Dr Stef Lemmens

Stef Lemmens

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


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

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

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


Professional Publications (4)

  • S. Lemmens & N. Vandaele (2018). Pushing the Boundaries of Supply Chain Design. ECONnect, 6, 33-34.
  • N. Vandaele, C. Decouttere, S. Lemmens, K. De Boeck, M. Bernuzzi & A. Reichman (2017). Supply Chain Design in a Humanitarian Context: How to improve Access-to-Medicines? ECONnect, 5, 34-35.
  • C. Decouttere, S. Lemmens & N. Vandaele (2015). Supply Chain Design: the Story of Many and Much. ECONnect, 4, 28-30.
  • N. Vandaele, C. Decouttere & S. Lemmens (2014). Naar een waarde(n)volle supply chain. Value Chain, 19, 12-15.

Scholarly Publications (5)

Doctoral Thesis

  • S. Lemmens (2018, oktober 23). The Trade-off between Inventories, Lead Time and Capacity: Application to Vaccine Supply Chain Design. KULeuven Prom./coprom.: N. Vandaele.