prof.dr. R.A. (Rob) Zuidwijk

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow 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.

  • I. Romochnkina, P.J. van Baalen & R.A. Zuidwijk (2012). Digital Platforms in Ports: towards the third generfation of port community systems. EURAM 2012: Rotterdam.
  • P.J. van Baalen, R.A. Zuidwijk & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (2009). Port Inter-Organizational Information Systems. Capabilities to Service Global Supply Chains. Boston - Delft: Now Publishers
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (2001). Simultaneous similarity of pairs of companions to their transposes (Operator Theory: Advances and applications). Boston: Birkhauser Verlag
  • R.A. Zuidwijk & A.W. Veenstra (2015). Towards efficient multimodal Hinterland networks. In Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation (pp. 55-66). Springer
  • F. Arendt, J. Hintsa, N. Meyer-Larsen, R. Muller, M.P.A. van Oosterhout, A.W. Veenstra, L. Urciouli & R.A. Zuidwijk (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
  • A.W. Veenstra & R.A. Zuidwijk (2010). The future of seaport hinterland networks. In L. Kroon, R. Zuidwijk & T. Li (Eds.), Liber Amicorum Jo van Nunen. Springer
  • T. Mahr, Jordan Srour, M. de Weerdt & R.A. Zuidwijk (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
  • R.A. Zuidwijk, A.W. Veenstra & R. Dekker (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
  • R.A. Zuidwijk, P.J. van Baalen, M.P.A. van Oosterhout & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (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
  • M.N. Jalil, R.A. Zuidwijk & H.R. Krikke (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
  • L.G. Kroon & R.A. Zuidwijk (2006). Mathematical models for planning support. In W. van Wezel, R. Jorna & A. Meystel (Eds.), Planning in Intelligent Systems: Aspects, Motivations, and Methods (pp. 245-277). Wiley Interscience
  • L.G. Kroon & R.A. Zuidwijk (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
  • J.A.E.E. van Nunen, R.A. Zuidwijk & J.M. Moonen (2005). Smart and Sustainable Supply Chains and Networks. In Peter Vervest & Eric van Heck (Eds.), Smart Business Networks (pp. 159-167). Berlin: Springer
  • R.A. Zuidwijk, E.A. van der Laan & L. Hoek (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
  • A. Kokkinaki, R.A. Zuidwijk, J.A.E.E. van Nunen & R. Dekker (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
  • H.R. Krikke, J.A.E.E. van Nunen, R.A. Zuidwijk & R. Kuik (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
  • J. van Hillegersberg, J.C.M. Tseng, R.A. Zuidwijk, M.P.A. van Oosterhout & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (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
  • J.A.E.E. van Nunen & R.A. Zuidwijk (2003). Samenwerken in de keten voor kruidenierswaren. In Logistieke Kennisbanken (pp. 83-97). Den Haag: Ten Hagen Stam Uitgevers
  • J.A.E.E. van Nunen & R.A. Zuidwijk (2002). Multi-Media Cases - Slimme logistieke ketens. In Aa, W. van der (Ed.), Management education & e-learning (pp. 21-24)
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (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
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (1994, oktober 20). Complementary trangular forms for pairs of matrices and operators. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (142 pag.) ( Tinbergen Instituut) Prom./coprom.: H. Bart.
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (2015). Are we connected? (2015, november 13). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management
  • H. Geerlings, B. Kuipers & R.A. Zuidwijk (2018). Introduction on ports and networks. In H. Geerlings, B Kuipers & R.A. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Ports and Networks; strategies, operations and perspectives (pp. 1-6). Abingdon: Routledge
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (2015). The value of big data to big ports. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 22 (2), 14-16.
  • R.A. Zuidwijk, B. Kuipers & R. Morris (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.
  • L.G. Kroon, Ting Li & R.A. Zuidwijk (Ed.). (2010). Liber Amicorum in Memory of Jo van Nunen. Breda: DINALOG
  • R.A. Zuidwijk, A.W. Veenstra, J. van Dalen & M.P.A. van Oosterhout (2009). INTEGRITY benefits analysis and measurement plan, Deliverable 6.1. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: INTEGRITY consortium
  • M.P.A. van Oosterhout, A.W. Veenstra & R.A. Zuidwijk (2009). INTEGRITY common evaluation criteria, Deliverable 6.2. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: INTEGRITY Consortium
  • L.F.J.M. Pau, R.A. Zuidwijk, H. Chen, P.M. van de Coterlet & M.P.A. van Oosterhout (2004). Introduction of 3rd generation wireless services at the Port of Rotterdam and its business partners. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Contract Final report
  • R.A. Zuidwijk & J.A.E.E. van Nunen (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
  • A.W. Veenstra, R.A. Zuidwijk & J. Ronner (2003). Logistieke concepten voor multimodaal vervoer. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • J.A.E.E. van Nunen & R.A. Zuidwijk (2002). Samenwerken in de keten voor kruidenierswaren. In Ketensynchronisatie in de retail, het antwoord op ECR (pp. 63-76). Deloitte & Touche
  • P. Zizler, R.A. Zuidwijk, K. Taylor & S. Arimoto (2002). A Finer Aspect of Eigenvalue Distribution of Selfadjoint Band Toeplitz Matrices. SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 24 (1), 59-67.
  • J.C.M. Tseng, J. van Hillegersberg & R.A. Zuidwijk (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
  • R.A. Zuidwijk (2000). Directional and Time-Scale Wavelet Analysis. SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 31 (2), 416-430.
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Cerag Pince
  • Time frame: 2005 - 2010
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Muhammad Jalil
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jordan Srour
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2010
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Morteza Pourakbar
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Meditya Wasesa
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2017
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Yixin Lu
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2014
  • Role: Member Supervisory Team, Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Panagiotis Ypsilantis
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Irina Romochkina
  • Time frame: 2011 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Judith Mulder
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Xishu Li
  • Time frame: 2013 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Alp Arslan
  • Time frame: 2014 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Hobbs White
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Alberto Giudici
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Katharina Badenhausen
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Negin Jamili
  • Time frame: 2018 -
Research Seminar
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Inaugural Address
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