • Articles (94)
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Y., Zhang, X. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Polynomial Time Algorithms to Minimize Total Travel Time in a Two-Depot AS/RS. Transportation Science, Accepted.
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Y., Koster, M.B.M. de & Udding, Jan T. (2014). An exact method for scheduling a yard crane. European Journal of Operational Research, 235(2), 431-447.
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Laporte, G., Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Scheduling Twin Yard Cranes in a Container Block. Transportation Science, Accepted.
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Yugang, Koster, M.B.M. de & Udding, Jan T. (2014). A Decision-Tree Stacking Heuristic for Large Scale Reshuffling Problems at a Container Yard. International Journal of Production Research, 52(9), 2592-2611.
    • Matusiak, M., Koster, M.B.M. de, Kroon, L.G. & Saarinen, J. (2014). A fast simulated annealing method for batching precedence-constrained customer orders in a warehouse. European Journal of Operational Research, 236(3), 968-977.
    • Pazour, J., Roy, D. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). A Novel Approach for Designing Rental Vehicle Repositioning Strategies. IIE Transactions, Accepted.
    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2014). Storing Fresh Produce for Fast Retrieval in an Automated Compact Cross-dock System. Production and Operations Management, Accepted.
    • Eren Akyol, D. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Non-dominated time-window policies in city distribution. Production and Operations Management, 22(3), 739-751.[go to publisher's site]
    • Faber, N., Koster, M.B.M. de & Smidts, A. (2013). Organizing warehouse management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33(9), 1230-1256.
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Yugang, Koster, M.B.M. de & Laporte, G. (2013). A Yard Crane Scheduling Problem with Practical Constraints. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 175-185). Charlotte: MHI.
    • Gong, Y., Koster, M.B.M. de, Frenk, J.B.G. & Gabor, A.F. (2013). Increasing the Revenue of Self-Storage Warehouses by Facility Design. Production and Operations Management, 22(3), 555-570.
    • Gong, Y. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Robust design of public storage warehouses. In A. Carrano, K. de Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 201-208). Charlotte: MHI.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Gue, K. & Vis, I.F.A. (2013). Call for Papers: Focused Issue of Transportation Science on Facility. Transportation Science, 47(1), 129-129.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Magazijnautomatisering. In R. Jansen & A. van Goor (Eds.), 40 jaar logistiek, 40 jaar VLM (pp. 41-44). VLM.
    • Roy, D. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Optimal design of container terminal layout. In B. Kuipers & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Smart Port Perspectives. Essays in honour of Hans Smits (pp. 129-140). Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
    • Roy, D. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Optimal design of container terminal layout. In A. Carrano, K. de Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 487-497). Charlotte: MHI.
    • Yu, Y. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). On the suboptimality of full turnover-based storage. International Journal of Production Research, 51(6), 1635-1647.
    • Yu, Y. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Open location management in automated warehousing systems. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, K. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 638-662). Charlotte: MHI.
    • Zaerpour, N., Koster, M.B.M. de & Yu, Yugang (2013). Storage Policies and Optimal Shape of a Storage System. International Journal of Production Research, 51(23-24), 6891-6899.[go to publisher's site]
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Le-Duc, T. & Zaerpour, N. (2012). Determining the Number of Zones in a Pick-and-sort Order Picking System. International Journal of Production Research, 50(3), 757-771.[go to publisher's site]
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2012). Warehouse assessment in a single tour. In R. Manzini (Ed.), Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain. Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems (pp. 457-473). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2012). Sequencing heuristics for storing and retrieving unit loads in 3D compact automated warehousing systems. IIE Transactions, 44(2), 69-87.[go to publisher's site]
    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Yugang & Koster, R. de (2012). Toward Sustainability, High Density And Short Response Time By Live-Cube Storage Systems. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 693-699). Charlotte: MHI..
    • Gaast, J. van der, Koster, M.B.M. de, Adan, I. J.B.F. & Resing, J.A.C. (2011). Application of closed queuing network in the performance of a pick-and-pass order picking system. In B. Tan (Ed.), VIIIth Conference on Stochastic Models of Manufacturing and Service Operations (pp. 35-44). Koc: Koc University.
    • Gong, Y. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2011). A review on stochastic models and analysis of warehouse operations. Logistics Research, 3(4), 191-205.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Stam, D.A. & Balk, B.M. (2011). Accidents happen: The influence of safety-specific transformational leadership, safety consciousness, and hazard recucing systems on warehouse accidents. Journal of Operations Management, 29(7-8), 753-765.[go to publisher's site]
    • Teunter, R., Mostard, J. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2011). Forecasting demand for single-period products: a case study in the apparel industry. European Journal of Operational Research, 211(1), 139-147.[go to publisher's site]
    • Anh, T. le, Koster, René de & Yu, Yugang (2010). Performance evaluation of dynamic scheduling approaches in vehicle-based internal transport systems. International Journal of Production Research, 48(24), 7219-7242.[go to publisher's site]
    • Chen, C.M., Gong, Y., Koster, M.B.M. de & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2010). A fexible evaluative framework for order picking systems. Production and Operations Management, 19(1), 70-82.
    • Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Yugang, Koster, René de & Udding, Jan T. (2010). Managing the Number of Container Reshuffles Using a Shared Stacking Policy. In S. Heragu, J. Ashayeri & O. Yurt (Eds.), Product Design, Branding and Logistics as a Leadership Strategy in a Global Market (pp. 199-204). Louisville: University of Louisville.
    • Gong, Y., Winands, E.M.M. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2010). A real-time picking and sorting system in e-commerce distribution centers. In K. Ellis, K. Gue, M.B.M. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010 (pp. 161-174). Charlotte: The Material Handling Institute.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Balk, B.M., Davelaar, I. & Martens, M. (2010). Accidents will happen. Do safety systems improve warehouse safety performance? In K. Ellis, K. Gue, R. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010 (pp. 49-60). Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Yu, Mengfei & Koster, René de (2010). Enhancing performance in order picking processes by Dynamic Storage Systems. International Journal of Production Research, 48(16), 4785-4806.[go to publisher's site]
