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 230 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, chairman of two Dutch logistics awards, chairman of Stichting Logistica, and founder of the Material Handling Forum. Professor de Koster chairs RSM's Department of Technology and Operations Management. Professor de Koster is involved in teaching at RSM at all levels: bachelor, master, post-experience, and executive development. He also lectures at USTC Hefei (PRC), and the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He held the honorary Francqui chair for Hasselt University in 2018 and was recently mentioned as “the most influential researcher” in material handling.

Publications

  • Academic (149)
    • Fragapane, G., De Koster, R., Sgarbossa, F., & Strandhagen, JO. (2021). Planning and control of autonomous mobile robots for intralogistics: Literature review and research agenda. European Journal of Operational Research, 294(2), 405-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2021.01.019

    • Balk, B., De Koster, R., Kaps, C., & Zofio Prieto, J. (2021). An Evaluation of Cross-Efficiency Methods: With an Application to Warehouse Performance. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 406, 126261. [126261]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2021.126261

    • Mirzaei, M. M., Zaerpour, N., & de Koster, R. (2021). How to Benefit from Order Data: Correlated Dispersed Storage Assignment in Robotic Warehouses. International Journal of Production Research, To appear. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1971787

    • Zou, B., De Koster, R., Gong, Y. Y., Xu, X. X., & Shen, G. G. (2021). Robotic sorting systems: Performance estimation and operating policies analysis. Transportation Science, 55(6), 1430-1455. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2021.1053

    • Rijal, A., Bijvank, M., Goel, A., & De Koster, R. (2021). Workforce Scheduling with Order-Picking Assignments in Distribution Facilities. Transportation Science, 55(3), 725-746. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2020.1029

    • Lal Kumawat, G., Roy, D., de Koster, R., & Adan, IJBF. (2021). Stochastic Modeling of Parallel Process Flows in Intra-logistics Systems: Applications in Container Terminals and Compact Storage Systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 290(1), 159-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.08.006

    • Chen, W., de Koster, R., & Gong, Y. Y. (2021). Performance Evaluation of Automated Medicine Delivery Systems. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 147, 102242. [102242]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2021.102242

    • Mirzaei, M., Zaerpour, N., & De Koster, R. (2021). The impact of integrated cluster-based storage allocation on parts to picker warehouse performance. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 146, 102207. [102207]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2020.102207

    • Boysen, N., de Koster, R., & Fuessler, D. (2021). The forgotten sons: Warehousing systems for brick-and-mortar retail chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 288(2), 361-381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.04.058

    • De Koster, R., Roy, D., Lim, YF., & Kumar, S. (2021). Special Issue of Production and Operations Management Journal “Managing Autonomous and IoT-driven Intralogistics Operations”. Production and Operations Management, 30(1), 293-294. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.13372

    • Chen, Q., Wang, Z., Gong, Y. Y., De Koster, R., & Chen, W. (2020). Performance evaluation of compact automated parking systems with mobile application and customer service priority. International Journal of Production Research, 59(10), 2926-2959. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2020.1743895

    • Gaast, J., Koster, R., Adan, IJBF., & Resing, JAC. (2020). Capacity Analysis of Sequential Zone Picking Systems. Operations Research, 68(1), 161-179. https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.2019.1885

    • Lamballais Tessensohn, T., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2020). Inventory Allocation in Robotic Mobile Fulfillment Systems. IISE Transactions, 52(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2018.1560517

    • Wu, W., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2020). Forward-Reserve Storage Strategies with Order Picking: When Do They Pay Off? IISE Transactions, 52(9), 961-976. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2019.1699979

    • Huang, GQ., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2020). Editorial: Online-to-offline ecommerce operations management (EOM). Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 138(101920). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2020.101920

    • Roy, D., Koster, R., & Bekker, R. (2020). Modeling and Design of Container Terminal Operations. Operations Research, 68(3), 686-715. https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.2019.1920

    • Gharehgozli, A., Zaerpour, N., & Koster, R. (2019). Container terminal layout design: transition and future. Maritime Economics and Logistics. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41278-019-00131-9

    • Azadeh, K., Koster, R., & Roy, D. (2019). Design, Modeling, and Analysis of Vertical Robotic Storage and Retrieval Systems. Transportation Science, 53(5), 1213-1234. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2018.0883

    • Azadeh, K., Koster, R., & Roy, D. (2019). Robotized and Automated Warehouse Systems: Review and Recent Developments. Transportation Science, 53(4), 917-945. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2018.0873

    • Gaast, J., Koster, R., & Adan, IJBF. (2019). Optimizing product allocation in a polling-based milkrun picking system. IISE Transactions, 51(5), 486-500. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2018.1493758

    • Zaerpour, N., Gharehgozli, A., & Koster, R. (2019). Vertical Expansion: A Solution for Future Container Terminals. Transportation Science, 53(5), 1235-1241. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2018.0884

    • Merschformann, M., Lamballais Tessensohn, T., Koster, R., & Suhl, L. (2019). Decision rules for robotic mobile fulfillment systems. Operations Research Perspectives, 6, [100128]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orp.2019.100128

    • Rijal, A., Bijvank, M., & Koster, R. (2019). Integrated Scheduling and Assignment of Trucks at Unit Load Cross-dock Terminals with Mixed Service Mode Dock-doors. European Journal of Operational Research, 278(3), 752-771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.04.028

    • Gharehgozli, A., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2019). Sequencing Storage and Retrieval Requests in a Container Block with Multiple Open Locations. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 125, 261-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2019.03.008

    • van Gils, T., Caris, A., Ramaekers, K., Braekers, K., & Koster, R. (2019). Designing efficient order picking systems: the effect of real-life features on the relationship among planning problems. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 125, 47-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2019.02.010

    • Roy, D., Nigam, SK., Koster, R., Adan, IJBF., & Resing, JAC. (2019). Robot-Storage Zone Assignment Strategies in Mobile Fulfillment Systems. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 122, 119-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2018.11.005

    • Tappia, E. E., Roy, D., Melacini, M., & Koster, R. (2019). Integrated Storage-order Picking Systems: Technology, Performance Models, and Design Insights. European Journal of Operational Research, 274, 947-965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.10.048

    • Wu, G., Xu, X. X., Gong, Y. Y., Koster, R., & Zou, B. (2018). Optimal Design and Planning for Compact Automated Parking Systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 273(3), 948-967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.09.014

    • Paul, J., Agatz, N., Spliet, R., & Koster, R. (2018). Shared Capacity Routing Problem ? An omni-channel retail study. European Journal of Operational Research, 273(2), 731-739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.08.027

    • Boysen, N., Weidinger, F., & Koster, R. (2018). Warehousing in the e-commerce era: A survey. European Journal of Operational Research, 277(2), 396-411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.08.023

    • Vries, J., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2018). Worth the wait? How restaurant waiting time influences customer behavior and revenue. Journal of Operations Management, 63, 59-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2018.05.001

