Bram Desmet


Dr Bram Desmet is Adjunct Professor in Operations & Supply Chain Management at Vlerick Business School. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics (Ghent University, 1998), an Executive MBA (Vlerick, 2004) and a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Ghent University, 2009). From 1998 till 2003 Bram worked as an IT Systems Manager with Arcelor-Mittal in Ghent. He is working as a management consultant for MÖBIUS and Solventure since 2003. As a consultant he supports global industrial and retail companies in transforming their supply chains and operations.


Job Title : Adjunct Professor

Management Domain
Operations & Supply Chain Management

Expert in
Operations Management
Change Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management
Business Transformation


Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. A normal approximation model for safety stock optimization in a two-echelon distribution system. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(1): 156-163.

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. Safety Stock Optimization in Two-Echelon Assembly systems: Normal Approximation Models. International Journal of Production Research, 48(19): 5767-5781.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Desmet B.  2016. The Impact of Strategy on Supply Chain and Forecasting. Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, (43 (Fall)): 4-11.

Book Chapters

  • Desmet B. Aghezzaf E.H. Vanmaele H.  2010. Intelligent Techniques for Safety-Stock Optimization in Networked Manufacturing Systems. In: Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing: Artificial intelligence techniques for networked manufacturing enterprises management

Conference Proceedings

  • Merkuryev Y. Hatem J. Merkuryeva G. Bikosvka J. Desmet B.  2009. Business simulation game for teaching multi-echelon supply chain management. 

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. De Haes R. De Wispelaere A. Desmet B. Hatem J.  2009. Supply chain simulation in the ECLIPS project: real life benefit. Bandung, Bali:

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. Hatem J. Desmet B.  2008. Supply chain simulation in the ECLIPS project. 

  • Merkuryev Y. Merkuryeva G. Desmet B. Jacquet-Lagrèze E.  2007. Integrating analytical and simulation techniques in multi-echelon cyclic planning. 

Doctoral dissertation

  • Desmet B.  2009. Normal approximations for safety stock optimization in multi-echelon supply chains.