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Sander is a professor of Logistics & Operations Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an adjunct professor of Supply Chain Management at Nottingham Business School in Nottingham, UK. Sander is specializing in Supply Chain and Operations Management, a field of business in which he has over twenty years of teaching, research and consulting experience. Upon completion of his PhD, Sander has held positions at MIT’s Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, at Babson College and at Eindhoven University of Technology. Prior to joining academia full time in 2008, Sander has been a management consultant for close to 10 years, amongst others at KPMG. Sander has an MSc (1992) and a PhD (1996) in Industrial Engineering/Management Science from Eindhoven University (the Netherlands).


Sander’s research activities are focused on empirical and data driven research. The main research interests of Sander are in online retail logistics where he focuses on the relation between logistics and consumer behavior and on inventory management in online retail. He is also active in not-for-profit (specifically humanitarian) supply chains. He works amongst others with all the major NGOs and UN organizatons on developing and implementing a Balanced Scorecard for humanitarian supply chain management and with the local foodbank on optimizing their processes.


Sander is the director of the BSc Bedrijfskunde programme. He is involved in teaching the following courses:

- Business Processes (Bachelor 1.1)
- E-commerce Supply Chain Management (Bachelor 3.1)
- Thesis supervision (MSc & BSc)

Ancillary activities

  • SCILAB | Utrecht | Directeur | 2002-01-01 - present
  • Nottingham Trent University | Nottingham | Hoogleraar | 2013-05-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1992 2019

Individual decision-making in operations: A behavioral perspective

Hofstra, N., 2019, 192 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
Open Access
Decision making
Social preferences
Operational planning

Mobile Application supported Urban-Township E-grocery Distribution

Mkansi, M., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M. & Amosun, O., 9 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Application programs
value added
rural area
Intermodal transportation

Performance Management in Supply Chains: Applications to humanitarian and commercial supply chains

Abidi, H., 2019, 248 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Strategic partner evaluation criteria for logistics service provider networks

Abidi, H., Dullaert, W., De Leeuw, S., Lysko, D. & Klumpp, M., 13 May 2019, In : International Journal of Logistics Management. 30, 2, p. 438-466 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
service provider
Logistics service providers

Activities 2013 2019

  • 7 PhD thesis examination
  • 5 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership

Horizontal Logistics Collaboration: Cases from Agri-Food Supply Chains in Morocco

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Examiner)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Data-driven Warehouse Management in Global Supply Chains

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Examiner)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

International Journal of Logistics Management (Journal)

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Associate editor)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Journal)

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic


Collaborative planning in logistics service providers networks

N. Hofstra (Recipient), W.E.H. Dullaert (Recipient) & S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Recipient), 2015


Lean Six Sigma
Logistics service
Performance management
Balanced score card
Organizational performance
And supply chain management
Humanitarian logistics
And supply chain management