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Sander is an associate professor at VU University Amsterdam and a professor of Operations Management at Nottingham Business School in Nottingham, UK. Sander is specializing in Supply Chain Management, a field of business in which he has over twenty years of teaching, research and consulting experience. Sander has furthermore 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 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
  • Nottingham Trent University | Nottingham | Hoogleraar | 2013-05-01

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1992 2018

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. 6 Jul 2018 Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science. International Association of Engineers, p. 789-794 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric power distribution
Supply chains

Assessing and facilitating warehouse safety

Hofstra, N., Petkova, B., Dullaert, W., Reniers, G. & de Leeuw, S. Jun 2018 In : Safety Science. 105, June, p. 134-148 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

service provider
Open Access
Consumer behavior
Systematic review
Online retailing
Order fulfillment
Open Access
Humanitarian logistics