prof.dr.ir. 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).

After completing his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (1988) he worked as a consultant. He joined Erasmus University in 1995.

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 200 papers published in books and journals such as OR, POM, JOM, TS, IISE T, EJOR, and Interfaces.

He is in the editorial boards of eight 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, the AIRL board of directors, chairman of three Dutch logistics awards, chairman of Stichting Logistica, 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 Université Catholique du Louvain (Belgium), USTC Hefei (PRC), and the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He holds the honorary Francqui chair for Hasselt University in 2018 and was recently mentioned as “the most influential researcher” in material handling

  • J.P. van der Gaast, M.B.M. de Koster, I. Adan & J.A.C. Resing (2019). Capacity Analysis of Sequential Zone Picking Systems. Operations Research, to appear .
  • A.H. Gharehgozli, N. Zaerpour & M.B.M. de Koster (2019). Container terminal layout design: transition and future. Maritime Economics and Logistics, To appear . doi: 10.1057/s41278-019-00131-9
  • W. Wu, M.B.M. de Koster & Y. Yu (2019). Forward-Reserve Storage Strategies with Order Picking: When Do They Pay Off. IISE Transactions, To appear .
  • D. Roy, M.B.M. de Koster & R. Bekker (2019). Modeling and Design of Container Terminal Operations. Operations Research, To appear .
  • M.B.M. de Koster, K. Gue & I.F.A. Vis (Eds.). (2013) Transportation Science, 47 .
  • J. Smith, K. Ellis, M.B.M. de Koster, S. Lavender, B. Montreuil & M. Ogle (Ed.). (2016). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014. Charlotte: College industy Council on Material Handling Education
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2015). Past and Future. Perspectives on Material Handling. (Inaugural Addresses). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management
  • A. Carrano, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle & B. Montreuil (Ed.). (2013). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012. Charlotte: MHI
  • K. Ellis, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil & M. Ogle (Ed.). (2010). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010. Charlotte: Material Handling Institute
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (2008). Recent developments in supply chain mangement. Helsinki: Helsinki School of Economics Press
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Ed.). (2008). Recent developments in supply chain management. Helsinki: HSE Print
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (2007). Managing supply chains - Challenges and opportunities. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (2005). Supply chain management - European perspectives. Copenhagen: CBS Press
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2002). Proceedings of the sixth ELA Doctorate Workshop 2001. Brussels: ELA
  • M.B.M. de Koster & A.J. Neuteboom (Ed.). (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains: a comparison of seven chains in the Netherlands. Doetinchem: Elsevier Business Information
  • M.B.M. de Koster & A.J. Neuteboom (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains. Doetinchem: Elsevier
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Opslag en overslag in Nederland distributieland: de missing link. Deventer: Kluwer
  • M.B.M. de Koster, H.B. Roos & M.J.M. de Vaan (Ed.). (1997). Logistieke Knelpunten in het Nederlandse Bedrijfsleven. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1989). Capacity Oriented Analysis and Design of Production Systems. Berlin: Springer Verlag
  • H.J. Quak & M.B.M. de Koster (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.
  • J. de Vries, M.B.M. de Koster & D.A. Stam (2014). Experimentally Investigating The Performance Of Various Order Picking Methods In Different Behavioral Contexts. In Jeff Smith, Kimberly Ellis, René Koster, de, Steve Lavender, Benoit Montreuil & Mike Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014 (pp. 1-17). North Carolina/USA: CICMHE
  • J.P. van der Gaast, M.B.M. de Koster & I.J.B.F. Adan (2014). Modeling Conveyor Merges In Zone Picking Systems. In Jeff Smith, Kimberly Ellis, René Koster, de, Steve Lavender, Benoit Montreuil & Mike Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014 (pp. 1-21). North Carolina/USA: CICMHE
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2010). Warehouse Math. In L. Kroon, T. Li & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Liber Amicorum. In memoriam Jo van Nunen (pp. 179-186). Breda: Dinalog
  • Y. Gong & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (2008). Preface. In M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Recent developments in supply chain management (pp. 7-8). Helsinki: HSP Print
  • H.J. Quak & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • H.J. Quak & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • Y. Yu & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & M. Yu (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & L.D. 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
  • T. Le Duc & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • H.J. Quak & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J. Zuidema (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (2005). Introduction. In M.B.M. de Koster & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Supply chain management - European perspectives (pp. 1-9). Copenhagen: CBS Press
  • M.B.M. de Koster, S.D.P. Flapper, H.R. Krikke & W.S. Vermeulen (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
  • T. Le Duc & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • T. Le Anh & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.P. de Brito Pereira Maduro & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • T. Le Duc & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.P. de Brito Pereira Maduro & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J. Zuidema (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
  • A. Kokkinaki, R. Dekker, M.B.M. de Koster, C. Pappis & W.J.M.I. Verbeke (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)
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J.R. van der Meer (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster & M.W.P. Savelsbergh (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & K.J. Roodbergen (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster, K.J. Roodbergen & R. van Voorden (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & K.J. Roodbergen (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
