Nienke Hofstra

Hofstra, NienkeDoctoral Candidate: Nienke Hofstra

Research Track: Logistics & Operations Research

Start date: September 2014

Supervisor: Prof. dr. W.E.H. Dullaert & Prof. dr. ir. S.L.J.M. de Leeuw

Performance Management in Distribution Networks

It has proven difficult to translate logistics performance targets at network level into targets for its constituting entities (the network nodes, e.g. business units, branches). Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) networks exhibit great node diversity, contributing to the complexity of managing logistics networks and aligning performance targets. In this research, we study how to determine and manage the performance of networks that exhibit great node diversity. This is not only a practically relevant problem, but also an important question for academia as it increases our understanding on internal collaboration in logistics networks and provides insight in how existing theories about the relationship between performance targets are applicable in a novel research setting. 

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