Jack van der Veen is Professor of Supply Chain Management and holder of the evofenedex Chair for SCM at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. This chair is sponsored by evofenedex – an association that represents the interests of some 15,000 companies in the Netherlands that export, import and transport goods on their own account or subcontract through a professional transport company.

Jack’s areas of interest include Supply Chain Collaboration; Lean Management; Operations & Process Management; Social Innovation and Operations Research. Courses taught by him center around the topic ‘Operations & Supply Chain Management’. He also gave many seminars and workshops for industry and taught in many (executive) programs, primarily on Supply Chain Collaboration related issues. Jack has published numerous articles both in international research journals and in managerial journals and regularly writes columns for various Dutch websites.

Jack graduated cum laude in Econometrics at the University of Groningen in 1986. From 1986 until 1990 he worked as lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Econometrics at the same university. He completed his PhD in Combinatorial Optimization at the University of Groningen in 1992. 

Previously, Jack worked at Nyenrode from 1990 to 2009. In 2000-2001, he was the Director of Nyenrode's Center for Supply Chain Management. From 2001 until 2008 he had different responsibilities including Director of various MSc and MBA programs, Associate Dean of Degree Programs and Associate Dean of Research.

From 2009 until 2012 Jack was Professor of Supply Chain Optimization at the University of Amsterdam where he was also the Director of Executive Programs of the Amsterdam Business School. 

In 2012 Jack returned to Nyenrode on a part-time basis where he holds his current position since March 2013.

Other positions

In 2011, Jack started ‘Jackomodo’, a private company for education, research and advice on Supply Chain Management topics. As part of this work Jack has several visiting faculty positions, he is involved in various presentations on conferences and seminars, and he supportive of various supply chain collaboration initiatives including SCELP: Supply chain excellence leadership platform. Also he is a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University.

Additionally, Jack is chairman of the jury for the election of the Dutch supply Chain Professional of the year and member of the jury for the yearly election of the best Master thesis in the field of Logistics and former chairman of Vereniging Logistiek Management, VLM (the Dutch Association for Logistics Management).