Prof. René de Koster

René de Koster

Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

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

Professional experience

Full Professor

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

Publications

Professional Publications (72)

  • 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). Boosting revenues in the self-storage warehouse industry. RSM Insight, 16 (4), 8-10.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2013). Behavioral-based safety maakt magazijn veiliger. Logistiek, 8 (September), 31-31.
  • 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, 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 (2011). Een klein hoekje. Main Group Chemistry, 50 (4), 23-23.
  • 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). Magazijnbenchmarking leerzaam. Logistiek, 2008 (maart), 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 (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). Invoering factory gate pricing vergt veel inspanning. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20 (6), 34-39.
  • 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.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.
  • 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 (2003). Inleiding bij de cases.
  • F.H. Damhuis & M.B.M. de Koster (2002). Doorzetverhoging met bucket brigades. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 18 (5), 16-20.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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). Kan wat kan in Japan ook hier? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2001). Laat het niet over aan de chauffeur. LogistiekKrant, 14 (7), 15-15.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Geen stap te veel: Vaste looproute kan tot zestig procent besparen. Transport en Opslag , 48-50.
  • 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 & A.J. Neuteboom (2000). De logische logistiek van supermarktketens. Doetinchem: Elsevier Bedrijfsinformatie
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Wereldwijd Winnaar Worden met E-logistics. Business Logistics , 32-37.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Levensmiddelenverkoop op internet. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). E-dc's voor levensmiddelen. LogistiekKrant, 15 , 19-19.
  • 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, 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 & 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 & 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. 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
  • 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 (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 & K.J. Roodbergen (1999). Magazijnontwerp op Internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 15 (5), 41-44.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). E-commerce en logistiek. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 6 , 3-3.
  • 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). Internet en magazijnontwerp? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • 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 (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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Ontwikkelingen in Supply Chain Management. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 3 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Hoe inefficiënt is uw magazijn? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1 , 3-3.
  • 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 (1998). Produceren in het Westen nog steeds verre van optimaal! Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster, J.P. Duijker & J. Haak (Ed.). (1998). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen
  • 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). 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 (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 & 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.
  • 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
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Technologisch topinstituut logistiek: een gemiste kans. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2 , 3-3.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Misser topinstituuut logistiek. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13 (5), 7-7.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Wordt uw logistiek ook bepaald door uw boekhouder? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 5 , 3-3.
  • 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 (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 & E. van der Poort (1996). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse. (Extern rapport, Research Report, no 96A15). Groningen: Research Institute SOM
  • 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
  • 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

Scholarly Publications (228)

Work in Progress (4)

  • 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
  • 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 .
  • 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 .

Semi Scientific Publications (4)

  • M.B.M. de Koster (2014). Warehouses drive business. [On line] Available from: [].
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2006, mei 12). Venstertijden. Supply Chain Magazine , pp. 9.
  • M. te Lindert & M.B.M. de Koster (2003). Eerlijk delen is noodzakelijke voorwaarde voor factory gate pricing. LogistiekKrant, 16 (14), 10-11.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Belang interne logistiek onderbelicht. Nieuwsblad Transport, 12 (153), 8-8.

Other (20)

