Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Integrate supply chain design with your strategy and processes


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in Open Executive Education in Belgium and #24 worldwide




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Do you know how to connect supply chain design with supply chain management and logistics? Are you handling the challenges of international distribution with confidence? 

If you want to master supply chain management, this 12-day, comprehensive programme will give you the knowledge, insights and skills to succeed.

You’ll live and learn the strategic role of the supply chain manager – and you’ll be able to leap back into your organisation with a strategy that’s ready to implement.

Detailed programme

Dive deep into the fundamentals of supply chain management on this 12-day programme. 

Across four core modules, you’ll learn how to develop a strategy and planning to create an efficient supply chain. You’ll discover how to structure a supply chain – and know the factors you have to take into account when you do it. You’ll learn how to organise and integrate supply chains in your organisation. And you’ll explore the flexible and sustainable supply chains of the future.

The Excellence in Supply Chain Management programme comprises four modules: 

Module 1: Strategy and planning for an effective supply chain

  • Discover supply chain mapping and segmentation
  • Learn to plan and manage inventories in a supply chain
  • Explore demand planning, forecasting and integrated supply chain planning

Module 2: Managing global supply chains

  • Learn to create source, make and deliver network designs 
  • Dive into supply chain decision making 
  • Explore collaborative logistics
  • Understand the role of customs and (multi-modal) logistics in global supply chains

Module 3: Managing cross-functional supply chains

  • Understand pricing and revenue management
  • Explore integrated business planning
  • Learn about supply chain finance

Module 4: Managing agile and sustainable supply chains

  • Understand the complex technological risks within global supply chains
  • Explore supply chain sustainability and resilience 

Why this programme

  • Gain insight into the strategic role of the supply chain manager
  • Develop a supply chain strategy, including views from purchasing, production, operations, distribution and warehousing – and marketing and sales
  • Understand supply chain dynamics and learn how to manage and mitigate risk
  • Gain the tools to redesign or dramatically improve your supply chain
  • Learn from practical business cases, renowned faculty and guest speakers 

Who should attend

  • Supply Chain professionals who are looking for a comprehensive programme that covers the most crucial supply chain management topics 
  • Experienced supply chain professionals, who are looking for a structured approach, rather than relying on “gut feel”
  • Professionals moving from technical to commercial roles 
  • Ambitious professionals who are preparing for the next step in their career
  • Professionals working in product development or service organisations, SMEs or big companies 

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Practical info

To apply for this programme, you need to complete four steps:

1. Check your eligibility: Check if you meet the admissions criteria for the programme you want to apply for.

2. Submit your application: Fill out the application form.

3. Take part in an interview: We give careful attention to group formation, as having the right background and work experience enhances the learning climate. To guarantee that your profile fits with the target group, we will schedule a short call after your application to discuss your participation.

4. Confirm your registration: If you pass the interview, we’ll send you a registration form. You’ll have two weeks to complete and submit the form to confirm your programme place.

Success stories

Lien Dewulf

This programme surpasses the level of all of the courses I’ve taken before. The programme’s content is of a very high level, the instructors have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, and the different perspectives in the group provide lots of input during the sessions. Twelve days full of diversity, practical examples and animated discussions in the field of supply chain management!


Ann Vereecke

Ann Vereecke

Professor of Operations Management

Ann Vereecke advises on the supply chain that best fits your strategy and products.

Robert Boute

Robert Boute

Professor of Operations Management

Robert Boute creates financial and social value with operations and supply chain optimisation.

Behzad Samii

Behzad Samii

Professor of Operations Management

Behzad Samii leads developments in operations and technology management.

Bram Desmet

Bram Desmet

Adjunct Professor of Decision Sciences

Bram Desmet is passionate about supply chain, strategy and advanced analytics

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