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2010). Class-based Storage with a Finite Number of Items. In K. Ellis, K. Gue, R. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil & M. Ogle (Eds.), 2010 International Material Handling Research Colloquium (pp. 510-524). Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2010). Shared Storage Assignment in a Compact Storage System. In S. Heragu, J. Ashayeri & O. Yurt (Eds.), Product Design, Branding and Logistics as a Leadership Strategy in a Global Market (pp. 226-232). Louisville: University of Louisville.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Balk, B.M. & Nus, W.T.I. van (2009). On using DEA for benchmarking container terminals. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29(11), 1140-1155.
    • Nieuwenhuyse, I. van & Koster, René de (2009). Evaluating Order Throughput Time in 2-block Warehouses with Time Window Batching. International Journal of Production Economics, 121(2), 654-664.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2009). Delivering goods in urban areas. How to deal with urban policy restrictions and the environment? Transportation Science, 43(2), 211-227.
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2009). Designing an optimal turnover-based storage rack for a 3D compact automated storage and retrieval system. International Journal of Production Research, 47(6), 1551-1571.
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2009). Optimal zone boundaries for two-class-based compact three-dimensional automated storage and retrieval systems. IIE Transactions, 41(3), 194-208.[go to publisher's site]
    • Yu, M. & Koster, René de (2009). The impact of order batching an picking area zoning on order picking system performance. European Journal of Operational Research, 198(2), 480-490.[go to publisher's site]
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2009). Does Class-Based Storage Really Reduce Travel Time? In INFORMS Annual Meeting 2009.
    • Gong, Y. & Koster, René de (2008). A polling based dynamic order picking system for online retailers. IIE Transactions, 40(11), 1070-1082.
    • Koster, René de, Le-Duc, T. & Yu, Yugang (2008). Optimal storage rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS. International Journal of Production Research, 46(6), 1495-1514.[go to publisher's site]
    • Koster, René de & Balk, B.M. (2008). Benchmarking and monitoring international warehouse operations in Europe. Production and Operations Management, 17(2), 175-183.[go to publisher's site]
    • Koster, René de & Yu, M. (2008). Minimizing makespan and throughput times at Aalsmeer flower auction. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(9), 1182-1190.
    • Koster, René de, Balk, B.M. & Nus, W.T.I. van (2008). The applicability of data envelopment analysis to the benchmarking of container terminals. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008 (pp. 81-94). Charlotte, NC: The Material Handling Institute.
    • Larco, J.A., Koster, M.B.M. de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Dul, J. (2008). Enhancing storage assignment decisions: A detailed account of order picking operations to minimize average picking times and average discomfort. In Proceedings of the 15th International Annual Euroma Conference. Groningen: EUROMA.
    • Larco, J.A., Koster, M.B.M. de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Dul, J. (2008). Enhanced slotting storage decisions: considering the human element. In Selected papers of the 10th TRAIL Congress and Knowledge Market. Trail in Perspective.. Groningen.
    • Larco, J.A., Roodbergen, K.J., Koster, R. de & Dul, J. (2008). Op timizing order picking considering workers' cpmfort and picking speed. In K Ellis et al. (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008. Charlotte, North Carolina: Material Handling Institute.
    • Roodbergen, Kees Jan, Larco, J.A., Koster, René de & Dul, J. (2008). Optimizing order picking considering workers' comfort and picking speed. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008 (pp. 467-478). Charlotte, NC: The Material Handling Institute.
    • Yu, M. & Koster, René de (2008). Performance Approximation and Design of Pick-and-Pass Order Picking Systems. IIE Transactions, 40(11), 1054-1069.
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2008). Static scheduling approaches for vehicle-based internal transport systems. In 2008 International Conference on e-Risk Management (ICeRM 2008).
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, René de (2008). Sequencing heuristics for storing and retrieving unit-loads in 3D compact AS/RS. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), 2008 International Material Handling Research Colloquium (pp. 721-744). Charlotte, NC: The Material Handling Institute.
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2008). Open location management in automated storage/retrieval system. In International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS 2008).
    • Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2008). Open location management in automated storage/retrieval system. In INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008.
    • Gong, Y. & Koster, René de (2007). A perturbation analysis and sample path optimization algorithm for warehouse order batch size problem. In Shanlin Yang, Guoqing Chen, Andre thomas, Abdelhakim Artiba & Zongwei Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of international conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (pp. 184-184). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
    • Koster, René de, Le Duc, Tho & Roodbergen, Kees Jan (2007). Design and control of warehouse order picking: A literature review. European Journal of Operational Research, 182(2), 481-501.
    • Le Anh, T., Koster, René de & Yu, Y. (2007). Performance evaulation of dynamic scheduling approaches in discrete internal transport systems. In Shanlin Yang, Guoqing Chen, Andre Thomas, Abdelhakim Artiba & Zongwei Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of international Conference on Industrial engineering and Systems Management (pp. 141-142). Beijing: Tsinghua University press.
    • Le Duc, Tho & Koster, René de (2007). Travel-time estimation and order batching in a 2-block warehouse. European Journal of Operational Research, 176(1), 374-388.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2007). Exploring retailers' sensitivity to local sustainability policies. Journal of Operations Management, 25(6), 1103-1122.
    • Yu, Y. & Koster, René de (2007). Design optimal rack for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS with full turnover-based storage. In Shanlin Yang, Guoqing Chen, Andre Thomas, Abdelhakim Artiba & Zongwei Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems management (pp. 312-313). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
