The following lecturers will give workshops during the WCM Summer School 2017 :

  • Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (University of Tilburg / World Class Maintenance)
  • Prof. dr. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Tiedo Tinga (Dutch Defence Academy / University of Twente)
  • Prof. dr. ir Hans Wortmann (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • Prof. dr. Finn Wynstra (Erasmus Rotterdam)
  • Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Dr. Jan Braaksma (University of Twente / WCM Summer School)
  • Wieger Tiddens, MSc (University of Twente) 

Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (University of Tilburg / World Class Maintenance)

Henk Akkermans holds the chair on Supply Network Dynamics at Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Economics and Management and is the Director of World Class Maintenance. His research in maintenance focuses on how to organize effective outsourcing arrangements in maintenance settings, on how to organize effective processing of sensor data in Condition-Based Maintenance settings and on improving behavioral decision-making in dynamically complex maintenance settings. His academic background is in information management (TiU) and industrial engineering (TUe).

Prof. dr. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)
Willem van Groenendaal is an expert policy support analysis in the field of project management, decision making,investment analysis and policy evaluation. He combines his academic research on policy support with applied work in projects all over the world (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, China, Indonesia, etc.).

Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)

Leo A.M. van Dongen (1954) has worked for the Netherlands Railways (NS, 100% state owned) for over 30 years and since 2003 has been a director of NedTrain/NS, the full subsidiary company of NS which is responsible for maintaining rolling stock.

Since 2010, he has been a part-time professor in Maintenance Engineering at the faculty of Engineering Technology, in the department of Design, Production and Management of the University of Twente.

After his studies in mechanical engineering, he completed his doctoral research at Eindhoven University of Technology on energy efficiency of drive trains for electric vehicles. At DAF Trucks he was active in the development of diesel engines. His career within NS has concentrated mainly on technological functions. These include project manager of electric locomotives, secretary to the executive board, fleet manager at NS Reizigers, and now, within Ned Train, he is responsible for technical fleet management, maintenance systems, spare parts purchase, maintenance management and construction of new capital goods: workshops and other maintenance equipment.


Prof. dr. ir. Tiedo Tinga (Netherlands Defence Academy)

Tiedo Tinga (1973) holds an MSc in Materials Science from University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Eindhoven University of Technology) on the development of a micro-mechanical model for Ni-base superalloys in gas turbine blades.
He has been working as a senior scientist at the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in the Netherlands for almost 10 years. There he ran several research projects in the field of computational mechanics, mainly concerning life assessments of airframe and gas turbine components. He is a professor in Maintenance Technology at the Netherlands Defence Academyand thus involved in the education of future officers for the Dutch Navy, Airforce and Armed forces. He is also leading the research program Maintenance of Military Platform Systems, which aims to combine scientific research to innovative maintenance concepts with practical applications within the ministry of Defence. Since 2012 he is also (part-time) professor in Dynamics based Maintenance at the University of Twente. There he is involved in setting up new maintenance related courses and research on structural health and condition monitoring.

Prof. dr. F. Wynstra (Rotterdam School of Management)

Finn WynstraFinn Wynstra is a professor of purchasing and supply management at RSM. He also holds a chair that is endowed by the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management (NEVI).
Professor Wynstra’s research focuses on the relationship between purchasing and supply strategy, and on innovation and buyer-supplier relations in the area of business services.

The former editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Professor Wynstra is the co-author of two books: ‘Buying Business Services’ (Wiley, 2002) and ‘Developing Sourcing Capabilities’ (Wiley, 2005). His articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Journal of Operations Management, the International Journal of Research in Marketing and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Currently, Finn Wynstra is Associate Director of ERIM, and member of the Executive Committee of the Department Management of Technology and Innovation. He has served as chairman of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), and is the recipient of several teaching excellence and research awards.

Professor Wynstra is a regular speaker at seminars and training programmes for European companies in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Companies who have sought his expertise include Carlsberg, Orkla, Friesland Foods, Philips Electronics and ABN AMRO. He regularly takes part in conferences and open programmes offered through organisations including the Dutch, Belgian, Swedish and Danish associations for purchasing management.

In his teaching, he has helped develop and deliver courses for full-time and executive MBA programmes in the Netherlands and abroad, and bachelor and master’s programmes in business administration and industrial engineering and management science.

Professor Wynstra has held tenured and visiting faculty positions at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Jönköping University in Sweden, Linköping University in Sweden, the University of Bath in the UK and the Kellogg School of Management in the US.

He received his Licentiate-degree from Uppsala University in Sweden, and his PhD from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Prof. dr. ir Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
prof. dr. ir. J.C. WortmannHans Wortmann is a full professor in information management, works at the Faculty of Organization and Management, at the University of Groningen. His special field of interest is in enterprise information systems. Moreover, he fills the position of Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Computers in Industry. Before, he was employed by a leading vendor of standard enterprise software, Baan Company, as Vice President of research and development. Hans worked with Baan in several other functions, such as the overall architect of Baan’s application suite. Before joining Baan, Hans served as a full professor in industrial information systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. In this capability, Hans gained much experience with enterprise resource planning systems and enterprise modelling for production and logistics. He advised companies in various industrial branches on selection and implementation information systems.

Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Basten, dr.ir. R.J.I.

Rob Basten has been assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) since 2014. His research focusses on after sales service for capital goods:  maintenance policies and maintenance optimisation, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. The research is typically performed in cooperation with industry. Rob received his Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2004 and in Computer Science in 2005, both from the University of Twente (UT). In 2010, he received his PhD degree in Operations Research from the same university. After graduating, Rob became a postdoc at the TU/e, and a little later he also became a part-time consultant at Gordian Logistic Experts, before going back full-time to the UT in 2011. Rob has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014. He has published articles in journals such as Reliabilty Engineering & System Safety, the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, and the International Journal of Production Economics.”

Dr. Jan Braaksma (University of Twente/ Director WCM Summer School)

Jan Braaksma is an assistant professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering at the University of Twente and is the director of the WCM Summer School part of the WCM Maintenance Education Consortium (MEC). He has worked for the University of Groningen (RuG) and the Dutch Defense Academy (NLDA). He holds a Master’s degree in Business and ICT and a PhD degree in Economics and Business. Jan’s research focuses on Asset Management with a special attention for  Asset Life Cycle Planning, Maintenance Engineering and Design for Maintenance.

Wieger Tiddens, MSc (Defense Academy / University of Twente)

Wieger Tiddens is a PhD candidate in the field of maintenance technology at the University of Twente and the Netherlands Defence Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Technology Management obtained at the University of Groningen. He has professional experience in the application and development of maintenance concepts and techniques within industry.

His research interests include the support of informed maintenance decision making and the application of maintenance techniques (e.g. condition-based maintenance techniques) within companies.

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