    • Koster, R. (2018). Automated and Robotic Warehouses: Developments and Research Opportunities. Logistics and Transport, 38(2), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.26411/83-1734-2015-2-38-4-18

    • Gong, Y. Y., Liu, T., & Koster, R. (2018). Optimal travel time models for split-platform automated storage and retrieval systems. International Journal of Production Economics, 197, 197-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.12.021

    • van Gils, T., Ramaekers, K., Caris, A., & Koster, R. (2018). Designing Efficient Order Picking Systems by Combining Planning Problems: State-of-the-art Classification and Review. European Journal of Operational Research, 267(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.09.002

    • Eren Akyol, D., & Koster, R. (2018). Determining Time Windows in Urban Freight Transport: A City Cooperative Approach. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 118, 34-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2018.07.004

    • Hou, R., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2018). Service Investment for Online Retailers with Social Media——Does It Pay Off? Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 118, 606-628. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2018.08.011

    • Gaast, J., Koster, R., Adan, IJBF., & Resing, JAC. (2018). Conveyor merges in zone picking systems: A tractable and accurate approximate model. Transportation Science, 52(6), 1428-1443. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2017.0782

    • Zou, B., Koster, R., & Xu, X. X. (2018). Operating policies in robotic compact storage and retrieval systems. Transportation Science, 52(4), 788-811. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2017.0786

    • Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2018). Stochastic Modeling of Unloading and Loading Operations at a Container Terminal using Automated Lifting Vehicles. European Journal of Operational Research, 266(3), 895-910. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.10.031

    • Zou, B., Gong, Y. Y., Koster, R., & Xu, X. X. (2018). Evaluating battery charging and swapping strategies in a robotic mobile fulfilment system. European Journal of Operational Research, 267(2), 733-753. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.12.008

    • Dhingra, V., Roy, D., Lal Kumawat, G., & Koster, R. (2017). Solving Semi-open Queuing Networks with Time-varying Arrivals: An Application in Container Terminal Landside Operations. European Journal of Operational Research, 267(3), 855-876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.12.020

    • Faber, N., Koster, R., & Smidts, A. (2017). Survival of the fittest: the impact of fit between warehouse management structure and warehouse context on warehouse performance. International Journal of Production Research, 56(1-2), 120-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1395489

    • Matusiak, M., Koster, R., & Saarinen, J. (2017). Utilizing individual picker skills to improve order batching in a warehouse. European Journal of Operational Research, 263(3), 888-899. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.05.002

    • Mirzaei, M., Koster, R., & Zaerpour, N. (2017). Modelling load retrievals in Puzzle-Based Storage systems. International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6423-6435. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1304660

    • Koster, R., Gue, K., & Vis, IFA. (2017). Special Issue of Transportation Science on Facility Logistics. Transportation Science, 51(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2017.0737

    • Gupta, A., Roy, D., Koster, R., & Parhi, S. (2017). Optimal Stack Layout in a Sea Container Terminal with Automated Lifting Vehicles. International Journal of Production Research, 55(13), 3747-3765. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1273561

    • Koster, R., Johnson, AL., & Roy, D. (2017). Warehouse design and management. International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6327-6330. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1371856

    • Lamballais Tessensohn, T., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2017). Estimating Performance in a Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System. European Journal of Operational Research, 256(3), 976-990. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.06.063

    • Vries, J., Koster, R., Rijsdijk, S., & Roy, D. (2017). Determinants of Safe and Productive Truck Driving: Empirical Evidence from Long-haul Cargo Transport. Transportation Research. Part E, The Logistics and Transportation Review, 97, 113-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2016.11.003

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2017). Response Time Analysis of a Live-Cube Compact Storage System with Two Storage Classes. IISE Transactions, 49(5), 461-480. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2016.1273563

    • Gaast, J., Adan, IJBF., & Koster, R. (2017). The analysis of batch sojourn-times in polling systems. Queueing Systems, 85, 313-335. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11134-016-9513-y

    • Dekker, R., Koster, R., & Kim, KH. (2017). Maritime and container logistics. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 29(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-017-9281-y

    • Saini, S., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2017). A Stochastic Model for the Throughput Analysis of Passing Dual Yard Cranes. Computers and Operations Research, 87(November), 40-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2017.05.012

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2016). Optimal Two-Class-Based Storage in a Live-Cube Compact Storage System. IISE Transactions, 49(7), 653-668. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2016.1273564

    • Gharehgozli, A., Koster, R., & Jansen, R. (2016). Collaborative Solutions for Inter Terminal Transport. International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6527-6546. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1262564

    • Tappia, E. E., Roy, D., Koster, R., & Melacini, M. (2016). Modeling, Analysis, and Design Insights for Shuttle-based Compact Systems. Transportation Science, 51(1), 269-304. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2016.0699

    • Larco Martinelli, JA. J., Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Dul, J. (2016). Managing warehouse efficiency and worker discomfort through enhanced storage assignment decisions. International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6407-6422. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1165880

    • Vries, J., Koster, R., & Stam, D. (2016). Safety Does Not Happen by Accident: Antecedents to a Safer Warehouse. Production and Operations Management, 25(8), 1377-1390. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12546

    • Guo, X. X., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2016). Impact of required storage space on storage policy performance in a unit-load warehouse. International Journal of Production Research, 54(8), 2405-2418. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1083624

    • Vries, J., Koster, R., & Stam, D. (2016). Exploring the role of picker personality in predicting picking performance with pick by voice, pick to light and RF-terminal picking. International Journal of Production Research, 54(8), 2260-2274. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1064184

    • Roy, D., Gupta, A., & Koster, R. (2016). A non-linear traffic flow-based queuing model to estimate container terminal throughput with AGVs. International Journal of Production Research, 54(2), 472-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1056321

    • Gong, Y. Y., Zhang, X. X., Zhou, S., Koster, R., & Velde, S. (2016). Increasing the Revenue of Self-Storage Warehouses by Optimizing Order Scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research, 252(1), 69-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.044

    • Zhou, S., Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2016). Designing Self-Storage Warehouses with Customer Choice. International Journal of Production Research, 54(10), 3080-3104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1158880

    • Vries, J., Koster, R., & Stam, D. (2016). Aligning order picking methods, incentive systems, and regulatory focus to increase performance. Production and Operations Management, 25(8), 1363-1376. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12547

    • Zou, B., Xu, X. X., Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2016). Modeling parallel movement of lifts and vehicles in tier-captive vehicle-based warehousing systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 254(1), 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.03.039

    • Bodnar, P. P., Koster, R., & Azadeh, K. (2015). Scheduling Trucks in a Cross-Dock with Mixed Service Mode Dock Doors. Transportation Science, 51(1), 112-131. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2015.0612

    • Roy, D., Dhingra, V., & Koster, R. (2015). A Cooperative Quay Crane-based Stochastic Model to Estimate Vessel Handling Time. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 29(1), 97-124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-015-9225-3

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2015). Small is Beautiful: A Framework for Evaluating and Optimizing Live-cube Compact Storage Systems. Transportation Science, 51(1), 34-51. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2015.0586

