How to improve the performance through information sharing in a military supply chain – Royal Netherlands Air Force 



Company Name / Department

Royal Netherlands Air Force 

Contact Person

Mark van Someren

 Location Hoogerheide (North-Brabant)
Optional remote work Yes, possible. Preferred at least 3 days at RNLAF. Possibility to combine after each other and stay on Airbase.
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Reimbursed by company
Housing arranged by company Possibility to stay on Airbase
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Subsidized by company
Internship compensation  €700-750 per month
Study program


ESCF community


Start date

February 1, 2024


Company Description

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) consists of  multiple commands. Every command is responsible for their own task. The Air Support Command (ASC) in Hoogerheide is responsible for the support of the operational commands. Within the ASC, there is a department responsible for the sustainment of weapon systems. Every weapon system support team consists of people with multi-disciplinary background (Financial, Logistics, Ops, Purchasing, Technical)


Project Description

Project description:

The sustainment of the weapon systems of the RNLAF is costly. Many Line Replaceable Units (LRU) of the weapon systems of the RNLAF are expensive and therefore repaired (internally/externally) if broken. The RNLAF has a relative small fleet of every weapon system and therefore the forecast for the repair of LRUs is complex. The RNLAF is sharing a forecast for repairables with external repair companies.

The RNLAF is interest which methods of information sharing could be used to improve the performance of the supply chain and the performance of the external repair companies.

Furthermore, the RNLAF is interested what the result will be from different levels of information detail sharing with external repair companies which have many customers besides the RNLAF.

Goals of the project:

Provide insights to the RNLAF about possible information sharing strategies to improve supply chain performance.


    Case study

    Recommendations how RNLAF should incorporate information sharing in the supply chain with partners

     Essential student knowledge:

    • Information sharing
    • Game Theory
    • Forecasting



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