M. B. M. de Koster

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Professor

RSM Erasmus University

PO Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam

Netherlands

http://www.rsm.nl/rdekoster

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

A Review of Design and Control of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. 2004-030-LIS
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 590 (41,021)

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material handling system, automated guided vehicle, literature overview

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Robotized and Automated Warehouse Systems: Review and Recent Developments

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2018
Kaveh Azadeh, M. B. M. de Koster and Debjit Roy
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Downloads 452 (57,870)

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robatized warehouse systems, robotized handling systems

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Determining Number of Zones in a Pick-and-Pack Orderpicking System

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-029-LIS
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2005
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 426 (61,879)
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orderpicking, zone picking, warehousing, logistics, order fulfillment, distribution

4.

Product Return Handling

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-013-LIS
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 May 2003
M. P. de Brito and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 331 (83,158)

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reverse logistics, decision-making, quantitative models, retailing and warehousing

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Determining the Optimal Order Picking Batch Size in Single Aisle Warehouses

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-64-LIS
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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order picking, warehousing, batch picking, batch size, batch service queue

6.

Sea Container Terminals: New Technologies, OR Models, and Emerging Research Areas

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-009-LIS
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Jul 2014
Amir Gharehgozli, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Container terminal; literature review; optimization; heuristic; simulation

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Supply-Chain Culture Clashes in Europe. Pitfalls in Japanese Service Operations

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-007-LIS
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Aug 2006
M. B. M. de Koster and M. Shinohara
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Europe, Quality, Logistics, Japanese Culture, Service Operation

8.

Factory Gate Pricing: An Analysis of the Dutch Retail Distribution

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-023-LIS, CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-35
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jun 2004
H.M. Le Blanc, F. Cruijssen, Hein Fleuren and M. B. M. de Koster
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 292 (95,624)
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supply chain management, retail distribution, factory gate pricing

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Travel Time Estimation and Order Barching in a 2-Block Warehouse

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-098-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 227 (124,177)
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keywords logistics, warehousing, order picking, order batching, batch service queue

10.

Modeling and Design of Container Terminal Operations

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-008-LIS
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Jun 2014
Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 215 (131,482)

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container terminal, intra-terminal transport, design decisions, queuing models

11.

Optimal Storage Rack Design for a 3-Dimensional Compact As/Rs

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-027-LIS
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Dec 2006
T. Le-Duc, M. B. M. de Koster and Yugang Yu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and University of Science and Technology of China
Downloads 201 (139,409)
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AS/RS, Warehousing, Order Picking, Travel Time Model, Compact Storage Rack Design

12.

Dynamic Capacity Investment Under Competition

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2018
Xishu Li, Rob Zuidwijk, M. B. M. de Koster and Rommert Dekker
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Econometric Institute
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capacity, dynamic investment, proactive strategy, Stackelberg competition, feedback policies

13.

Quick Response Practices at the Warehouse of Ankor

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-19-LIS
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2003
Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, KLM and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Downloads 192 (145,592)
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warehousing, routing, storage, case study, optimization

14.

Urban Distribution: The Impacts of Different Governmental Time-Window Schemes

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-053-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Mar 2008
H. J. Quak and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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City Logistics, Retail Logistics, Sustainability, Time-Window Regulation, Urban Goods Movement

15.

The Distribution-Free Newsboy Problem with Resalable Returns

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-068-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Nov 2003
Julien Mostard, M. B. M. de Koster and Ruud Teunter
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Econometrics
Downloads 176 (157,493)
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inventory, distribution-free newsboy problem, product returns

16.

Performance Approximation and Design of Pick-and-Pass Order Picking Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2007-082-LIS
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Dec 2007
M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 172 (160,781)

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pick-and-pass, order picking, warehousing, queuing network, simulation

17.

Real-Time Scheduling Approaches for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-056-LIS
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 164 (167,614)

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vehicle dispatching and scheduling, vehicle-based internal transport system, real-time

18.

Multi-Attribute Dispatching Rules for Agv Systems with Many Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-077-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 159 (172,111)

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online dispatching, AGV system, destination-coded vehicle

19.