    • Gharehgozli, A., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2015). Sea container terminals: New technologies and OR models. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 18(2), 103-140. https://doi.org/10.1057/mel.2015.3

    • de Vries, J., de Koster, R. B. M., & Stam, D. (2015). Making the Right Pick: Aligning Order Picking Methods, Incentive Systems and Regulatory Focus to Increase Picking Performance. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48(3), 585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.144

    • de Leeuw, SLJM., van Donk, DP., & Koster, R. (2015). Serving the world: papers from the 19th EurOMA/4th P&OM World Conference in Amsterdam. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 35(11). https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-09-2015-0565

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2015). Storing Fresh Produce for Fast Retrieval in an Automated Compact Cross-dock System. Production and Operations Management, 24(8), 1266-1284. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12321

    • Gharehgozli, A., Yu, Y., Zhang, X. X., & Koster, R. (2014). Polynomial Time Algorithms to Minimize Total Travel Time in a Two-Depot AS/RS. Transportation Science, 51(1), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0562

    • Gorman, MF., Clarke, JP., Gharehgozli, A., Hewitt, M., Koster, R., & Roy, D. (2014). State of the Practice: A Review of the Application of OR/MS in Freight Transportation. Interfaces, 44(6), 535-554. https://doi.org/10.1287/inte.2014.0772

    • Gharehgozli, A., Laporte, G., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2014). Scheduling Twin Yard Cranes in a Container Block. Transportation Science, 49(3), 686-705. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0533

    • Pazour, J., Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2014). A Novel Approach for Designing Rental Vehicle Repositioning Strategies. IISE Transactions, 46(9), 948-967. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2013.876129

    • Gharehgozli, A., Yu, Y., Koster, R., & Udding, J. T. (2014). A Decision-Tree Stacking Heuristic for Large Scale Reshuffling Problems at a Container Yard. International Journal of Production Research, 52(9), 2592-2611. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.861618

    • Matusiak, M., Koster, R., Kroon, LG., & Saarinen, J. (2014). A fast simulated annealing method for batching precedence-constrained customer orders in a warehouse. European Journal of Operational Research, 236(3), 968-977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.06.001

    • Yu, Y., Koster, R., & Guo, X. X. (2014). Class-based storage with a finite number of item: using more classes is not always better. Production and Operations Management, 24(8), 1235-1247. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12334

    • Gong, Y. Y., Koster, R., Frenk, JBG. H., & Gabor, AF. (2013). Increasing the Revenue of Self-Storage Warehouses by Facility Design. Production and Operations Management, 22(3), 555-570. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1937-5956.2012.01380.x

    • Zaerpour, N., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2013). Storage Policies and Optimal Shape of a Storage System. International Journal of Production Research, 51(23-24), 6891-6899. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.774502

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2013). On the suboptimality of full turnover-based storage. International Journal of Production Research, 51(6), 1635-1647. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.654012

    • Faber, N., Koster, R., & Smidts, A. (2013). Organizing warehouse management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33(9), 1230-1256. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-12-2011-0471

    • Eren Akyol, D., & Koster, R. (2013). Non-dominated time-window policies in city distribution. Production and Operations Management, 22(3), 739-751. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1937-5956.2012.01414.x

    • Koster, R., Gue, K., & Vis, IFA. (2013). Call for Papers: Focused Issue of Transportation Science on Facility. Transportation Science, 47(1), 129-129. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.1120.0456

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2012). Sequencing heuristics for storing and retrieving unit loads in 3D compact automated warehousing systems. IISE Transactions, 44(2), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575441

    • Koster, R., Le-Duc, T., & Zaerpour, N. (2011). Determining the Number of Zones in a Pick-and-sort Order Picking System. International Journal of Production Research, 50(3), 757-771. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2010.543941

    • Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2011). A review on stochastic models and analysis of warehouse operations. Logistics Research, 3(4), 191-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12159-011-0057-6

    • Koster, R., Stam, D., & Balk, B. (2011). Accidents happen: The influence of safety-specific transformational leadership, safety consciousness, and hazard recucing systems on warehouse accidents. Journal of Operations Management, 29(7-8), 753-765. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2011.06.005

    • Teunter, R., Mostard, JAM., & Koster, R. (2011). Forecasting demand for single-period products: a case study in the apparel industry. European Journal of Operational Research, 211(1), 139-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2010.11.001

    • Yu, M., & Koster, R. (2010). Enhancing performance in order picking processes by Dynamic Storage Systems. International Journal of Production Research, 48(16), 4785-4806. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540903055693

    • Chen, CM. C-M., Gong, Y. Y., Koster, R., & van Nunen, JAEE. (2010). A fexible evaluative framework for order picking systems. Production and Operations Management, 19(1), 70-82. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1937-5956.2009.01047.x

    • le Anh, T., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2010). Performance evaluation of dynamic scheduling approaches in vehicle-based internal transport systems. International Journal of Production Research, 48(24), 7219-7242. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540903443279

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2009). Designing an optimal turnover-based storage rack for a 3D compact automated storage and retrieval system. International Journal of Production Research, 47(6), 1551-1571. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540701576346

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2009). Delivering goods in urban areas. How to deal with urban policy restrictions and the environment? Transportation Science, 43(2), 211-227. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.1080.0235

    • Yu, M., & Koster, R. (2009). The impact of order batching an picking area zoning on order picking system performance. European Journal of Operational Research, 198(2), 480-490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2008.09.011

    • van Nieuwenhuyse, I., & Koster, R. (2009). Evaluating Order Throughput Time in 2-block Warehouses with Time Window Batching. International Journal of Production Economics, 121(2), 654-664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.01.013

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2009). Optimal zone boundaries for two-class-based compact three-dimensional automated storage and retrieval systems. IISE Transactions, 41(3), 194-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170802375778

    • Koster, R., Balk, B., & van Nus, WTI. (2009). On using DEA for benchmarking container terminals. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29(11), 1140-1155. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570911000168

    • Koster, R., & Balk, B. (2008). Benchmarking and monitoring international warehouse operations in Europe. Production and Operations Management, 17(2), 175-183. https://doi.org/10.3401/poms.1080.0013

    • Yu, M., & Koster, R. (2008). Performance Approximation and Design of Pick-and-Pass Order Picking Systems. IISE Transactions, 40(11), 1054-1069. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170802167613

    • Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2008). A polling based dynamic order picking system for online retailers. IISE Transactions, 40(11), 1070-1082. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170802167670

    • Koster, R., & Yu, M. (2008). Minimizing makespan and throughput times at Aalsmeer flower auction. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(9), 1182-1190. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602474

    • Koster, R., Le-Duc, T., & Yu, Y. (2008). Optimal storage rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS. International Journal of Production Research, 46(6), 1495-1514. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540600957795

    • Koster, R., Tho, T., & Roodbergen, KJ. (2007). Design and control of warehouse order picking: A literature review. European Journal of Operational Research, 182(2), 481-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2006.07.009

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2007). Exploring retailers' sensitivity to local sustainability policies. Journal of Operations Management, 25(6), 1103-1122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2007.01.020

    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (2007). Travel-time estimation and order batching in a 2-block warehouse. European Journal of Operational Research, 176(1), 374-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2005.03.052

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2006). The impacts of time access restrictions and vehicle weight restrictions on food retailers and the environment. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 6(2), 131-150.

