Vlerick Expertise in Operations & Supply Chain Management


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  1. supply-chain-russia

    Supply chain challenges in Russia

    As Western markets are starting to become saturated, companies are looking for new growth opportunities. Countries that used to be targeted for low-cost sourcing are now changing into attractive end markets thanks to their rising GDP and wages. Russia is one of these markets.

  2. Connecting

    Assessing sustainability in the supply chain

    Companies are coming under increasing social pressure to reduce the adverse impact of their operating activities. Professor Céline Louche, whose area of expertise is sustainability and related fields, and Professor Ann Vereecke, specialising in Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Strategy, set out to develop a tool to help assess to what extent a company has integrated sustainability into its supply chain.

  3. european-distribution-centres

    A Typology of European Distribution Centres

    The changing European market and increased globalisation may have consequences for current top logistics regions, such as Flanders (Belgium). New regional distribution centres to serve the local East European markets may arise, but they will not replace the economic value-adding distribution centres currently located in Flanders.

  4. plants-as-sources

    Plants as sources of strategic flexibility in manufacturing networks

    The international manufacturing landscape has changed significantly over the past 10 to 15 years. Manufacturing as a percentage of GDP has been reduced in many of the industrialised countries, and we have seen a major shift in the allocation of production capacity around the world. In the period 1995-2005, manufacturing moved from 18.9% to 14.4% of GDP in the USA; from 21.7% to 14.4% in the UK; and from 23.4% to 21% in Japan.

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