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Dr Luc Muyldermans

MSc (KUL, Belgium), MSc (KUL, Belgium), PhD (KUL, Belgium)
Associate Professor in Operations Management

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
E-mail: Luc.Muyldermans@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467746
Location: C12 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Luc Muyldermans is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at the Nottingham University Business School, where he teaches Supply Chain Management and Optimisation courses. Prior to joining NUBS in September 2004, he was a post-doctoral fellow at INSEAD Business School (France), where he conducted research in the area of reverse logistics and worked on related, industry projects. He obtained his PhD from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) with a dissertation on vehicle routing, district design, and location for arc traversal problems. He has presented his research at several international conferences and published his results in leading academic journals, including Operations Research, Interfaces, The Journal of the Operational Research Society and European Journal of Operational Research. His research interests are optimisation and modelling, particularly related to vehicle routing, district design, and location as well as to problems in the area of reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain management.

Research Interests
Reverse Supply Chain Design and Planning; Life-Cycle Models; Time-Sensitivity of Product Returns; Vehicle Routing; Districting; Location; Meta-Heuristics; Optimisation.

Administrative Roles
Director of MSc Industrial Engineering & Operations Management
Director of MSc Information Systems & Operations Management
Director of MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Director of MSc Supply Chain & Operations Management
I am module convenor of the following modules:


MSc

Advanced Operations Analysis (N14C36)
Design of Operations Facilities and Systems (N14C13)
Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Research Dissertation (N14C21)
Information Systems and Operations Management Research Dissertation (N14C45)
International Logistics and Transport (N14C27)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Dissertation (N14C28)
Management Science for Decision Support (N14C14)
Supply Chain and Operations Management Research Dissertation (N14C24)


Details of all modules can be found in the Module Catalogue


External Exminerships & Validations
2009 - 2015    External Examinar, Northumbria University.
2012 -    External Examiner Newcastle University - MSc Operations Management Programmes
2012 -    External Examiner Loughborough University - BSc Management Science
2008 -    External Examiner Northumbria University - Operations Management modules
Current Research Activities
Distribution Logistics (Vehicle Routing, District Design, Location Analysis); Reverse and Closed Loop Supply Chain Management; Forecasting and Inventory Management; Modelling and Optimisation; Meta-Heuristics

International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2011 - Ongoing    Programme Committee Member of the IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems.
- 2010    Co-organiser of the ERIPS workshop at Nottingham, UK (2010) (with Ramanathan R., Nath P. and A. Black) (+ 35 delegates).
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Cihan Bütün
Lina Zhang
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Beullens, P.; Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. (2003), "A guided local search heuristic for the capacitated arc routing problem", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.147 (3), pp.629-643.

Muyldermans, L. (2003), "Routing, districting and location for arc traversal problems", 4OR, Vol.1 (2), pp.169-172.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. (2003), "District design for arc routing applications", Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol.54, pp.1209-1221.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D.; Lotan, T. (2002), "Districting for Salt Spreading Operations", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.139 (3), pp.521-532.



Books

Van Wassenhove, L.; De Meyer, A.; Yucesan, E.; Gunes, E.; Muyldermans, L. (2004), ed Operations Management as a Change Agent. Proceedings of the 11th International Annual EurOMA Conference, (1 & 2), Fontainbbleau, France, Insead.



Conferences

Muyldermans, L.; Guide, D.; Van Wassenhove, L. 2004, "Controlling Product Returns from Pre-Sale Demonstrations", at Business Aspects of Closed-Loop Supply Chains 4, Insead, Fontainebleau, France, 17-19 October.

Guide, D.; Muyldermans, L.; Van Wassenhove, L. 2003, "Leveraging Value from Time-Sensitive Product Returns", at Business Aspects of Closed-Loop Supply Chains 3, Penn State University, USA, 26-28 October.

Beullens, P.; Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2002, "A Guided Local Search Heuristic for the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem", at CO 2002, International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation, Paris, France, 8-10 April.

Cattrysse, D.; Muyldermans, L.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2002, "Winter Gritting and District Design in Flanders", in the proceedings of Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen 2002, Corsendonk, Belgium, 7-8 November.

Muyldermans, L.; Beullens, P.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2002, "The k-opt approach for the general routing problem", at Orbel 16 - Sixteenth Conference on Quantitative Methods for Decision Making, Faculte Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium, 24-25 January.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2002, "District Design for Arc Routing", at CO 2002, International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation, Paris, France,8-10 April.

Roelants, T.; Muyldermans, L. 2002, "Salt Stock Management Based on an (R, S)-Inventory Policy", in the proceedings of the XIth International Winter Road Congress, PIARC World Road Association, Sapporo Japan, 28-31 January.

Roelants, T.; Muyldermans, L. 2002, "SalPolic", in the proceedings of the XIth International Winter Road Congress, PIARC World Road Association, Sapporo Japan, January.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2001, "Evaluation of Districting Procedures for Arc Routing", at Euro 2001, 18th European Conference on Operational Research, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 9-11 July.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2000, "A Districting and Location-Districting Model for Salt Spreading Operations", at CO 2000, International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation, University of Greenwich, London, 12-14 July.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 1999, "The p Dead-Mileage Problem on a Line", at ISOLDE VIII, 8th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, University of Coimbra, Coimbra & Estoril, Portugal, 23-29 June.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 1999, "The p Dead-Mileage Problem on a Line", at 3e Cycle FNRS en Programmation Mathematique, Han sur Lesse, Belgium, 4-5 March.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 1999, "A Districting Procedure for Winter Gritting", in the proceedings of the 10th Mini EURO Conference, HCP'99, Human Centred Processes, ENST Bretagne, Brest, France, 22-24 September.

Cattrysse, D.; Muyldermans, L.; Van Oudheusden, D.; Lotan, T. 1998, "Districting and Winter Gritting in the Province of Antwerp", at Euro 1998, 16th European Conference on Operational Research, VUB - ULB, Brussels, Belgium, 12-15 July.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 1998, "Modelling Road Sensor Guided Winter Gritting", at Euro 1998, 16th European Conference on Operational Research, VUB - ULB, Brussels, Belgium, 12-15 July.

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D.; Lotan, T.; Labbe, M. 1998, "The p Dead-Mileage Problem", at CO 98, International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 15-17 April.



Discussion Papers

Muyldermans, L.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2002, "The p dead-mileage problem", Working paper 2002-02 Centre for Industrial management, pp. 27.

Muyldermans, L.; Andries, B. 1997, "Voorstudie ontwikkeling planningsalgoritme", Working paper 1997-06 Centre for Industrial management, pp. 31.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Pang, G.; Casalin, F.; Papagiannidis, S.; Muyldermans, L. (2014), "Price determinants for remanufactured electronic products a case study on eBay UK", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.53 (2), pp. 572-589.

Pang, G.; Muyldermans, L. (2012), "Vehicle Routing and the value of postponement", Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.64, pp. 1429-1440.

Ramanathan, U.; Muyldermans, L. (2011), "Identifying the underlying structure of demand during promotions: A structural equation modelling approach", Expert systems with applications, Vol.38 (5), pp. 5544-5552.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. (2010), "A guided local search procedure for the multi compartment capacitated arc routing problem", Computers and Operations Research, Vol.37 (9), pp. 1662-1673.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. (2010), "On the benefits of co-collection experiments with a multi-compartment vehicle routing algorithm", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.206 (1), pp. 93-103.

Pang, G.; Muyldermans, L. (2010), "Calculating the cost of collection", Waste Management, Vol.80, pp.15.

Ramanathan, R.; Black, A.; Prithwiraj, N.; Muyldermans, L. (2010), "Impact of environmental regulations on innovation and performance in UK industrial sector", Management Decision, Vol.48 (10), pp. 1493-1513, (special issue on Daring to Care: A Basis for Responsible Management).

