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Dr.ir. Rob Bemthuis defends his PhD

On May 3rd, 2024, Rob Bemthuis successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Emergent Behaviors in a Resilient Logistics Supply Chain".

His research addresses disruptions in logistics supply chains. Rob emphasizes the importance of resilience for managing unexpected events and ensuring robust operations. His dissertation highlights the role of smart business objects, such as "smart pallets" equipped with sensing and computational capabilities, in augmenting real-time decision-making and resilience within supply chains.

The dissertation presents a nuanced view of supply chain resilience, focusing on the adaptability of business rules and the key role of technological advancements alongside organizational practices. Additionally, it explores the integration of innovative techniques like process mining with multi-agent systems to improve decision-making and operational efficiency.

Throughout his PhD journey, Rob published in several high-profile conferences and journals, earning two best paper awards, underscoring the impact and quality of his work. Appreciation goes to his collaborations with the BMS faculty (IEBIS section).

Congratulations and best wishes for your future endeavors, Dr. ir. Rob Bemthuis!

His thesis can be found here:

Bemthuis, R. H. (2024). Emergent Behaviors in a Resilient Logistics Supply Chain. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036560733