Jan C. Fransoo is Professor of Operations and Logistics Management at the School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He has conducted research across a wide variety of domains and methodologies, all related to supply chain and operations management, and published extensively in many journals in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and transportation. He currently serves as 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 Interamerican Development Bank. Apart from this line of research, he also has active research lines on omnichannel retail, intermodal transportation, and urban logistics. In his prior work, he has studied inventory, production planning and transportation models. He holds particular domain expertise of the grocery retail, chemical, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods (FMCG) industries. Fransoo teaches at Tilburg University, TIAS, and MIT. Professor Fransoo frequently appears in the media to inform the general public of and comment on current affairs related to his expertise.