Walther Ploos van Amstel

Walther Ploos van Amstel

Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel is associate professor at Vrije Universiteit, lecturer at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and expert for TNO Mobility and Slimstock Professionals focusing on sustainable logistics, urban distribution, development of mainports, sense and respond logistics, mobility and cross chain control centers.   He received a doctorate in Economics in 2002 from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for his research on logistics organization.     From 2002 to 2009 he was professor in logistics at the Netherlands Defence Academy. His field of research includes: creating winning supply networks, alliances, intelligent logistics concepts supported by ICT and asset management control.

The Sharing Economy Brings Anarchy To The Supply Chain

Sep 17, 2014
What will it mean for the supply chain if suddenly one out of every two drills is sold between consumers themselves or if three families share one lawn mower? The emergent sharing economy will fundamentally change supply chains. How are all those...

Facilitating Goods Logistics In The Urban Environment

Aug 26, 2014
The congestion in our city centres and residential neighbourhoods is only getting worse. Increasing deliveries from web stores means more trucks and delivery vans driving around. How are we supposed to accommodate all that in the larger cities?

Will Uber be the new DHL?

Jun 23, 2014
With urbanization, cities worldwide grow fast. Changing consumer behavior is leading to new requirement in final delivery; more frequent, faster, just-in-time and much more complicated.