    • Yu, M. & Koster, René de (2007). A fast and flexible toll to design order picking systems. In Shanlin Yang, Guoqing Chen, Andre Thomas, Abdelhakim Artiba & Zongwei Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (pp. 267-267). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
    • Blanc, H.M. le, Cruyssen, F., Fleuren, H. & Koster, René de (2006). Factory gate pricing: An analysis of the Dutch retail distribution. European Journal of Operational Research, 174(3), 1950-1967.
    • Hendriks, H.M., Dul, J. & Koster, René de (2006). The influence of order picking systems on physical effort and performance. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Koningsveld & P.J.M. Settels (Eds.), Proceedings IEA2006 Congress. Maastricht, the Netherlands.
    • Koster, René de & Shinohara, M. (2006). Supply-chain culture clashes in Europe. Pitfalls in Japanese service operations. Supply Chain Forum, 7(1), 58-67.
    • Le Anh, T. & Koster, René de (2006). A review of design and control of automated guided vehicle systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 171(1), 1-23.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2006). The impacts of time access restrictions and vehicle weight restrictions on food retailers and the environment. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 6(2), 131-150.
    • Koster, René de & Le Duc, Tho (2005). Travel distance estimation and storage zone optimization in a 2-block class-based storage strategy warehouse. International Journal of Production Research, 43(17), 3561-3581.
    • Koster, René de & Warffemius, P.M.J. (2005). American, Asian and third party international warehouse operations in Europe: a comparison. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25(8), 762-780.
    • Le Anh, T. & Koster, René de (2005). Online Dispatching Rules For Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems. International Journal of Production Research, 43(8), 1711-1728.
    • Mostard, J.A.M., Koster, René de & Teunter, R. (2005). The distribution-free newsboy problem with resalable returns. International Journal of Production Economics, 97(3), 329-342.
    • Vis, I.F.A., Koster, René de & Savelsbergh, M.W.P. (2005). Minimum vehicle fleet size under time window constraints at a container terminal. Transportation Science, 39(2), 249-260.
    • Boogaart, M. van den, Fleuren, H., Koster, René de & Vos, S. (2004). Gevolgen en haalbaarheid van factory gate pricing in Nederland. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20(5), 22-25.
    • Boogaart, M. van den, Fleuren, H., Koster, René de & Vos, S. (2004). Invoering factory gate pricing vergt veel inspanning. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20(6), 34-39.
    • Dekker, R., Koster, René de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Kalleveen, H. (2004). Improving order-picking response time at Ankor's warehouse. Interfaces, 34(4), 303-313.
    • Koster, René de, Le Anh, T. & Meer, J.R. van der (2004). Testing and classifying vehicle dispatching rules in three real-world settings. Journal of Operations Management, 22(4), 369-386.
    • Koster, René de & Shinohara, M. (2004). Supply-chain culture clash. MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(1), 6-6.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2004). The Impacts of Time Windows and Vehicle Weight Restrictions on Food Retailers and the Environment. In P.H.L Bovy (Ed.), 8th TRAIL Congress: A World of Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. Delft: Delft University Press (CD-Rom).
    • Koster, René de (2003). Distribution strategies for online retailers. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 50(4), 448-457.
    • Koster, René de & Linde, R.M. van der (2003). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 19(10), 16-21.
    • Vis, I.F.A. & Koster, René de (2003). Transhipment of containers at a container terminal: An overview. European Journal of Operational Research, 147(1), 1-16.
    • Damhuis, F.H. & Koster, René de (2002). Doorzetverhoging met bucket brigades. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 18(5), 16-20.
    • Faber, N., Koster, René de & Velde, S.L. van de (2002). Linking warehouse complexity to planning and control structure. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 32(5), 381-395.
    • Koster, René de, Vendel, M.A. van de & Brito Pereira Maduro, M.P. de (2002). Return handling: an exploratory study with nine retailer warehouses. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 30(8), 407-421.
    • Koster, René de (2002). Distribution structures for food home shopping. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 32(5), 362-380.
    • Roodbergen, K.J. & Koster, René de (2001). Routing order pickers in a warehouse with a middle aisle. European Journal of Operational Research, 133(1), 32-43.
    • Roodbergen, K.J. & Koster, René de (2001). Routing methods for warehouses with multiple cross aisles. International Journal of Production Research, 39(9), 1865-1883.
    • Vis, I.F.A., Koster, René de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Peeters, L.W.P. (2001). Determination of the number of automated guided vehicles at a semi-automated container terminal. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 52(4), 409-417.
    • Koster, René de, Schoonderwoerd, P. & Hek, H. de (1999). De haalbaarheid van modulaire productie in de verfindustrie: een casestudie bij Akzo Nobel NV. Bedrijfskunde, 71(3), 66-75.
    • Koster, René de, Poort, E. van der & Wolters, M.J.J. (1999). Efficient orderbatching methods in warehouses. International Journal of Production Research, 37(7), 1479-1504.
    • Koster, René de & Poort, E. van der (1998). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse: a comparison between optimal and heuristic solutions. IIE Transactions, 30, 469-480.
    • Koster, René de (1995). Ontwerp en realisatie van een magazijn. Business Logistics, 12, 28-33.
    • Koster, René de & Wijnen, R. (1995). Besturingsregels binnen distributiecentra. Kwantitatieve Methoden, 50, 17-30.
  • Books (12)
    • Carrano, A., Gue, K., Koster, M.B.M. de, Ogle, M. & Montreuil, B. (Eds.). (2013). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012. Charlotte: MHI.
    • Ellis, K., Gue, K., Koster, M.B.M. de, Meller, R., Montreuil, B. & Ogle, M. (Eds.). (2010). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010. Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de & Delfmann, W. (2008). Recent developments in supply chain mangement. Helsinki: Helsinki School of Economics Press.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de & Delfmann, W. (Eds.). (2008). Recent developments in supply chain management. Helsinki: HSE Print.
    • Koster, René de & Delfmann, W. (2007). Managing supply chains - Challenges and opportunities. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.
    • Koster, René de & Delfmann, W. (2005). Supply chain management - European perspectives. Copenhagen: CBS Press.
    • Koster, René de (2002). Proceedings of the sixth ELA Doctorate Workshop 2001. Brussels: ELA.
    • Koster, René de & Neuteboom, A.J. (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains. Doetinchem: Elsevier.
