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Supply chain management is critical to the success of a modern company. The effective management of the supply chain makes it possible to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve service.

In this course we deal with the supply chain fundamentals that are required to effectively manage a supply chain. The teachers apply the principle of “learning through fun”, and use cases, business games and an interactive teaching style.

Target group
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Everybody who is in charge of supply chain professionals or has contact with them
  • Professionals who (want to) make a switch to supply chain management
  • Gain insights into the effective management of your supply chain by having fun
  • Prepare for the APICS CSCP and CPIM certification programs
  • Prepare for the ELA senior level certification program
  • Enhance your resume using the Hands-on Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Expand your network and meet other supply chain professionals



    • Day 1 | Topic : Beergame & Forecasting

      • Instructors :
        • Jeroen BELIEN & Stefan CREEMERS
      • Explanation :
        • The Beer Game has historically been used to illustrate the operation of a supply chain. Besides illustrating the bullwhip effect, the beer game also shows the importance of coordination, cooperation and information sharing.
        • The beer game also illustrates how important it is to have an accurate forecast of demand. After all, the smooth operation of a supply chain depends on a good forecast.
        • Therefore, the first training session deals with the preparation of a good forecast. A case and a business game is used to transmit the necessary skills and insights.

    • Day 2 | Topic : ERP systems

      Instructor :

      • Olivier CORLUY

      Explanation :

      • We look at the substance of the management of physical and information flows in an operations system.
      • The emphasis is on how an ERP system works and how the demand is balanced with supply. The planning should show future needs for resources (staff, buildings, machinery, equipment, cash, …) and must provide an answer to questions such as: what, how and when to obtain, create, deliver. Using a didactic ERP software we demonstrate following general planning concepts: S & OP, master planning, materials management, capacity management, planning and sequencing, purchasing and operations control. This will be the starting point to explore the role of such systems, their capabilities and limitations in the context of a dynamic company with its own complexity and uncertainty.

    • Day 3 | Topic : Inventory Management

      Instructor :

      • Jeroen BELIEN & Stefan CREEMERS

      Explanation :

      • How much stock should a company have? When do you order and how much needs to be ordered? Excessive inventories result in working capital inefficiencies. Low stocks lead to lost sales and unhappy customers.
      • Different inventory models and important basic concepts are illustrated in an interactive manner using a business game in which the participants assume the role of an inventory manager.

    • Day 4 | Topic : Supply Chain Flow

      Instructor :

      • Kris LIECKENS

      Explanation :

      • By synchronizing all the resources and buffers over the different stages from raw materials to finished goods, the method of “Supply Chain Flow”will ensure that the overall system performance improves.
      • The cooperation with different functional departments, the analysis of bottlenecks and the development of operational metrics (output, inventory, capacity, …) in addition to financial measures (profit, ROI, cash flow, …) are all key to success.
      • This training session aims to gain insight into the dynamic relationships in such a system in order to improve its planning. Various decision factors play a role: purchasing, inventory, capacity, batch size, order release, variability reduction, product portfolio, etc. The impact on KPIs, such as throughput, reliability and profit is verified by means of an interactive and competitive business game that simulates the tasks of a supply chain manager.

    • Day 5 | Topic : Project Management

      Instructor :

      • Stefan CREEMERS & Jeroen BELIEN

      Explanation :

      • Projects are everywhere in today’s business environment. To bring projects to a successful conclusion, there is a need for effective project management.
      • In this part of the course participants learn how to initiate, plan, implement, monitor and deliver a project. We follow the teachings of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and use a case (“the summer palace of Sarkozy”) to convey the basics of project management. To provide further insight, participants will also engage in a project management game in which players compete against each other to develop the best project.

  • Prof. Dr Jeroen BELIEN

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    • Prof. Dr. Jeroen BELIEN holds a PhD in operations management (KU Leuven, 2006).
    • Jeroen is a board member of PICS Belgium.
    • In the framework of investigation Jeroen already worked with lots of companies such Bekaert, Colruyt Group, Guylian chocolates, FOST Plus Belgium, Eternit NV, Katoennatie, Volvo Trucks Ghent, Muyshondt-Gerona, VWR International (logistics), Barco, Dreamland, Entiris, Danone UZ Gasthuisberg Leuven, Virga Jesse Hospital Hasselt, AZ St Jan Brugge and Sabena Technics.

    Ir Olivier CORLUY

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    • Ir. Olivier Corluy is Managing Director of Xeleos Consulting and Optimact, that builds specialized software for forecasting and inventory management.
    • He has extensive expertise in supply chain management and is consultant specialized in distribution logistics and integrated systems for logistics planning and control.
    • He has extensive experience  in the design, selection and implementation of logistics systems in the industry.
    • Olivier is member of the Board of Directors of PICS Belgium.


    Prof. Dr Stefan CREEMERS

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    • Prof. Dr. Stefan Creemers is Full Professor at the IESEG School of Management (Lille, France) and is also connected to the Catholic University of Leuven as a visiting professor.
    • He has already won several scientific awards and his educational activities have been awarded several times.
    • Stefan is passionate about business games and also develops them.
    • He has collaborated with many international companies and has extensive experience in educating professionals..
    • Stefan is a board member of PICS Belgium.


    Dr Kris LIECKENS

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    • Due to his academic career as a researcher and teacher at UA and KU Leuven, Dr. Kris Lieckens  has built up expertise in operational management techniques, especially in the field of production, supply chain network design, reverse logistics, maintenance services and contract design.
    • From Nyo Alatus He has also experience as a supply chain consultant and developer of software for advanced production thanks to his work for Nyo Alatus
    • He is a board member of PICS Belgium.

Practical information


  • Kasteel Ter Ham, Londerzeel

Dates :


Additional information

  • Duration : 5 days from 9 till 17 h
  • Language :  English/Nederlands (depending on the language of the participants)
  • Certificate : Hands-on Supply Chain Management
  • Tariff :
    • non PICS-members :
      • 1.895 € p.p. + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members/Value Chain abonnees (-10% reduction !)
      • 1.705, € p.p. + 21% VAT 
    • Save up to 40% by using the KMO Portefeuille 

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  • Lunch and 2 coffee breaks are included
  • To bring along : a laptop


Register here


Nov 06


November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 13


November 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 20


November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 27


November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Dec 04


December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm