Industrial Systems Optimization and Control (ISyOC)

  • Supply Networks & Logistics Research Center

    The Supply Networks & Logistics Research Center (SNLRC) conducts advanced research and provides scientific consultancy and support in supply networks engineering and management.

  • Integrated Production and Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

    This research line focuses on:

    1. Investigating issues related to the integration of production and preventive maintenance planning, at the tactical as well as operational level.
    2. Investigating issues in selective and imperfect maintenance optimization.

  • Cyclic Inventory Routing Problem (CIRP)

    This research line is pursued at the department ISyE-PD since 2000. The research focuses mainly on developing efficient MILP models and algorithms to the Cyclic Inventory Routing Problem (CIRP), to the Stochastic Cyclic Inventory Routing Problem (SCIRP) and to their many variants.

  • Lean Enterprise Research Center (LERC)

    The LERC conducts research into Lean Implementation methods for organizations from all sectors: industry, administration, healthcare, service organizations, ...

Center of eXcellence in industrial automation Kortrijk (XiaK)

XiaK is the Flemish center of excellence in industrial automation. It was founded in 2013 by Howest in cooperation with EFRO, VIA, Agentschap Ondernemen and the Province of West Flanders.


Design.Nexus operates as an inherently multidisciplinary group within a large network of industrial partners.