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Prize for Best Thesis

The professional associations VIB and PICS Belgium want to promote supply chain functions and provide a channel for practical knowledge transfer from educational institutions to the business environment.

They want to encourage students to get acquainted and work on supply chain management issues as a stepping-stone towards rewarding careers in purchasing or supply chain management.

VIB/Pics Prize for Best Bachelor's Thesis on Supply Chain Management

  • VIB and Pics award a Prize to theses, on subjects related to supply chain management, that have been submitted to Belgian higher education institutes (colleges) as part of the requirements to obtain a diploma of higher education.
  • Download regulations for VIB/PICS Prize.

And the winner of 2016 is:

  • Stijn Beliën, UC Leuven-Limburg
    Bundeling goederenstromen
    Studie rond horizontale samenwerking bij Toyota Parts Center Europe
    Promotor: Patrick Willems, UCL

"Ik denk dat de meeste studenten van zoiets alleen maar durven dromen. Dat was bij mij toch het geval. Ik was reeds zeer vereerd dat VIB/PICS mijn thesis wilde voordragen bij de preselectie. Dat je mag lezen, in mails en op websites, dat jouw thesis onder de betere van België valt op supply chain gebied, dat was erg leuk. Maar om dan finaal de prijs te winnen, in een hele cinemazaal vol gerespecteerde supply chain professionals, de cheque en spotlights, de mooie woorden van de jury, dat gevoel kan ik amper beschrijven. Natuurlijk is dit de meest ideale stap naar een professionele carrière, zoals ik nu ook gemerkt heb met een stageaanbod bij Ahlers"

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PICS/VIB Prize for Best Master’s Thesis on Supply Chain Management

  • PICS Belgium and VIB award a Prize to Master’s theses, on subjects related to supply chain management, that have been submitted to Belgian higher education institutes (universities or colleges) as part of the requirements to obtain a diploma of higher education.
  • Download regulations for PICS/VIB Prize.

And the winner of 2016 is:

Niels De Smet, UGent
Development of a Forecast Excellence Roadmap: Decisions on metrics, forecasting methods and aggregation levels
Promotor: Sophie Verbrugge, UGent

 

Both Prizes are intended for individual theses that were submitted to the higher education institutes in Dutch, French or English during the former or actual academic year.

The writer (or team of writers) of the thesis, which is selected as VIB/PICS Prize winner or PICS/VIB Prize winner an award. Both student and promotor receive an award certificate.