    • le Blanc, HM., Cruyssen, F., Fleuren, H., & Koster, R. (2006). Factory gate pricing: An analysis of the Dutch retail distribution. European Journal of Operational Research, 174(3), 1950-1967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2005.04.020

    • le Anh, T., & Koster, R. (2006). A review of design and control of automated guided vehicle systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 171(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2005.01.036

    • Koster, R., & Shinohara, M. (2006). Supply-chain culture clashes in Europe. Pitfalls in Japanese service operations. Supply Chain Forum, 7(1), 58-67.

    • le Anh, T., & Koster, R. (2005). Online Dispatching Rules For Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems. International Journal of Production Research, 43(8), 1711-1728. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540412331320481

    • Mostard, JAM., Koster, R., & Teunter, R. (2005). The distribution-free newsboy problem with resalable returns. International Journal of Production Economics, 97(3), 329-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2004.09.003

    • Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Savelsbergh, M. (2005). Minimum vehicle fleet size under time window constraints at a container terminal. Transportation Science, 39(2), 249-260. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.1030.0063

    • Koster, R., & Warffemius, PMJ. (2005). American, Asian and third party international warehouse operations in Europe: a comparison. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25(8), 762-780. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570510608592

    • Koster, R., & Tho, T. (2005). Travel distance estimation and storage zone optimization in a 2-block class-based storage strategy warehouse. International Journal of Production Research, 43(17), 3561-3581. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540500142894

    • Koster, R., le Anh, T., & van der Meer, JR. (2004). Testing and classifying vehicle dispatching rules in three real-world settings. Journal of Operations Management, 22(4), 369-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2004.05.006

    • Dekker, R., Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Kalleveen, H. (2004). Improving order-picking response time at Ankor's warehouse. Interfaces, 34(4), 303-313. https://doi.org/10.1287/inte.1040.0083

    • Koster, R., & Shinohara, M. (2004). Supply-chain culture clash. MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(1), 6-6.

    • Vis, IFA., & Koster, R. (2003). Transhipment of containers at a container terminal: An overview. European Journal of Operational Research, 147(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(02)00293-X

    • Koster, R. (2003). Distribution strategies for online retailers. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 50(4), 448-457. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2003.820135

    • Koster, R. (2002). Distribution structures for food home shopping. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 32(5), 362-380. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030210434152

    • Koster, R., Vendel, MA., & de Brito, MP. (2002). Return handling: an exploratory study with nine retailer warehouses. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 30(8), 407-421. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590550210435291

    • Faber, N., Koster, R., & Velde, S. (2002). Linking warehouse complexity to planning and control structure. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 32(5), 381-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030210434161

    • Vis, I. F. A., De Koster, R., Roodbergen, K. J., & Peeters, L. W. P. (2001). Determination of the number of automated guided vehicles required at a semi-automated container terminal. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 52(4), 409-417. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601094

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (2001). Routing methods for warehouses with multiple cross aisles. International Journal of Production Research, 39(9), 1865-1883. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540110028128

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (2001). Routing order pickers in a warehouse with a middle aisle. European Journal of Operational Research, 133(1), 32-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(00)00177-6

    • Vis, IFA., Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Peeters, LWP. (2001). Determination of the number of automated guided vehicles at a semi-automated container terminal. The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 52(4), 409-417.

    • Koster, R. (2000). De MIT leverancier als logistiek dienstverlener: Geen noviteit. Vraag en Aanbod, april, ---.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Theorie is geen realiteit (interview). Exiting Business, 5, 16-18.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Logistiek Lauras nog jarenlang kostbaarder dan bij concurrentie (interview). Distrifood, 16(43), 9-9.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Logistiek verandert door automatisering en WWW (interview). Logistiek Actueel, 5, 13-13.

    • Koster, R. (1999). Aziaten zijn sneller dan Europeanen. De Metaalkrant, november, 11-11.

    • Koster, R., van der Poort, E., & Wolters, M. (1999). Efficient orderbatching methods in warehouses. International Journal of Production Research, 37(7), 1479-1504. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/11852

    • Koster, R., & van der Poort, E. (1998). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse: a comparison between optimal and heuristic solutions. IISE Transactions, 30, 469-480.

    • Koster, R. (1995). Ontwerp en realisatie van een magazijn. Business Logistics, 12, 28-33.

    • Koster, R., & Wijnen, R. R. (1995). Besturingsregels binnen distributiecentra. Kwantitatieve Methoden, 50, 17-30.

    • Koster, R. (1994). Performance approximation of pick-to-belt orderpicking systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 72(3), 558-573. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-2217(94)90423-5

    • Corten, M., & Koster, R. (1990). On the reversibility of manufacturing networks. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 145(2), 309-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-247X(90)90402-2

    • Koster, R., & Wijngaard, J. (1989). Local and integral control of workload. International Journal of Production Research, 27(1), 43-52. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/111740

    • Koster, R. (1988). An improved algorithm to approximate the behaviour of flow lines. International Journal of Production Research, 26(4), 691-700. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207548808947892

    • Koster, R. (1988). Approximation of flow lines with integrally controlled buffers. IISE Transactions, 20(4), 374-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408178808966194

    • Koster, R. (1988). Approximate analysis of production systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 37(2), 214-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-2217(88)90331-1

    • Koster, R. (1987). Capacity analysis of two-stage production lines with many products. International Journal of Production Economics, 12(1-4), 175-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-188X(87)90076-0

    • Koster, R. (1987). Estimation of line efficiency by aggregation. International Journal of Production Research, 25(4), 615-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207548708919865

    • Koster, R., & Wijgaard, J. (1987). On the equivalence of multi-stage production lines and two-stage lines. IISE Transactions, 19(3), 351-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408178708975406

    • Koster, R., & Paelinck, JHP. (1984). A HYPERGRAPH APPROACH TO CONFLICT. Conflict Management & Peace Science, 7(2), 55-69. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/111741

    • Peters, HJM., Tijs, SH., & Koster, R. (1983). Solutions and multisolutions for bargaining games. Methods of Operations Research, 46, 465-476. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/111746

    • Koster, R., Peters, HJM., Tijs, SH., & Wakker, P. (1983). Risk sensitivity, independence of irrelevant alternatives and continuity of bargaining solutions. Mathematical Social Sciences, 4(3), 295-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-4896(83)90031-8

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    • Koster, R. (2006). Venstertijden. Unknown, 9.

    • Lindert, M., & Koster, R. (2003). Eerlijk delen is noodzakelijke voorwaarde voor factory gate pricing. LogistiekKrant, 16(14), 10-11.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Automatisering blijft logistiek beinvloeden (interview). AI Magazine, maart, 20-21.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Belang interne logistiek onderbelicht. Nieuwsblad Transport, 12(153), 8-8.

