Detailed Programme

The programme ‘Excellence in Supply Chain Management’ comprises 4 modules:

  • Module 1: Strategy and planning for an effective supply chain
    • Strategy & supply chain management – Balance between service, cash and cost
    • Understanding supply chain dynamics (bullwhip effect)
    • Knowing your own supply chain by creating a supply chain map
    • Inventory management in a supply chain – internal as well as multi-echelon
    • Using demand management to create a competitive advantage
    • Integrated supply chain planning
  • Module 2: Managing a global Supply Chain
    • Creating a network design for
      • SOURCE network: trade-off between cost <> responsiveness
      • MAKE network: framework to determine your production network (local <> global, process <> product, role of your production plant)
      • DELIVER network: develop a strategy for your distribution
    • The role of customs in a global supply chain
    • The role of logistics in a global supply chain
      • Collaborative logistics
      • Multi-modal transport (road <>rail)
      • Maritime evolutions including insights into the operations of the (European) harbours
  • Module 3: Managing cross-functional Supply Chains
    • Marketing & Sales
      • Pricing & revenue management
      • From Sales & Operations Planning towards Integrated Business Planning (S&OP > IBP)
    • Procurement
      • Total cost of ownership
      • Insights into the operations of procurement
    • Supply Chain Finance
      • Supply chain costs and financial performances
  • Module 4: Managing Agile and Sustainable Supply Chains
    • Understanding the complexity of (technological) risks of a global supply chain
    • Supply chain sustainability and resilience

    A learning experience like no other

    When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

    Vlerick Learning Experience

    Drive real change in your organisation

    A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

    Need help?

    Contact our Programme Advisor
    Programme Advisor
    Tel + 32 9 210 98 84
    [email protected]
    Find the programme most relevant for you!

    Download our programme calendar

    Meet Us

    Info Sessions & Open Days
    02 Feb
    Meet our programme advisor online
    Category: General Info Sessions

    01 Mar
    Info Session Executive Education & MBA
    Category: General Info Sessions

    30 Mar
    Experience Vlerick Over Lunch
    Category: General Info Sessions

    Meet our faculty

    Ann Vereecke
    Prof Ann Vereecke Vereecke is programme director of 'Excellence in Supply Chain Management'

    Related Articles

    1. What is... Explainable Artificial Intelligence?

      Planning systems are increasingly powered by Artificial Intelligence, making demand plans and forecasts more accurate, and supply chain plans more reliable. However, the more complex these systems are, the more difficult it is for humans to understand the output that is generated by the system, and to accept the proposed decisions. The lack of transparency causes our trust in the system to suffer. Professor Ann Vereecke shows how Explainable artificial intelligence is specifically designed to prevent this black box phenomenon from happening.
    2. Supply chain planning in the digital age

      With new, digital technologies entering the factories and the supply chain, the role of people in manufacturing and logistics is undeniably changing. Existing tasks are disappearing or changing, new tasks are emerging. But what about the planning function? How is this function being impacted by the introduction of digital technologies – and, in particular, artificial intelligence – making the planning system more advanced? This report summarises insights from interviews with decision-makers in multinational manufacturing companies.
    All articles

    & Rankings

    Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times