prof. dr. ir. N.A.H. (Niels) Agatz

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2004

Niels Agatz is a Professor of Last-mile Supply Chain Analytics at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and serves as Scientific Director for TKI Dinalog. He has held visiting appointments at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Transport and Logistics Engineering department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Dr. Agatz’ research focuses on developing data-driven quantitative models and optimization methods to support sustainable last-mile supply chains. He is particularly interested in technology-driven innovations in urban delivery, shared mobility, supply chain management and omni-channel retail operations. His research has been published in leading academic journals including Transportation Science, Production and Operations Management, Transportation Research Part B and the European Journal of Operational Research and has been featured in national and international media including the Wall Street Journal and New Scientist. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at Transportation Science and a guest editor for a special issue on last-mile operations for the Journal of Operations Management.  He has edited special issues on transportation-enabled urban services (Service Science), online retail operations (Naval Research Logistics), drone delivery systems (Networks) and sustainable transportation (Transportation Research Part C). Niels Agatz is the winner of several grants and awards, including an NWO Rubicon grant and the INFORMS TSL Stella Dafermos Achievement Award. He currently leads a work package on last-mile delivery operations in the City Logistics Lab project. Professor Agatz likes to work in close collaboration with company stakeholders. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD in Logistics and Operations Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.  

Publications

  • Academic (1)
    • Agatz, N., Campbell, AM., Fleischmann, M., & Savelsbergh, M. (2008). Challenges and Opportunities in Attended Home Delivery. In B. Golden, R. Raghavan, & E. Wasil (Eds.), The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges (pp. 370-396). Springer-Verlag.

  • Academic (1)
    • Agatz, N., Bazzan, A. L. C., Kutadinata, R., Mattfeld, D. C., Sester, M., Winter, S., & Wolfson, O. (2016). Autonomous car and ride sharing: Flexible road trains. GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/2996913.2996947

  • Internal (1)
    • Agatz, N. (2009). Demand management in E-fulfillment. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Transportation Science (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Networks (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Alp Arslan
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Joydeep Paul
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2022
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam
  • Time frame: 2016 - 2021
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Xishu Li
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2019
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Qing Chuan Ye
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2019
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Liana van der Hagen
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Kaveh Azadeh
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2021
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ehsan Aghamohammadzadeh
  • Time frame: 2022 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Ayman Abdelwahed
  • Time frame: 2017 - 2022
2019
June
17
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2018
January
29
2017
February
15
Research Seminar
As: Contact, Coordinator
2017
January
26
2016
October
20
2016
February
19
2012
April
11
2009
April
02
PhD Defence
As: Speaker
2009
April
02
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2008
October
07
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-19
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands