R.A. (Rob) Zuidwijk

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

Rob Zuidwijk is professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The chair, endowed by the Erasmus Trustfund and created on 1 December 2014, focuses on three topics: cc-ordination for sustainable global supply chains, synchromodal transport networks (a flexible and integral deployment of different modes of transport on a network to better meet customer demand and sustainability objectives), and inter-organisational systems in logistics.

His work has been published in journals like California Management Review, Transportation Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Communications of the ACM, and Production and Operations Management. He has participated and coordinated funded research projects in the area of international logistics and container transport.

He teaches freight transport systems, intermodal transportation, international logistics and supply chain management, and inter-organizational systems in logistics to BSc, MSc, and PhD students, and he is also involved in post-experience courses.

Professor Rob Zuidwijk makes a significant contribution to Smartport, a strong research community in port-related research for which RSM and EUR are one of the main stakeholders. He is also Academic Director of RSM’s Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme, a new part-time master degree programme to increase knowledge about European customs law, international supply and logistics chains and information management which starts at RSM in March. Further, he is also Academic Director of the MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics.

Professor Zuidwijk received his PhD in Mathematics from Erasmus University and has held a one-year visiting position at the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Romochkina, I., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Baalen, P.J. van (2014). A Pricing Strategy for inter-organisational information systems: user value meets fair sharing. paper submission ECIS 2014: Tel aviv.
  • Romochnkina, I., Baalen, P.J. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2012). Digital Platforms in Ports: towards the third generfation of port community systems. EURAM 2012: Rotterdam.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Veenstra, A.W. (2015). The Value of Information in Container Transport. Transportation Science, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0518
  • Kroon, L.G., Peeters, L.W.P., Wagenaar, J.C. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2014). Flexible Connections in PESP models for Cyclic Passenger Railway Timetabling. Transportation Science, 48 (1), 136-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.1120.0453[go to publisher's site]
  • Ypsilantis, P. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2013). Joint Design and Pricing of Intermodal Port - Hinterland Network Services: Considering Economies of Scale and Service Time Constraints. In ERIM Report Series Research in Management (No. ERS-2013-011-LIS).
  • Dekker, R., Pince, C., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Jalil, M.N. (2013). On the Use of Installed Base Information for Spare Parts Logistics: A Review of Ideas and Industry Practice. International Journal of Production Economics, 143 (2), 536-545. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.11.025[go to publisher's site]
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Caro, F., Tan, T. & Corbett, C. (2013). Double-Counting in Supply Chain Carbon Footprinting. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 15 (4), 545-558. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/msom.2013.0443[go to publisher's site]
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Veenstra, A.W. & Asperen, E. van (2012). The extended gate concept for container terminals: Expanding the notion of dry ports. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 14 (1), 14-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/mel.2011.15[go to publisher's site]
  • Jalil, M.N., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2011). Spare parts logistics and installed base information. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62 (3), 442-457. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2010.38[go to publisher's site]
  • Veenstra, A.W., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Oosterhout, M.P.A. van (2010). Benefit analysis of visibility in global logistics chains. In Conference Proceedings of 2010 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economics. Lisbon: International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Mahr, Tamas, Srour, Jordan, de Weerdt, Mathijs & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2010). Can agents measure up? A comparative study of an agent-based and on-line optimization approach for a drayage problem with uncertainty. Transportation Research. Part C, Emerging Technologies, 18 (1), 99-119. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2009.04.018[go to publisher's site]
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Ketzenberg, M.E. (2009). Optimal Pricing, Ordering, and Return Policies for Consumer Goods. Production and Operations Management, 18 (3), 344-360. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1937-5956.2009.01017.x[go to publisher's site]
  • Giesen, Erik, Ketter, W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). An Agent-based Analysis Approach to Resource Allocation in the Dutch Youth Health Care System. In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Workshop on Information Systems and Technology (WITS-09). Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Giesen, Erik, Ketter, W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). An Agent-based Approach to Improving Resource Allocation in the Dutch Youth Health Care Sector. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) (pp. 2403-2415). Verona, Italy.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Krikke, H.R. (2008). Strategic response to EEE returns: Product eco-design or new recovery processes. European Journal of Operational Research, 191 (3), 1206-1222. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2007.08.004[go to publisher's site]
