Ann Vereecke

Expert in
Inventory Management Systems
Operations Management
Logistics Management
Programme Management
Manufacturing
Global Manufacturing
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Operations strategy
Production Planning Systems
Plant Networks
Supply chain management

Profile

Ann Vereecke is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School and Ghent University. She is Partner and Faculty Dean of Vlerick Business School. She graduated as an engineer at Ghent University, and has obtained her PhD at Ghent University in 1997, having been a visiting PhD candidate in INSEAD (France). Ann teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management in the MBA and Master programmes at Vlerick Business School. She has been actively involved in executive teaching and in research projects for a broad range of companies (including Aliaxis, AB Inbev, Bekaert, Bostik, Carrefour, Corus, Etex, Goodman, Imperial Tobacco, Johnson & Johnson, Möbius Consulting, Tessenderlo Group, Umicore, YKK and the European Petrochemical Association). She has been visiting Professor in Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management. Her main interests are Supply Chain Management and manufacturing strategy, in particular international manufacturing strategy. She has published several articles in these areas. She is member of the board and Past-President of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association) and member of the board of POMS (the US-based Production and Operations Management Society), and she has been member of the Board and Vice President of Flanders Institute for Logistics. Ann also serves on the editorial board of some academic journals, among which the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

 

Publications

Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A. Muylle S.  forthcoming. Leveraging the Impact of Supply Chain Integration through Information Technology. International Journal of Operations and Production Management,

  • Ferdows K. Vereecke A. De Meyer A.  2016. Delayering the global production network into congruent subnetworks. Journal of Operations Management, 41(January): 63-74.

  • Vanpoucke E. Wetzels M. Vereecke A.  2014. Developing supplier integration capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage: a dynamic capabilities approach. Journal of Operations Management, 32(7/8): 446-461.

  • Vanpoucke E. Boyer K. Vereecke A.  2014. Triggers and Patterns of Integration Initiatives in Successful Buyer-Supplier Relationships. Journal of Operations Management, 32(1-2): 15-33.

  • Klassen R. Vereecke A.  2012. Social issues in supply chains: capabilities link responsibilities, risk (opportunity), and performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 140(1): 103-115.

  • Samii B. Pibernik R. Yadav P. Vereecke A.  2012. Reservation and allocation policies for influenza vaccines. European Journal of Operational Research, 222(3): 495-507.

  • Boute R. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2011. Organising for supply chain management. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 14(5): 297-315.

  • Fisher S. Graham M. Vachon S. Vereecke A.  2010. Don't miss the boat: Research on HRM and supply chains. Human Resource Management, 49(5): 813-828.

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2010. The predictive value of behavioural characteristics on the success of strategic alliances. International Journal of Production Research, 48(22): 6715-6738.

  • Vanpoucke E. Boyer K. Vereecke A.  2009. Supply chain information flow strategies: an empirical taxonomy. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29(12): 1213-1241.

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R. De Meyer A.  2006. A Typology of Plants in Global Manufacturing Networks. Management Science, 52(11): 1737-1750.

  • Pinjala S.K. Pintelon L. Vereecke A.  2006. An empirical investigation on the relationship between business and maintenance strategies. International Journal of Production Economics, 104(1): 214-229.

  • Taylor A. Vereecke A. Voss C. Webster M.  2006. Editorial. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 26(3): 228-231.

  • Vereecke A. Muylle S.  2006. Performance improvement through supply chain collaboration in Europe. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 26(11): 1176-1198.

  • Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Deschoolmeester D. Stevens M.  2003. A classification of development programmes and its consequences for programme management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 23(10): 1279-1290.

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2002. Crossing borders and boundaries, 7th International EurOMA Conference, Ghent, Belgium. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 22(12)

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  2002. The strategic role of the plant: testing Ferdows's model. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 22(5): 492-514.

  • Vereecke A. Verstraeten P.  1994. An inventory model for an inventory consisting of lumpy items, slow movers and fast movers. International Journal of Production Economics, 35(June): 379-389.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M.  forthcoming. The 7 Cs of Supply Chain Management: Practices for Profitable Growth. Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness,

  • Boute R. Bruggeman W. Vereecke A.  2015. Cost management in the supply chain: an integrated approach. Cost Management, (Jan/Feb): 40-48.

  • Boute R. Bruggeman W. Vereecke A.  2014. Cost Management in the Supply Chain: an integrated approach – Part 1. Cost Management, (Nov/Dec): 11-15.

  • Vereecke A. Boute R.  2011. Organising the Supply Chain Department. 

  • Boute R. Vereecke A.  2011. Wanted: Supply Chain Manager (m/f) – strong set of skills required. 

  • De Meyer A. Vereecke A.  2009. How to optimize knowledge sharing in a factory network?. McKinsey Quarterly, (September)

  • Pintelon L. Srinivas K. Vereecke A.  2006. Evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance strategies. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 12(1): 7-20.

  • Vanhoucke M. Vereecke A. Gemmel P.  2005. The project scheduling game (PSG): simulating time/ cost trade-offs in projects. Project Management Journal, 36(1): 51-59.

  • Vereecke A.  2004. Mass customization: slogan of realiteit?. Industrie Technisch Management, (Feb. 22)

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E. Pandelaere E.  2004. Vraagschommelingen onder controle: Hoe het Forrestereffect minimaliseren?. Business Logistics, (Dec.)

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1999. Kiezen voor flexibiliteit. Business Logistics, 1999(februari)

  • Vereecke A. Bal M.  1998. De focused factory, achterhaald of actueler dan ooit?. Business Logistics, 1998(maart)

  • Vereecke A. Dewilde P.  1992. Scheduling op de werkvloer. Logistiek Management, 1(3)

Book Chapters

  • Desmet D. Boute R. Vereecke A.  2011. Europese distributiecentra in Vlaanderen: typologie en toekomstperspectieven. In: Jaarboek 2011 van het Steunpunt Ondernemen en Internationaal Ondernemen (pp. 233-263).

  • Boute R. Serneels S. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2008. Organizing for Supply Chain Management. In: van der Vaart T. van Donk D. Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Solis L.  2006. Characteristics of supply chain collaboration and their impact on performance. In: Mendibil K. Shamsuddin A. Moving up the value chain (pp. 1061-1070). University of Strathclyde.

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E.  2005. Europese trends in het design en management van productie- en distributienetwerken van internationale ondernemingen. In: Ed. Management Jaarboek 2004 (pp. 116-121). Vlaamse Management Associatie.

  • Sleuwaegen L. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A. Vandenbroere I. Peene B.  2004. Europese distributiecentra en value added activities in Vlaanderen: economische betekenis en concurrentiepositie. In: Ed. Logistiek: laatste front in de concurrentieslag (pp. 75-124). Garant-Uitgevers.

  • Gemmel P. Vereecke A.  2004. Obtaining better performance through business process orientation. In: Verweire K. Van den Berghe L.A.A. Ed. Integrated Performance Management. A Guide to Strategy Implementation (pp. 116-134). Sage Publications.

  • Van den broecke E. Vereecke A.  2003. Aanpak voor Programme Management in 16 Belgische Bedrijven en Organisaties. In: Ed. VMA Jaarboek 2003 Vlaamse Management Associatie.

  • Vereecke A. Van den broecke E.  2003. Programme Management in Belgische Bedrijven en Organisaties. In: Ed. Management Jaarboek 2003 Vlaamse Management Associatie.

  • Vereecke A. Pandelaere E.  2003. The trade-off between cost and flexibility in manufacturing: an empirical study. In: Spina G. Vinelli A. Cagliano R. Kalchschmidt M. Romano P. Salvador F. Ed. One World? One view of OM? The challenges of integrating research and practice (pp. 593-602). Servizi Grafici Editoriali.

  • Sleuwaegen L. Vereecke A.  2003. Western industry is dead, long live the knowledge economy. In: Ed. ? in management: the art and science of management (pp. 18-21). Vlerick Business School.

  • Stevens M. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Deschoolmeester D.  2002. Programme Management in de praktijk. In: Ed. Management Jaarboek 2002 Vlaamse Management Associatie.

