Braaksma, A.J.J.

DR. A.J.J. Braaksma (JAN)

Associate professor in Maintenance Engineering / Director WCM Summer School


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Room: Horstring W 247


Jan Braaksma is associate professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering and director of the WCM Summer School. He is a member of the maintenance research centre TIME. 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 and conducts research on Asset (information and life-cycle) management.


Coordinator professional Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management Oisterwijk
Director WCM Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering
Supervisor UTwente (PhD) research project(s):



PDEng - Sukon Wu, MSc on Innovation Management Planning in cooperation with Strukton Rail.
PHD - Jan-Jaap Moerman, MSc on Smooth introduction Next Generation Trains in cooperation with NS.
PHD - Willem Haanstra, MSc on Life Cycle Costing in cooperation with Alliander.


PHD - Dr. Richard Ruitenburg, on Asset Life Cycle planning in cooperation with Alliander (finished september 2017)
PHD - Dr. Wieger Tiddens, on Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics in cooperation with NLR and Dutch Defense Academy (finished september 2018)


Research centre (TIME) Twente is Maintenance Excellence

Master’s course (MEM) Maintenance Engineering & Management and attached PDEng course Maintenance Engineering & Management for PDEng (201500454)


Asset life-cycle management, information management, Maintenance engineering & Management, prognostics and diagnostics, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)/ Reliability centred maintenance (RCM), Sustainable supply chains (circular Economy), asset information standards.



Moerman, J-J., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2019). Assessing HRO Principles for Reliable Performance in Asset-Intensive Organisations: Expecting the Unexpected. In Handbook of Research in Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge (pp. 160-181). IGI Global.

Haanstra, W., & Braaksma, A. J. J. (2018). Life Cycle Costing in physical Asset Management: a multiple case study. Paper presented at 20th International Working Seminar on Production Economics 2018, Innsbruck, Austria.

Tiddens, W. W., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Tinga, T. (2018). Selecting Suitable Candidates for Predictive MaintenanceInternational Journal of Prognostics and Health Management9(1), [020].

Ruitenburg, R., & Braaksma, A. J. J. (2017). Developing Asset Life Cycle Management capabilities through the implementation of Asset Life Cycle Plans – an Action Research project. Paper presented at 24th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Martinetti, A., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2017). Beyond RAMS Design: Towards an Integral Asset and Process Approach. In L. Redding, R. Roy, & A. Shaw (Eds.), Advances in Through-life Engineering Services (pp. 417-428). (Decision Engineering). Springer.

Martinetti, A., Braaksma, A. J. J., Ziggers, J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2017). On the Initial Spare Parts Assortment for Capital Assets: A Structured Approach Aiding Initial Spare Parts Assortment Decision-Making (SAISAD). In L. Redding, R. Roy, & A. Shaw (Eds.), Advances in Through-life Engineering Services (pp. 429-442). (Decision Engineering). Springer.

Ruitenburg, R. J., & Braaksma, A. J. J. (2017). Evaluation of the lifetime impact identification analysis: two tests in a changeable contextCIRP journal of manufacturing science and technology17, 42-49.

Ruitenburg, R. J., & Braaksma, A. J. J. (2017). Mitigating change in the goals and context of capital assets: design of the lifetime impact identification analysisCIRP journal of manufacturing science and technology17, 50-59.

Tiddens, W. W., Tinga, T., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Brouwer, O. (2017). The business case for condition-based maintenance: a hybrid (non-) financial approach. In M. Cepin, & R. Bris (Eds.), Safety & Reliability - Theory and Applications: ESREL 2017 (pp. -). Taylor & Francis.

Tiddens, W. W., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Tinga, T. (2017). Towards Informed Maintenance Decision Making: Guiding the Application of Advanced Maintenance Analyses. In Optimum Decision Making in Asset Management (pp. -). IGI Global.

Braaksma, A. J. J., Veldman, J., & Vis, I. F. A. (2014). Service and Life Cycle Management of engineered assets/goods: editorialComputers and industrial engineering76, 387-389.

Braaksma, A.J.J., Klingenberg, W., Veldman, J., 2013, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for maintenance planning: a multiple case study in the process industry, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 1055-1071.

