Niels De Smet, M.Sc.

Research interests

  • Multi-echelon inventory optimization
  • Stochastic lotsizing and scheduling

Academic Career and Positions held to date

  • Since 01/2018: PhD researcher at the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design (Prof. Dr. El-Houssaine Aghezzaf), Ghent University, Belgium.

Professional experience

  • 08/2016 – 12/2017: Sales and Operations Planning Consultant, Solventure, Belgium

Academic Education

  • 2014 – 2016: M.Sc. in Engineering Sciences: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2013 – 2014: M.Sc. in Engineering Technology: Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010 – 2013: B.Sc. in Engineering Technology: Electromechanical Engineering, KaHo Sint-Lieven, Belgium


  • 2016: Prize for Best Master’s Thesis on Supply Chain Management, PICS/VIB


  • De Smet, Niels, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, and Bram Desmet. "Optimising installation (R, Q) policies in distribution networks with stochastic lead times: a comparative analysis of guaranteed-and stochastic service models." International Journal of Production Research (2018): 1-18.