What better cross-pollination than helping supply chain people understand the challenges and opportunities of circular business models, and supporting sustainable entrepreneurs by getting grips on how supply chains are vital in running a business profitably?
Consult the overview below to learn more about my service portfolio.
And please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions.
Training is a vital process to make sure you and your teams keep the knowledge to a level where it both enables practical day-to-day process improvements and provides insights to look beyond your current horizon.
Years of consulting and training in a multitude of companies in different industries and for different audiences allow me to combine real-life project examples and business cases with academic fundamentals.
And I promise I will keep you energized and engaged throughout the sessions, using my energetic style and the appropriate dash of humor.
Training formats, delivery methods, and topics – short or long, with or without experiential learning based on business simulation games – are generally decided upon after a free intake discussion with the customer lead.
As a guide, you will find information on some typical training programs and their default delivery method behind the respective buttons below.
Training programs can be a mix of topics and delivery formats tailored to your specific needs.
I strongly believe in serious gamification as a means to make training sessions and workshops more enticing and impactful. The value chain simulation games of Inchainge are so powerful in this that I decided to certify as a trainer for every one of them and give them an appropriate place in my training portfolio.
These business simulations are web-based and typically played in teams of 4 people, each of them picking up a specific role in a virtual company. Every player has to make decisions within their domain of authority. The teams need to learn how to collaborate and orchestrate each player’s decisions. Throughout several playing rounds, they need to move the company’s performance in the right direction, which depends on the theme of the specific simulation and the strategy chosen by the players.
The Triple Connection
In this latest simulation game, teams are challenged to make their virtual business perform on the 3 elements People, Planet and Prosperity – also known as the Triple Bottomline. Choosing wisely because of a limited budget and adhering to a clear strategy covering 13 out of the 17 UN SDGs will be key in reaching the sustainability ambitions of this chocolate milk manufacturer.
The Blue Connection
In this simulation game, teams learn to start the circular transition journey of a virtual bike manufacturing company. They do this by implementing practices such as lifecycle extension and buy-back programs, reducing raw material usage through refurbishing and recycling, and changing product design.
The Cool Connection
Finance in Supply Chains
Here, teams gain valuable insights into how supply chain decisions and the financial performance of a virtual cosmetics manufacturing company are interlinked. If you want to learn more about Integrated Business Planning, for instance, this is an ideal starting point.
The Fresh Connection
Supply Chain Management
The original game in their portfolio. This is the perfect way to learn how participants playing different roles (sales, purchasing, operations, supply chain) need to collaborate as a team and decide on the right strategies and balance to bring this virtual fruit juice manufacturer’s ROI back to positive numbers.
Don’t expect a delivery of stuffed spreadsheets and a bulky slide deck: my approach is to guide you with my experience into finding the right direction to take by yourself. This also includes proper references to experts within my growing network for specific parts of the challenges outside my domain of expertise.
Consider it to be a combination of strategic discussions, workshops, project management, knowledge transfer, and that extra capacity in brain space.
Through a first intake session, we jointly design a first draft of the collaboration and commitment.
And then take it from there.
A few things up my sleeve…
SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERT
Worked at the Port of Antwerp, as a process engineer for VAS in logistics, as a supply chain planning consultant, and as a trainer on supply chain management and strategy. I guess that’s a way to acquire a broad base of supply chain expertise.
I always have been intrigued by and a big defender of ecology, sustainability, and circular material flows.
I recently followed the Circular Ambassador Program from Flanders Circular, and am now fully at your disposal to help you on your circular journey!
TRAINER AND SPEAKER
Been giving numerous training sessions on supply chain topics over the last years, to various audiences in different industries. I seem to be appreciated for my not-too-academic approach and my energetic style, accompanied by the occasional dash of humour.
A TOUCH OF GEEKNESS
Wrote my first piece of code when I was twelve, studied software development, managed databases and server infrastructure, used and configured many applications for various purposes… The list is pretty long.
Any questions, remarks or suggestions: shoot!
Or, of course, invites to get to know each other…
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Square Root of Pi VOF
EXECUTIVE MASTERCLASS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
2012 – 2013
Vlerick Business Management School
1996 – 1999
SEI-BKR (evening courses A1 graduate)
1992 – 1994
Henry van de Velde-Institute
Languages I operate in…
Let’s not get lost in translation
LIFE IS MORE THAN WORK… OBVIOUSLY
We live, we work… but we also engage in other stuff. Below, I’ve listed the top three worth mentioning.
The Value in Circularity
One of the ways to illustrate the basic concept of circularity is the so-called value hill: whereas in traditional, linear supply chains and consumption behavior value is destroyed at the right-hand side of the hill, in a circularly organized ecosystem, the aim is to retain or recover as much value as possible in any stage of the product’s lifecycle. It also shows that recycling is the least favorable option, apart from incineration for energy recovery or dumping the waste in a landfill. All other options pose additional challenges for supply chain and distribution activities to enable the closing of the loops. One could easily state that each of these closed loops are supply chains that bend back on itself or (re-)connect to another one, therefore both lowering or even eradicating the use of virgin raw materials and preventing landfills from getting stuffed with single-use disposals. Bringing in my supply chain expertise should help in finding and establishing those supply chain connections while keeping an eye on day-to-day realities and challenges faced by the companies running these different chains. And daily, I keep learning more about circular models and sustainability, and I’m very confident I can already help companies in exploring challenges and opportunities. I’m also not starting from a blank sheet either – and in the meantime, I’ve been so lucky to participate in several very interesting training programs.
So here I am, ready to share my expertise and insights, and provide extra brainpower to the challenge of the transition where needed. I invite you to browse this website to discover who I am and how I can contribute. And I invite you to reach out to me with all your questions. Who knows, maybe we can find a match and engage in a collaboration to start closing those loops?