Bram Desmet

Bram knows how to transform a business and how to foster agility with a mix of strategy, advanced analytics, people, process and systems change. He has 10 years’ experience as a management consultant at both MÖBIUS and Solventure. As a consultant he supports global industrial and retail companies in transforming their supply chains and operations. Since 2010 Bram is also Adjunct Professor at Vlerick Business School. His research interests are in strategy, supply chain and operations management. He aims at bridging the gap between academic research and pragmatic business improvement. He holds a PhD in Operations Research and a Masters in Mathematics from Ghent University. He also holds an executive MBA from Vlerick.

Job Title : Managing Director

Management Domain
Operations & Supply Chain Management

Expert in
Operations Management
Change Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management
Business Transformation


Dr Bram Desmet is Adjunct Professor in Operations & Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics (Ghent University, 1998), an Executive MBA (Vlerick, 2004) and a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Ghent University, 2009). From 1998 till 2003 Bram worked as an IT Systems Manager with Arcelor-Mittal in Ghent. He is working as a management consultant for MÖBIUS and Solventure since 2003. As a consultant he supports global industrial and retail companies in transforming their supply chains and operations.



Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. A normal approximation model for safety stock optimization in a two-echelon distribution system. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(1): 156-163.

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. Safety Stock Optimization in Two-Echelon Assembly systems: Normal Approximation Models. International Journal of Production Research, 48(19): 5767-5781.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Desmet B.  2016. The Impact of Strategy on Supply Chain and Forecasting. Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, (43 (Fall)): 4-11.

Book Chapters

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. Intelligent Techniques for Safety-Stock Optimization in Networked Manufacturing Systems. In: Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing: Artificial intelligence techniques for networked manufacturing enterprises management

Conference Proceedings

  • Merkuryev Y. Hatem J. Merkuryeva G. Bikosvka J. Desmet B.  2009. Business simulation game for teaching multi-echelon supply chain management. 

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. De Haes R. De Wispelaere A. Desmet B. Hatem J.  2009. Supply chain simulation in the ECLIPS project: real life benefit. Bandung, Bali:

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. Hatem J. Desmet B.  2008. Supply chain simulation in the ECLIPS project. 

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. Desmet B. Jacquet-Lagrèze E.  2007. Integrating analytical and simulation techniques in multi-echelon cyclic planning. 

Doctoral dissertation

  • Desmet B.  2009. Normal approximations for safety stock optimization in multi-echelon supply chains.