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    • Koster, R. (2013). Behavioral-based safety maakt magazijn veiliger. Logistiek, 8(September), 31-31.

    • Koster, R. (2013). Boosting revenues in the self-storage warehouse industry. RSM Insight, 16(4), 8-10. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50725

    • Koster, R. (2011). Een klein hoekje. Main Group Chemistry, 50(4), 23-23.

    • Koster, R., Stam, D., & Balk, B. (2011). Accidents will happen: Do hazard-reducing systems help? Logistics and Transport, 1(12), 63-66.

    • Koster, R., Stam, D., & Balk, B. (2011). Accidents will happen: do hazard-reducing systems help? RSM Insight, 5(1), 8-11. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/39944

    • Koster, R. (2009). Just-in-time of Just-tt-late? Logistiek, 4(8), 6-6.

    • Koster, R. (2009). Het belang van juiste data. Logistiek, 4(1), 5-5.

    • Koster, R. (2008). China jaagt óók op het vlak van R&D op goud. Logistiek, 3(5), 5-5.

    • Koster, R. (2008). Magazijnbenchmarking leerzaam. Logistiek, 2008(maart), 5-5.

    • Koster, R. (2007). Eco-efficient ondernemen. Logistiek, 2(7), 5-6.

    • Koster, R. (2007). Duurzame logistiek. Logistiek, 2(18), 5-6.

    • Koster, R. (2006). Venstertijden. Logistiek, 1(8), 8.

    • Koster, R. (2006). Logistieke innovatie. Logistiek, 1(18), 5.

    • van den Boogaart, M., Fleuren, H., Koster, R., & Vos, S. (2004). Gevolgen en haalbaarheid van factory gate pricing in Nederland. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20(5), 22-25.

    • van den Boogaart, M., Fleuren, H., Koster, R., & Vos, S. (2004). Invoering factory gate pricing vergt veel inspanning. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 20(6), 34-39.

    • Koster, R., & van der Linde, RM. (2003). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 19(10), 16-21.

    • Koster, R. (2003). Bukt u wel genoeg? Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 19(6), 35-35.

    • van de Nes, J., & Koster, R. (2003). Knelpunten en trends in de interne logistiek anno 2003. PT Industrieel Management, oktober, 43-45.

    • Damhuis, FH., & Koster, R. (2002). Doorzetverhoging met bucket brigades. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 18(5), 16-20.

    • Koster, R. (2001). Laat het niet over aan de chauffeur. LogistiekKrant, 14(7), 15-15.

    • Koster, R. (2001). Kan wat kan in Japan ook hier? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Geen stap te veel: Vaste looproute kan tot zestig procent besparen. Transport en Opslag, (maart 2000), 48-50.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Wereldwijd Winnaar Worden met E-logistics. Business Logistics, 32-37.

    • Koster, R. (2000). Levensmiddelenverkoop op internet. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (2000). E-dc's voor levensmiddelen. LogistiekKrant, 15, 19-19.

    • Koster, R. (1999). Website Erasmus Universiteit werkt bijna verslavend. Interactief orderverzamelen in een zelf ontworpen magazijn. Logistiek Actueel, 12(13), 23-23.

    • Koster, R., Schoonderwoerd, P., & Hek, H. (1999). De haalbaarheid van modulaire productie in de verfindustrie: een casestudie bij Akzo Nobel NV. Bedrijfskunde, 71(3), 66-75.

    • Koster, R. (1999). Internet en magazijnontwerp? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (1999). Ontwikkelingen in Supply Chain Management. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 3, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (1999). E-commerce en logistiek. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 6, 3-3.

    • Koster, R., & Roodbergen, KJ. (1999). Magazijnontwerp op Internet. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 15(5), 41-44.

    • de Graaf, M., & Koster, R. (1998). Reverse logistics in de automobielbranche. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14(6), 33-39.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Produceren in het Westen nog steeds verre van optimaal! Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, (4), 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Hoe inefficiënt is uw magazijn? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 1, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Sites met toegevoegde waarde. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 14(12), 7-7.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Ontwikkelingen in opslag en overslag. Logistiek Actueel, (11), 8-9.

    • Koster, R. (1997). Wordt uw logistiek ook bepaald door uw boekhouder? Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 5, 3-3.

    • Koster, R. (1997). Misser topinstituuut logistiek. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13(5), 7-7.

    • Koster, R., & Voorden, R. (1997). Verkleining loopafstanden in DC De Bijenkorf. Orderverzamelen in het distributiecentrum De Bijenkorf. Tijdschrift voor Inkoop en Logistiek, 13(9), 54-60.

    • Koster, R. (1997). Technologisch topinstituut logistiek: een gemiste kans. Nieuwsbrief Magazijnen/Distributiecentra, 2, 3-3.

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    • Koster, R. (2015). Past and Future. Perspectives on Material Handling. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Inaugural Addresses http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79094

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2008). Recent developments in supply chain mangement. Helsinki School of Economics Press.

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2007). Managing supply chains - Challenges and opportunities. Copenhagen Business School Press.

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2005). Supply chain management - European perspectives. CBS Press.

    • Koster, R. (2002). Proceedings of the sixth ELA Doctorate Workshop 2001. ELA.

    • Koster, R., & Neuteboom, AJ. (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains. Elsevier.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Opslag en overslag in Nederland distributieland: de missing link. Kluwer.

    • Koster, R. (1989). Capacity Oriented Analysis and Design of Production Systems. Springer.

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    • Koster, R., & Neuteboom, AJ. (2000). De logische logistiek van supermarktketens. Elsevier Bedrijfsinformatie.

    • Celen, HP., Slegtenhorst, RJW., van der Ham, RT., Nagel, A., van den Berg, J. J., de Vos Burchart, R., Evers, JJM., Lindeijer, DG., Dekker, R., Meersmans, PJM., Koster, R., van der Meer, R., Carlebur, AFC., & Nooijen, FJAM. (1997). FAMAS-NewCon. (CTT-Publicatiereeks 33 ed.) Centrum Transport Technologie. CTT-Publicatiereeks Vol. 33 http://hdl.handle.net/1765/2272

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    • Smith, J., Ellis, K., Koster, R., Lavender, S., Montreuil, B., & Ogle, M. (2016). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014. College industy Council on Material Handling Education.

    • Carrano, A., Gue, K., Koster, R., Ogle, M., & Montreuil, B. (2013). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012. MHI.

    • Ellis, K., Gue, K., Koster, R., Meller, R., Montreuil, B., & Ogle, M. (2010). Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010. Material Handling Institute.

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2008). Recent developments in supply chain management. HSE Print.

    • Koster, R., & Neuteboom, AJ. (2001). The logistics of supermarket chains: a comparison of seven chains in the Netherlands. Elsevier Business Information.

    • Koster, R., Roos, HB., & de Vaan, MJM. (1997). Logistieke Knelpunten in het Nederlandse Bedrijfsleven. Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

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    • Duijker, JP., Koster, R., & Ploos van Amstel, MJ. (2000). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (loopt reeds vanaf 1995). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R., Duijker, JP., & Ploos van Amstel, MJ. (1999). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Kluwer.