  • J.R. van der Meer, I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster, P.J.M. - Meermans & P. Dekkers (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster, P. Schoonderwoerd & H. de Hek (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
  • J.R. van der Meer & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & M.A. van de Vendel (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J.R. van der Meer (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J.R. van der Meer (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & R. Wijnen (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J.R. van der Meer (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster, E. van der Poort & K.J. Roodbergen (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
  • K.J. Roodbergen & M.B.M. de Koster (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. ---). -: -
  • K.J. Roodbergen, M.B.M. de Koster & E. van der Poort (1997). Increasing orderpicking efficiency in warehouses. In A.L. Kruse & R.H.J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings of Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 369-381). plaats: uitgever
  • J.R. van der Meer & M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Internal Transport in Warehouses. In ? Kruse, A.L. & R.H.J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 383-398). Vaals: uitgever?
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2014). Magazijnwiskunde. In B. Mols & I. Smeets (Eds.), Succesformules (pp. 23-25). Amsterdam: Platform Wiskunde Nederland
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2013). Behavioral-based safety maakt magazijn veiliger. Logistiek, 8 (September), 31-31.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2013). Boosting revenues in the self-storage warehouse industry. RSM Insight, 16 (4), 8-10.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2011). Een klein hoekje. Main Group Chemistry, 50 (4), 23-23.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, D.A. Stam & B.M. Balk (2011). Accidents will happen: Do hazard-reducing systems help? Logistics and Transport, 1 (12), 63-66.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, D.A. Stam & B.M. Balk (2011). Accidents will happen: do hazard-reducing systems help? RSM Insight, 5 (1), 8-11.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2009). Just-in-time of Just-tt-late? Logistiek, 4 (8), 6-6.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2009). Het belang van juiste data. Logistiek, 4 (1), 5-5.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2008). China jaagt óók op het vlak van R&D op goud. Logistiek, 3 (5), 5-5.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2008). Magazijnbenchmarking leerzaam. Logistiek, 2008 (maart), 5-5.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2007). Eco-efficient ondernemen. Logistiek, 2 (7), 5-6.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2007). Duurzame logistiek. Logistiek, 2 (18), 5-6.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2006). Logistieke innovatie. Logistiek, 1 (18), 5.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2006). Venstertijden. Logistiek, 1 (8), 8.
  • L.D. Tho & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M. van den Boogaart, H. Fleuren, M.B.M. de Koster & S. Vos (2004). Gevolgen en haalbaarheid van factory gate pricing in Nederland. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20 (5), 22-25.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, S. Vos, H. Fleuren & M. van den Boogaart (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
  • M. van den Boogaart, H. Fleuren, M.B.M. de Koster & S. Vos (2004). Invoering factory gate pricing vergt veel inspanning. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20 (6), 34-39.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & M. van der Linde (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
  • J. van de Nes & M.B.M. de Koster (2003). Knelpunten en trends in de interne logistiek anno 2003. PT Industrieel Management, oktober , 43-45.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & R.M. van der Linde (2003). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 19 (10), 16-21.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2003). Bukt u wel genoeg? Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 19 (6), 35-35.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2003). Inleiding bij de cases.
  • R.M. van der Linde & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J. Zuidema (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
  • F.H. Damhuis & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • F.H. Damhuis & M.B.M. de Koster (2002). Doorzetverhoging met bucket brigades. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 18 (5), 16-20.
  • M. Shinohara & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2001). Laat het niet over aan de chauffeur. LogistiekKrant, 14 (7), 15-15.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2001). Kan wat kan in Japan ook hier? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, H.R. Krikke, W.S. Vermeulen & S.D.P. Flapper (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Geen stap te veel: Vaste looproute kan tot zestig procent besparen. Transport en Opslag , 48-50.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Levensmiddelenverkoop op internet. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & M.A. van de Vendel (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & F.N. van de Broek-Serle (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster, H.R. Krikke, W.S. Vermeulen & S.D.P. Flapper (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Wereldwijd Winnaar Worden met E-logistics. Business Logistics , 32-37.
  • J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Ed.). (2000). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (loopt reeds vanaf 1995). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). E-dc's voor levensmiddelen. LogistiekKrant, 15 , 19-19.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & A.J. Neuteboom (2000). De logische logistiek van supermarktketens. Doetinchem: Elsevier Bedrijfsinformatie
  • M.B.M. de Koster & F. van den Broek (1999). WMS in further detail. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standard software for warehouse management systems (pp. 173-185). Deventer: Nevie & Nevem
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • J.R. van der Meer, I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster, P.J.M. - Meermans & R. Dekker (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster & F. van den Broek (1999). WMS nader geanalyseerd. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standaardsoftware for warehouse management systems (Chapter 1) (pp. 15-27). Deventer: Nevie & Nevem