  • Vereecke A. Stevens M. Pandelaere E. Deschoolmeester D.  2002. Programme Management: Much more than managing a group of projects?. In: Christiansen J. Boer H. Operations Management and the new economy (pp. 1511-1518).

  • De Meyer A. Vereecke A.  2001. International operations . In: Warner M. International encyclopedia of business and management (pp. 3349-3364). Cengage Learning.

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1999. A typology of international plant networks. In: Bartezzaghi E. Roberto F. Gianluca S. Vinelli A. Managing operations networks (pp. 653-660).

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1999. Design and management of international plant networks. 

  • De Meyer A. Vereecke A.  1998. International operations. In: Tung R. The handbook of international business (pp. 306-320).

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1998. The focus and autonomy of plants in international manufacturing networks. In: Couglan P. Dromgoole T. Peppard J. Operations management: future issues and competitive responses

  • De Meyer A. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1996. Global plant networks in European multinationals. In: Voss C. Manufacturing strategy: operation strategy in a global context (pp. 189-194).

  • Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1996. Productie in België: is er nog toekomst?. 

  • De Meyer A. Vereecke A.  1996. The product/process matrix: an empirical test on the French industrial manufacturing industries. In: Voss C. Manufacturing strategy: operation strategy in a global context

  • Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  1992. European integration and changing plant configuration. In: Hollier R. Boaden R. New S. International operations: Crossing borders in manufacturing and service (pp. 99-104).

  • Vereecke A.  1992. Voorraden en voorraadbeheer. 

Books

Conference Presentations

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M. Waterinckx A.  2015. The Supply Chain - An Engine For Profitable Growth. Paper presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference, May 8-11, Washington D.C., United States.

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M.  2015. The 6Cs of Supply Chain Practices for Profitable Growth. Paper presented at 22nd EurOMA Conference - Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness, June 26-July 1, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

  • Vereecke A.  2015. The dynamics of global manufacturing networks. Paper presented at 19th Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, September 24-25, Cambridge,

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2014. Leveraging structural collaboration in buyer-supplier relationships. Paper presented at EurOMA Conference, Palermo,

  • Vereecke A. Verbrigghe J. Van Eemeren S.  2013. Supply chain roles, responsibilities and organizational structure. Paper presented at POMS conference, Denver, United States.

  • Vereecke A. Boute R. Bruggeman W.  2013. Management accounting for supply chain optimization. Paper presented at Euroma, June 7-12, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Vereecke A. Boeykens D. Pandelaere E. Hatem J. Vreys E.  2009. The development of a simulation tool for Supply Chain Risk Assessment. Paper presented at 2009 POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Conference, May 1-4, Orlando, United States.

  • Vereecke A. Louche C. Pandelaere E.  2008. Assessing Supply Chain Sustainability. Paper presented at POMS 19th. Annual Conference, May 9-12, La Jolla, California, United States.

  • Vereecke A. De Meyer A.  2008. Survival of the Fittest: Impact of Networking on the Future of Plants. Paper presented at POM World Conference, August 5-8, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Boute R. Serneels S. Van Dierdonck R. Vereecke A.  2008. The Supply Chain Organisational Structure. Paper presented at POMS 19th. Annual Conference, May 9-12, La Jolla, California, United States.

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2007. Creating succesful collaborative relationships: an empirical study in Europe. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 17-20, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

  • Vereecke A.  2007. Network relations in multinational manufacturing companies: a longitudinal study. Paper presented at 12th annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, September 27-28, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Solis L.  2006. Characteristics of supply chain collaboration and their impact on performance. Paper presented at 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 18-21, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E. Pandelaere E. Solis L.  2006. Determinants of success of Supply Chain Collaboration: an empirical study. Paper presented at Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Conference, November 18-21, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

  • Van den broecke E. De Hertogh S. Vereecke A.  2005. Implementing strategy in turbulent environments: a role for program and portfolio management. Paper presented at 2005 PMI Global Congress Proceedings, September 10-13, Toronto, Canada.

