Nicky van Foreest studied Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. After having worked for several years at KPN Research, and the Bell Labs department of Lucent Technologies in Enschede, he started a PhD project under supervision of Michel Mandjes and Werner Scheinhardt in 2000. After the successfull defence of his thesis in 2004 he joined Quintiq to work on advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization software. Since 2006 he works at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. His main interests are in performance analysis and optimal control of stochastic logistic systems.


Research Interests

Applications of probability, queueing theory, and optimization to improve manufacturing, inventory, and service processes.



See Teaching and Courses.

Research Projects

I participated in the Flexiness project with Jacquelien Scherpen and Gunn Holst Larsen.


I am married to Sheila Timp and I have six children: