I was told I was going to get the beating, and that is exactly what happened from time to time. When making decisions for your supply chain, you cannot satisfy everyone. But you owe it to your company to make the best decisions possible, based on the facts and figures you have available at that moment.
In order to make these decisions, I rely on theoretical and practical models I have studied, not only during my Business Engineering studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, but also later on in my career. I am a strong believer of lifelong learning, so I obtained a postgraduate Operations Management, an APICS certificate for Production and Inventory Management and the Demand Driven Planner and Leader Certificate, issued by the Demand Driven Institute.
By passing on to my customers the concepts that I have learned over the years, I hope to demonstrate that efficiently managing the entire chain of processes from buying raw material to delivering finished product is crucial for financial success, not only in large multinationals, but also in small and mid-sized companies.