Braaksma, A.J.J., Meesters A.J., Klingenberg, W., Hicks, C., 2012, A quantitative method for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 50, Issue 23, Pages pp. 6904-6917(14).

Braaksma, A.J.J., Klingenberg, W., Exel, P.W.H.M. van, 2011, A review of the use of asset information standards for collaboration in the process industry, Computers in Industry, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 337-350.


Ruitenburg, R. J., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Diepen, T. (2016). Setting priorities for the proactive management of longterm challenges and opportunities in Asset Life Cycle Management. Euroma 2016, Trondheim, Norway

Ruitenburg, R.J., Braaksma A.J.J., Agility in Asset Life Cycle Management, or: how to be flexible with assets designed for stability, EurOMA 2016, Trondheim, Norway.

Ruitenburg, R. J., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2017). Asset life cycle plans: twelve steps to assist strategic decision-making in asset life cycle management. In M. C. Carnero, & V. Gonzalez-Prida (Eds.), Optimum decision making in asset management (pp. 259-287). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Korse, M., Ruitenburg, R. J., Toxopeus, M. E., & Braaksma, A. J. J. (2016). Embedding the Circular Economy in Investment Decision-making for Capital Assets – A Business Case FrameworkProcedia CIRP48, 425-430.

.Tiddens, W. W., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Tinga, T. (2016). Towards Informed Maintenance Decision Making: Identifying and Mapping Successful Diagnostic and Prognostic Routes. In R. W. Grubbström, & H. H. Hinterhuber (Eds.), 19th International Working Seminar on Production Economics (pp. 439-450). Innsbruck, Austria.

Ruitenburg, R. J., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2015). Towards a model for effective asset life cycle management control - a case study in rolling stock maintenance. In EurOMA 2015 (pp. -). Neuchatel, Switserland

Petersen, MS. M., Ruitenburg, R. J., Madsen, E. S., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Bilberg, A. (2015). Lifetime impact identification for continuous improvement of wind farm performance. In CINET 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

Martinetti, A., Braaksma, A. J. J., Ziggers, J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2015). Initial spare parts assortment decision making for rolling stock maintenance: a structured approach. In Proceedings of the 49th ESReDA Seminar, Brussels, October 29-30, 2015 (pp. -). Brussels.

Tiddens, W. W., Braaksma, A. J. J., & Tinga, T. (2015). The adoption of prognostic technologies in maintenance decision making: a multiple case study. In R. Roy, A. Tiwari, K. Tracht, E. Shehab, J. Mehnen, J. A. Erkoyuncu, N. Tapoglou, ... T. Tomiyama (Eds.), Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services (pp. 171-176). Elsevier.

Ruitenburg, R. J., Braaksma, A. J. J., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2014). A multidisciplinary, expert-based approach for the identification of lifetime impacts in asset life cycle managementProcedia CIRP22, 204-212.

Braaksma, A.J.J., 2012, Asset information for FMEA-based maintenance, Faculty of Economics and Business, SOM, University of Groningen.

Braaksma, A.J.J., Medema, L., Klingenberg, W., Hicks, C., 2010, A quantitative Approach to Failure of Assets, IGLS 2010, Innsbrück, Austria.

Braaksma, A.J.J., 2009, Know your installations inside-out, Stork@Work, nr.1, July 2009, pp. 4-7.

Braaksma, A.J.J., Klingenberg, W., 2008, Review on asset informations standards in the process industry, Proceedings of the 15th International Annual EurOMA Conference, 15-18 June 2008, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Braaksma, A.J.J., Berghout, E.W., Commandeur A.C., 2006, The business case for (ICT) investment evaluation in nonprofit organisations, Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE), 28-29 September 2006, Genoa, Italy.


