Search for tag 'Supply chain management'

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  1. Stock forecasting

    Oops, sold out…

    “Buy two, get one free, says your supermarket’s promotional folder. Great news! There’s a promotion on your favourite wine and it starts tomorrow. The following day you head straight for the shop in your lunch break, only to find that the shelves are already empty. Oh well, they must have miscalculated the stock. I bet that feels familiar”, says Shari De Baets with a grin. She is a doctoral research associate who recently obtained her PhD based on research that could help prevent such situations.

  2. Collaborative shipping: cheaper and better for the environment

    ‘We can’t wait any longer’, says Professor Robert Boute. ‘Companies are under pressure to deliver our orders faster than ever before. It’s not hard to guess the consequences: trucks full of air rather than goods. Various studies have shown that one in four trucks are driving around empty, and those that are not empty are only filled by 57%. Things can and should be better. We have developed a tool that will help companies substantially raise the efficiency of their shipping operations.’

  3. Case study

    Physical asset management certification at Eandis

    This teaching case can be used in a course of operations management, technology management, or supply chain management. It illustrates the challenges in physical asset management certification of ISO 55000.

  4. The supply chain: the new engine for profitable growth

    “Supply chain management is about more than cost-cutting and efficiency improvement, it can also drive profitable growth,” says Ann Vereecke, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Together with Prime Foundation Partner PwC Belgium, Research Associate Tom Van Steendam and Doctoral Research Associate Maud Van den Broeke, she developed and validated a theoretical and practical framework describing the different drivers and supply chain practices to effectively stimulate sustainable growth.

  5. Successful inter-organisational relationships – how do they come about?

    While it is commonly accepted that buy-sell relationships develop and evolve over time, research so far has taken a rather static perspective. As a result, little is known about the dynamics of such relationships. How do they develop into committed relationships and what triggers their different stages?

  6. Should we be manufacturing close to home or far away? The answer is: both!

    “Where should we be manufacturing? Locally, or further afield, in low-wage countries? This is a question with which many companies struggle”, says Professor Robert Boute. The answer is dependent on a number of factors. Using a theoretical but realistic stock model, he has worked with Professor Jan Van Mieghem from the Kellogg School of Management to develop an elegant mathematical formula with which companies can calculate exactly how much they should manufacture locally, and how much they can manufacture offshore. The formula offers a clear insight into the impact of the various factors that play a role in the decision.

  7. Case study

    Integrated supply chain management (ISCM) at Eandis

    Eandis, the distributor of electricity in Belgium, is about to launch a multi-year multi-phase smart meter implementation project. This teaching case provides a detailed analysis of challenges faced by a (traditionally) asset-based organisation while being transformed to an info-based entity from the supply chain management perspective.

  8. Case study

    Sustainable supply chain: Case (A) Alpro – sustainable soybean supply chain and (B) C & A – sustainable cotton supply chain

    These two cases are part of a case series: C&A and Alpro. They provide insights into the challenges companies face in integrating sustainability in their global supply chain. The cases portray two very different companies but with many commonalties among which a global supply chain and active in the agricultural commodity supply chain (C&A in cotton, and Alpro in soybeans).

  9. supply chain manager

    Supply chain managers: Functional experts today, innovative networkers tomorrow?

    Much has been written about the technical aspects of supply chain management: how to optimise safety stock, logistics, warehouse design, partners in the chain, and so on. But what about the supply chain organisation and the role and position of the supply chain manager? To find out how companies view their supply chain function today – and how this vital function is evolving into the future – Vlerick and research partners Möbius and Hudson conducted a survey of nearly 340 supply chain practitioners from a variety of industries.

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