    • Koster, R., Duijker, JP., & Haak, J. (1998). Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra. Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Roos, HB., Koster, R., & de Vaan, MJM. (1997). Logistieke knelpunten in het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven. Kluwer Bedrijfsinformatie.

    • Duijker, JP., Koster, R., & Haak, J. (1995). Praktijkboek Magazijnen / Distributiecentra. Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

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    • Vries, J., Koster, R., & Stam, D. (2014). Experimentally Investigating The Performance Of Various Order Picking Methods In Different Behavioral Contexts. In J. Smith, K. Ellis, R. Koster, de, S. Lavender, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014 (pp. 1-17). CICMHE.

    • Gaast, J., Koster, R., & Adan, IJBF. (2014). Modeling Conveyor Merges In Zone Picking Systems. In J. Smith, K. Ellis, R. Koster, de, S. Lavender, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014 (pp. 1-21). CICMHE.

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2014). A framework and Classification for Urban Freight Transport Sustainability Initiatives. In T. Wimmer, & S. Hucke (Eds.), Complexity, Cost, Collaboration (pp. 297-328). BundesVereinigung Logistik (BVL), e.V..

    • Koster, R. (2010). Warehouse Math. In L. Kroon, T. Li, & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Liber Amicorum. In memoriam Jo van Nunen (pp. 179-186). Dinalog.

    • Gong, Y., & de Koster, R. (2010). Approximate optimal order batch sizes in a parallel-aisle warehouse. In J. N. van Nunen, M. Grazia Speranza, & L. Bertazzi (Eds.), Innovations in Distribution Logistics (pp. 175-194). Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Vol. 619 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92944-4_9

    • Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (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 (pp. 175-194). Springer. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

    • Koster, R. (2008). Warehouse assessment in a single tour. In M. Lahmar (Ed.), Facility Logistics. Approaches and Solutions to Next Generation Challenges (pp. 39-60). Auerbach.

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2008). Preface. In M. B. M. de Koster, & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Recent developments in supply chain management (pp. 7-8). HSP Print.

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (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 Business School Press.

    • Koster, R., & Yu, M. (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). The Material Handling Institute.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (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). The Material Handling Institue.

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2006). Retailer's Distribution and Local Time Window Policies. In E. Taniguchi, & R. G. Thompson (Eds.), Recent advances in city logistics (pp. 463-477). Elsevier.

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (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). CBS Press.

    • Koster, R., & Delfmann, W. (2005). Introduction. In M. B. M. de Koster, & W. Delfmann (Eds.), Supply chain management - European perspectives (pp. 1-9). CBS Press.

    • Koster, R., Flapper, SDP., Krikke, HR., & Vermeulen, WS. (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). Springer.

    • Koster, R., & Zuidema, J. (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). Springer.

    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (2005). Layout optimization for class-based storage strategy warehouses. In R. de Koster, & W. Delfman (Eds.), Supply Chain Management - European Perspectives (pp. 199-222). Copenhage Business School Press.

    • Koster, R., & Tho, T. (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). Material Handling Institute.

    • de Brito, MP., & Koster, R. (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). Springer.

    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (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). Springer.

    • le Anh, T., & Koster, R. (2004). Vehicle online dispatching rules in practice. In B. Fleischmann, & A. Klose (Eds.), Distribution logistics: Advance solutions to practical problems (pp. 159-183). Springer.

    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (2003). An approximation for determining the optimal order batch size for order pickers in single-aisle warehouses. In M. K. O. B.A. Peters R. Meller, & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research 2002 (pp. 267-286). Material Handling Institute.

    • Koster, R., & Zuidema, J. (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). Logisch GmbH.

    • Koster, R., & van der Meer, JR. (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). Springer.

    • de Brito, MP., & Koster, R. (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). IMRL 2002.

    • Kokkinaki, A-I., Dekker, R., Koster, R., Pappis, C., & Verbeke, W. (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). IEEE Computer Society (ITCC).

    • Koster, R. (2002). The logistics behind the enter click. In A. Klose (Ed.), Quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management (pp. 131-148). Springer.

    • Koster, R. (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 Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Savelsbergh, M. (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). Material Handling Institute.

    • Koster, R., & Roodbergen, KJ. (2000). Een magazijn ontwerpen op internet. In J. P. Duijker, & A. et (Eds.), Praktijkboek magazijnen/distributiecentra (pp. 3.3.F 01-13). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R., Schoonderwoerd, P., & Hek, H. (1999). De haalbaarheid van modulaire productie in de verfindustrie. In A. van Goor (Ed.), Handboek Logistiek (pp. B1940-1-B1940-21). Samson, Bedrijfsinfo.

    • Koster, R., & Roodbergen, KJ. (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). Academische Uitgeverij Eburon.

    • Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Voorden, R. (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). Springer.

    • van der Meer, JR., Vis, IFA., Koster, R., - Meermans, PJM., & Dekkers, P. (1999). De Containerterminal in het Famas Newcon Concept. In V. - Nunen, & L. - Versprui (Eds.), Simlog, simulatie en logistiek rond de haven (pp. 89-104). Academische Uitgeverij Eburon.

    • Koster, R., & Vendel, MA. (1999). Retourbehandeling in Distributiecentra: een vergelijking van acht bedrijven. In S. O. P. Flapper (Ed.), Handboek Reverse Logistics (pp. B4010-1-B4010-52). Kluwer.

    • van der Meer, JR., & Koster, R. (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 University Press.

    • van der Meer, JR., & Koster, R. (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 University Press.

    • van der Meer, JR., & Koster, R. (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). Springer.

    • van der Meer, JR., & Koster, R. (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). The Netherlands Trail Research School.

    • Koster, R., & van der Meer, JR. (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 (pp. 403-420). Springer. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Vol. 460

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (1998). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse with multiple cross aisles in: Progress in material handling research. In R. J. Graves, & A. et (Eds.), Material Handling Institute (pp. ---)

    • Koster, R., & Wijnen, R. R. (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). Material Handling Institute.

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (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). Material Handling Institute.

    • Koster, R., & van der Meer, JR. (1998). A classification of control systems for internal transport. In S. Graves et al (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 1998 (pp. 633-650). Ann Arbor.

    • Koster, R., & van der Meer, JR. (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). Belgian Operations research Society.

    • Koster, R., van der Poort, E., & Roodbergen, KJ. (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 (pp. 375-401). Springer. Lecture Notes in Economical and Mathematical Systems Vol. 460

    • Roodbergen, KJ., Koster, R., & van der Poort, E. (1997). Increasing orderpicking efficiency in warehouses. In A. L. Kruse, & R. H. J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings of Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 369-381). uitgever.

    • Koster, R. (1997). The design of a high capacity pick-and-pass orderpicking system. In R. J. Graves, & E. al (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research 1996 (pp. 253-270). Material Handling Institute.