Ramanathan, U.; Muyldermans, L. (2010), "Identifying demand factors for promotional planning and forecasting: a case of a soft drink company in the UK", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.128 (2), pp. 538-545.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Riedel, J.; Trimm, P. (2009), "Guest Editorial - Introduction to the Special Issue on "Teaching and Learning through Gaming and Simulation"", On The Horizon, Vol.17(4), pp. 285.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Sithole, J. (2006), "The Application of Management Simulation and Gaming in Classroom Teaching", 'Effective Learning from Games and Simulations' The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook (SAGSET), Vol.15, pp. 60-69.

Guide, D.; Muyldermans, L.; Van Wassenhove, L. (2005), "Hewlett-Packard Company Unlocks the Value Potential from Time-Sensitive Returns", Interfaces, Vol.35 (4), pp. 281-293.

Muyldermans, L.; Beullens, P.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. (2005), "Exploring variants of 2- and 3-opt for the general routing problem. Operations Research", Operations Research, Vol.53 (6), pp. 982-995.



Books

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. (2014), ed Chapter 10 Variants of the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem, SIAM, Philadelphia.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Johal, P. (2008), ed The International Simulation Yearbook, (17).



Chapters in Books

Muyldermans, L. (2013), "Analysing waste collection strategies - the importance of local and radial routing distances.", in The Waste Management Yearbook 2013.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Sithole, J. (2006), "Using Management Simulation and Gaming in Classroom Teaching: A Survey in UK Business Schools", in Sagset Yearbook, (15(5)), pp. 60-69.



Conferences

Al Sheyadi , A.; Muyldermans, L.; Karjalainen, K. 2013, "The complementarity of the environmental practices adoption and its performance implications", at POMS Annual Conference 2013, Denver, U.S.A., May..

Al Sheyadi , A.; Muyldermans, L.; Karjalainen, K. 2013, "The mediating role of cross-functional collaboration on the relationship between stakeholder pressures and firm\'s adoption of green practices,", in 20th International Annual EurOMA, Dublin, Ireland, June..

Jat, M.; Muyldermans, L. 2013, "Time-differentiated Service Parts Distribution: Costs under Hierarchical and Non-hierarchical Setups.", at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2013 Singapore, April..

Al Sheyadi , A.; Muyldermans, L.; Karjalainen, K. 2012, "Stakeholder influences on environmental practices in the Omani manufacturing firms", at Middle Eastern & North African Studies Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, June..

Al Sheyadi , A.; Muyldermans, L.; Karjalainen, K. 2012, "Environmental Management in Oman: pressures, practices and performance", at East Midlands Universities Postgraduate Research Students Conference, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, July.

Jat, M.; Muyldermans, L.; MacCarthy, B. 2012, "Effect of Service Time on Service Costs: Comparison of Hierarchical v/s Non-hierarchical Setup in Service Parts Logistics", at OR54, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, September..

Pang, G.; Muyldermans, L. 2012, "Variants of the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem: An Overview", at OR54, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, September..

Jat, M.; Muyldermans, L.; MacCarthy, B. 2011, "Time-based service differentiation in a hierarchical system of facilities: Effect of service time on service costs", at OR53, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, September..

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2011, "Districting applications and models: an overview", at OR53, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, September..

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2011, "Vehicle routing and the value of postponement", in OR53, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, September..

Qu, W.; Muyldermans, L.; MacCarthy, B. 2011, "Optimising Value Recovery from Product Returns in Closed-loop Supply Chains through Analytical Models", at OR53, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, September..

Muyldermans, L. 2010, "Guided local search for multi-compartment routing problems", at 2nd LANCS Workshop on Transportation & Green Logistics, Birmingham, UK, September.

Muyldermans, L.; Van Wassenhove, L. 2010, "Managing product returns from sales demonstrations", at Euro 2010, 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July.

Panagiotopoulos, A.; Muyldermans, L. 2010, "Combining forecasts through linear programming", at OR52, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, September..

Pang, G.; Muyldermans, L. 2010, "Co-collection and postponement strategies: A kerbside household waste collection case study", at Euro 2010, 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July..

