Behzad Samii

Full Professor of Operations Strategy and Supply Chain Management

Leading developments in operations and technology management

Behzad Samii has worked at the forefront of operations and technology management for more than two decades – developing technology, leading consulting projects and educating executives. He combines management experience in customer-centric, multicultural and technological industries, with academic rigour and curiosity to solve real business challenges. He has previously held management roles at Apple Inc. and Schlumberger.

Behzad works with businesses in a number of ways. This includes helping them overcome operational challenges in “new energy” supply and demand networks, identifying innovative pharmaceutical solutions and healthcare operations – and consulting on complex digital value chain transformations. He also supports entrepreneurs to develop business models that use big data from smart meters, drones and electrical vehicles to improve the quality, sustainability and resilience of value chains.

At Vlerick, Behzad teaches on our Masters and MBA programmes, the Beijing International MBA programme and the Executive Master Class in Supply Chain Management. He is the director of the Brussels Executive MBA and holds the Fluvius Chair on Resilient Supply Chains.

Who am I?  

  • Full Professor at Vlerick Business school 
  • Director of the Brussels Executive MBA Programme and Head of the Fluvius Chair on Resilient Supply Chains at Vlerick Business School
  • MSc and PhD in Logistics Engineering and Supply chain management at MIT, USA 
  • BSc in Computer Electronics Engineering at Sharif University, Iran 

My expertise

  • Digital transformation
  • Operations strategy and execution
  • “New Energy” resilient value chains
  • Omnichannel commerce distribution network design
  • Innovative pharmaceutical and healthcare operations management
  • Smart manufacturing and logistics
  • Sustainability and supply chains lifecycle

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Behzad Samii

Behzad Samii

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management