    • Roodbergen, KJ., Koster, R., & van der Poort, E. (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?). uitgever?.

    • van der Meer, JR., & Koster, R. (1997). Internal Transport in Warehouses. In . Kruse, A.L., & R. H. J. Rodenburg (Eds.), Proceedings Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (pp. 383-398). uitgever?.

    • Koster, R., & van der Meer, JR. (1997). Co-ordination Mechanisms of Internal Transport. In . Bovy, P. (Ed.), Proceedings 3rd TRAIL congress 1997 (pp. pag?-pag?). uitgever?.

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    • Koster, R. (2014). Magazijnwiskunde. In B. Mols, & I. Smeets (Eds.), Succesformules (pp. 23-25). Platform Wiskunde Nederland.

    • Koster, R., & van der Linde, M. (2004). Beslissingsondersteunende informatie voor magazijnen op internet. In F. B. E. van Blommestein, & P. A. T. Denneman (Eds.), Handboek Logistiek & Informatie Technologie (pp. 67-77). Ten Hagen & Stam. Warehousemanagement Vol. 9003

    • Koster, R., Vos, S., Fleuren, H., & van den Boogaart, M. (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). Ten Hagen & Stam.

    • van der Linde, RM., & Koster, R. (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). Ten Hagen & Stam.

    • Shinohara, M., & Koster, R. (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). Ten Hagen & Stam.

    • Damhuis, FH., & Koster, R. (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). Ten Hagen & Stam.

    • Koster, R., & Zuidema, J. (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). Ten Hagen & Stam.

    • Koster, R., Krikke, HR., Vermeulen, WS., & Flapper, SDP. (2000). Reverse logistics in de grootwitgoedsector. In J. P. Duijker, & A. et (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 1.7F.01-1.7E.18). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R., Krikke, HR., Vermeulen, WS., & Flapper, SDP. (2000). Reverse logistics in de grootwitgoedsector. In S. D. P. Flapper, & A. et (Eds.), Handboek Reverse Logistics (pp. B2110-1-B2110-29). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R., & van de Broek-Serle, FN. (2000). Warehousemanagement systemen: Standaard of maatwerk. In J. P. Duijker, & A. et (Eds.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 3.11D.01-3.11D.13). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R., & Vendel, MA. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (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). Kluwer.

    • van der Meer, JR., Vis, IFA., Koster, R., - Meermans, PJM., & Dekker, R. (1999). Containerterminal in het Famas Newcon Concept. In J. van Nunen, & L. Versprui (Eds.), SimLog, simulatie en logistiek rond de haven (pp. 89-104). Academische Uitgeverij Eburon.

    • Koster, R., & Broek, F. (1999). WMS in further detail. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standard software for warehouse management systems (pp. 173-185). Nevie & Nevem.

    • Koster, R., & Broek, F. (1999). WMS nader geanalyseerd. In F. van den Broek (Ed.), Standaardsoftware for warehouse management systems (pp. 15-27). Nevie & Nevem. Chapter 1

    • Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Voorden, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (1998). Lay-out ontwerp. In J. P. Duijker et al. (Ed.), Praktijkboek Magazijnen/Distributiecentra (pp. 3.3B.01-3.3B.18). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Jacobs, FHWM., Dort, HE., & Koster, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

    • Koster, R. (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). Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.

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    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (2004). Cycle time estimation and optimal rack design for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS.

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    • Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2020). Optimal Stack Layout Configurations at Automated Container Terminals Using Queuing Network Models. In J. Boese (Ed.), Handbook of Terminal Planning (pp. 437-461). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39990-0_19

    • Nigam, SK., Roy, D., Koster, R., & Adan, IJBF. (2014). Analysis of class-based storage strategies for the mobile shelf-based order pick system. In J. Smith, K. Ellis, M. B. M. De Koster, S. . Lavender, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research 2014 (Vol. 2014, pp. 1-9). CICMHE.

    • Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2013). Optimal design of container terminal layout. In A. Carrano, K. de Gue, M. B. M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil, & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 487-497). MHI.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2013). Open location management in automated warehousing systems. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M. B. M. de Koster, K. Ogle, B. Montreuil, & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 638-662). MHI.

    • Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2013). Robust design of public storage warehouses. In A. Carrano, K. de Gue, M. B. M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil, & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 201-208). MHI.

    • Gharehgozli, A., Yu, Y., Koster, R., & Laporte, G. (2013). A Yard Crane Scheduling Problem with Practical Constraints. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M. B. M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil, & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 175-185). MHI.

    • Koster, R. (2013). Magazijnautomatisering. In R. Jansen, & A. van Goor (Eds.), 40 jaar logistiek, 40 jaar VLM (pp. 41-44). VLM.

    • Roy, D., & Koster, R. (2013). Optimal design of container terminal layout. In B. Kuipers, & R. Zuidwijk (Eds.), Smart Port Perspectives. Essays in honour of Hans Smits (pp. 129-140). Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    • Koster, R. (2012). Warehouse assessment in a single tour. In R. Manzini (Ed.), Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain. Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems (pp. 457-473). Springer.

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2012). Toward Sustainability, High Density And Short Response Time By Live-Cube Storage Systems. In A. Carrano, K. Gue, M.B.M. de Koster, M. Ogle, B. Montreuil & J. Smith (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2012 (pp. 693-699). Charlotte: MHI.

    • Gaast, J., Koster, R., Adan, IJBF., & Resing, JAC. (2011). Application of closed queuing network in the performance of a pick-and-pass order picking system. In B. Tan (Ed.), VIIIth Conference on Stochastic Models of Manufacturing and Service Operations (pp. 35-44). Koc University.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2010). Class-based Storage with a Finite Number of Items. In K. Ellis, K. Gue, R. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), 2010 International Material Handling Research Colloquium (pp. 510-524). Material Handling Institute.

    • Zaerpour, N., Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2010). Shared Storage Assignment in a Compact Storage System. In S. Heragu, J. Ashayeri, & O. Yurt (Eds.), Product Design, Branding and Logistics as a Leadership Strategy in a Global Market (pp. 226-232). University of Louisville.

    • Gharehgozli, A., Yu, Y., Koster, R., & Udding, J. T. (2010). Managing the Number of Container Reshuffles Using a Shared Stacking Policy. In S. Heragu, J. Ashayeri, & O. Yurt (Eds.), Product Design, Branding and Logistics as a Leadership Strategy in a Global Market (pp. 199-204). University of Louisville.

    • Gong, Y. Y., Winands, EMM., & Koster, R. (2010). A real-time picking and sorting system in e-commerce distribution centers. In K. Ellis, K. Gue, M. B. M. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010 (pp. 161-174). The Material Handling Institute.