    • Koster, René de & Neuteboom, A.J. (Eds.). (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains: a comparison of seven chains in the Netherlands. Doetinchem: Elsevier Business Information.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Opslag en overslag in Nederland distributieland: de missing link. Deventer: Kluwer.
    • Koster, René de, Roos, H.B. & Vaan, M.J.M. de (Eds.). (1997). Logistieke Knelpunten in het Nederlandse Bedrijfsleven. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1989). Capacity Oriented Analysis and Design of Production Systems. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Book contributions (41)
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2010). Warehouse Math. In L. Kroon, T. Li & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Liber Amicorum. In memoriam Jo van Nunen (pp. 179-186). Breda: Dinalog.
    • Gong, Y. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2009). Approximate optimal order batch sizes in a parallel-aisle warehouse. In L. Bertazzi, M.G. Speranza & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (Eds.), Innovations in Distribution Logistics (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems) (pp. 175-194). Berlin: Springer.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de & Delfmann, W. (2008). Preface. In M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Recent developments in supply chain management (pp. 7-8). Helsinki: HSP Print.
    • Koster, René de (2008). Warehouse assessment in a single tour. In Maher Lahmar (Ed.), Facility Logistics. Approaches and Solutions to Next Generation Challenges (pp. 39-60). Boca Raton: Auerbach.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2007). Retailer's Sensitivity to Time-Window Policies. In De Koster, M.B.M & Delfmann, W. (Eds.), Managing Supply Chains - Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 227-245). Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.
    • Koster, René de & Yu, M. (2006). Makespan minimization at Aalsmeer flower auction. In R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in material handling research: 2006 (pp. 83-102). Charlotte: The Material Handling Institute.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2006). Retailer's Distribution and Local Time Window Policies. In E. Taniguchi & R.G. Thompson (Eds.), Recent advances in city logistics (pp. 463-477). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
    • Yu, Y. & Koster, René de (2006). Optimal storage rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS with full-turnover based storage. In R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in material handling research: 2006 (pp. 539-558). Charlotte: The Material Handling Institue.
    • Koster, René de & Delfmann, W. (2005). Introduction. In M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Supply chain management - European perspectives (pp. 1-9). Copenhagen: CBS Press.
    • Koster, René de, Flapper, S.D.P., Krikke, H.R. & Vermeulen, W.S. (2005). Recovering end-of-life large white goods: the Dutch initiative. In S.D.P Flapper, J.A.E.E. van Nunen & L.N. van Wassenhove (Eds.), Managing closed-loop supply chains (pp. 169-181). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Koster, René de & Zuidema, J. (2005). Commercial returns in a mail order company: the Wehkamp case. In S.D.P. Flapper, J.A.E.E. van Nunen & L.N. van Wassenhove (Eds.), Managing Closed-Loop Supply Chains (pp. 97-106). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Koster, René de & Le Duc, Tho (2005). Single-command travel time estimations and optimal rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS. In R. Meller, M.K. Ogle, B.A. Peters, G.D. Taylor & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2004 (pp. 49-66). Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Le Duc, T. & Koster, René de (2005). Layout optimization for class-based storage strategy warehouses. In R. de Koster & W. Delfman (Eds.), Supply Chain Management - European Perspectives (pp. 199-222). Copenhagen: Copenhage Business School Press.
    • Quak, H.J. & Koster, René de (2005). The effects of urban areas; policies on distribution activities and the environment. In M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Supply chain management - European perspectives (pp. 285-306). Copenhagen: CBS Press.
    • Brito Pereira Maduro, M.P. de & Koster, René de (2004). Product returns: handling and warehousing issues. In R. Dekker, M. Fleischmann, K Inderfurth & L.N. van Wassenhove (Eds.), Reverse logistics: Quantitative models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains (pp. 135-153). Berlin: Springer.
    • Le Anh, T. & Koster, René de (2004). Vehicle online dispatching rules in practice. In B. Fleischmann & A. Klose (Eds.), Distribution logistics: Advance solutions to practical problems (pp. 159-183). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Le Duc, T. & Koster, René de (2004). Travel distance estimation in a single-block ABC storage strategy warehouses. In B. Fleischmann & A. Klose (Eds.), Distribution Logistics: Advanced solutions to Practical Problems (pp. 185-202). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Le Duc, T. & Koster, René de (2003). An approximation for determining the optimal order batch size for order pickers in single-aisle warehouses. In M.K..Ogle B.A. Peters R. Meller & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research 2002 (pp. 267-286). Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Brito Pereira Maduro, M.P. de & Koster, René de (2002). Return handling: the mapping of decisions. In J. Crespo de Carvalho (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting for Research in Logistics (pp. 102-111). Lisbon: IMRL 2002.
    • Kokkinaki, A.-I., Dekker, R., Koster, René de, Pappis, C. & Verbeke, W.J.M.I. (2002). E-business models for reverse logistics: contributions and challenges. In B. Werner (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, April 8-10 (pp. 470-476). Las Vegas: IEEE Computer Society (ITCC).
    • Koster, René de (2002). The logistics behind the enter click. In A. Klose (Ed.), Quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management (pp. 131-148). Berlin: Springer.
    • Koster, René de & Meer, J.R. van der (2002). On-line versus off-line control with multi-load vehicles. In A. Klose (Ed.), Quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management (pp. 331-355). Berlin: Springer.
    • Koster, René de & Zuidema, J. (2002). Dealing with large numbers of commercial returns at a mail order company. In M. Schenk (Ed.), Logistiekplanung und Management, Proceedings 8. Magdeburger Logistik-Tagung (pp. 188-199). Magdeburg: Logisch GmbH.
    • Koster, René de (2001). De logistiek achter de 'Enter'-toets. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de & Roodbergen, K.J. (2000). Een magazijn ontwerpen op internet. In J.P. Duijker & al et (Eds.), Praktijkboek magazijnen/distributiecentra (pp. 3.3.F 01-13). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Vis, I.F.A., Koster, René de & Savelsbergh, M.W.P. (2000). Estimation of the number of transport vehicles at a container terminal. In - R. Graves et al. (Ed.), Progress in material handling research:2000 (pp. 404-420). Charlotte, North Carolina: Material handling institute.
