Nienke van Dijk, graduate of the Master program Operations Management & Logistics (OML) of Eindhoven University of Technology, has won the Dow Chemical Master Thesis Award. The Award, granted by Dow Benelux for the best Master Thesis of the OML program, was presented to her yesterday during the OML diploma ceremony by Joerg Schmitz, Supply Chain Director of Dow Benelux.
In her Master Thesis, Van Dijk describes the risks that may occur after the implementation phase of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Research in this field is still rare, even though this phase is crucial for a system’s implementation to become successful. The jury praised the innovative character of the design, the used research methodologies and the possibilities to continue this work in practice. The jury noted however that the decision on the winner was a very difficult one, since many excellent theses were nominated.
Van Dijk graduated in November 2013 on this Master Thesis and was supervised by prof.dr.ir. Hajo Reijers (TU/e), dr.ir. Irene Vanderfeesten (TU/e), ir. G.M. Nugteren (Deloitte Consulting), and drs. J. Tressel (Deloitte Consulting). A digital version of her thesis can found at: http://alexandria.tue.nl/extra2/afstversl/tm/NJ_van_Dijk_2013.pdf.