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Professor Jan Fransoo receives Salzberg Medallion for supply chain management

Published: 13th June 2022 Last updated: 13th June 2022

It was announced last week that Professor Jan Fransoo will be the first non-American to receive the Salzberg Medallion from Syracuse University on October 13. Jan Fransoo is Professor of Operations and Logistics Management at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University. He receives the medallion not only in recognition of his research in the field of supply chain management, but also for the influence that this research has had on the field as a whole, including companies and professionals active in this sector.

The Salzberg Medallion is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management — because of the caliber of past honorees, as well as the program's rigorous selection process. Each year, former Salzberg Medallion recipients and other distinguished practitioners active in the transportation and supply chain management fields are invited to nominate individuals and companies for consideration for the award.

Jan Fransoo

A screening committee of Syracuse University faculty and active professionals deliberates and selects the honorees. The award has been in existence for more than 75 years.

Lex Meijdam, Dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management: "We are extremely proud that our colleague Jan Fransoo has been awarded this prestigious medal in recognition of his groundbreaking research and its impact on the entire field. It is so special that he is the first non-American to receive this award." 

Jan Fransoo

Jan Fransoo has conducted research across a wide variety of domains and methodologies, all related to supply chain and operations management. He has published extensively in many journals in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and transportation. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Operations Research and Production and Operations Management. In recent years, his research has mainly focused on retail operations in developing countries and other emerging markets. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with Consumer Packaged Goods companies, technology startups, and intergovernmental agencies such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Apart from this line of research, he also has active research lines in omnichannel retail, intermodal transportation, and urban logistics.

See also the press release from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

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