Robert Boute

Full Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Creating financial and social value with operations and supply chain optimisation

Robert Boute’s research focuses on digital operations, supply chain management and re-shoring manufacturing. His recent work includes the use of AI in inventory control and predictive analytics for maintenance optimisation. He was named one of the 40 best professors under 40 by Poets & Quants in 2016 – and was laureate of the 2017 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and Management Sciences. 

Robert teaches on our MBAexecutive and customised programmes. He received the best paper award for his research on supply chain coordination and has won several best teacher awards. 

Who am I?

  • Full Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School 
  • Professor at KU Leuven 
  • Doctor in Business Economics at KU Leuven 
  • Visiting Professor at Kellogg School of Management, USA 

My expertise

  • Operations strategy
  • Operational Excellence
  • Inventory control
  • Re-shoring and Dual Sourcing
  • Sustainable logistics

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