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Rommert Dekker is a professor of operations research, quantitative logistics,
And IT at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).
Professor Dekker currently leads an industry-sponsored research program on service logistics. He has received numerous accolades for his research including ERIM's impact award which honours ERIM researchers who have successfully impacted management practice and the OR Society's Goodeeve medal for best applied paper.
Professor Dekker began his career working at Shell Research. During his seven years at the company he published over 100 papers on topics including reverse logistics, service logistics, inventory control, maintenance optimisation, container logistics and transport optimisation.
He was also co-founder of the well-known network for reverse logistics REVLOG.
Currently, he is working as the leader of domestic contract section of POSCO Flow Domestic Steel Group, and teaches SCM at Dankook University graduate school.
As the leader of POSCO Logistics Integration TF, he established POSCO Group's logistics future strategy and promoted logistics innovation. He served as POSCO International Smart Logistics PJT Leader and POSCO China China Logistics Team Leader. His main thesis was on ESG (Supply Chain Growth), and he received a PhD in Logistics Management and a Master's in International Logistics.
Holger Schuett combines academics, research and professional services in the field of port and terminal processes and IT. He grew up in Germany and received his Diploma in Applied Mathematics at the University of Hamburg.
After he obtained his PhD in Automations Technology in the Technical University in Hamburg-Harburg he joined HHLA, the biggest terminal operator in Germany. In HHLA’s IT department he was responsible for the field of simulation and emulation for container terminal’s processes. The major project was the simulation based support for the fully automated terminal in Hamburg-Altenwerder (CTA). The emulation systems developed in 1999-2002 are still used for software releases as well as optimizing terminal’s strategies.
After CTA’s going live he joined 2003 the worldwide recognized Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL). In 2010 he founded the commercial subsidiary ISL Applications GmbH, today known as akquinet port consulting GmbH.
Also in 2010 he joined the University of Applied Science Bremerhaven as a professor for the mastercourse “Integrated Safety and Security Management”. In this position his main areas are the maritime logistics -including port and terminal operation- and mathematical methods.
Dr. Morris Fan is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Taiwan. He served as the Vice President and now the Board Member of Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society (APIEMS). Dr. Fan received 2022 Best Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation Paper in Technology awarded by Technical Committee on Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). He was also a Y.S. Hsu Outstanding Professor of Science, Technology and Humanity Category sponsored by Far Eastern Y.S. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation. Professor Fan received Quality Award sponsored by Chinese Society for Quality (CSQ) and Industry-Academy Cooperation Award sponsored by Ministry of Education (MOE). He received B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tung-Hai University (1988). He received M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh (1992) and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas-Arlington (1996).
Professor Fan’s research interests include Engineering Statistics & Quality Engineering, Applied Mathematical Programming, Applied Operations Research & Evolutionary Computation, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Big Data Analytics & Intelligent Computing. He now serves an Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Optimization (SCI) published by Taylor & Francis since 2020. He used to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Quality published by Chinese Society for Quality and an Associate Editor of Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering published by Taylor & Francis.