dr. S. (Stef) Lemmens

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2020

Stef Lemmens is Assistant Professor at the Technology and Operations Management department at RSM. His current research focuses on designing and modeling sustainable supply chains, more specifically humanitarian and closed-loop supply chains. He relies on queueing networks, mixed integer programming and dynamic programming to analyze and improve their performance. His work is practice-based and in collaboration with companies in the consumer electronics and biopharmaceutical industry. He published several academic papers in scientific journals, including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, and Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Before joining RSM, Stef obtained his PhD in Applied Economics at KU Leuven (Belgium) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at INSEAD’s Technology and Operations Management (France).


  • Academic (3)
    • Calmon, A. P., Graves, S. C., & Lemmens, S. (2021). Warranty Matching in a Consumer Electronics Closed-loop Supply Chain. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23(5), 1314-1331. https://doi.org/10.1287/msom.2020.0889

    • Vermuyten, H., Lemmens, S., Marques, I., & Beliën, J. (2016). Developing Compact Course Timetables with Optimized Student Flows. European Journal of Operational Research, 251(2), 651-661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.11.028

    • Lemmens, S., Decouttere, C., Vandaele, N., & Bernuzzi, M. (2016). A Review of Integrated Supply Chain Network Design Models: Key Issues for Vaccine Supply Chains. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 109, 366-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2016.02.015

  • Professional (4)
    • Lemmens, S., & Vandaele, N. (2018). Pushing the Boundaries of Supply Chain Design. ECONnect, 6, 33-34.

    • Vandaele, N., Decouttere, C., Lemmens, S., De Boeck, K., Bernuzzi, M., & Reichman, A. (2017). Supply Chain Design in a Humanitarian Context: How to improve Access-to-Medicines? ECONnect, 5, 34-35.

    • Decouttere, C., Lemmens, S., & Vandaele, N. (2015). Supply Chain Design: the Story of Many and Much. ECONnect, 4, 28-30.

    • Vandaele, N., Decouttere, C., & Lemmens, S. (2014). Naar een waarde(n)volle supply chain. Value Chain, 19, 12-15. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/124637

  • Academic (2)
    • Lemmens, S., Decouttere, C., Vandaele, N., De Boeck, K., Banzimana, S., & Hassane, S. (2019). The Integration of Flow Modeling into a Stakeholder-based Framework for Vaccine Supply Chain Design. In A. P. Barbosa-Povoa, H. Jenzer, & J. L. Miranda (Eds.), Pharmaceutical Supply Chains - Medicines Shortages (pp. 193-201). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15398-4_14

    • Decouttere, C., Vandaele, N., Lemmens, S., & Bernuzzi, M. (2016). The Vaccine Supply Chain Multathlon: the Reconciliation of Technology, Economy and Access to Medicines. In C. Zobel, N. Altay, & M. Haselkorn (Eds.), Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations (pp. 205-227). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24418-1

  • Internal (1)
    • Lemmens, S. (2018). The Trade-off between Inventories, Lead Time and Capacity: Application to Vaccine Supply Chain Design. [Doctoral Thesis, KU Leuven]. KULeuven.

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Meihui Jiang
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Océane Marine Fourmentraux
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Seyed Mohsen Kermani
  • Time frame: 2023 -


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