Kris Dockx – Head of Optimisation (Projects), OMP


We hope this partnership will give us an idea of what smart supply chain planning will look like over the next 20 years. How will people work with our enhanced smartness? What do our customers expect from us? What planner profiles do they need?

OM Partners is a software and consulting company delivering supply chain planning solutions for mill products (paper & packaging, metals, floor covering, etc.) and semi-process industries (chemicals, pharma & life sciences, consumer goods). OM Partners’ services include advisory, implementation, planning & coaching, and cloud services.

Anouk Schoenmakers – Partner, Bluecrux


Through this partnership, we want to further explore how to make concepts like Industry 4.0, IoT or smart factories work in practice and how to translate them, make them real together with our customers. What does the operator of the future look like? What tools are needed to survive? And how do people and those new machines/technologies interact?

In a co-creation mode, bluecrux works out supply chain and operations solutions for clients in several industries, including topics such as planning, operations, distribution, customer, workforce, transformation, and digital.

Jeroen Spruyt - Director Assets and Network Operations, Lineas


Digitisation will definitely change the roles and responsibilities of key people in our company, such as operators and planners. Within this Centre, we want to investigate the skillset our people should develop to interact with highly digitized tools and how our leadership can support our people to take on their changing responsibilities.

Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Their mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.


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