Hendrik Vanmaele


Professor Hendrik Vanmaele (Bruges, 1970) is Chief Executive Officer for Möbius, a consulting company with over 60 consultants specialised in business process management and supply chain management. Next to this, he is part-time professor at University of Ghent and Vlerick Business School. Hendrik Vanmaele has an engineering degree and a master degree in industrial management. He studied at Cornell University (USA) and obtained a PhD in industrial management. As a professional consultant, Prof Vanmaele is involved with several companies and public organisations for the modeling, analysis and redesign of business processes. As an academic, Prof Vanmaele is specialised in the application of simulation and optimisation techniques supporting analysis and redesign exercises. He is the author of many national and international publication on supply chain management and business process management.


Job Title : Affiliated University Professor

Management Domain
Operations & Supply Chain Management

Teaching in
Executive Master Class in Supply Chain Management

Expert in
Business Process Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management


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.

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