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Research interests

Henk Akkermans's research addresses the issue of how interorganizational supply chains and networks, where no single party exerts full control, can nevertheless effectively co-ordinate their behavior. His focus is on technical, innovation-driven sectors (such as electronics, aerospace, telecom, process industry and the maritime sector), but also on health care and public infrastructure.

Henk Akkermans is fundamentally interested in the interactions between shop floor operations and customer demand, and in the roles that management information and cognitive limitations in decision-making play in this. His interest stretches all the way from new product/service development onto maintenance, repair & overhaul activities. In order to obtain deeper insight in these complex issues, he develops system dynamics simulation models of real-world settings.

Henk Akkermans has a special interest in the role of Japan in international business and in the exceptional importance of smart maintenance for our present-day economy. He is also the director of the World Class Maintenance foundation in Breda.

 

 

 

Career

Current positions/responsibilities:

Full Professor, Supply Chain Management, Tilburg University TiSEM

Director, Stichting World Calss Maintenance, Breda

Independent consultant, Research in Business BV

Past employment:

 

  • 2011-2015: Scientific Director Dutch Institute World Class Maintenance, Breda
  • 2005-2015: Professor by Special Appointment Chair Supply Network Dynamics, Tilburg University
  • 2000-2006: Minase BV, Tilburg
  • 2000-2004: Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. Technology Management, Eindhoven
  • 1996- 2000:Origin, Business Consulting, Eindhoven and Breda
  • 1995-1996: McKinsey & Co, Amsterdam, Chicago & Houston
  • 1991-1995: BSO, Business Consulting, Breda and Utrecht
  • 1990-1995: Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. Technology Management, Eindhoven
  • 1988-1990: Utrecht University, Dept. Social Sciences, Utrecht
  • 1987- 1988: Philips International, Corporate IT, Eindhoven

 

Teaching

Henk Akkermans teaches the course Supply Chain Modelling, a rqequired course for both the Master Supply Chain Management and the Master Information Management. For this course his book Supply Chain Dynamics (2015, ISBN 978-94-002-1608-2) is used See also www.supplychaindynamics.org

Current courses

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External positions

Director (World Class Maintenance)

1 Jul 2015 → …

Keywords

  • Corporate Policy And Strategy
  • Japanese Business Life
  • System Dynamics
  • Product Development
  • Simulation
  • Innovation
  • Inter-Organisational Relationships
  • Organisational Change
  • Strategic Decision-Making

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Research Output 1970 2018

A dynamic model of managerial response to grey swan events in supply networks

Akkermans, H. & van Wassenhove, L., 2018, In : International Journal of Production Research. 56, 1-2, p. 10-21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Dynamic models
Tsunamis
Dynamic analysis
Supply network
Industry

Improving inter-organizational care-cure designs: Specialization versus integration

Pieters, A., van Oorschot, K. E., Akkermans, H. & Brailsford, S. C., 2018, In : Journal of Intergrated Care. 26, 4, p. 328-341

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Obstetrics
Organizational design
Clinical research
Integrated
Midwifery

Quality improvement opportunities for handover practices in birth centres: A case study from a process perspective

Hitzert, M., Boesveld, I. C., Hermus, M. A. A., de Graaf, J. P., Wiegers, T. A., Steegers, E. A. P., Meijboom, B. & Akkermans, H., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 24, 3, p. 590-597

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Birthing Centers
Caregivers
Delivery of Health Care
Electronic Health Records
Communication

Supply chain tsunamis: Research on low-probability, high-impact disruptions

Akkermans, H. & van Wassenhove, L. N., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Supply Chain Management. 54, 1, p. 64-76

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Tsunamis
Supply chains
Industry
Lower probabilities
Tsunami

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