  • M.B.M. de Koster (2003). Logistieke knelpunten weer in kaart gebracht. Logistiek Actueel 10(10), p.5: .
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Theorie is geen realiteit (interview). Exiting Business, 5 , 16-18.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Automatisering blijft logistiek beinvloeden (interview). AI Magazine, maart , 20-21.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Logistiek Lauras nog jarenlang kostbaarder dan bij concurrentie (interview). Distrifood, 16 (43), 9-9.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). Logistiek verandert door automatisering en WWW (interview). Logistiek Actueel, 5 , 13-13.
  • M.B.M. de Koster (2000). De MIT leverancier als logistiek dienstverlener: Geen noviteit. Vraag en Aanbod, april , ---.
  • K.J. Roodbergen & M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Routing order pickers in a warehouse with middle aisle. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 29-1999). :
  • J.R. van der Meer & M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Routing vehicles on-line with forecasted release times to appoach off-line performance. In P.H.L. Bovy (Ed.), Paper presented at the 5th Annual TRAIL Congress 1999 "Crossroads of Theory and Practice" (pp. 1-8). Delft: Delft University Press
  • J.R. van der Meer & M.B.M. de Koster (1999). On-line versus off-line vehicle control for internal transport systems. In P.H.L. Bovy (Ed.), Paper presented at the 5th Annual TRAIL Congress 1999 "Crossroads of Theory and Practice" (pp. 1-8). Delft: Delft University Press
  • I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster & K.J. Roodbergen (1999). Determination of the number of AGVs in a semi-automated container terminal. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 32-1999). :
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Aziaten zijn sneller dan Europeanen. De Metaalkrant, november , 11-11.
  • P.J.M. Meersmans, I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster & R. Dekker (1999). FAMAS-NewCon, Een model voor korte-termijn staking, Modelbeschrijving. Report Econometric Institute: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • P.J.M. Meersmans, I.F.A. Vis, M.B.M. de Koster & R. Dekker (1999). FAMAS-NewCon: Een model voor korte-termijn staking, Modelbeschrijving. (Intern rapport, Report Econommetric Institute, no EI-9942/A). :
  • K.J. Roodbergen & M.B.M. de Koster (1999). Routing methods for warehouse with multiple cross aisles. (Intern rapport, ERASM Management Report Series, no 43-1999). :
  • K.J. Roodbergen & M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Routing order pickers in a warehouse with multiple cross aisles. In R.J. Graves et al. (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 1998 (pp. 451-467). Charlotte, North Carolina: Material Handling Institute
  • J.R. van der Meer & M.B.M. de Koster (1998). Using mulitiple load vehicles for internal transport with batch arrivals of loads. In P. Bovy (Ed.), Transport, Infrastructure and Logisticts: Competition, Innovation and Creativity (pp. 17-17). Delft: The Netherlands Trail Research School
  • M.B.M. de Koster (1997). Logistiek op maat, magazijn op maat. Interview in: Tijdschrft voor Inkoop en Logistiek 13, p.81-83: .
  • M.B.M. de Koster, E. van der Poort & K.J. Roodbergen (1997). When to apply optimal or heuristic routing of orderpickers. (Intern rapport, Management Report Series, no 14(13)). :
  • M.B.M. de Koster & J.R. van der Meer (1997). Co-ordination Mechanisms of Internal Transport. In ? Bovy, P. (Ed.), Proceedings 3rd TRAIL congress 1997 (pp. pag?-pag?). Delft: uitgever?
  • K.J. Roodbergen, M.B.M. de Koster & E. van der Poort (1997). A comparison of routing strategies for orderpicking in warehouses. In P. Bovy (Ed.), Conference Proceedings of the 3rd TRAIL Year Congress (pp. pag?-pag?). Delft: uitgever?

Recognitions

Editorial positions (15)

  • Transportation Science

    Associate Editor

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Editorial Board

  • Transportation Science

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Journal of Operations Management

    Editorial Advisor

  • Supply Chain Forum

    Editorial Reviewer

  • Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek

    Associate Editor

  • IISE Transactions

    Guest Co-Editor

  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Logistics Research

    Associate Editor

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Editorial Board

  • Operations Research

    Associate Editor

  • Logistics and Transport

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management

    Special Issue Editor

  • International Journal of Production Research

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

    Co-Editor Special Edition

Side positions (12)

  • Stichting Logistica

    Chairman

  • BVL

    Member Scientific Advisory Board

  • ELA (European Logistics Association)

    Member R&D Board

  • CL Consulting

    External Advisory Board

  • University of Padua

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

  • VeLA

    Honorary member

  • Ahold

    Member Advisory Board Warehouse Mechanisation

  • Guest Professor

    University of Science and Technology of China

  • AIRL (Assocation Internationale de Recherche en Logistique)

    Member board of directors

  • Aalto University School of Business

    Scientific Advisor

  • Kuhne Logistics University

    Faculty Board member

  • University of Hasselt

    Francqui chaired professor

Media

Media items

  • Voorraadbeheer versus magazijnopslag

    An interview with Professor René de Koster on warehousing inventory logistics management of e-commerce and its difference with retail shops.

  • Voorraadbeheer versus magazijnopslag

    An interview with Professor René de Koster on warehousing inventory logistics management of e-commerce and its difference with retail shops.

  • Goed leiderschap is belangrijk

    Good leadership is essential, especially in warehouses. René de Koster is quoted stating leadership involvement is essential and universities have therefore create a tool for the selection procedure of managers focusing on...

