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Posted 5 June 2019 by

Bluecrux joins forces with Vlerick Business School

As of January 2019, Bluecrux has partnered up with Vlerick Business School for the launch of the Centre for People in the Smart, Digitised Supply Chain: an extensive research collaboration program on the impact of digital transformation on people in the supply chain.

The strength of this research collaboration lies in the fact that the Centre brings together partners and members from very different sectors, but when it comes to the smart supply chain, they all face the same challenge: How do you get your people to adopt that smart technology?

“Through this partnership, we want to further explore how to make concepts like Industry 4.0, IoT, or smart factories work in practice and how to translate them and make them real together with our customers,” says Bluecrux’s Anouk Schoenmakers. “What does the operator of the future look like? What tools are needed to survive? And how do people and those new machines/technologies interact?”

Together with Ann Vereecke, professor of operations and supply chain management at Vlerick Business School, and Karlien Vanderheyden, assistant professor of people management and leadership at Vlerick Business School, and the other members, we’ll kick off the research program with the creation of a digital transformation awareness game—adapted to the supply chain context—which will enable members to explore what their digital supply chain might look like, both in terms of execution and planning. Yet, this is only the beginning of a very intensive but interesting and insightful program. All the right reasons to stay tuned!

Interested in joining the program or just want to know more? Contact Anouk Schoenmakers or Hanne Depuydt.