    • Koster, René de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Voorden, R. van (1999). Reduction of walking time in the distribution center of De Bijenkorf. In M.G. Speranza & P. Stähly (Eds.), New trends in distribution logistics (pp. 215-234). Berlin: Springer.
    • Koster, René de & Roodbergen, K.J. (1999). Een magazijn ontwerpen op internet. In J.A.E.E. van Nunen & L. Verspui (Eds.), Simlog Simulatie en Logistiek rond de haven (pp. 117-130). Delft: Eburon.
    • Koster, René de, Schoonderwoerd, P. & Hek, H. de (1999). De haalbaarheid van modulaire productie in de verfindustrie. In A. van Goor (Ed.), Handboek Logistiek (pp. B1940-1-B1940-21). Alphen a.d. Rijn: Samson, Bedrijfsinfo.
    • Koster, René de & Vendel, M.A. van de (1999). Retourbehandeling in Distributiecentra: een vergelijking van acht bedrijven. In S.O.P. Flapper (Ed.), Handboek Reverse Logistics (pp. B4010-1-B4010-52). Deventer: Kluwer.
    • Meer, J.R. van der & Koster, René de (1999). Using multiple load vehicles for internal transport with batch arrivals of loads. In M. Grazia Speranza & P. Stahly (Eds.), Proceeding of: IWDL Conference, Berlin - Advances in distribution logistics (pp. 197-214). Berlin: Springer.
    • Meer, J.R. van der, Vis, I.F.A., Koster, René de, Meermans, P.J.M. - & Dekkers, P. (1999). De Containerterminal in het Famas Newcon Concept. In van - Nunen & L. - Versprui (Eds.), Simlog, simulatie en logistiek rond de haven (pp. 89-104). Delft: Eburon.
    • Koster, René de & Meer, J.R. van der (1998). A classification of control systems for internal transport, a case study. In J. Teghem et al. (Ed.), Conference proceedings EURO XVI conference (pp. 115-116). Brussels: Belgian Operations research Society.
    • Koster, René de & Meer, J.R. van der (1998). A classification of control systems for internal transport. In S. Graves et al (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 1998 (pp. 633-650). Michigan: Ann Arbor.
    • Koster, René de & Wijnen, R. (1998). How to obtain maximum capacity on high-capacity sorters (Published on CD-ROM). In R.J. Graves et al. (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 1998 (pp. 143-158). Charlotte: Material Handling Institute.
    • Koster, René de & Meer, J.R. van der (1998). Centralized versus decentralized control of internal transport, a case study. In B. Fleischmann, J.A.E.E. van Nunen, M. Grazia Speranza & P. Stähly (Eds.), Advances in Distribution Logistics (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 460) (pp. 403-420). Berlin: Springer.
    • Koster, René de, Poort, E. van der & Roodbergen, K.J. (1998). When to apply optimal or heuristic routing of orderpickers. In B. Fleischmann, J.A.E.E. van Nunen, M. Grazia Speranza & P. Stähly (Eds.), Advances in Distribution Logistics (Lecture Notes in Economical and Mathematical Systems, 460) (pp. 375-401). Berlin: Springer.
    • Roodbergen, K.J. & Koster, René de (1998). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse with multiple cross aisles in: Progress in material handling research. In R.J. Graves & al et (Eds.), Material Handling Institute (pp. ---). -: -.
    • Koster, René de (1997). The design of a high capacity pick-and-pass orderpicking system. In R.J Graves & et al (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research 1996 (pp. 253-270). Ann Arbor: Material Handling Institute.
    • Meer, J.R. van der & Koster, René de (1997). Internal Transport in Warehouses. In ? Kruse, A.L. & R.H.J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 383-398). Vaals: uitgever?.
    • Roodbergen, K.J., Koster, René de & Poort, E. van der (1997). Increasing orderpicking efficiency in warehouses. In A.L. Kruse & R.H.J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings of Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 369-381). plaats: uitgever.
  • Professional publications (65)
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Behavioral-based safety maakt magazijn veiliger. Logistiek, 8(September), 31-31.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2013). Boosting revenues in the self-storage warehouse industry. RSM Insight, 16(4), 8-10.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Stam, D.A. & Balk, B.M. (2011). Accidents will happen: do hazard-reducing systems help? RSM Insight, 5(1), 8-11.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de, Stam, D.A. & Balk, B.M. (2011). Accidents will happen: Do hazard-reducing systems help? Logistics and Transport, 1(12), 63-66.
    • Koster, M.B.M. de (2011). Een klein hoekje. Main Group Chemistry, 50(4), 23-23.
    • Koster, René de (2009). Just-in-time of Just-tt-late? Logistiek, 4(8), 6-6.
    • Koster, René de (2009). Het belang van juiste data. Logistiek, 4(1), 5-5.
    • Koster, René de (2008). Magazijnbenchmarking leerzaam. Logistiek, 2008(maart), 5-5.
    • Koster, René de (2008). China jaagt óók op het vlak van R&D op goud. Logistiek, 3(5), 5-5.
    • Koster, René de (2007). Eco-efficient ondernemen. Logistiek, 2(7), 5-6.
    • Koster, René de (2007). Duurzame logistiek. Logistiek, 2(18), 5-6.
    • Koster, René de (2006). Logistieke innovatie. Logistiek, 1(18), 5.
    • Koster, René de (2006). Venstertijden. Logistiek, 1(8), 8.
    • Koster, René de & Linde, M. van der (2004). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. In F.B.E. van Blommestein & P.A.Th. Denneman (Eds.), Handboek Logistiek & Informatie Technologie (Warehousemanagement, 9003) (pp. 67-77). Deventer: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Le Duc, Tho & Koster, René de (2004). Cycle time estimation and optimal rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS. In Progress in Material Handling Research: 2004. Charlotte, North Carolina: Material Handling Institute.
    • Koster, René de, Vos, S., Fleuren, H. & Boogaart, M. van den (2004). De gevolgen en haalbaarheid van factory gate pricing in Nederland. In M.BM. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen Distributiecentra (pp. 1.6.I.01-1.6.I.25). Den Haag: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Linde, R.M. van der & Koster, René de (2003). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. In M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen & Distributiecentra (pp. 3.3.I.1-3.3.I.18). Den Haag: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Koster, René de (2003). Inleiding bij de cases.
    • Nes, J. van de & Koster, René de (2003). Knelpunten en trends in de interne logistiek anno 2003. PT Industrieel Management, oktober, 43-45.
    • Koster, René de & Zuidema, J. (2002). Omgaan met grote aantallen retouren bij Wehkamp. In M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen & Distributiecentra (pp. 1.7.G.1-1.7.G.10). Den Haag: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Shinohara, M. & Koster, René de (2002). Vergelijking van Japanse en westerse logistiek. In M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen & Distributiecentra (pp. 1.10.G.1-1.10.G.18). Den Haag: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Damhuis, F.H. & Koster, René de (2002). Bucket brigades. In M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen & Distributiecentra (pp. 4.2.G.1-4.2.G.20). Den Haag: Ten Hagen & Stam.
    • Koster, René de (2001). Kan wat kan in Japan ook hier? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de (2001). Laat het niet over aan de chauffeur. LogistiekKrant, 14(7), 15-15.
