Marco Schutten J.M.J. Schutten

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Sciences
Dep. Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems

P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Room: RA 3341 (Ravelijn)
Tel: (+31 53 489) 4676
Fax: (+31 53 489) 2159



  • Master in Applied Mathematics (Master’s thesis on transportation planning)
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering (PhD thesis on practical job shop scheduling)


  • Senior Consultant at ORTEC bv (until 2006)

Current position:

  • Program Director BSc and MSc Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Associate Professor


My research interests include:

  • Planning and scheduling in industry environments
  • Transportation planning
  • Algorithm design


Currently, I am involved in the following research projects:

  • CONCOORD. Excerpt from the project description: “This project focuses on the important area of city logistics. It investigates an integrated urban freight simulation environment, a unique measurement framework for the environmental footprint of transport and logistics, and the performance measurement of new innovative urban transport and logistics concepts.”
  • Cargo Hitching. Excerpt from the project description: “Combining people and freight flows creates attractive business opportunities because the same transportation needs can be met with fewer vehicles and drivers. This can make socially desirable transport options economically viable in rural areas where the population is declining. In urban areas it reduces congestion and air pollution and facilitates the introduction of electric vehicles. This project will design integrated people and freight synchromodal transportation networks and the related coordination (4C), planning and scheduling policies to enable efficient and reliable delivery of both persons and small- to medium-sized freight volumes.”


My teaching activities are:

  • Heuristic Methods in Operations Research (National course, Master level)
  • Discrete Optimization of Business Processes (Master level)
  • Advanced Production Planning (Master level)
  • Production Planning and Scheduling (Bachelor level, until 2015)
  • Heuristics (Bachelor level, part of TBK module 8)
  • Planning course for planning professionals at the Royal Netherlands Airforce (2012) and the Royal Netherlands Navy (2015).


PhD thesis

J.M.J. Schutten. Shop Floor Scheduling with Setup Times: Efficiency versus Leadtime Performance. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1996.

 Accepted papers

Working papers

  • K. Fikse, S.W.A. Haneyah, and J.M.J. Schutten. Improving the performance of sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. BETA working paper 417, 2013.
  • J. Gromicho, J.J. van Hoorn, A.L. Kok, and J.M.J. Schutten. Vehicle routing with restricted loading capacities. BETA working paper 396, 2012.
  • C.M. Meyer, A.L. Kok, H. Kopfer, and J.M.J. Schutten, Analyzing combined vehicle routing and break scheduling from a distributed decision making perspective. BETA working paper 289, 2009.
  • A. Douma, P. Schuur, and M. Schutten. Barge rotation planning and quay scheduling in the port of Rotterdam. BETA Working Paper 217, 2007.
  • A. Douma, H. Moonen, J. van Hillegersberg, B. van de Rakt, and M. Schutten. Designing Agent Based Inter-Organizational Systems: Business and IOS alignment in the Port of Rotterdam. BETA Working Paper 179, 2006.
  • J.M.J. Schutten. Assembly shop scheduling. Technical Report LPOM-95-15. University of Twente, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Production and Operations Management Group, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1995.

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I am active in the following networks:

  • EURO
  • BETA
  • LNMB


  • Member of the Examination Board of the faculty BMS. In this board, I am the representative of the master Industrial Engineering and Management. Moreover, I am the vice chairman of the subcommittee Management Sciences.
  • Module coordinator for TBK Module 2 (Operations Management)