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Research interests

My research focuses on lean management (also known as the successful Toyota production system). More specifically the application of the lean management principles in a logistics environment, with special reference to process improvement and worker motivation. Based on the project 'Lean logistics, more value with people' we developed a method to train logistic service providers mastering the lean principles within there own company.


2005 - to present: Lecturer (Tilburg University)


  • International Production Management, control management game
  • Management 2
  • Organization of the Enterprise

Other activities:

  • Supervising Bachelor theses
  • Supervising Master theses
  • Coordinator Master Thesis
  • Member ICT & Onderwijsklantgroep
  • Member advisory council Integrand

2000 - 2003:Project coordinator (Agri Chain Competence Center)


  • Acquisition, projects and program money
  • Developing communications- and PR structure
  • Organising workshops
  • EU Project Food Safe and High Quality Food Chains and Networks (www.globalfoodnetwork.org)
  • Group guide in setting up projects by East-European policy officers

1998-2003:PhD student (Wageningen University)


  • Research managent of import relationships
  • Coordinate Colloquium Ketenbesturing under auspices by the Mansholt Institute
  • Control automation chair Business Administration

Current courses

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External positions


19 Sep 2014 → …


  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Organisation And Management
  • Lean
  • Cultural Differences
  • Production Management

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Research Output

Lean for Logistics: De Basis voor uw Route naar Succes

Banning, B., van Loo, B. & Overboom, M., Feb 2016, ABN AMRO. 23 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

  • Lean logistics service providers: option or utopia? Experiences from the Netherlands

    de Haan, J. A. C., Overboom, M. A. & Naus, A. J. A. M., 2011, Changing Paradigm for Inventory Management in a Supply Chain Context. Kisperska-Moron, D. (ed.). Katowice: Publisher of the University of Economics, p. 78-97 194 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Management of the ‘customer-logistics service provider’ relationship

    de Haan, J. A. C., Naus, A. J. A. M., Overboom, M. A. & Small, J. S., 2011, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2010). Zhang, R., Cordeiro, J., Li, X., Zhang, Z. & Zhang, J. (eds.). Unknown Publisher, Vol. 4. p. 720-725

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