Jan C. Fransoo is Professor of Operations and Logistics Management in the Department of Information Systems & Operations Management at Tilburg University, and holds courtesy affiliations at Eindhoven University of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Tilburg, Fransoo was on the faculty at Kuehne Logistics University and Eindhoven University of Technology. Fransoo has over 30 years of experience in conducting research in operations and supply chain management, making use of a wide variety of analytical, quantitative, and qualitative methods. His research is widely published in and cited by the top operations management and other high-impact academic journals, and in several of his (edited) books, notably “Sustainable Supply Chain Management”, “Reaching 50 Million Nanostores”, and “Behavioral Operations in Planning and Scheduling”. His current research interests focus on retail and pharmaceutical distribution in developing markets, and on the role of humans in AI-enhanced decision making. Apart from his academic research, Fransoo has extensive university leadership experience, has lead large scale research projects, programs, and institutes, and consulted and partnered with many companies, national governments, and intergovernmental organisations.

Fransoo holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations Management from Eindhoven University of Technology.