    • Koster, René de (2000). Geen stap te veel: Vaste looproute kan tot zestig procent besparen. Transport en Opslag, 48-50.
    • Duijker, J.P, Koster, René de & Ploos van Amstel, M.J. (Eds.). (2000). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (loopt reeds vanaf 1995). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de & Neuteboom, A.J. (2000). De logische logistiek van supermarktketens. Doetinchem: Elsevier Bedrijfsinformatie.
    • Koster, René de (2000). Wereldwijd Winnaar Worden met E-logistics. Business Logistics, 32-37.
    • Koster, René de (2000). Levensmiddelenverkoop op internet. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de (2000). E-dc's voor levensmiddelen. LogistiekKrant, 15, 19-19.
    • Koster, René de, Krikke, H.R., Vermeulen, W.S. & Flapper, S.D.P. (2000). Reverse logistics in de grootwitgoedsector. In J.P. Duijker & al et (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 1.7F.01-1.7E.18). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de, Krikke, H.R., Vermeulen, W.S. & Flapper, S.D.P. (2000). Reverse logistics in de grootwitgoedsector. In S.D.P. Flapper & al et (Eds.), Handboek Reverse Logistics (pp. B2110-1-B2110-29). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de & Broek-Serle, F.N. van de (2000). Warehousemanagement systemen: Standaard of maatwerk. In J.P. Duijker & al et (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 3.11D.01-3.11D.13). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de & Vendel, M.A. van de (2000). Retourstroombehandeling in distributiecentra; een vergelijking van acht bedrijven. In A. van Goor (Ed.), Checklisten Logistiek en Produktiemanagement (pp. 4.3B10-01-4.3B10-50). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de & Broek, F. van den (1999). WMS nader geanalyseerd. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standaardsoftware for warehouse management systems (Chapter 1) (pp. 15-27). Deventer: Nevie & Nevem.
    • Koster, René de & Broek, F. van den (1999). WMS in further detail. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standard software for warehouse management systems (pp. 173-185). Deventer: Nevie & Nevem.
    • Koster, René de (1999). Website Erasmus Universiteit werkt bijna verslavend. Interactief orderverzamelen in een zelf ontworpen magazijn. Logistiek Actueel, 12(13), 23-23.
    • Koster, René de & Roodbergen, K.J. (1999). Magazijnontwerp op Internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 15(5), 41-44.
    • Meer, J.R. van der, Vis, I.F.A., Koster, René de, Meermans, P.J.M. - & Dekker, R. (1999). Containerterminal in het Famas Newcon Concept. In J. van Nunen & L. Versprui (Eds.), SimLog, simulatie en logistiek rond de haven (pp. 89-104). Delft: Eburon.
    • Koster, René de (1999). Ontwikkelingen in Supply Chain Management. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 3, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de (1999). Internet en magazijnontwerp? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de, Duijker, J.P & Ploos van Amstel, M.J. (Eds.). (1999). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer.
    • Koster, René de (1999). Retourstroombehandeling in Distributiecentra: een vergelijking van acht bedrijven. In J.P. Duijker & - - et al (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 1.7E.01-1.7E.30). Deventer: Kluwer.
    • Koster, René de (1999). E-commerce en logistiek. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 6, 3-3.
    • Graaf, M de & Koster, René de (1998). Reverse logistics in de automobielbranche. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14(6), 33-39.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Produceren in het Westen nog steeds verre van optimaal! Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de, Duijker, J.P & Haak, J. (Eds.). (1998). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Sites met toegevoegde waarde. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14(12), 7-7.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Lay-out ontwerp. In J.P. Duijker et al. (Ed.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 3.3B.01-3.3B.18). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Ontwikkelingen in opslag en overslag. Logistiek Actueel, 8-9.
    • Koster, René de, Roodbergen, K.J. & Voorden, R. van (1998). Looptijdverkorting in het distributiecentrum van De Bijenkorf. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra (pp. 4.3F.01-4.3F.18). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1998). Hoe inefficiënt is uw magazijn? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.
    • Jacobs, F.H.W.M., Dort, H.E. van & Koster, René de (1997). Informatiesystemen binnen magazijnen. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra, Hoofdstuk 3.11A (pp. 3.11.A-01-3.11.A-35). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Roos, H.B., Koster, René de & Vaan, M.J.M. de (Eds.). (1997). Logistieke knelpunten in het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven. Deventer: Kluwer BedrijfsInformatie.
    • Koster, René de & Voorden, R. van (1997). Verkleining loopafstanden in DC De Bijenkorf. Orderverzamelen in het distributiecentrum De Bijenkorf. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13(9), 54-60.
    • Koster, René de (1997). Misser topinstituuut logistiek. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13(5), 7-7.
    • Celen, H.P., Slegtenhorst, R.J.W., Ham, R.Th. van der, Nagel, A., Berg, J. van den, Vos Burchart, R. de, Evers, J.J.M., Lindeijer, D.G., Dekker, R., Meersmans, P.J.M., Koster, René de, Meer, R. van der, Carlebur, A.F.C. & Nooijen, F.J.A.M. (1997). FAMAS-NewCon. (CTT-Publicatiereeks, 33). Rotterdam: Centrum Transport Technologie.
    • Koster, René de (1997). Technologisch topinstituut logistiek: een gemiste kans. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de (1997). Wordt uw logistiek ook bepaald door uw boekhouder? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 5, 3-3.
    • Koster, René de & Poort, E. van der (1996). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse. (Research Report 96A15). Groningen: Research Institute SOM.
    • Koster, René de (1996). Case : ontwerp van een eenvoudig magazijn. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra (pp. 3.10A.01-3.10A.20). Deventer: Kluwer bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1995). Fasering en opzet van een magazijnproject. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra (pp. 3.1-01-3.1-14). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Duijker, J.P, Koster, René de & Haak, J. (Eds.). (1995). Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1995). Intern transportmaterieel. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra (pp. 3.7-01-3.7-03). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
    • Koster, René de (1995). Rijdend intern transportmaterieel. In J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra (pp. 3.7A-01-3.7a-25). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
Recognitions (20)
  • Editorial position (11)
    Journal International Journal of Operations and Production Management
    Role Special Issue Editor
    Start date 01-01-2013
    Additional information Special issue on best papers of the Euroma conference

