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R.A. (Rob) Zuidwijk

Associate Professor

Rob Zuidwijk
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Programme:
Logistics & Information Systems
ERIM Membership:
Member ERIM, affiliated since 1999
Profile

Rob Zuidwijk is an associate professor of supply chain management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and a full professor of freight transport and traffic networks at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology.

He is also the academic director of Erasmus Smart Port Rotterdam.

Professor Zuidwijk's main research interests are in freight transport and supply chain management, with a particular focus on international logistics and ports, sustainability, and the role of information as an enabler. He has also worked on closed loop supply chains and product life cycle management.

His work has been published in journals such as California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Production and Operations Management, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Transportation Research: Part C.

He has participated and coordinated (ongoing) funded research projects in the area of international logistics and container transport, including FP7 projects INTEGRITY and CASSANDRA, and Dinalog project ULTIMATE, and has been involved in research projects for individual companies such as the Port of Rotterdam, IBM, and IHC.

He presently supervises a number of PhD students on port related research and teaches freight transport systems, intermodal transportation, international logistics and supply chain management, and inter-organizational systems in logistics to B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. Students. He is also involved in post-experience courses.

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.

Work in progress
  • 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.
Publications (58)
  • Articles (30)
    • 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.
    • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Veenstra, A.W. (2014). The Value of Information in Container Transport. Transportation Science, Accepted.
    • 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.[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.
    • 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.[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.[go to publisher's site]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Zuidwijk, R.A. & Ketzenberg, M.E. (2009). Optimal Pricing, Ordering, and Return Policies for Consumer Goods. Production and Operations Management, 18(3), 344-360.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • Srour, Jordan, Oosterhout, M.P.A. van, Zuidwijk, R.A. & Van Baalen, P. (2008). Port Community System Implementation: Lessons Learned from International Scan. In Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
    • 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.[go to publisher's site]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pau, L.F.J.M., Chen, Hong, 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, Hong J, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, 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.
    • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2001). Simultaneous similarity of pairs of companions to their transposes. In Operator Theory and Analysis (pp. 417-425). Boston: Birkhauser Verlag.
    • Bart, H. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (1998). Simultaneous reduction to triangular forms after extension with zeroes. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 281, 105-135.
    • 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.
  • Books (2)
    • 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.
  • Book contributions (15)
    • 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 & 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, L (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.
  • Professional publications (10)
    • 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. 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. 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. Rotterdam: Contract Final report.
    • Veenstra, A.W., Zuidwijk, R.A. & Ronner, J. (2003). Logistieke concepten voor multimodaal vervoer. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Zuidwijk, R.A. (2000). Directional and Time-Scale Wavelet Analysis. SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 31(2), 416-430.
  • Doctoral thesis
    • 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.
PhD Projects (4)

Efficient Green Port Management Tools

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

Customer Information Driven After Sales Service Management: Lessons from Spare Parts Logistics

Muhammad Jalil
PhD Candidate: Muhammad Jalil Role: Co-supervisor Defended: 13 January 2011 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Dissecting Drayage: An Examination of Structure, Information, and Control in Drayage Operations

Jordan Srour
PhD Candidate: Jordan Srour Role: Co-supervisor Defended: 12 February 2010 Full text: Download this thesis
 
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Work in progress

  • 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. (2014). The Value of Information in Container Transport. Transportation Science, Accepted.

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