Beta Symposium: 11 April 2019

In the alternating year of the GP-OML bi-annual Netherlands Conference on OML, Beta organizes a Beta Symposium specifically aimed at the Beta community. Beta offers an interesting program for both members and PhD students of Beta by providing a platform for Beta PhD students to present their research to the rest of the Beta community and by allowing time to start an in-depth discussion by Beta members and PhD students afterwards.

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, twelve Beta PhD students, invited by the Beta Board, presented their research in two parallel sessions to the Beta community. The program was complemented by two plenary talks and the announcement of the Beta PhD Award to the PhD who defended the best Beta PhD thesis in the field of Operations Management during the calendar years 2017 and 2018. The day was concluded by a joint dinner for the whole Beta community. The event took place at Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg.

09:30 – 09:45 Registration
09:45 – 10:00 Opening by Ivo Adan, scientific director Beta
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary talk by prof.dr. Henk Zijm, retired professor Twente University:
Sustainable supply chain engineering
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Joren Gijsbrechts (KU Leuven):
Can deep reinforcement learning improve inventory management? Performance and implementation of dual sourcing-mode problems
Sjors Jansen (TU/e):
Optimal planning of projects with stochastic activity durations
11:45 – 12:15 Sonja Rohmer (WUR):
A location-routing problem with delivery options and time-windows for the last mile delivery of fresh products
Dylan Huizing (CWI):
The median routing problem: routing over non-urgent jobs under optimal emergency response
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Sander Peters (TU/e):
Advanced queueing models for quantitative business process analysis
 Sarah Van der Auweraer (KU Leuven):
Improved spare part inventory management using installed base information
14:00 – 14:30 Afonso Sampaio Oliveira (TU/e): Delivering packages to the trunk of your car: vehicle routing with roaming deliveries locations and stochastic travel times Youri Raaijmakers (TU/e):
Delta probing policies for redundancy
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:30 Anna Oblakova (UT):
Modelling urban traffic networks
Nayeli Hernandez Martinez (TU/e):
Social equity in supplier-buyer relationships in smallholder agri-food supply chains
15:30 – 16:00 Viet Nguyen (WUR):
Data-driven process redesign: Anticipatory shipping in agro-food supply chains
Bernard Zweers (CWI):
Heuristic for the stochastic container relocation problem with pre-processing
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:15 Plenary talk by Albert Douma, Supply Chain Project Manager at FrieslandCampina
Strategic planning at FrieslandCampina
17:15 – 17:30 PhD Award
17:30 – 19:00 Dinner