    Journal Journal of Operations Management
    Role Editorial Advisor
    Start date 01-01-1998

    Journal Operations Research
    Role Associate Editor
    Start date 26-03-2012

    Journal Transportation Science
    Role Co-Editor Special Issue
    Start date 31-05-2012
    Additional information Special issue on Facility Logistics Management

    Journal Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek
    Role Associate Editor
    Start date 01-12-2000
    End date 31-12-2010

    Journal IIE Transactions
    Role Guest Co-Editor
    Start date 01-01-2007
    End date 01-10-2008

    Journal Supply Chain Forum
    Role Editorial Reviewer
    Start date 01-12-2000

    Journal Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
    Role Member Editorial Review Board
    Start date 01-01-2005

    Journal Logistics Research
    Role Associate Editor
    Start date 01-01-2007
    End date 31-12-2012

    Journal Operations and Supply Chain Management
    Role Editorial Board
    Start date 01-01-2008

    Journal Logistics and Transport
    Role Member Editorial Review Board
    Start date 01-06-2011

  • Side position (8)
    Name organisation Stichting Logistica
    Role Chairman
    Start date 01-01-2009
    Additional information www.logistica.nl
    Wage earning ja

    Name organisation BVL
    Role Member Scientific Advisory Board
    Start date 01-03-2012
    Additional information http://www.bvl.de/en/scientificadvisoryboard/scientific-advisory-board
    Wage earning nee

    Name organisation ELA (European Logistics Association)
    Role Member R&D Board
    Start date 01-01-2001
    Additional information www.elalog.org
    Wage earning nee

    Name organisation CL Consulting
    Role External Advisory Board
    Start date 01-06-2011
    Wage earning nee

    Name organisation University of Padua
    Role Member Scientific Committee, Graduate School in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering
    Start date 01-03-2013
    Additional information http://www.unipd.it/en/
    Wage earning nee

    Name organisation VeLA
    Role Honorary member
    Start date 02-02-2013
    Additional information www.vela.nl
    Wage earning nee

    Name organisation Ahold
    Role Member Advisory Board Warehouse Mechanisation
    Start date 01-12-2012
    End date 01-10-2013
    Additional information http://www.ahold.com
    Wage earning ja

    Name organisation Guest Professor
    Role University of Science and Technology of China
    Start date 01-04-2013
    Additional information http://www.ustc.edu.cn
    Wage earning ja

  • ERIM Awards (1)
    Name ERIM Impact Award
    Year 2013
    Website http://www.erim.eur.nl/index.php?id=10025

PhD Projects (18)

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing
PhD Candidate: Vacancy Role: Supervisor Deadline: 30 September 2014
 

Open Ph.D. projects in Supply Chain Management

Kaveh Azadeh
PhD Candidate: Kaveh Azadeh Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2014 -
 

Green Port Initiatives and Environmental Fleet Management

Xishu Li
PhD Candidate: Xishu Li Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2013 -
 

Mobile Fulfillment Systems

Tim Lamballais Tessensohn
PhD Candidate: Tim Lamballais Tessensohn Role: Supervisor, Daily Supervisor Timeframe: 2012 -
 

Behavioral Aspects of Warehousing

Jelle de Vries
PhD Candidate: Jelle de Vries Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2012 -
 

Stochastic models for order picking systems

Jelmer van der Gaast
PhD Candidate: Jelmer van der Gaast Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2011 -
 

Efficient Management of Compact Storage Systems

Nima Zaerpour
PhD Candidate: Nima Zaerpour Role: Supervisor Defended: 22 February 2013 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Developing New Methods for Efficient Container Stacking Operations

Amir Hossein Gharehgozli
PhD Candidate: Amir Hossein Gharehgozli Role: Supervisor Defended: 27 November 2012 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Incorporating Worker-Specific Factors in Operations Management Models

Jose Larco Martinelli
PhD Candidate: Jose Larco Martinelli Role: Supervisor Defended: 25 November 2010 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Warehouse Operations

Yeming Gong
PhD Candidate: Yeming Gong Role: Supervisor Defended: 03 September 2009 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Enhancing Warehouse Performance by Efficient Order Picking

Mengfei Yu
PhD Candidate: Mengfei Yu Role: Supervisor Defended: 23 October 2008 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Sustainability of Urban Freight Transport: Retail Distribution and Local Regulations in Cities

Hans Quak
PhD Candidate: Hans Quak Role: Supervisor Defended: 20 March 2008 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Intelligent Control of Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

Tuan Le Anh
PhD Candidate: Tuan Le Anh Role: Supervisor Defended: 21 April 2005 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Design and Control of Efficient Order Picking Processes

Tho Le Duc
PhD Candidate: Tho Le Duc Role: Supervisor Defended: 23 September 2005 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Managing Reverse Logistics or Reversing Logistics Management?

