Dr. Freek Aertsen

Dr. Freek Aertsen

Adjunct Professor
Expert areas: Accounting & Control (Auditing, Management ), Business & Society (Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Sourcing, Globalisation), Family Business (Strategy and Innovation, Transition Management), Health & Education (Business Processes, Health Care Management), Management & Organisation (Logistics Management, Operations Management, Performance Management, Supply Chain Management), Marketing (Business Intelligence, Sales), Operations (Logistics Management, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management), Strategy & Innovation (Strategy of Logistics)


Freek Aertsen studied Business Administration (specialization Supply Chain Management) at Tilburg University (cum Laude) where he also obtained his Ph.D. Following that he joined Royal Philips Electronics where he has been responsible for several large multi-site forecasting, planning & control improvement projects.

As co-founder and senior consultant at EyeOn he executes projects to improve forecasting and planning performance at companies like NokiaSiemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Logitech, DSM, SuikerUnie, NXP, ASML, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Philips. Dr. Aertsen has a wide experience in the design and implementation of supply chain planning models in various industries and countries. He recently initiated a knowledge platform for companies in the high-tech and electronics industry. In this network supply chain executives from companies like Motorola, Philips, Apple, Canon Europe, ASML, Dell, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Arrow and Flextronics, share experiences on trends and best practices in the field of forecasting and planning.

As a faculty member at TIAS he contributes to several programs and published different articles, white papers and books.


  • Aertsen, F., Theeuwen, M., & Van Geel, E. (2008). Stop met Forecasten. SDU Academic Service.
  • Aertsen, F., Tullemans, P., & Geelen, P. (2006). Door Planning in Control. Kluwer.
  • Aertsen, F. (2007). Het opzetten van een demand management proces. Management Executive, Juli/Augustus.
  • Aertsen, F., & Versteijnen, E. (2006). Responsive Forecasting and Planning Process in the High Tech industry. The Journal of Business Forecasting, Summer 2006.