  • Pinjala S.K. Pintelon L. Vereecke A.  2004. Bridging the gap between manufacturing and maintenance. Paper presented at 11th Annual International EUROMA Conference 2004, June 27-29, Fontainebleau, France.

  • Vereecke A. Muylle S.  2004. Performance improvements through Supply Chain Collaboration. Paper presented at 11th Annual International EUROMA Conference 2004, June 27-29, Fontainebleau, France.

  • Pinjala S.K. Pintelon L. Vereecke A.  2004. Relationship between business and maintenance strategies. Paper presented at 13th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, February 16-20, Igls/Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Vereecke A. Muylle S.  2004. Supply chain collaboration as a driver of performance improvements. Research abstract.. Paper presented at Decision Sciences Institute 35th Annual Meeting, November 20-23, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

  • Vereecke A. Pandelaere E.  2003. An empirical study of the cost and flexibility trade-off in manufacturing. Paper presented at 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 22-25, Washington, DC, United States.

  • Van Ossel G. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Versteylen C.  2002. First Belgian Consumer Goods Conference. 

Conference Proceedings

  • Klassen R. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E.  2010. Social issues in supply chains: capabilities link opportunities, risk and performance. Porto:

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2010. Towards a dynamic life-cycle theory of strategic alliances. Porto:

  • Desmet D. Boute R. Vereecke A. Sys L.  2009. A typology of distribution centres in Flanders. Göteborg:

  • Vanpoucke E. Viswanathan S. Vereecke A.  2009. In search of supplier integration capability: a dynamic co-alignment versus a direct effect model. Göteborg:

  • Desmet D. Vereecke A. Boute R.  2009. The strategic role of distribution centres in Flanders. Cardiff:

  • Vereecke A. Desmet D. Parrez E. Boute R.  2008. A typology of distribution centres in Flanders. Leuven:

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A. Boyer K.  2008. Information Sharing in the Supply Chain: An Empirical Study. La Jolla, California:

  • Vereecke A. De Meyer A. Van Dierdonck R.  2008. The strategic role of the plant in international networks: a longitudinal study. Groningen:

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2007. Customer-supplier relationship characteristics and their impact on the performance of the relationship. In: Acun N. Nesim E. Gunes E. Managing operations in an expanding Europe Ankara:

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Buyens D.  2007. Personality index measurement as an assessment tool in supply chain collaborations. Ankara:

  • De Hertogh S. Van den broecke E. Vereecke A. Viaene S. Harpham A.  2006. A multi-level approach to program objectives: definitions and managerial implications. Ljubljana:

  • Vereecke A. Arkader R. De Meyer A. Klassen R. Whybark C.  2005. Barriers to the effective management of international manufacturing operations: Where do we stand?. Budapest:

  • Vereecke A. Muylle S.  2005. Competitive success through Supply Chain Management in the Glass Industry. (pp. 38-40). Tampere:

  • Vereecke A. Arkader R. De Meyer A.  2005. Barriers to the effective management of international manufacturing operations: where do we stand?. In: Demeter K. Operations and Global Competitiveness (pp. 667-668).

  • Pinjala S.K. Pintelon L. Vereecke A.  2004. Bridging the gap between manufacturing and maintenance. In: Van Wassenhove L. De Meyer A. Yücesan E. Günes Evrim D. Muyldermans L. Operations management as a change agent (pp. 587-596).

  • Vereecke A. Muylle S.  2004. Performance improvements through Supply Chain Collaboration. In: Van Wassenhove L. De Meyer A. Yücesan E. Günes Evrim D. Muyldermans L. Operations management as a change agent (pp. 629-638).

  • Gemmel P. Vereecke A. Van Dierdonck R.  1999. A theoretical framework of international operations networks in pure service industries. (pp. 545-560). Venice: Universidad de Sevilla.

Doctoral dissertation

  • Vereecke A.  1997. The determinants of the creation of an optimal international network of production plants: an empirical study. 

Research reports

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Waterinckx A. Vermeire P.  2015. Getting fit for profitable growth - Turn your supply chain into a strategic asset. (36 p.)

  • Vereecke A. e.a.  2013. Sustainable chemical supply and logistics chains: the path forward EPCA. 