Marisa de  Brito
PhD Candidate: Marisa de Brito Role: Supervisor Defended: 12 February 2004 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Planning and Control Concepts for Material Handling Systems

Iris Vis
PhD Candidate: Iris Vis Role: Supervisor Defended: 17 May 2002 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Layout and Routing Methods for Warehouses

Kees Jan Roodbergen
PhD Candidate: Kees Jan Roodbergen Role: Supervisor Defended: 10 May 2001 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Operational Control of Internal Transport

Robert van der Meer
PhD Candidate: Robert van der Meer Role: Supervisor Defended: 28 September 2000 Full text: Download this thesis
 
Doctoral courses (2)
2013/2014 Facility Logistics Management
Code: BERM.SC.002
ECTS: 4
Course level: Specialisation

2012/2013 Facility Logistics Management
Code: BERM.SC.002
ECTS: 4
Course level: Specialisation

Events (39)
Aug 27, 2014 Smart Future Logistics
  ERIM Conference | Logistics

Sep 17, 2013 A General Framework for the Influence of System Load on Service Time
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Sep 16, 2013 How Fast do People Work Under Load?
  Other | Logistics

Aug 27, 2013 Computationally Efficient Algorithms for Near-Optimal Decision-Making in the Presence of Uncertainty
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Jun 11, 2013 Modelling Order Pickers for Joint Order Batching and Batch Assignment
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Feb 22, 2013 Cross-Dock and Storage Systems: Application of Research
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Nov 26, 2012 Flexibility and consistency in static and dynamic inventory-routing problems
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 28, 2012 Rollout Policies for Dynamic Solutions to the Multi-Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Jul 12, 2012 Impact of flexible docks on truck scheduling in cross-docking environment
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Jun 29, 2012 An Empirical Examination of the Effect of Operational Leannes and Outsourcing on Carbon Efficiency in a Supply
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Apr 3, 2012 Batching of Precedence Constrained Order Picking Bins in a Multi-Depot Warehouse
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Mar 27, 2012 Partnering with U.S. Logistics Companies and Innovative Aisle Configurations for Unit-Load Warehouses
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Mar 8, 2012 Supply Chain Disruptions: Evaluating Recovery Strategies
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Oct 12, 2011 Improving Throughput Capacity in Multi-tier Warehouse Systems using Autonomous Vehicles
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Sep 20, 2011 Employee Scheduling at Maritime Container Terminals
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 24, 2011 Container Terminal Logistics and Applications of Optimization Techniques
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 8, 2011 Strategic Design and Analysis of a Relay Network in Truckload Transportation
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Jun 6, 2011 Performance-based Logistic Risk Management in Closed-loop Supply Chains
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

May 9, 2011 Improving the Revenue of Self-storage Warehouses by Optimizing Storage Scheduling Decision
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Mar 24, 2011 Orderverzamelen, State of the Art
  Other | Logistics

Mar 21, 2011 ERIM Research Clinic: Facility Logistics
  ERIM Research Clinic | Logistics

Apr 26, 2010 ERIM Research Clinic: Facility Logistics
  ERIM Research Clinic | Logistics

Oct 29, 2009 Stochastic models for warehousing systems
  ERIM Research Workshop | Logistics

Sep 2, 2009 Reducing Bus Bunching
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Feb 25, 2009 A Dynamic Approach to Bid-Price-Based Revenue Management in Make-to-order Production
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Nov 19, 2008 Combined Berth Allocation and Yard Planning
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Oct 23, 2008 The Maximal Dispersion Territory Design Problem and the WEEE-directive
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 29, 2008 Studies on Tactical Capacity Planning with Contingent Capacities
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 18, 2008 Valuate Outsourcing Contracts from Vendors' Perspective; A Real Options Approach
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 15, 2008 My Past, Present and Future Research
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

May 23, 2008 Green/Sustainable Logistics
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Mar 20, 2008 Freight Transport in London: Current Issues and Future Developments
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Nov 15, 2007 Hybrid Approaches to Model Supplier Related Issues in a Dynamic Supply Chain
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Mar 16, 2007 Demand-supply Mismatch and Stock Market Reaction: Evidence from Excess Inventory Announcements
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Jan 18, 2007 Production Scheduling with Artificial Neural Networks
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Sep 23, 2005 Heuristic Solution of a Location Problem in Order Picking: A case Study
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 31, 2005 The Multi-Location Transshipment Problem with Positive Replenishment Lead Times
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

Aug 5, 2005 An Empirical Study of Ordering Behavior of Retail Stores
  ERIM Research Seminar | Logistics

May 31, 2005 Large Scale Inventory Routing Problem with Split Delivery: a New Model and Algorithm
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business Processes

PhD Vacancy (2)

Designing sustainable last-mile delivery services in online retailing

The continuous growth of online sales together with the inefficiency of the last-mile of the e-commerce supply chain puts a lot of pressure on urban areas in terms of congestion, emissions and pollution. It is critical to increase the efficiency of the last-mile deliveries to enhance the financial and environmental performance of internet retailers. The primary goal of this project is to develop and evaluate decision support models and tools to facilitate the optimal design of different delivery service models in online retailing and to identify service models and corresponding operating strategies that provide the most benefits in terms of various sustainability criteria. To create more sustainable last-mile operations, the proposed research is organized around two PhD projects, one that particularly focusses at optimizing the delivery operations and one that focusses on the optimal design of the retail network. The research is part of larger collaboration between the Rotterdam School of Management, the Erasmus School of Economics and a consortium of companies in the area of online retailing.

Currently we are in the process of acquiring funds for this project via a grant application. The start of the project is conditional on the grant being awarded. This decision is expected to be made before September.


Sustainable Logistics in Fresh Food (SLIFF)

There is a growing global need to improve the distribution and merchandising of fresh foods by maximizing fresh shelf life while minimizing supply chain costs as well as environmental impacts. The central objective of this project is to enhance the sustainability of fresh food logistics by improving logistics resource utilization while distribution lead times are reduced. In particular, the PhD project focusses at the optimization of the operations within a fresh food warehouse network. Decisions need to be made regarding the joint optimization of transportation, inventory levels and material handling resources between primary and secondary distribution centres as well as retail locations.

This PhD project is part of a larger collaboration between the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen and a partner retailer with a contracted logistics service provider (LSP) who, in the future, could act as a cross chain control centre to coordinate transportation and inventory optimization for the many vendors involved.

Currently we are in the process of acquiring funds for this project via a grant application. The start of the project is conditional on the grant being awarded. This decision is expected to be made early September.


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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Netherlands
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Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam
Netherlands
 

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Work in progress

  • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Yugang & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Response Time Analysis of a Live-cube Compact Storage System with Two Classes.
  • Koster, M.B.M. de, Gue, K. & Vis, I.F.A. (Eds.). (2013). Transportation Science, 47.

Latest publication

Gharehgozli, A.H., Yu, Y., Zhang, X. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Polynomial Time Algorithms to Minimize Total Travel Time in a Two-Depot AS/RS. Transportation Science, Accepted.

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Facility Logistics Management


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