Ramanathan, U.; Muyldermans, L. 2010, "The role of demand information for collaborative planning and forecasting: A case of a soft drink company in the UK", at OR52, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, September.

Muyldermans, L. 2009, "Co-collection and Postponement Strategies in Vehicle Routing", at CORAS seminar, University of Salford, May.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2009, "Vehicle Routing and the Value of Postponement", at Euro 2009, 23rd European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn, Germany, July.

Nath, P.; Ramanathan, R.; Black, A.; Muyldermans, L. 2009, "Impact of Environmental Strategies and Environmental Management Practice on an Organisation's Environmental Performance: Evidence from the UK Manufacturing Sector", at British Academy of Management 2009 Conference, Brighton, 15-17 September 2009 (Full paper accepted).

Panagiotopoulos, A.; Muyldermans, L. 2009, "Optimising Autoregressive based Forecasts through Linear Programming", in Euro 2009, 23rd European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn, Germany, July.

Ramanathan, R.; Muyldermans, L.; Nath, P.; Black, A. 2009, "Impact of environmental regulations on innovation and performance in UK industrial sector", at 16th Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association, EurOMA-2009 Göteborg, Sweden, June 14-17, 2009 (Full paper presented).

Ramanathan, U.; Muyldermans, L.; MacCarthy, B. 2009, "Improving forecasting accuracy of sales promotions through Reference Demand Model and Multiple Linear Regression analysis", in POMS 2009, 20th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May.

Muyldermans, L. 2008, "Demand Reference Models and Forecasting Implications", at New Ideas in Order Fulfilment Research Symposium, 17 September 2008, University of Nottingham, UK.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2008, "A Local Search Procedure for the Multi-Compartment Capacitated Arc Routing Problem", in INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 12-15 October.

Pang, G.; Muyldermans, L. 2008, "Vehicle Routing and the Value of Postponement", at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 12-15 October.

Ramanathan, U.; Muyldermans, L.; MacCarthy, B. 2008, "Forecasting Promotional Sales Using Linear Regression Models", at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 12-15 October.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2007, "A Guided Local Search Heuristic for the Multi-Compartment Vehicle Routing Problem", at INFORM Annual Meeting, Seattle, 4-7 November.

Muyldermans, L.; Pang, G. 2007, "A Guided Local Search Heuristic for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Multiple Compartments", at EURO 2007, 22nd European Conference on Operational Research, Prague, Czech Republic, July.

Saibani, N.; Muyldermans, L.; O'Brien, C. 2007, "Selecting Performance Measurement Attributes for Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains", at the proceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Ankara, 17-20 June.

Muyldermans, L. 2006, "A Location-Districting Heuristic for Arc Routing Problems", at the proceedings of the 12th IFAC/IFIP/IFOR/IEEE/IMS Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2006, Saint-Etienne, France, 17-19 May.

Muyldermans, L.; Beulleus, P.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2006, "Exploring Variants of 2-and 3-opt for the General Routing Problem", at CORS Optimisation Days 2006, Hec-Montreal, Canada, 8-10 May.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Sithole, J. 2006, "Using Management Simulation and Gaming in Classroom Teaching: A Survey in UK Business Schools", at Sagset Conference, 12-14 July, London, UK.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Sithole, J. 2006, "The application of Management Simulation and Gaming in Classroom Teaching", at SAGSET 36th Annual Conference, London.

Tan, K.; Muyldermans, L.; Sithole, J. 2006, "The Application of Management Simulation and Gaming in Classroom Teaching", at 8th Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, January.

Guide, V.D.R. Jr; Muyldermans, L.; Van Wassenhove, L.N. 2005, "Controlling Product Returns from Pre-Sale Demonstrations", at INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, 13-16 November.

Muyldermans, L.; Beullens, P.; Cattrysse, D.; Van Oudheusden, D. 2005, "Exploring Variants of 2- and 3-opt for the General Routing Problem", at Operations Research.

 

 

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