Dr Niels Agatz

Niels Agatz

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Niels Agatz is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, where he also serves as the academic director of the MSc program in Supply Chain Management. His research focusses on the planning and control of (e-)retail operations and logistics systems. He is particularly interested in new applications in last-mile delivery, e-fulfillment, ridesharing and on-demand transportation. His research has been published in leading international journals as Transportation Science and Transportation Research Part B. Niels’ research is often conducted in close collaboration with practitioners. Before joining the Rotterdam School of Management, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Niels Agatz obtained his MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Professional Publications (2)

Scholarly Publications (21)

Semi Scientific Publications

  • N.A.H. Agatz, A.M. Campbell, M. Fleischmann, J.A.E.E. van Nunen & M.W.P. Savelsbergh (2008, juli 7). What E-Tailers Can Learn From Airline Pricing. Wall Street Journal

Doctoral Thesis

  • N.A.H. Agatz (2009, april 2). Demand management in E-fulfillment. Erasmus University Rotterdam (192 pag.) (Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management (PhD Serie 163)) Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr.Ir. J.A.E.E. van Nunen & dr. M. Fleischmann.

Recognition

Organization Memberships

Media

Media items

  • Burgerkoeriers in strijd tegen Rotterdamse stadsfiles

    Research conducted by Niels Agatz indicated that employing more shop visitors to deliver a package to their neighbours could significantly reduce traffic jams in the city. Moreover, they would reduce the delivery costs for the...

  • BURGERKOERIERS IN DE STRIJD TEGEN STADSFILES

    Research conducted by Niels Agatz indicated that employing more shop visitors to deliver a package to their neighbours could significantly reduce traffic jams in the city. Moreover, they would reduce the delivery costs for the...

  • Worden we straks allemaal pakketbezorger?

    Research conducted by RSM has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for online retailers.

  • Worden we straks allemaal pakketbezorger?

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • ROTTERDAMS SYSTEEM LAAT WINKELENDE KLANT PAKKET BEZORGEN

    Research conducted by RSM has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for online retailers.

  • Rotterdams systeem laat winkelende klant pakket bezorgen

    Research conducted by RSM has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for online retailers.

  • Pakketje ophalen? Neem gelijk dat van de buurman mee

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Nu ook crowdsourcen voor pakketbezorging

    Research conducted by RSM has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for online retailers.

  • 'Crowdsourcen last mile zorgt voor forse kilometerbesparing'

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Erasmus ontwikkelt social bezorgsysteem

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • VIDEO – Crowdsourcing: klanten worden transporteur

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • WORD DE BEZORGER VAN JE BUREN

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Klant bezorgt tegen betaling bestelling bij andere klant

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Rotterdamse klanten gaan bestellingen thuis afleveren

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Onderzoekers: buur is pakketbezorger van de toekomst

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Video Vrijdag: afhalers worden bezorgers

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Van klant tot postbode

    Research conducted by Alp Arslan and Niels Agatz has created a system where people visiting a physical store can deliver packages, that have been ordered online, for a fee. This might replace the expensive transportation costs for...

  • Omoda is Logistieke Webshop van het Jaar

    Omoda is the winner of the Logistics Webshop of the Year 2016 award. The shoe retailer received the award yesterday at the Evoluon in Eindhoven. Niels Agatz was mentioned as one of the jury members.

  • LIVE: Rodetafelgesprek Tweede Kamer over uitbuiting transport

    On the 23rd of November discussions between different parties regarding the exploitation of the transportation industry will take place in the Hague. Niels Agatz will be one of the speakers in the category scientists and...

  • Zeven consortia bezig met 'Complexiteit in Transport en Logistiek'

    Seven consortia carry out research in 2017 on the operation of large, complex systems and sub-systems in transport and logistics with the aim to get a grip on its functioning. One took place on the 23rd of November. Here,...

  • THE LATEST DELIVERY BATTLEFIELD – YOUR DOORSTEP

    Last-mile delivery is critical for e-commerce success, and companies are rushing to come up with innovative solutions in the quest to win over the customer, right on the doorstep. “I'm working on a concept that combines a truck...

  • Milieu-impact slechts beperkt meegewogen in beslissing over luchtvaart

    Niels Agatz, associate Professor at RSM, has signed a letter to the cabinet regarding the insufficient calculations of the climate damage caused by future Lelystad airport and the expansion of Schiphol and other airports is...

  • Studying for an MSc in Supply Chain Management

    An article discussing the benefits of the MSc in Supply Chain Management and how it may help you get ahead of the curve of change in the rapid technological advances. “Supply chain management is at the core of all global trade, so...

Discovery items

The benefits of combining drones and trucks for deliveries

Does using delivery drones make sense? Yes, if you combine them with trucks.

Let customers deliver packages to reduce transport costs

When online retailers let customers deliver packages for them, they can cut variable delivery costs by up to 25 percent.

How carpooling apps could guarantee you a ride

Social media and smartphone technology create new ways of carpooling. Watch as Assistant Professor Niels Agatz explains what ride-sharing apps could improve to better guarantee you a ride.

Courses

OE1,Operational Excellence

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA3205
  • ECTS: 6

OE2, Majorgebonden Methodologie Seminars

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3206
  • ECTS: 2

SCM Honors Programme

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMHONSCM
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Advances in SCM

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMHONSCM-A
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Closed-loop Supply Chains

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME068
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Pricing and Revenue Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME072
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Advances in SCM

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMHON-SCM-A
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Decision theory

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BKB006
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Operations Research Methods

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRM1SCM
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Research Methodology and Design

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRM2SCM
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Pricing and revenue management

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME067
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master

Research methods and skills I

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMRM1SCM
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Research methods and skills II

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMRM2SCM
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Beslissingsondersteuning

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB1006
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Decision support

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB 1006
  • ECTS: 5