Supply Chain Event

Category: Research Events

Supply Chain manager: functional expert today, innovative networker tomorrow?

Much has been written about the technical aspects of supply chain management. How much safety stock is needed, how to optimize transportation routes, how to design a warehouse, how to select a supplier, … the literature on supply chain management provides a variety of concepts and frameworks that help the supply chain manager in these decisions. However, much less attention has been paid to the supply chain organisation and the role and position of the supply chain manager.

This event organized by Vlerick Business School in close collaboration with its Partners Hudson and MÖBIUS offers a blend of practical experience and academic insights concerning supply chain organisations and its managing profiles. Professionals and academics will present a selection of frameworks and inspiring cases. This event offers you an excellent opportunity to reflect on the structure of your supply chain organisation, the roles and skillset of supply chain experts within your company and to network with people facing the same challenges.

Keynote speaker

Roger BloemenRoger Bloemen is Vice President Global Supply Chain for Sonoco. He has degrees in Bio Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from University of Leuven, Belgium. Roger has an executive MBA from Stanford University and gives frequent lectures on Supply Chain strategy at key business schools around the world. 




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Across the world and around the corner, Hudson connects, advises, and supports organisations and their employees, all for mutual success. Our specialised Permanent Recruitment, Interim Management and Talent Management solutions help to find great people and then turn them into great performers - adding value and increasing productivity. With Hudson, you get local expertise backed by global resources and a network of professionals.


Möbius is an independent consulting firm with an international client portfolio.  More than 140 consultants assist our clients with management advice, coaching and research.  As a partner of companies in the service sector, in industry, and in the public sector, we assist our customers in implementing new strategies and policies. Research is part of our DNA.  Founded as a spin off of the Ghent university, and active as Prime Foundation Partner of the Vlerick Business School, our research leads us to new insights enabling us to make the difference for our customers.

Participation entitles you to choose one of these vouchers:

  • Online assessment: Hudson’s Business Attitudes Questionnaire measures personality dimensions that are relevant within the professional environment of managers (from junior to senior level). The questionnaire measures the "Big Five" personality domains (Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Openness, Altruism, Conscientiousness), completed with the domain "Professionalism". With these "5+1" domains, 25 facets are measured and described.
  • Fresh Connection: As a supply chain professional, you are confronted day in day out with difficult situations in challenging conditions.  Repeatedly you take decisions that are of high impact on your company and your company results. Möbius offers you the opportunity to participate in a training session of The Fresh Connection, the well-known business game on the value chain (wild card for a half day session).


Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation and a route description.


06:00 pm Welcome & sandwiches
06:30 pm - 07:00 pm Keynote
07:00 pm - 07:40 pm Research findings
07:40 pm - 08:30 pm Panel debate
08:30 pm Networking drink

Route Description

Vlerick Campus Ghent

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Ghent >

Vlerick Campus Leuven

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