Jan Willem Proper

Jan Willem Proper, PhD

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    Jan Willem is Associate Professor in the field of Transport and Logistics  at Breda University of Applied Science (BUas), located in Breda, The Netherlands

    After graduating with a bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg (The Netherlands) and after graduating from Tilburg University with a Master Degree in Economics, Jan Willem worked at BUas as a teacher, trainer and researcher. He got his PhD degree in Transport and Logistics from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

    His ambition is not only to acquire new knowledge, but also to share this knowledge with the (upcoming) professionals in the field, hereby strengthening the connection between research, education and the relevant fields of activity.

    Jan Willem served in different management functions as Dean and member of the Board of Management of Breda University of Applied Sciences. He is an experienced researcher and lecturer in the field of Passenger Transport and Supply Chain Management. He has been involved in many international and national research projects, published articles and conference papers.

    In his current work Jan Willem focusses on strategic issues and disruptive developments in general  in both Passenger Transport and Supply Chain Management.

    Next, Jan Willem is known for his national and international collaboration with the work field and is a featured moderator and speaker at many conferences. He worked on assignments in the United States, China, Cuba, Syria as well as on European Transport and Supply Chain Projects and Disruption related projects. He has published journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and reports on logistics and public transport. He is also advisor to different international Master Programs.

    He was the first international member of the CSCMP Board of Directors (2007-2011). Jan Willem was one of the founders of the CLM Benelux Round Table and holds now the position in the board.

    He is involved in education and in strategic development committees. He was vice president of KIVI NIRIA Royal Engineering Organization in the Netherlands from 2005 till 2010 and was Chair of the European Monitoring Committee (EMC) of the European Engineering Organization Feani from 2008 to 2014.




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