We have a passion for simplifying supply chains. We create new possibilities for our customers and we guide and support the related change processes to obtain tangible results. 
We combine specialized knowledge and experience in logistics optimization with practical applications in operational freight management processes and software solutions. Our projects typically have a ten-fold ROI with a payback time of less than a year.

The company has been profitable from the start. We are innovative and work together with several knowledge centers. We are independent and fully customer-centered.


Awards

The Franz Edelman Award 2012
The Franz Edelman Award

Franz Edelmann award 2012.
The Edelman Award, awarded by INFORMS, is considered the most prestigious honor in the field of applied operations research, the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods, such as modeling, to help make better decisions. In 2012, partner Hein Fleuren, TNT Express, and Ortec received the award for the Global Optimization (GO) program of TNT Express.


Recent scientific publications

Meuffels W.J.M., van Dijk T., Fleuren H.A.
“Reduced Hub Handling in Multiple Hub Air Network Design for Express Providers by the Introduction of Pre-sorted Unit Loading Devices”
2014 submitted to OR-Spectrum

 

Ikkersheim D.E., Tanke M., Schooten G., de Bresser N., Fleuren, H.A.
“Modeling the optimal hospital infrastructure by optimizing quality, accessibility and efficiency via a Mixed Integer Programming model”
BMC Health Services Research, 
June 2013

 

Louwers, I., Fleuren, H.A., Huiskamp, D., Meuffels W.J.M.
"Scheduling Movements in the Network of an Express Service Provider"
Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal
February 2013

 

Fleuren, H.A., Goossens, C., Hendriks, M., Lombard, M.C., Meuffels W.J.M., and Poppelaars, J.  
“Supply Chain-Wide Optimization at TNT Express”
Interfaces, January 2013

 

Essen J.T. van, Meuffels W.J.M., Aardal K.I., Fleuren H.A. (submission in 2011)
“Heuristics for the uncapacitated hub location and network design problem with a mixed vehicle fleet”
Submitted to Optimization Letters (special issue on Vehicle Routing and Scheduling)

Founders

Prof. Dr. Hein Fleuren, MSc
„make optimization work”

Hein is Professor of Operations Research at Tilburg University and winner of the 2012 Franz Edelmann award. In addition to his research work, he has held consulting and management positions at CQM, Tilburg University, TNT and Philips.

 
Wouter Lammerse

Wouter Lammerse, MSc 
„act local, think global”

Wouter was CEO and Founder of Eyefreight, a leading Freight Management Software provider for large multinational shippers.  Previously, he enjoyed an international career at DSV, Frans Maas and TNT, where he specialized in Automotive Logistics and Pan-European Freight Management solutions.


Team

Our team consists of a young and international group of people mixed with experienced seniors. Each member is a specialist in his or her domain. We value freedom, creativity, delegation of responsibilities and result-orientation.  

Open Positions


Java Developer

You have a passion for IT and logic. You have been programming or involved in activities that have to do with logic in your free time, probably already when you were a child. Whether it was coding, playing chess or a certain hobby that trained you to think in logical patterns.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Information Technology;
  • Experience with developing code in Java;
  • Experience with front-end tools and html;
  • Experience working with Oracle databases is a plus;
  • Affinity with logistics.

Modeler

You have a passion for optimization. You are an analyzer, great with data and you combine this with social skills to discuss requirements and outcomes with customers.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Operations Research,  Econometrics or Mathematics;
  • Affinity with Logistics;
  • Experience with modeling;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel abroad.

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