The following experts will be involved with the Young WCM program 2021:

  • Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (Tilburg University)
  • Dr. Jan Braaksma (WCM Summer School / University of Twente)
  • Dr. Roland van de Kerkhof (Young WCM / Tilburg University)
  • Ruben Ogink (CAMINO / Hello New Day)
  • Johan Treur (SAMEN / Hello New Day)
  • Ferry Visser (ZEPHYROS / Stork)
  • Jacob Derks (VIA APPIA / Tilburg University)
  • [to be announced]

Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (Tilburg University / World Class Maintenance)

Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans

Henk Akkermans holds the chair on Supply Network Dynamics at Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Economics and Management and is the Director of World Class Maintenance. His research in maintenance focuses on how to organize effective outsourcing arrangements in maintenance settings, on how to organize effective processing of sensor data in Condition-Based Maintenance settings, and on improving behavioral decision-making in dynamically complex maintenance settings. His academic background is in information management (Tilburg University) and industrial engineering (TU/e).

Dr. Jan Braaksma (Director WCM Summer School / University of Twente)

Dr. Jan Braaksma

Jan Braaksma is the director of the WCM Summer School part of World Class Maintenance and is Associate Professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering at the University of Twente. He has worked for the University of Groningen (RuG) and the Dutch Defense Academy (NLDA). He holds a Master’s degree in Business and ICT and a PhD degree in Economics and Business. Jan’s research focuses on Asset Management with a special attention for  Asset Life Cycle Planning, Maintenance Engineering and Design for Maintenance. A significant part of his research is in cooperation with companies and organisations such as Liander, Strukton Rail, Netherlands Railways (NS), Prorail, Heineken, AkzoNobel, Sitech, Huntsman, Heijmans, Sabic, TataSteel and the Ministry of Defense. Jan is responsible for the Master Class on Maintenance Engineering & Management provided by the University of Twente.

Dr. Roland van de Kerkhof (Tilburg University / WCM / LCB / SD&Co)

Dr. Roland van de Kerkhof

Roland is engaged in stimulating ‘smart innovation’ (smart industry/smart asset management) and supporting decision-making with system-dynamics modeling. He is the theme manager Smart Industry at the Logistics Community Brabant (LCB), a project leader at World Class Maintenance (Skillslab), a lecturer and researcher at Tilburg University, and the chairman at SD&Co. The lessons learned from the innovations are taught in courses at Tilburg University, and the Fresh Brains from Tilburg University (and related knowledge institutes) can help in realizing innovation for the organizations connected.

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