Tom Van Woensel is Full Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics in the OPAC group (Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control) of the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He heads the Smart Logistics Lab, a joint effort of around 15 people doing research in transport and logistics. Since the beginning of 2015, he is appointed as the Program Director of the 4TU.SAI Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) program in Industrial Engineering.
Prof. Van Woensel also serves as Academic Director of the Global Supply Chain Management program at the Antwerp Management School, Belgium. As a collaborating member, he is also connected to the CIRRELT (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d’entreprise, la logistique et le transport) in Montreal, Canada.
His research is mainly focused on Freight Transport and Logistics. He published around 75 papers in leading academic journals (including Management Science, Transportation Science,Transportation Research Part B, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Computers and Operations Research, Transportation Research Part D, European Journal of Operational Research, etc.) and several chapters in international books. More information on all publications can also be found on Google Scholar (current h-index is 28). As the lead scientist from the TU/e, he was involved in securing several grants coming from the EU, Dinalog, Transumo, NWO, and several companies (Eyefreight, Binnenstadservice, Connexxion, Lekkerland, FloraHolland, P&G, etc.). Van Woensel is also associate editor for Transportation Science, OR Spectrum, Urban Science and Logistics Research.
Professor Van Woensel conducted a large number of projects with industry, mainly with and through his Master, Professional Doctorate, and Doctorate students. He is also a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Prof.dr. Van Woensel is also a member of the management team of the European Supply Chain Forum, a collaborative effort with about 30 large multinational companies.