16/05/2019 - P&L Seminar: Network Design

Production & Logistics Seminar: Network Design 
- Thursday, May 16 -  
Dear alumnus, 

The Production & Logistics (P&L) chapter of Ekonomika Alumni invites you to their new seminar discussing Network Design, on May 16 in Leuven.

Network Design is still a key topic on the agenda of companies that trade off cost with service level. Nevertheless, these business problems are becoming more challenging when we account for a wide range of external variables like access to supply, the tax and regulatory context or the market capabilities of particular regions. Network Design is a key enabler for an effective customer-centric business strategy. In this “Back-to-Basics” seminar, we invite three speakers to elaborate on the drivers, objectives and challenges within their specific operating context.

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, has its EMEA head office located in Brussels and their proving ground & technical centre in Rome. In addition, they have have 15 tyre plants throughout EMEA along with 10 regional head offices. Currently, Bridgestone’s business strategy is focused on the expansion of its product and service portfolio into new areas, evolving from a premium tyre manufacturer to a mobility solutions provider. In this dynamic environment, the Supply Chain department is continuously adapting its organization, systems and logistics network. Logistics design studies are requested to ensure the quality of the offered services, cost efficiencies and inventory levels.

BAM Mat is part of BAM Belgium and centralizes the material supply for different associations of the BAM Group at their workshops in Ghent, Sint-Truiden and Luik. These workshops supply the construction companies with services and materials (>10.000 SKUs) to successfully execute construction projects. BAM decided to centralize their activities to a single greenfield location in Hannuit to better accommodate for the growing expectations towards the future. In this way, BAM wants to transform its business model from a leasing company into a real service provider. The new location offers better reachability which will positively impact delivery lead times and transportation costs. They will leverage the centralization of their activities to streamline their processes and to strengthen the collaboration between business units.

Sarah Dewilde currently works at INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group. During her studies, she collaborated with KU Leuven’s Access-to-Medicines Research Center in an award winning research project on vaccine supply chain redesign in Madagascar. Each year, Madagascar’s rainy season isolates several regions and interrupts their vaccine availability for about five months. This research aims to improve the equity in terms of immunization coverage between rainy-season affected areas and non-rainy-season affected areas. Sarah will elaborate on the set of scenarios, which differ in (1) the frequency of in-country deliveries, (2) the number of operational fridges in the rainy season affected areas, and (3) the allocated volumes to the rainy season affected areas, and on the trade-offs in the best-case scenarios.

We hope to see you there!

Ekonomika Alumni
Production & Logistics
Mail to infovakgroepPenL@gmail.com, with following information:
SEMINARIE 16/05/2019 and “your name – company – function – email address”.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Room HOG 01.85
Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschapen
Naamsestraat 69
3000 Leuven
Ekonomika Alumni/PICS members: 30 euro
Others: 40 euro

Attendance certificates are provided at the seminar (please request at arrival)
Welcome & registration with coffee and sandwiches 
(Chapel - HOG 00.50)
Start seminar (HOG 01.85)
Back To Basics: Network Design

Jean-Louis Lamidon
Logistics & customer service director Bridgestone EMEA

David Clément
General Manager BAM MAT

Sarah Dewilde
Research Associate Insead Humanitarian Research Group
Winner of P&L Thesis Prize 2018
Networking drink
Mail to infovakgroepPenL@gmail.com, with following information:
SEMINARIE 16/05/2019 and “your name – company – function – email address”.
Ekonomika Alumni/PICS members: 30 euro
Others: 40 euro

Register by sending an email to InfoVakgroepPenL@gmail.com, with following information: SEMINARIE 16/05/2019 and “your name – company – function – email address”.

After your registration, please transfer the registration fee  to account nr. BE38 4643 2792 0172 on behalf of P&L, mentioning "your name, company and seminar NETWORK DESIGN". Your registration cannot be considered final until payment is transferred. All registrations and payments must be received before May 9, 2019!

For more information, please contact David Desmet or Dennis De Clerck.

If, after registering for the event, you are unable to attend, please notify before May 9. Alternately, you may transfer your ticket to a colleague. We regret that registration fees cannot be refunded for any cancellations notified after May 9, 2019.  

Parking is available under the Faculty building – access through Vlamingenstraat. The parking code for the evening is 1472#
Mail to infovakgroepPenL@gmail.com, with following information:
SEMINARIE 16/05/2019 and “your name – company – function – email address”.
P&L, Vakgroep Productie & Logistiek, is one of the groups of Ekonomika Alumni. P&L aims at providing continuous education to alumni by offering evening seminars and company visits on various topics. Additionally, these events offer an opportunity to maintain contacts, build new relationships and discuss ideas outside the daily work environment. All P&L activities are announced via the Ekonomika Alumni newsletter and website.

For further information on P&L, please contact Arne Walraet
In order to provide a broader offer to Ekonomika alumni members, P&L collaborates with PICS Belgium since September 2006. This allows our members to participate in company visits and seminars that are organized by PICS at the same conditions as PICS members. P&L members will also be informed about the trainings organized by PICS.

For more information on PICS, please visit their website.