• Introduction of learning effects in resource constrained projects

      Van Peteghem, Vincent; Vanhoucke, Mario (2009)
    • Introduction to bank financial management

      Thibeault, André; Préfontaine, J. (1993)
    • Introduction to earned duration

      Vanhoucke, Mario; Andrade, Paulo; Salvaterra, Floriano; Batselier, Jordy (The Measurable News, 2015)
    • Introduction to Economics

      Geeroms, Hans (2000)
    • Introduction: finance, soutenabilité et responsabilité

      Pérez, Roland; Louche, Céline; Sun, William (2010)
    • Introdução à duração agregada

      Andrade, Paulo; Vanhoucke, Mario; Salvaterra, Floriano (Mundo Project Management, 2015)
    • Investeringen en strategie: Flexibele automatisering

      Slagmulder, Regine (Logistiek Management, 1992)
    • Investeringen en tewerkstelling in 1993

      Ooghe, Hubert; Van Wymeersch, Charles P. (Trends Top 30.000: 1995, 1995)
    • Investeringsanalyse

      Theunissen, Ludo (1999)
    • Investeringsanalyse

      Theunissen, Ludo (1997)
    • Investeringsselectiemethoden

      Manigart, Sophie; Ooghe, Hubert (Management voor Ingenieurs, 1994)
    • Investigating synchromodality from a supply chain perspective

      Chuanwen, Dong; Boute, Robert; McKinnon, Alan; Verelst, Marc (Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2018)
      Greater use of multimodal transportation can substantially improve the environmental performance of freight transportation. Despite strenuous efforts by public policy-makers to alter the freight modal split, most companies still rely heavily on road transportation, and modal shifts to rail and water have remained modest at best. In this paper we argue that this is partly the result of a failure to take a holistic supply chain view of the modal shift process. Synchromodality provides a framework within which shippers can manage their supply chains more flexibly to increase the potential for shifting mode. On the basis of a literature review, we broaden the conventional focus of multimodal transportation to give it a supply chain dimension, and propose the concept of ‘Synchromodality from a Supply Chain Perspective' (SSCP). Using a case study we show that when the supply chain impacts are taken into account, it is possible to significantly increase the share of intermodal rail transportation within a corridor, without necessarily increasing total logistics cost or reducing the service level. In this way the environmental impact of freight activities can be significantly reduced.
    • Investigating the added value of integrating human judgement into statistical demand forecasting systems

      Baecke, Philippe; De Baets, Shari; Vanderheyden, Karlien (International Journal of Production Economics, 2017)
      Whilst the research literature points towards the benefits of a statistical approach, business practice continues in many cases to rely on judgmental approaches for demand forecasting. In today's dynamic environment, it is especially relevant to consider a combination of both approaches. However, the question remains as to how this combination should occur. This study compares two different ways of combining statistical and judgmental forecasting, employing real-life data from an international publishing company that produces weekly forecasts on regular and exceptional products. Two forecasting methodologies that are able to include human judgment are compared. In a 'restrictive judgement' model, expert predictions are incorporated as restrictions on the forecasting model. In an 'integrative judgment' model, this information is taken into account as a predictive variable in the demand forecasting process. The proposed models are compared on error metrics and analysed with regard to the properties of the adjustments (direction, size) and of the forecast itself (volatility, periodicity). The integrative approach has a positive effect on accuracy in all scenarios. However, in those cases where the restrictive approach proved to be beneficial, the integrative approach limited these beneficial effects. The study links with demand planning by using the forecasts as input for an optimization model to determine the ideal number of SKUs per Point of Sale (PoS), making a distinction between SKU forecasts and SKU per PoS forecasts. Importantly, this enables performance to be expressed as a measure of profitability, which proves to be higher for the integrative approach than for the restrictive approach.
    • Investigating the co-creation of IT consulting service value: Empirical findings of a matched pair analysis

      Oesterle, Severin; Buchwald, Arne; Urbach, Nils (Electronic Markets, 2020)
      Digitalization is increasingly and broadly impacting on companies throughout all industries. To cope with digital transformation, organizations need specific IT skills and often face a bottleneck between required and existing capabilities. Thus, organizations revert to support from IT consultants. However, such collaborations need to create value so as to make client organizations future-proof in the long term. We therefore need a better understanding of how value is created in IT consulting projects. We build on service-dominant (S-D) logic as the theory base and evaluate our structural model, which explains IT consulting service value based on 77 matched pairs of IT consulting projects using structural equation modeling. We provide empirical support for the assumptions of S-D logic in the IT consulting industry and reveal determinants that significantly contribute to the overall IT consulting service value. Our results contribute to the ongoing discourse in the S-D logic literature and provide meaningful insights for practice.