Allan Larsen

Operations Management

  • Akademivej, 358, 138

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


1994 …2022

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Allan Larsen holds a Professor MSO position in operations management. Allan is heading the Section for Operations Management at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at the Technical University of Denmark. 

Allan Larsen holds an MSc degree in Engineering in Applied Mathematics and a PhD degree in Operations Research obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.

Allan Larsen's research deals with applying operations research methodologies such as mathematical programming, (meta)-heuristics and simulations to complex planning problems within esp. supply chain management, logistics and healthcare operations management. Specific research interests include; freight transport and logistics, urban freight transport (city logistics), healthcare supply chains and logistics, optimisation within public transport, i.e. planning and optimisation of resources such as crew and fleets.

Allan Larsen teaches the course "42587 Introduction to Operations Management and Supply Chain Management" at the undergraduate level to DTU's BSc students. At the graduate level, Allan teaches the MSc course "42417 Simulation in Operations Management". 

Also, Allan Larsen has a long experience in collaboration with Danish and international industry within especially the freight transport and logistics sector. Previously, Allan has been co-directing the Transport DTU research centre as well as co-chairing the Transport Innovation Network of Denmark. 

Other information

January-June 1998: Visiting Ph.D.-student at the Operations Research Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Language Skills:
English, fluently in speech and writing

Research areas

Operations research, optimization, optimisation, transport planing, traffic planning, airline disruption management, crew scheduling, dynamic vehicle routing, vehicle scheduling, timetabling

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Operations Research, Technical University of Denmark

1 Jan 199731 Dec 1999

Master of science in engineering, Technical University of Denmark

1 Sep 19891 Aug 1995


  • User defined:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Freight Transport
  • Operations Management


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