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Jan C. Fransoo is a professor of Operations Management and Logistics in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations Management & Logistics from Eindhoven University of Technology. He also serves as Research Director of the European Supply Chain Forum, a collaborative effort with about 25 large multinational companies. He is currently also vice-president of Dinalog (Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics), a national center of excellence in the area of supply chain management.
Professor Fransoo held various visiting appointments at US universities, including Clemson University, the University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford University, and most recently, in 2011, at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics. He currently serves as Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management and is editorial board member of six other academic journals in the fields of operations and supply chain management. He has published over 60 papers in academic journals and is a frequent speaker at academic and industry conferences, on topics such as production planning, supply chain and inventory management, and transportation planning.
His most recent work is addressing issues such as synchromodal transportation, distribution in megacities, and carbon-efficient supply chain management. As part from his academic activities, Professor Fransoo has conducted dozens of projects with industry. He also serves on various governmental and nationwide committees in the Netherlands, such as the Strategisch Platform Logistiek (Strategic Platform on Logistics.)