M.B.M. (René) de Koster

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 1999

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 reseach schools, member of the European Logistics Association (ELA) R&D board, member of the BVL Scientific Advisory Board, member or chairman of three Dutch logistics awards, chairman of Stichting Logistica, chairman of Smartport, and founder of the Material Handling Forum.

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.

  • 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: .
  • 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. (Eds.). (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains: a comparison of seven chains in the Netherlands. Doetinchem: Elsevier Business Information.
  • Koster, René de & Neuteboom, A.J. (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains. Doetinchem: Elsevier.
  • 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.
  • Quak, H.J. & Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). A framework and Classification for Urban Freight Transport Sustainability Initiatives. In T. Wimmer & S. Hucke (Eds.), Complexity, Cost, Collaboration (pp. 297-328). Bremen: BundesVereinigung Logistik (BVL), e.V..
  • 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.
  • 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 & 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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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. (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.
  • 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. ---). -: -.
  • 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?.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Magazijnwiskunde. In B. Mols & I. Smeets (Eds.), Succesformules (pp. 23-25). Amsterdam: Platform Wiskunde Nederland.
  • 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? Logistics and Transport, 1(12), 63-66.
  • 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 (2011). Een klein hoekje. Main Group Chemistry, 50(4), 23-23.
  • Koster, René de (2009). Het belang van juiste data. Logistiek, 4(1), 5-5.
  • Koster, René de (2009). Just-in-time of Just-tt-late? Logistiek, 4(8), 6-6.
  • Koster, René de (2008). China jaagt óók op het vlak van R&D op goud. Logistiek, 3(5), 5-5.
  • Koster, René de (2008). Magazijnbenchmarking leerzaam. Logistiek, 2008(maart), 5-5.
  • Koster, René de (2007). Duurzame logistiek. Logistiek, 2(18), 5-6.
  • Koster, René de (2007). Eco-efficient ondernemen. Logistiek, 2(7), 5-6.
  • Koster, René de (2006). Venstertijden. Logistiek, 1(8), 8.
  • Koster, René de (2006). Logistieke innovatie. Logistiek, 1(18), 5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Koster, René de (2003). Inleiding bij de cases.
  • 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.
  • 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). Laat het niet over aan de chauffeur. LogistiekKrant, 14(7), 15-15.
  • Koster, René de (2001). Kan wat kan in Japan ook hier? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.
  • 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.
Arpan Rijal

Sustainable Logistics in Fresh Food (SLIFF)

Kaveh Azadeh

Open Ph.D. projects in Supply Chain Management

Xishu Li

Green Port Initiatives and Environmental Fleet Management

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Xishu Li
  • Time frame: 2013 -
Tim Lamballais Tessensohn

Mobile Fulfillment Systems

Jelle de Vries

Behavioral Aspects of Warehousing

Jelmer van der Gaast

Stochastic models for order picking systems

Nima Zaerpour

Efficient Management of Compact Storage Systems

Yeming Gong

Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Warehouse Operations

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Yeming Gong
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2009
Mengfei Yu

Enhancing Warehouse Performance by Efficient Order Picking

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mengfei Yu
  • Time frame: 2004 - 2008
Tuan Le Anh

Intelligent Control of Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Tuan Le Anh
  • Time frame: 2001 - 2005
Tho Le Duc

Design and Control of Efficient Order Picking Processes

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Tho Le Duc
  • Time frame: 2001 - 2005
Marisa de  Brito

Managing Reverse Logistics or Reversing Logistics Management?

Iris Vis

Planning and Control Concepts for Material Handling Systems

  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Iris Vis
  • Time frame: 1997 - 2002
Kees Jan Roodbergen

Layout and Routing Methods for Warehouses

Robert van der Meer

Operational Control of Internal Transport

Editorial positions

  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management

    Special Issue Editor

  • Journal of Operations Management

    Editorial Advisor

  • Operations Research

    Associate Editor

  • Transportation Science

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek

    Associate Editor

  • IIE Transactions

    Guest Co-Editor

  • Supply Chain Forum

    Editorial Reviewer

  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Logistics Research

    Associate Editor

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Editorial Board

  • Logistics and Transport

    Member Editorial Review Board

Side positions

  • Stichting Logistica

    Chairman

  • BVL

    Member Scientific Advisory Board

  • ELA (European Logistics Association)

    Member R&D Board

  • CL Consulting

    External Advisory Board

  • University of Padua

    Member Scientific Committee, Graduate School in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering

  • VeLA

    Honorary member

  • Ahold

    Member Advisory Board Warehouse Mechanisation

  • Guest Professor

    University of Science and Technology of China

Current courses

Open PhD positions in Supply Chain Management

This proposal describes Open PhD positions in Supply Chain Management. The ERIM-LIS (Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems) research program consists of three main research themes: (i) Supply Chain Management; (ii) Business Information Management, and (iii) Innovation Management. The reader of this project description on Supply Chain Management is encouraged to visit the other project descriptions within the LIS-program as well. The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of the developments in its domain and to make major contributions both to management science and to management practice. The research aims to contribute significantly to the leading role of the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe and as an innovative country. Much of the research is inspired by business challenges, and by the new opportunities of innovative information and communication systems, and technologies. The research in the ERIM-LIS program is inter-disciplinary, integrating both quantitative and empirical research methods. Around the main research themes several research centres have been built (e.g. Smart Port, behavioural operations, closed loop supply chains, public transport, procurement, and future energy business), which are used to focus the research, to acquire external funding, and to disseminate the research findings.

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Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-56
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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

Koster, M.B.M. de (2014). Magazijnwiskunde. In B. Mols & I. Smeets (Eds.), Succesformules (pp. 23-25). Amsterdam: Platform Wiskunde Nederland.