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Website Erasmus Universiteit werkt bijna verslavend. Interactief orderverzamelen in een zelf ontworpen magazijn. Logistiek Actueel, 12(13) , 23-23.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Internet en magazijnontwerp? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Ontwikkelingen in Supply Chain Management. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 3 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). E-commerce en logistiek. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 6 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & K.J. Roodbergen (1999). Magazijnontwerp op Internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 15 (5), 41-44.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, P. Schoonderwoerd & H. de Hek (1999). De haalbaarheid van modulaire productie in de verfindustrie: een casestudie bij Akzo Nobel NV. Bedrijfskunde, 71 (3), 66-75.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, J.P. Duijker & M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Ed.). (1999). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Produceren in het Westen nog steeds verre van optimaal! Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Sites met toegevoegde waarde. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14 (12), 7-7.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Ontwikkelingen in opslag en overslag. Logistiek Actueel , 8-9.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, K.J. Roodbergen & R. van Voorden (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Hoe inefficiënt is uw magazijn? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Lay-out ontwerp. In J.P. Duijker et al. (Ed.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 3.3B.01-3.3B.18). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • M.B.M. de Koster, J.P. Duijker & J. Haak (Ed.). (1998). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • M. de Graaf & M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Reverse logistics in de automobielbranche. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14 (6), 33-39.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Wordt uw logistiek ook bepaald door uw boekhouder? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 5 , 3-3.
  • H.B. Roos, M.B.M. de Koster & M.J.M. de Vaan (Ed.). (1997). Logistieke knelpunten in het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven. Deventer: Kluwer BedrijfsInformatie
  • F.H.W.M. Jacobs, H.E. van Dort & M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • H.P. Celen, R.J.W. Slegtenhorst, R.Th. van der Ham, A. Nagel, J. van den Berg, R. de Vos Burchart, J.J.M. Evers, D.G. Lindeijer, R. Dekker, P.J.M. Meersmans, M.B.M. de Koster, R. van der Meer, A.F.C. Carlebur & F.J.A.M. Nooijen (1997). FAMAS-NewCon. (CTT-Publicatiereeks, 33). Rotterdam: Centrum Transport Technologie
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Misser topinstituuut logistiek. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13 (5), 7-7.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Technologisch topinstituut logistiek: een gemiste kans. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & R. van Voorden (1997). Verkleining loopafstanden in DC De Bijenkorf. Orderverzamelen in het distributiecentrum De Bijenkorf. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13 (9), 54-60.
  • M.B.M. de Koster & E. van der Poort (1996). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse. (Extern rapport, Research Report, no 96A15). Groningen: Research Institute SOM
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • J.P. Duijker, M.B.M. de Koster & J. Haak (Ed.). (1995). Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • M.B.M. de Koster (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
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Chien-Ming Chen
  • Time frame: 2005 - 2009
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jose Larco Martinelli
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2010
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Yeming Gong
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2009
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Jordan Srour
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2010
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mengfei Yu
  • Time frame: 2004 - 2008
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Elfriede Krauth
  • Time frame: 2003 - 2008
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Hans Moonen
  • Time frame: 2003 - 2009
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Hans Quak
  • Time frame: 2003 - 2008
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Tuan Le Anh
  • Time frame: 2001 - 2005
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Tho Le Duc
  • Time frame: 2001 - 2005
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Marisa de Brito
  • Time frame: 1999 - 2004
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Nima Zaerpour
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2013
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Robert van der Meer
  • Time frame: 1996 - 2000
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Kees Jan Roodbergen
  • Time frame: 1996 - 2001
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Iris Vis
  • Time frame: 1997 - 2002
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Meditya Wasesa
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2017
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Amir Hossein Gharehgozli
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Stefanie Brix
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2016
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jelmer van der Gaast
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Panagiotis Ypsilantis
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Clint Pennings
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Konstantina Valogianni
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Promotor, Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Tim Lamballais Tessensohn
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jelle de Vries
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2016
Dynamic Decision Making under Supply Chain Competition
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Xishu Li
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Kaveh Azadeh
  • Time frame: 2014 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Arpan Rijal
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Joydeep Paul
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Alexandros-Myron Pasparakis
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Nemanja Milovanovic
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Hamed Vafa Arani
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Negin Jamili
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Liana van der Hagen
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Hazal Erol Çakmak
  • Time frame: 2019 -