    • Koster, R., Balk, B., Davelaar, I., & Martens, M. (2010). Accidents will happen. Do safety systems improve warehouse safety performance? In K. Ellis, K. Gue, R. De Koster, R. Meller, B. Montreuil, & M. Ogle (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2010 (pp. 49-60). Material Handling Institute.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2009). Does Class-Based Storage Really Reduce Travel Time? In INFORMS Annual Meeting 2009

    • Koster, R., Balk, B., & van Nus, WTI. (2008). The applicability of data envelopment analysis to the benchmarking of container terminals. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M. K. Ogle, B. A. Peters, G. D. Taylor, & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008 (pp. 81-94). The Material Handling Institute.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2008). Open location management in automated storage/retrieval system. In INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2008). Sequencing heuristics for storing and retrieving unit-loads in 3D compact AS/RS. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M. K. Ogle, B. A. Peters, G. D. Taylor, & J. Usher (Eds.), 2008 International Material Handling Research Colloquium (pp. 721-744). The Material Handling Institute.

    • Larco Martinelli, JA. J., Roodbergen, KJ., Koster, R., & Dul, J. (2008). Op timizing order picking considering workers' cpmfort and picking speed. In K. Ellis et al. (Ed.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008 Material Handling Institute.

    • Roodbergen, KJ., Larco Martinelli, JA. J., Koster, R., & Dul, J. (2008). Optimizing order picking considering workers' comfort and picking speed. In K. Ellis, R. Meller, M. K. Ogle, B. A. Peters, G. D. Taylor, & J. Usher (Eds.), Progress in Material Handling Research: 2008 (pp. 467-478). The Material Handling Institute.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2008). Open location management in automated storage/retrieval system. In International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS 2008)

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2008). Static scheduling approaches for vehicle-based internal transport systems. In 2008 International Conference on e-Risk Management (ICeRM 2008)

    • Larco Martinelli, JA. J., Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Dul, J. (2008). Enhancing storage assignment decisions: A detailed account of order picking operations to minimize average picking times and average discomfort. In Proceedings of the 15th International Annual Euroma Conference EUROMA.

    • Larco Martinelli, JA. J., Koster, R., Roodbergen, KJ., & Dul, J. (2008). Enhanced slotting storage decisions: considering the human element. In Selected papers of the 10th TRAIL Congress and Knowledge Market. Trail in Perspective.

    • Gong, Y. Y., & Koster, R. (2007). A perturbation analysis and sample path optimization algorithm for warehouse order batch size problem. In S. Yang, G. Chen, A. thomas, A. Artiba, & Z. Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of international conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (pp. 184-184). Tsinghua University Press.

    • le Anh, T., Koster, R., & Yu, Y. (2007). Performance evaulation of dynamic scheduling approaches in discrete internal transport systems. In S. Yang, G. Chen, A. Thomas, A. Artiba, & Z. Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of international Conference on Industrial engineering and Systems Management (pp. 141-142). Tsinghua University Press.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2007). Design optimal rack for a 3-dimensional compact AS/RS with full turnover-based storage. In S. Yang, G. Chen, A. Thomas, A. Artiba, & Z. Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems management (pp. 312-313). Tsinghua University Press.

    • Yu, M., & Koster, R. (2007). A fast and flexible toll to design order picking systems. In S. Yang, G. Chen, A. Thomas, A. Artiba, & Z. Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (pp. 267-267). Tsinghua University Press.

    • Hendriks, HM. H. ., Dul, J., & Koster, R. (2006). The influence of order picking systems on physical effort and performance. In R. N. Pikaar, E. A. P. Koningsveld, & P. J. M. Settels (Eds.), Proceedings IEA2006 Congress

    • Quak, HJ., & Koster, R. (2004). The Impacts of Time Windows and Vehicle Weight Restrictions on Food Retailers and the Environment. In P. H. L. Bovy (Ed.), 8th TRAIL Congress: A World of Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics Delft University Press (CD-Rom).

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    • De Vries, J., De Koster, R., & Stam, D. (2014). Aligning order picking methods with incentive systems and pickers for performance. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, ILS 2014, Breda, Netherlands.

    • Yu, Y., & Koster, R. (2007). Simulation study of sequencing heuristics for storing and retrieving unit-loads in 3D compact AS/RS. Paper presented at 6th workshop in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Brussels.

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    • Le-Duc, T., & Koster, R. (2002). An approximation for determining the optimal order batch size in single-aisle warehouses. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Universiteit. Progress in Material Handling Research

    • Tho, T., & Koster, R. (2002). Travel distance estimation and storage zone optimisation in a single-block ABC storage strategy warehouse. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Universiteit.

    • Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Savelsbergh, M. (2001). Minimum Vehicle Fleet Size at a Container Terminal. (ERIM Report Series Research in Management (issn 1566-5283) 24-LI ed.) Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). ERIM Report Series Research in Management (issn 1566-5283) Vol. 24-LIS

    • Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Roodbergen, KJ. (1999). Determination of the number of AGVs in a semi-automated container terminal. (ERASM Management Report Series 32-1999 ed.) ERASM Management Report Series Vol. 32-1999

    • Meersmans, PJM., Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Dekker, R. (1999). FAMAS-NewCon: Een model voor korte-termijn stacking. (Econometric Institute 9942/A ed.) Econometric Institute Vol. 9942/A

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (1999). Routing order pickers in a warehouse with middle aisle. (ERASM Management Report Series 29-1999 ed.) ERASM Management Report Series Vol. 29-1999

    • Roodbergen, KJ., & Koster, R. (1999). Routing methods for warehouse with multiple cross aisles. (ERASM Management Report Series 43-1999 ed.) ERASM Management Report Series Vol. 43-1999

    • Meersmans, PJM., Vis, IFA., Koster, R., & Dekker, R. (1999). FAMAS-NewCon: Een model voor korte-termijn staking, Modelbeschrijving. (Report Econommetric Institute EI-9942/A ed.) Report Econometric Institute Vol. EI-9942/A

    • Koster, R., van der Poort, E., & Roodbergen, KJ. (1997). When to apply optimal or heuristic routing of orderpickers. (Management Report Series 14(13) ed.) Management Report Series Vol. 14(13)

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    • Koster, R., & van der Poort, E. (1996). Routing orderpickers in a warehouse. (Research Report 96A15 ed.) Research Institute SOM. Research Report Vol. 96A15

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    • Yue, T., Sherwood, D., & Koster, R., (2020). Managing Lean Success: A Warehouse Balancing Act (A)

    • Koster, R., & van der Linden, MA., (2003). Www.warehousedesign.org: Een beslissingsondersteunend systeem voor magazijnontwerp op internet

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Budowanie łańcuchów dostaw jutra - konferencje UE w Katowicach

    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…

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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…

  • Voorraadbeheer versus magazijnopslag

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

Discovery items

The 40th edition of RSM Discovery is now live!

Read the low-down on scale-ups in the 40th issue of RSM Discovery magazine

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.

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Supply Chain Management

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Supply chain management

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Supply chain management

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Primary processes

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  • Level: Bachelor 1

Global supply chain management

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International Business -The Dutch Way

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Operations Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BT1114
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

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Primary processes

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Advances in SCM

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Managing the supply chain

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Global supply chain management

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Introduction to Business

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Operations Management

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Primary processes

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  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 1

Facility logistics management

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  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Introduction supply chain management

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  • Level: Master

Operations Management

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