  • 'De logistiek manager werkt vooral op basis van analytische kwaliteiten'

    Prof René de Koster, juror at Logistics Manager of the year, discusses the proposition: "The logistics manager is focused on the content and works mainly based on analytical capabilities" in a video interview.

  • Building supply chains of tomorrow - EU conferences in Katowice

    University of Economics in Katowice serves a Scientific Building the Supply Chains of the Future Conference of with the participation of foreign guests, one of whom is Rene de Koster.

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    During the Building supply chains of tomorrow - EU conferences in Katowice, René de Koster is mentioned to take part of the advisory board of the conference.

  • Blijf af van de planning

    During the seminar of Materials Handling in the end of June, René de Koster presented results from several studies. One of which was the dockplanning of efficient crossdock operations, which should include the minimization of...

  • Tal van seminars op ICT & Logistiek

    ICT & Logistics exhibition hosts a comprehensive seminar program with the theme Disruptive Logistics on the 2 and 3 of November in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht . One of the knowledge sessions is that of René de Koster, who will talk...

  • Winnaars Prijs Veiligste Magazijn 2016 zijn bekend

    The price of 'The Safest Warehouse' is intended for the warehouse or distribution center where security is best anchored in the daily operation. In addition to safety, the jury analysed the ergonomics and wellness in the...

  • Verpakkingsbedrijf wil af van loze ruimte bij internetpakjes

    The number of packages that we buy through the Internet, is growing rapidly and with it, the irritation of free packing space. The box in which a package is delivered, is usually much larger than the ordered product itself....

  • ​Machine maakt einde aan loze verpakkingsruimte

    The number of packages that we buy through the Internet, is growing rapidly and with it, the irritation of free packing space. The box in which a package is delivered, is usually much larger than the ordered product itself....

  • Verpakkingsbedrijf wil af van loze ruimte bij internetpakjes

    The number of packages that we buy through the Internet, is growing rapidly and with it, the irritation of free packing space. The box in which a package is delivered, is usually much larger than the ordered product itself....

  • Wordt jouw dc veiligste magazijn van Nederland?

    Always wanted to work in the safest store of Netherlands? This is your chance. The election of the Safest Warehouse of the Netherlands starts today. The jury, led by Professor René de Koster, determines this valuation based on the...

  • Verkiezing Veiligste Magazijn van start

    Always wanted to work in the safest store of Netherlands? This is your chance. The election of the Safest Warehouse of the Netherlands starts today. The jury, led by Professor René de Koster, determines this valuation based on the...

  • Netwerk van Rotterdam Knowledge Ambassadors verder uitgebreid

    Rotterdam's ambassador network that contributes to the promotion of Rotterdam as an attractive convention destination has been further expanded. Partners Rotterdam Convention Bureau has appointed three new Rotterdam Knowledge...

  • Start verkiezing Veiligste Magazijn

    Always wanted to work in the safest store of Netherlands? This is your chance. The election of the Safest Warehouse of the Netherlands starts today. The jury, led by Professor René de Koster, determines this valuation based on the...

  • Verkiezing Veiligste Magazijn weer van start

    Always wanted to work in the safest store of Netherlands? This is your chance. The election of the Safest Warehouse of the Netherlands starts today. The jury, led by Professor René de Koster, determines this valuation based on the...

  • Klein dorp op Brochwerf ||

    The new warehouse Brochwerf || near Roosendaal has recently opened adding 1200 new jobs. However, many fear these will only be given to Eastern Europeans. Rene de Koster is quoted doubting all the 1200 jobs will be added at all...

  • Klein dorp op Brochwerf ||

    The new warehouse Brochwerf || near Roosendaal has recently opened adding 1200 new jobs. However, many fear these will only be given to Eastern Europeans. Rene de Koster is quoted doubting all the 1200 jobs will be added at all...

  • Als snelheid en flexibiliteit primeren

    Increasing numbers of warehouses are utilising shuttle systems. It looks like they are trying to outplay traditional mini-load systems out of the market. In an interview with Rene de Koster, the ins and outs are discussed of...

  • Echte innovaties ontstaan vaak bij kleine bedrijven

    Material handling. A broad understanding of what we do all logistics within the walls of a building or the premises of a company indicate. This part of the logistics chain is getting more and more attention says René de Koster,...