Editorial positions (15)

  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management

    Special Issue Editor

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Operations Management

    Editorial Advisor

  • Transportation Science

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Transportation Science

    Associate Editor

  • Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek

    Associate Editor

  • IISE 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

  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

    Co-Editor Special Edition

  • Logistics and Transport

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Operations Research

    Associate Editor

Side positions (12)

  • Stichting Logistica

    Chairman

  • BVL

    Member Scientific Advisory Board

  • ELA (European Logistics Association)

    Member R&D Board

  • CL Consulting

    External Advisory Board

  • Guest Professor

    University of Science and Technology of China

  • University of Padua

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

  • VeLA

    Honorary member

  • Ahold

    Member Advisory Board Warehouse Mechanisation

  • Aalto University School of Business

    Scientific Advisor

  • AIRL (Assocation Internationale de Recherche en Logistique)

    Member board of directors

  • Kuhne Logistics University

    Faculty Board member

  • University of Hasselt

    Francqui chaired professor

Past
  • Facility Logistics Management (2017/2018)

Despite increased automation and robotization, humans play an essential role in modern logistics. At the same time, this influence of human behavior is underestimated in both academia and practice. Through realistic experiments and advanced analytical modeling, this research studies the impact of human behavior and robotization on productivity, quality, safety, and employee job satisfaction in warehousing processes.

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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, Optimization in 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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2016
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Research Seminar
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2014
August
27
Conference
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2013
September
17
2013
September
17
2013
September
16
Other
As: Contact, Coordinator
2013
June
11
2013
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22
Research Seminar
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2012
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26
2012
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2011
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20
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2011
August
24
2011
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06
2011
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Other
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2011
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ERIM Research Clinic
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2010
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26
ERIM Research Clinic
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2009
October
29
Research Workshop
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2009
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02
Research Seminar
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19
Research Seminar
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29
2008
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15
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2008
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23
Research Seminar
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March
20
2007
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15
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18
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23
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05

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