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Sander is an associate professor of Logistics & Operations Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a 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 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.


- 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

Individual goals and social preferences in operational decisions: Behavioural insights from transport planning

Hofstra, N., Dullaert, W., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M. & Spiliotopoulou, E., 7 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 39, 1, p. 116-137 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Decision making
Social preferences
Operational planning

Strategic Partner Evaluation Criteria for Logistics Service Provider Networks

Abidi, H., Dullaert, W., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M., Lysko, D. & Klumpp, M., 4 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Logistics Management.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

service provider
Logistics service providers

What is the right delivery option for you? Consumer preferences for delivery attributes in online retailing

Nguyen, D. H., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M., Dullaert, W. & Foubert, B., 17 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Business Logistics.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Consumer preferences
Online retailing

A Review of System Dynamics Models Applied in Social and Humanitarian Researches

Allahi, F., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M., Sabet, E., Kian, R., Damiani, L., Giribone, P., Revetria, R. & Cianci, R., 2018, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2018: WCE 2018, July 4-6, 2018, London, U.K.. Ao, S. I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D. WL., Hunter, A. & Korsunsky, A. M. (eds.). International Association of Engineers, Vol. 2. p. 789-794 6 p. (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science; vol. 2236).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Dynamic models
Dynamical systems
Decision making
Large scale systems

Activities 2013 2019

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

Operations research to the rescue: Increasing disaster preparedness by pre-positioning emergency supplies

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Examiner)
28 Jan 2019

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

Data-driven Warehouse Management in Global Supply Chains

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

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Pluggable services; a platform architecture for e-commerce

S.L.J.M. de Leeuw (Examiner)
1 Feb 201712 Apr 2017

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination


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