Tom Van Steendam


Tom Van Steendam is a senior researcher in the Technology & Operations Management Area at Vlerick Business School. He graduated from Ghent University in 2011, where he obtained a master degree in both Linguistics & Literature and Business Economics. The year after, he graduated from the Masters in General Management at Vlerick Business School, where his in-company project on operations & supply chain obtained the award for best project. At Vlerick, he has been contributing in research projects within the Centre of Supply Chain Management and within the field of Operations Management. He conducted research projects on the healthcare supply chain, forecasting & planning, operational excellence, and leveraging the supply chain for growth. His current research is focussed on NexTrust, an EU-commissioned international project on building sustainable logistics through horizontal supply chain collaboration. In addition to his research, Tom is heavily involved in teaching management integration courses to both Masters and MBAs and coaching of in-company projects.


Job Title : Senior Researcher

Management Domain
Operations & Supply Chain Management

Expert in
Healthcare management
Operations & Supply Chain Management


Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M.  2016. The 7 Cs of Supply Chain Management: Practices for Profitable Growth. Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 10(1): 94-105.

  • Krols K. Van Steendam T.  2013. Samenwerking in de zorgsector. Zorgmagazine, : 28-32.

  • Van Steendam T. Cardoen B.  2013. Belang van traceability in de zorgsector. Zorgmagazine, (19): 30-33.

  • Krols K. Van Steendam T.  2013. Samenwerking in de zorgsector. Value Chain Magazine, : 12-17.

  • Krols K. Van Steendam T.  2012. Kostenkennis in de zorgsector: onbekend is onbemind. Logistics Management,

Conference Presentations

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M. Waterinckx A.  2015. The Supply Chain - An Engine For Profitable Growth. Paper presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference, May 8-11, Washington D.C., United States.

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M.  2015. The 6Cs of Supply Chain Practices for Profitable Growth. Paper presented at 22nd EurOMA Conference - Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness, June 26-July 1, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Research reports

  • Boute R. Van Steendam T. de Leeuw S. Dullaert W. Inghels D. Shabani A.  2016. Measuring the sustainable impact of horizontal supply chain collaborations: overview and recommendation of gain sharing methodologies and KPI measurement for GHG emissions. (42 p.)

  • Vereecke A. Van Steendam T. Waterinckx A. Vermeire P.  2015. Getting fit for profitable growth - Turn your supply chain into a strategic asset. (36 p.)

  • Cardoen B. Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M.  2013. Report on mass customisation in the healthcare supply chain. (51 p.)

  • Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M. Krols K.  2012. Rapport over e-business in the healthcare supply chain: bedreiging of opportuniteit?. (46 p.)

  • Van Steendam T. Van den Broeke M. Krols K.  2012. Report on track & trace and cold chain in the healthcare supply chain. 

Vlerick cases

  • Boute R. Van Steendam T. Creemers S.  2017. B-Kay Tech: Horizontal Collaboration in Logistics. Ivey Case Study. Reference no. 9B17D017 (C) + 8B17D017 (TN) + 5B17D017 (spreadsheet).