Faculty

Ann Vereecke

Prof Ann Vereecke
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Ann is a recognised expert in operations management, manufacturing strategy and supply chain management. She has an extensive experience in research and advisory projects.
Robert Boute

Prof Robert Boute
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Robert looks at operational excellence from the perspective of designing, managing and improving organisational processes for manufacturing as well as for service organisations.
Behzad Samii

Prof Behzad Samii
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Behzad studies how to design better supply chains for the future. He is an expert in quantitative analysis for business decision making.
Steve Muylle

Prof Steve Muylle
Professor of Marketing & E-business at Vlerick Business School

Steve is a recognised expert in assessing and enhancing e-business processes. Steve delivers actionable insights into how firms maximise the value of and for customers, offline and online. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching.
Kristof Stouthuysen

Prof Kristof Stouthuysen
Professor of Management Control at Vlerick Business School

Kristof is specialised in strategic management accounting systems in outsourcing relationships. He researches how these may assist suppliers in improving their performance.
Katia Tieleman

Prof Katia Tieleman 
Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School

A leading authority in the field of negotiation, Katia is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high-impact interventions, Katia draws on her sophisticated academic background and her rich experience as a practitioner.
Bram Desmet

Prof Bram Desmet
Professor of Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School

Bram has a wide experience with global industrial and retail companies in transforming their supply chains and operations.
Prof. Dr. Arjan van Weele

Prof Arjan van Weele
Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (The Netherlands)

Arjan is a world renowned expert in the field of purchasing and supply management. He advises many organisations on procurement strategy and governance issues.
Prof. dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel

Prof Walther Ploos van Amstel
Professor of Supply Chain Management at VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Walther has an extensive business experience as advisor in logistics, warehousing and distribution networks.
John Bicheno

Prof John Bicheno 
Professor of Lean Operations at Buckingham University (UK)

John is an authority in Lean Operations. He is author of the best-selling book ‘The Lean Toolbox’.
Alejandro Serrano

Prof Alejandro Serrano  
Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Zaragosa Logistics Center (Spain) and affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

Alejandro is professor at the Zaragoza Logistics Center, an international research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an expert in financial systems and supply chain management.

These faculty are complemented with international experts and company testimonials.

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