  • Bedrijfscultuur als thema bij MH forum

    The next meeting of the MH forum will be focused on corporate culture, held at Ricoh in Bergen op Zoom. RSM Prof. René de Koster will be hosting the event.

  • Genomineerden Prijs Veiligste Magazijn bekend

    There are still six companies in the race for the Safe Warehouse prize for 2017. The nominees all fall into the "big" warehouses category. They have a chance at winning bronze, silver or gold. This is determined by the jury under...

  • 미래기획 2030-물류산업 미래와 접속하다

    "How the logistics industry will connect to the future" was the focus of the 28th episode of "Future Planning - 2030" by the Korean Broadcasting Station. RSM's Rene de Koster is interviewed (00:40 and 25:40). “Order it in the...

  • Genomineerden Logistica Award bekend

    The four contenders for the Logistica Award 2017 have been announced. "A range of solutions, but all in all, very useful in daily logistics practice," said jury chairman Prof. René de Koster of RSM. The winner will be announced on...

  • Genomineerden Logistica Award 2017 bekend

    The Logistics Award is one of the highlights of the Logistics Trade Fair, which will take place in Utrecht in late November. The jury, under the leadership of RSM's René de Koster, has evaluated the entries over the last few...

  • Material Handling dag 2017: de dilemma’s bij magazijnrobotisering

    Personnel scarcity and ageing, among other things, are factors that will drive a large increase in the robotisation of warehouses within the next five years. The Materials Handling day on 27 September discussed issues related to...

  • Genomineerden Logistica Award 2017

    The jury of the Logistica Award 2017, under the leadership of RSM's René de Koster, has made a selection of the various innovative entries in recent months. This resulted in four nominations. "A variation of solutions, but all in...

  • A Word From The Professors

    Rene de Koster is interviewed for the 10th anniversary of the Eureka Magazine. The topic of discussion is how logistics schools and universities will meet the future needs of the industry. On the changes expected to occur in the...

  • Robots, next step in warehouse automatisering

    The Materials Handling day took place last week. There were various examples of robotisation in warehouses. René de Koster of RSM is amazed at the speed of development in this area. "If you asked me last year how long it will take...

  • Succesvolle ‘on tour’-meeting Material Handling Forum

    On 18 October, the Material Handling Forum organised a meeting at Price Safe Magazine 2016 winner DHL/ Ricoh with the theme 'Japanese management techniques in a Western business culture'. After a series of lectures, visitors of...

  • 5 belangrijkste tips voor een veiliger magazijn

    Safety in and around warehouses can never be high enough. The chance that an accident may occur always exists. Despite smart technical tools and initiatives, the number of accidents with forklift trucks in and around warehouses...

  • Logistica Award prooi voor Prime Vision

    The smart robot concept developed by Prime Vision is the winner of the Logistica Award 2017. The robot concept is not yet operational, but this will change soon according to jury chairman Rene de Koster of RSM.

  • Abbott heeft (opnieuw) het Veiligste Magazijn

    The big winner on the first day of the Logistica trade fair is Abbott Logistics in Breda. The internal logistics service provider received a maximum score on almost all points related to work safety in the warehouse. Jury...

  • Lyanne van Dijk wint de Material Handling Thesis Award 2017

    Lyanne van Dijk, alumna of the RSM MSc Supply Chain Management programme, has received the Material Handling Thesis Award for 2017 for her thesis 'Next generation parking, the performance of compact automated parking systems',...

Discovery items

A drive for safe and productive trucking in India

Research has uncovered how truck drivers – and truck fleet managers – can reduce the terrible toll of driving on lives and on business.

René de Koster: Warehouses drive business

Warehousing has become an important activity in the supply chain and is looked upon as a crucial element when outperforming competitors on lead times, costs and quality.

Courses

Supply Chain Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BAD13
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

International Business -The Dutch Way

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BAE06
  • Level: Bachelor 3

Operations Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP057

Primary processes

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BKB005

Supply chain management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB1015
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Global supply chain management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM-IM03CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Facility Logistics Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM04SCM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

SCM Honors Programme

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

Past courses

Advances in SCM

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

Advances in SCM

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

Managing the supply chain

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BM01SCM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Facility logistics management

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM04SCM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Global supply chain management

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: IM03CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAP64
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Operations Management

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAP 57
  • ECTS: 5

Primary processes

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB0005
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 1

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