  • Ketter, W., Heck, E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2008). The Application of Intelligent Personalized Agents for Buyer Decision Empowerment at the Dutch Flower Auction. In WITS08. Paris, France.
  • Srour, Jordan, Oosterhout, M.P.A. van, Zuidwijk, R.A. & Baalen, P.J. van (2008). Port Community System Implementation: Lessons Learned from International Scan. In Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Mahr, Tamas, Srour, Jordan, de Weerdt, Mathijs & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2008). Agent Performance in Vehicle Routing when the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty. In Proceedings of the workshop on Agents in Traffic and Transportation (ATT).
  • Veenstra, A.W., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Geerling, B. (2006). Maintenance logistics in the Dutch dredging industry. In IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics. IEEE.
  • Hillegersberg, J. van, Tseng, J.C.M., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2006). Hub to Higher Performance? An Internet Hub for the Vos Logistics Supply Chain. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 9 (1), 13-23.
  • Pau, L.F.J.M., Chen, H., van de Coterlet, Paul & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2005). Introduction of 3rd generation wireless services in a multi-enterprise VPN environment : Case of the Port of Rotterdam. In W.Brooks , E.Lawrence (Ed.), Proc. Intl IEEE Conference "Mobile business 2005" (ICMB 2005) (pp. 643-646). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer society.
  • Pau, L.F.J.M., Chen, H., van de Coterlet, Paul & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2005). Case of the Port of Rotterdam: Introduction of 3rd generation wireless services in a multienterprise VPN environment. In Xiande Zhao , Baoding Liu (Ed.), Proc. 5 th Intl Conf. on electronic business (pp. 90-92). Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Arimoto, S., Spivakovsky, M, Ohno, H, Zizler, P., Zuidwijk, R.A., Taylor, K.F., Yamabe, T & Mezey, P.G. (2004). Structural Analysis of Certain Linear Operators Representing Chemical Network Systems via the Existence and Uniqueness Theorems of Spectral Resolution VII. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 97 (3), 765-775.
  • Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2004). E-Enabled Closed-Loop Supply Chains. California Management Review, 46 (2), 40-54.
  • Malamud, M.M. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2003). Simultaneous similarity to fractional powers of the operator of integration. Methods of Functional Analysis and Topology, 9 (2), 154-162.
  • Hillegersberg, J. van, Tseng, J.C.M., Zuidwijk, R.A., Oosterhout, M.P.A. van & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2003). Hub to higher performance? An internet hub for the VOS logistics supply chain. In R Jardim-Concalves, J Cha & A. Steiger-Garcao (Eds.), Concurrent Engineering: Enhanced interoperable systems (pp. 435-443). A.A. Balkema Publishers.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2001). Simultaneous similarity of pairs of companions to their transposes. In Operator Theory and Analysis (pp. 417-425). Boston: Birkhauser Verlag.
  • Hillegersberg, J. van, Zuidwijk, R.A., Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Eijk, D. van (2001). Supporting Return Flows in the Supply Chain. Communications of the ACM, 44 (6), 74-79. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/376134.376172
  • Bart, H., Kroon, L.G. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (1998). Quasicomplete factorization and the two machine flow shop problem. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 278, 195-219.
  • Bart, H. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (1998). Simultaneous reduction to triangular forms after extension with zeroes. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 281, 105-135.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (1997). Complementary triangular forms. Linear Operators, 443-452.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (1997). Quasicomplete factorizations of rational matrix functions. Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 111-124.
  • Baalen, P.J. van, Zuidwijk, R.A. & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2009). Port Inter-Organizational Information Systems. Capabilities to Service Global Supply Chains. Boston - Delft: Now Publishers.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2001). Simultaneous similarity of pairs of companions to their transposes (Operator Theory: Advances and applications). Boston: Birkhauser Verlag.
  • Arendt, F., Hintsa, J., Meyer-Larsen, N., Muller, R., Oosterhout, M.P.A. van, Veenstra, A.W., Urciouli, L. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2011). Impact of Supply Chain Visibility and Security on International Container Transport. In T Blecker (Ed.), Maritime Logistics in the Global Economy. Lohmar-Köln: Josef Eul Verlag GmbH.
  • Veenstra, A.W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2010). The future of seaport hinterland networks. In L. Kroon, R. Zuidwijk & T. Li (Eds.), Liber Amicorum Jo van Nunen. Springer.
  • Mahr, Tamas, Srour, Jordan, de Weerdt, Mathijs & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). The Merit of Agents in Freight Transport. In A Bazzan & F Klugl (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems for Traffic and Transportation Engineering (pp. 323-341). Hershey: Information Science Reference.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Veenstra, A.W. & Dekker, R. (2009). Information and Coordination in Container Transport. In P. van Baalen, R.A. Zuidwijk & J. van Nunen (Eds.), Port Inter-Organizational Information Systems: Capabilities to Service Global Supply Chain, Foundations and Trands R_in Technology, Information and Operations Management (pp. -2). NOW publishers.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Baalen, P.J. van, Oosterhout, M.P.A. van & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2009). Port IT Capabilities: Toward a PCS Strategy. In R.A. Zuidwijk, P.J. van Baalen & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (Eds.), Port Inter-Organizational Information Systems: Capabilities to Service Global Supply Chains (pp. 73-92). Boston - Delft: Now Publishers.
