Supply Chain Conference

Big Data in Logistics: Forecasting, Optimization and Planning - Supply Chain Conference

November 22nd, 2016 (6pm)

Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium

About the Conference 2016

Over the past few years, with the proliferation of ERP, TMS, WMS and BI systems, supply chain organizations have seen an exponential increase in the availability of real-time data from almost every aspect of the operations. While turning the raw data into a relevant insight is an increasingly difficult task, analyzing this data in a smart way can help logistics companies reduce their operational costs.

Although it is often claimed that the “data is the new oil”, the reality is that most supply chain organizations are ill-equipped to deal with the substantial volume of data. Very few logistics departments have the required knowledge, resources, or tools to make the most of the available information. The ability to transform “Big Data” into “Smart Data” is quickly becoming one of the most needed skills in the logistics industry. Innovative application areas in this new domain can range from computer assisted freight flow visualization, network modeling and simulation, to demand forecasting, scenario planning, and risk management.

At this interactive conference, we will share best practices of how shippers, freight forwarders, and carriers are deploying “Smart Data” strategies to gain a competitive edge.


Evelien Klein
Director Global Demand Management
Jim Fredholm
Alban François
Vice President Cargo
Alexander Petkov
Director of Operations
Robert Boute
Associate Professor
(Moderator of the Conference)


Opening by the conference moderator, Prof. Robert Boute
Welcoming words from Florian Neuhaus, McKinsey
Presentation by Evelien Klein, NXP Semiconductors
Presentation by Jim Fredholm, Agility Logistics
Presentation by Alban François, Brussels Airlines
Case Study by Alexander Petkov and Asparuh Koev
Panel discussion (with audience participation)
Networking and dinner reception
21:00 - 22:30




Conference Venue

Room 1, Avenue du Boulevard 21, Brussels, Belgium(Vlerick Business School is on the 2nd floor)

How to Get There
Please, contact us if you need any additional information:
Tim Koroteev
Tim Koroteev
Marketing and PR Manager
Lisa Laguzinskaya
Lisa Laguzinskaya
Marketing and PR Coordinator
Sven Verstrepen
Sven Verstrepen
Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics

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