How to Organise Return Handling

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2001-49-LIS
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2003
M. B. M. de Koster, Majsa van de Vendel and M. P. de Brito
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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Retailing, product returns, return handling, inbound and outbound flows, case studies

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Optimal Storage Rack Design for a 3d Compact As/Rs with Full Turnover-Based Storage

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-026-LIS
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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AS/RS, Warehousing, Order Picking, Storage Rack Design, Travel Time Model, Turnover-Based Storage

21.

Online Dispatching Rules for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-031-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 140 (191,244)

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on-line dispatching, vehicle-based internal transport system, centralized control, performance

22.

Exploring Retailers' Sensitivity to Local Sustainability Policies

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-066-LIS
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
H. J. Quak and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 134 (198,097)
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case study, city logistics / distribution, governmental regulation, retail, sustainability

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Evaluating Dedicated and Shared Storage Policies in Robot-Based Compact Storage and Retrieval Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Bipan Zou, M. B. M. de Koster and Xianhao Xu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology - School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Huazhong University of Science and Technology - School of Management
Downloads 110 (229,956)

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Material handling, compact storage, robot technology, queueing networks, performance analysis

24.

Optimal Stack Layout in a Sea Container Terminal with Automated Lifting Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-012-LIS
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 2014
Debjit Roy, Akash Gupta, Sampanna Parhi and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 110 (229,956)

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container terminals, optimal stack layout, parallel versus perpendicular stack orientation, seaside operations, queuing model

25.

Inventory Allocation in Robotic Mobile Fulfillment Systems

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jan 2017
Tim Lamballais, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System, RMFS, Semi-Open Queueing Networks, SOQN

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Open Location Management in Automated Warehousing Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-004-LIS
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Feb 2009
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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open locations, storage and retrieval, AS/RS, warehousing, distribution science

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Modeling, Analysis, and Design Insights for Shuttle-Based Compact Storage Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-010-LIS
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Elena Tappia, Debjit Roy, M. B. M. de Koster and Marco Melacini
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Polytechnic University of Milan
Downloads 74 (298,451)

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material handling; compact storage systems; semi-open queuing networks; warehouse design trade-offs

28.

Performance Evaluation of Real-Time Scheduling Approaches in Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-063-LIS
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Dec 2006
T. Le-Anh, M. B. M. de Koster and Y. Yu
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Dispatching, Dynamic Scheduling, Material Handling, Vehicle-based Internal Transport

29.

Sequencing Heuristics for Storing and Retrieving Unit Loads in 3d Compact Automated Warehousing Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2011-003-LIS
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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logistics, TSP, warehouse, compact storage, sequencing, AS/RS

30.

Data-Driven Warehouse Optimization: Deploying Skills of Order Pickers

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-008-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jun 2015
Marek Matusiak, M. B. M. de Koster and Jari Saarinen
Aalto University, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Aalto University
Downloads 58 (336,608)

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Logistics, Order picking, Analytics, Combinatorial optimization, Data driven modeling

31.

Shared Capacity Routing Problem - An Omni-channel Retail Study

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2018
Joydeep Paul, Niels Agatz, Remy Spliet and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Vehicle routing; Capacity sharing; Omni-channel retail; Heuristics

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Aligning Order Picking Methods, Incentive Systems, and Regulatory Focus to Increase Performance

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-009-LIS
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
Jelle de Vries, M. B. M. de Koster and Daan Stam
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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behavioral operations, warehousing, order picking, incentives

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On the Suboptimality of Full Turnover-Based Storage

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-051-LIS
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Oct 2009
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 56 (342,303)

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AS/RS, storage policy, warehousing, distribution science

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Design, Modeling, and Analysis of Vertical Robotic Storage and Retrieval Systems

ERIM Report Series
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Kaveh Azadeh, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Internal transportation, robotic technology, queueing networks, performance analysis, blocking

35.

Stochastic Modeling of Unloading and Loading Operations at a Container Terminal Using Automated Lifting Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-005-LIS
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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logistics, queuing, transportation, uncertainty modelling

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Additional Reference Material for the Paper Titled 'Optimal Stack Layout in a Sea Container Terminal with Automated Lifting Vehicles'

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-014-LIS
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Debjit Roy, Akash Gupta, Sampanna Parhi and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Forward-Reserve Storage Strategies with Order Picking: When Do They Pay O ff?

Number of pages: 52
Wan Wu, M. B. M. de Koster and Yugang Yu
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and University of Science and Technology of China
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warehousing; forward-reserve storage; order picking; storage strategies