  • Jalil, M.N., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Krikke, H.R. (2007). Yesterday Proactive, Responsive Today: Use of Information to Enhance Planning in Closed Loop Supply Chains. In S.M. Gupta & A.J.D. Lambert (Eds.), Environment Conscious Manufacturing (pp. 215-234). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Kroon, L.G. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2006). Mathematical Models for Planning Support. In W.M.C. Van Wezel & R.J.J.M. Jorna (Eds.), Planning in Intelligent Systems (Wiley Interscience) (pp. 245-277). Hoboken: Wiley.
  • Nunen, J.A.E.E. van, Zuidwijk, R.A. & Moonen, J.M. (2005). Smart and Sustainable Supply Chains and Networks. In Peter Vervest & Eric van Heck (Eds.), Smart Business Networks (pp. 159-167). Berlin: Springer.
  • Kokkinaki, A., Zuidwijk, R.A., Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Dekker, R. (2004). Information and Communication Technology Enabling Reverse Logistics. In R Dekker & M Fleischmann (Eds.), Reverse Logistics: Quantitative Models for Closed Loop Supply Chains (pp. 381-405). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Krikke, H.R., Nunen, J.A.E.E. van, Zuidwijk, R.A. & Kuik, R. (2004). E-Business and Circular Supply Chains: Increased business opportunities by IT-based Customer oriented Return-flow Management. In B Fleischmann & A Klose (Eds.), Distribution Logistics: Advanced Solutions to Practical Problems (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 544) (pp. 221-242). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Laan, E.A. van der & Hoek, Leon (2004). End-of-lease asset recovery: the Oce case. In S.D.P. Flapper & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (Eds.), Managing Closed-Loop Supply chains (pp. 141-150). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Hillegersberg, J. van, Tseng, J.C.M., Zuidwijk, R.A., Oosterhout, M.P.A. van & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2003). Hub to higher performance? An internet hub for the VOS logistics supply chain. In T Verduijn & B van Loo (Eds.), Intelligent Logistic Concepts: improving your supply chain with collaboration and ICT (pp. 45-76). Delft: Eburon.
  • Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2003). Samenwerken in de keten voor kruidenierswaren. In Logistieke Kennisbanken (pp. 83-97). Den Haag: Ten Hagen Stam Uitgevers.
  • Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2002). Multi-Media Cases - Slimme logistieke ketens. In Aa, W. van der (Ed.), Management education & e-learning (pp. 21-24).
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2001). Simultaneous similarity of pairs of companions to their transposes. In Operator Theory and Analysis (Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, 122) (pp. 417-425). Boston: Birkhauser Verlag.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (1994, Oktober 20). Complementary trangular forms for pairs of matrices and operators. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (142 pag.) ( Tinbergen Instituut). Prom./coprom.: H. Bart.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Kuipers, B. & Morris, R. (2014). Companies active in the Port of Rotterdam are discovering the benefits of scientific collaboration - thanks to Erasmus Smart Port Rotterdam. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 5-7.
  • Kroon, L.G., Li, Ting & Zuidwijk, R.A. (Eds.). (2010). Liber Amicorum in Memory of Jo van Nunen. Breda: DINALOG.
  • Oosterhout, M.P.A. van, Veenstra, A.W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). INTEGRITY common evaluation criteria, Deliverable 6.2. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: INTEGRITY Consortium.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A., Veenstra, A.W., Dalen, J. van & Oosterhout, M.P.A. van (2009). INTEGRITY benefits analysis and measurement plan, Deliverable 6.1. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: INTEGRITY consortium.
  • Pau, L.F.J.M., Zuidwijk, R.A., Chen, H., Coterlet, P.M. van de & Oosterhout, M.P.A. van (2004). Introduction of 3rd generation wireless services at the Port of Rotterdam and its business partners. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Contract Final report.
  • Veenstra, A.W., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Ronner, J. (2003). Logistieke concepten voor multimodaal vervoer. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Nunen, J.A.E.E. van (2003). Een supply chain die Klict! Over samenwerken en het meten en verrekenen van kosten en prestaties in de keten. In M Jansen-Vullers & T Valstar (Eds.), Op het grensvlak van Logistiek en ICT (pp. 63-77). Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
  • Nunen, J.A.E.E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2002). Samenwerken in de keten voor kruidenierswaren. In Ketensynchronisatie in de retail, het antwoord op ECR (pp. 63-76). Deloitte & Touche.
  • Zizler, P., Zuidwijk, R.A., Taylor, K. & Arimoto, S. (2002). A Finer Aspect of Eigenvalue Distribution of Selfadjoint Band Toeplitz Matrices. SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 24 (1), 59-67.
  • Tseng, J.C.M., Hillegersberg, J. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2002). Monitoring performance in a supply chain for enhancing collaboration through information sharing. In Global Supply Chain Management (pp. 280-284). Beijing: International Academic Publishers.
  • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2000). Directional and Time-Scale Wavelet Analysis. SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 31 (2), 416-430.

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-22
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Work in progress

Romochkina, I., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Baalen, P.J. van (2014). A Pricing Strategy for inter-organisational information systems: user value meets fair sharing. paper submission ECIS 2014: Tel aviv.
Romochnkina, I., Baalen, P.J. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2012). Digital Platforms in Ports: towards the third generfation of port community systems. EURAM 2012: Rotterdam.

Latest publication

Zuidwijk, R.A. & Veenstra, A.W. (2015). The Value of Information in Container Transport. Transportation Science, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0518