  • Vereecke A. Verbrigghe J. Van Eemeren S.  2013. Supply chain managers: functional experts today, innovative networkers tomorrow?. 

  • Boute R. Robberecht R. Vereecke A.  2011. Logistieke waardenetwerken als troef voor het aantrekken van buitenlandse investeringen. Flanders DC. (49 p.)

  • Vereecke A. Boute R.  2011. Organising for supply chain management – one size fits all?. 

  • Desmet D. Boute R. Vereecke A.  2010. A typology of European Distribution Centres. 

  • Desmet D. Boute R. Vereecke A.  2010. Europese distributiecentra in Vlaanderen: typologie en toekomstperspectieven. 

  • Vereecke A. Beyls P. Robberecht R.  2010. Lead plants in Vlaanderen. (49 p.)

  • Vereecke A. De Meyer A.  2010. Plants as sources of strategic flexibility in manufacturing networks. 

  • Vanpoucke E. Vereecke A.  2010. Supply chain collaboration to create a competitive advantage. 

  • Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Boeykens D.  2010. Supply chain risk management: a unique function, or simply one of the supply chain manager’s tasks?. 

  • Vereecke A. Geerts A.  2009. The position of plants in Flanders within global manufacturing networks: benchmarking tool. Flanders DC. (57 p.)

  • Vereecke A. Goeman F.  2008. IMSS Report Belgium: Results of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey in Belgium and Europe - 2006. (28 p.)

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E. Goeman F.  2007. Logistiek op de Oost-Vlaamse agenda. 

  • Vereecke A.  2007. Network relations in multinational manufacturing companies. Flanders DC. (42 p.)

  • De Hertogh S. Van den broecke E. Ward J. Vereecke A. Viaene S.  2006. Benefits management: the results of an international survey of benefits management practices in 2006. 

  • De Hertogh S. Van den broecke E. Vereecke A. Harpham A.  2006. Bridging the gap between strategy and projects through programme and portfolio management. 

  • De Hertogh S. Van den broecke E. Vereecke A.  2006. The Dynamics of portfolio/programme board meetings. 

  • Vereecke A. Pandelaere E. Vanpoucke E.  2005. Collaboration in the supply chain: success factors and pitfalls and their impact on performance. (24 p.)

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E. Peene B.  2005. Het in kaart brengen van de logistiek in Oost-Vlaanderen. (83 p.)

  • Van den broecke E. Vereecke A. De Hertogh S.  2005. Realizing strategic objectives in turbulent environments: a role for programme management. 

  • Vereecke A. Vanpoucke E. Peene B. Krols K. Jacobs K.  2004. Besluitvorming bij buitenlandse logistieke investeringen: Vlaanderen versus omringende regio’s. 

  • Van Ossel G. Versteylen C. Vereecke A. Buyens D. Meganck A. Pandelaere E.  2003. Reis rond de Consumer Goods Wereld in 100 vragen. 

Vlerick cases

  • Schmenner R. Vereecke A.  2013. International Plow - Revision. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. IMD-6-0129 (C) and IMD-6-0129 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Boeykens D.  2012. Johnson Gear - Part D: Managing supply chain risk: flexibility to a major customer. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 612-015-1 (C) + 612-015-8 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Boeykens D.  2012. Johnson Gear Part B: Managing supply chain risk: supplier shutdown. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 612-013-1 (C) + 612-013-8 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Boeykens D.  2012. Johnson Gear - Part C: Managing supply chain risk : quality issues in the supply of casting bottoms. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 612-014-1 (C) + 612-014-8 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Boeykens D.  2012. Johnson Gear Part A: The supply chain for wind turbine gearboxes. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 612-012-1 (C) + 612-012-8 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Parrez E.  2011. Or Noir Customised Chocolate at Barry Callebaut. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 611-001-1 (C) + 611-001-8 (TN).

  • Vereecke A. Goeman F. Serneels S.  2006. Barco: Manufacturing strategy of printed circuit assembly. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 606-020-1 (C) + 606-020-8 (TN).

Vlerick working papers