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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., 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
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 JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

service provider

Consumer behaviour and order fulfilment in online retailing – A systematic review

Nguyen, D. H., de Leeuw, S. L. J. M. & Dullaert, W. E. H., 10 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Management Reviews. 20, 2, p. 255-276

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Activities 2013 2018

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

International Journal of Logistics Management (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Data-driven Warehouse Management in Global Supply Chains

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

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Pluggable services; a platform architecture for e-commerce

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

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Behavioral Operations in Logistics

de Leeuw, S. L. J. M. (Examiner)
18 Feb 2016

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination


Collaborative planning in logistics service providers networks

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

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

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