Tiddens, W., Tinga T., Braaksma, A.J.J., Usage of prognostic systems aiding life cycle management decision making within companies: a multiple case study

Tiddens, W.W., Braaksma A.J.J., Tinga, T. , The journey to better informed maintenance decisions: identifying and selecting pathways for applying advanced maintenance techniques. Working paper

Braaksma, A.J.J., Wortmann, J.C., Design of a Maintenance Feedback Analysis (MFA) method for organizing evaluation of the maintenance planning. Working paper


Master’s course (MEM) Maintenance Engineering & Management
Master’s course (ME) Capita Selecta Maintenance engineering & design-for-maintenance
Master’s course (DfMO) Design for Maintenance Operations
Bachelor course (PM) Production Management (IDE)

Professional course / Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management – Oisterwijk
Supervision Master students - Open graduation assignments
Methoden van onderzoek, (IDE)
Bachelor internships 


2019 (University of Twente) - ONGOING

Shailin Sewmangel (Strukton Rail)
Folkert Hes (NS)
Pim Cornelissen (DEMCON) Note: Cooperations with BMS - together with prof. van Hillegersberg)
Bryan Vlaming (Quaker) Note: Cooperations with BMS - together with Matthieu van der Heijden)
Wiebe Mulder (Tennet) Note: Cooperation with EWI - together with Marielle Stoelenga

2019 (University of Twente) - FINISHED

Rolf Gepke (Liander)
Eduard Costin Tudor (University of Twente)
Joost Driever (Thales)

2018 (University of Twente)

Nina Jakubeit (PPG)
Merishna Ramtahalsing (Strukton)
Moniek van Kempen PDENG (Daimler)

2017 (University of Twente)

Nigel Sloot (Triogen)

2016 (University of Twente)

Alice van der Horst (Shell) 
Niels van Noord (Saint Gobain) 
Miklos Bartha (Saint Gobain) Note: Cooperation with AVANS Hogeschool

2015 (University of Twente)

Jeroen van Beek (Ricardo) - Towards using FBG sensors for catenary inspections an monitoring.
Jelle Wagenvoort (TataSteel) - Continuous structured Maintenance Concept improvement with maintenance feedback at Tata Steel Ijmuiden, The case of strip-tracking deviations at the Hot Strip Mill.
Tijmen van Diepen (Liander) - Categorizing and prioritizing lifetime impacts for Asset Lifecycle Plans.


Maurits Korse (Liander) – Developing an approach to identify and assess circular value for physical assets.


Sjoerd Vleugel (Philips) - Requirements Engineering at Philips Consumer Lifestyle IT Shaving.
Vincent Klink (Tata Steel) – Design of a maturity model for autonomous maintenance.
Joost Ziggers (Nedtrain) – Initial spare parts assortment decision making: a structured apprach.
Harm Meijering (Stork Technical Services) – Route to a continuous improvement of operational services in a maintenance environment.


Berre van den Akker (LU) - Product Lifecycle Management: a lucrative approach?
Ivo van der Zouwen (Philips) – Modular development opportunities for the Philips Senseo.


Casper van Yperen - Under pressure, everything will be liquid – Towards a framework for introducing new hydraulic products into new or existing markets.
Wieger Tiddens (Dutch Ministry of Defence) - Improving Maintenance Strategies at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
Jasper Stroeve (Bakker Groep Coevorden) - Equipment prioritizing in a preventive maintenance environment.

2012 (University of Groningen)

Jurgen Kolkman (Plymovent) - (Improving information Quality @ Plymovent


Franklin Weenink (Voorbij Prefab Beton bv.) - Using Lean principles to reduce variability in the production planning.
Bas Tijsma (Nedtrain) – Production in uncertainty – Countering uncertainty by improving planning capabilities to deliver products on time.


Rogier Huisman (Rinderinkhof) - Winch up the business performance at Ridderinkhof – Business process improvement at Ridderinkhof.
Frits Kruise (Flint Group Winschoten) – Designing lean scheduling in the semi-process industry.


Arjan Kampman (Deloitte) - Maximizing the revenue cycle – The transition of known methods from the telecom industry to logistic service providers.
Laurens Aakster - Voedselwijs (RuG)– beslissingsondersteuning door informatie-uitwisseling in de keten.
Pieter Hoondert (Dutch Cocoa) – TPM bij Dutch Cocoa.
Kees van der Vliet (Unilever) - Spoelwater reductie in de mengafdeling van de fabriek.


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