(Niels) NAH Agatz


Niels Agatz is Professor of Last-mile Supply Chain Analytics at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and Scientific Director of TKI Dinalog, a national institute that co-funds research programs. His research focuses on improving last-mile supply chains through analytics, with a particular interest in technology and sustainability in urban logistics, shared mobility, and online (grocery) retailing. Professor Agatz actively collaborates with business stakeholders, bridging the gap between academia and industry. His research has been published in leading academic journals and featured in national and international media. He currently serves as an Area Editor for Transportation Science. Niels Agatz's work has been recognized through grants and awards, including the NWO Rubicon Grant and the INFORMS TSL Stella Dafermos Achievement Award. He teaches courses on distribution networks, management science, and decision making. His academic background includes an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD in Logistics and Operations Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has also held visiting positions at the School of Industrial Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Full professor | Department of Technology and Operations Management
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

More information


  • Daan Stam & Niels Agatz (10 May 2021) - Green Labels Can Steer Shoppers Towards More Sustainable Delivery Options

  • NAH (Niels) Agatz (2021) - Transportation Science (Journal)
  • NAH (Niels) Agatz (2019) - Networks (Journal)

  • Niels Agatz (2022) - Stella Dafermos achievement award

TKI Dinalog

Start date approval
October 2022
End date approval
July 2024

Distribution Networks

Year Level
master, IM/CEMS, Exchange, ERIM
Course Code

SCM Master Thesis

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Course Code

  • Alp Arslan

    Operational Strategies for On-demand Delivery Services
  • Joydeep Paul

    Online Grocery Operations in Omni-channel Retailing: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam

    Truck Platooning: Planning and behaviour
  • Xishu Li

    Dynamic Decision Making under Supply Chain Competition
  • Qing Chuan Ye

    Multi-objective Optimization Methods for Allocation and Prediction
  • Liana van der Hagen

    Designing sustainable attended home delivery services in e-grocery
  • Kaveh Azadeh

    Robotized Warehouses: Design and Performance Analysis
  • Ehsan Aghamohammadzadeh

    Demand Management for Attended Home Service Delivery
  • Ayman Abdelwahed

    Optimizing Sustainable Transit Bus Networks in Smart Cities
  • Camill Harter

    Vulnerability through Vertical Collaboration in Transportation: A complex networks approach

Scientific Director

Start date approval
July 2022
End date approval
July 2026

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