Melvin Drent

Melvin Drent

Doctoral researcher

Fachgebiet(e) Production, distribution & supply chain management / Quantitative methods in economics & management
Forschungsthemen Business Analytics, Operations Research, Inventory Theory, Maintenance
Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Recht, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Finanzwirtschaft
Department Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Postadresse Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Büroadresse B11C
Soziale Medien & Blogs
Gesprochene Sprachen Dutch, English
Forschungsaufenthalte in Luxembourg, Netherlands, USA

Melvin Drent joined the Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) as a full-time PhD student in November 2017.

He holds a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering and an MSc degree in Operations Management and Logistics. Both degrees were obtained Cum Laude from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

His Master thesis addressed integrated spare part control and repair optimization in a complex network and was supervised by LCL Associate Prof. Joachim Arts.

This thesis was awarded with the Dow Chemical prize for the best Master thesis in the field of Operations Management and Logistics defended at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the academic year 2016-2017.

Melvin’s current research focuses on dual-sourcing strategies; particularly the application of such strategies to create carbon efficient supply chains. This PhD research is supervised by Associate Prof. Joachim Arts.

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Last updated on: Mittwoch, den 22. Januar 2020

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MSc level

Current, Inventory Management, University of Luxembourg

Current, Maintenance and Service Logistics, University of Luxembourg


BSc level

2014-2015, Calculus, Eindhoven University of Technology

Last updated on: 25 Jul 2019

In July 2018, Melvin Drent received an AFR individual PhD grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for his proposal entitled: “Dual-Sourcing Strategies that Create Carbon Efficient Supply Chains”.

Melvin’s project, which will be supervised by Prof. Joachim Arts, focuses on supply chain strategies that explicitly incorporate the environmental dimension into decision-making. More specifically, they will investigate dual-sourcing strategies that consider both eco-friendly and polluting supply sources across the supply chain. By developing control policies that decide when and how much to order from which type of source, their research will create supply chains that are at the same time cost-efficient, provide the required service and have a low negative environmental impact. 

In June 2019, Melvin has been awarded a “Prins Bernhard fellowship” for his research visit at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from September to December 2019.

This prestigious fellowship is awarded to talented Dutch scholars, who wish to pursue research at renowned institutes abroad.

The fellowship is accompanied with a stipend that covers most expenses incurred during the visit. While staying at MIT, Melvin will be hosted by the Sustainable Logistics Initiative, where his research will focus on green inventory management.

Last updated on: 18 Jun 2019

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