buck masterclass

Masterclass: How to develop and implement successfully a future proof supply chain - distribution network set-up & outsourcing/tendering?

26/09/2024, Antwerp Register now!

One-day masterclass

Your distribution network is an essential asset determining your customers’ service experience. How many, and where to locate your distribution center(s)? These are decisive factors for the speed and reliability of order fulfilment.

Outsourcing is the other choice you have to make; do you want to be in control and willing to invest, or do you prefer to outsource and rely upon a professional 3PL?

This masterclass is designed to support making these decisions about your distribution network.

During the masterclass you will learn

The morning session: distribution network design

  • How does your distribution network contribute to increased sales and bottom line results; what are the levers?
  • What are the key drivers for distribution network optimization? It is not only about cost and service?
  • How to review, which tools, and how to change?
  • Insights in real life case of Kyocera, presented by Mr. Martijn Cillessen, General Manager Supply Chain @ Kyocera

The afternoon session: in- and outsourcing

  • The pros and cons of outsourcing, how to get the maximum value from your logistics service provider and what is the preferred relationship type - transactional versus strategic relationships?
  • How to select the preferred service provider, how to contract, how to implement and how to make outsourcing to a success long term? What are successful governance models?
  • What are other companies doing, and what are their drivers, success stories and pitfalls?
  • Insights in real life case of Kyocera, presented by Mr. Martijn Cillessen, General Manager Supply Chain @ Kyocera

In addition BCI Global will share during the masterclass the latest results of the global survey about supply chain visibility & outsourcing conducted in July / August


  • Carlo Peters, Principal Consultant at BCI Global, with 35+ years of experience on both supply ánd demand side of outsourced logistics
  • Njin-Tsoe Chen, Senior Consultat at BCI Global, with 25+ years of experience in diverse roles in logistics and supply chain strategy and operations
  • Mr. Martijn Cillessen, General Manager Supply Chain at Kyocera
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Practical Info


Thursday September 26th 2024


From 9:00 till 18:00

Lunch included


Crowne Plaza Antwerpen (Gerard le Grellelaan 10, 2020 Antwerpen)

Who should attend?

Senior Executives and Managers in Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing, and Continuous Improvement that have responsibility over the distribution network and (outsourced) warehouses

Participation fee?

  • Value Chain/PICS members: € 450
  • Non - members: € 600

Become a Value Chain member now (€139) and participate at a reduced rate!

Recover up to 30% of the participation fee via the KMO Portefeuille (DV.O103602)

Crowne Plaza

Register now!


I have a Value Chain or PICS membership

€ 450


I don't have a membership, but I'll take one, so I can participate at a discounted

€ 589


I participate as a non-member and do not take a subscription

€ 600

In association with

Buck Consultants International

Buck Consultants International (BCI Global) onderzoekt, adviseert en implementeert op het gebied van supply chain strategie, logistiek netwerk-ontwerp, optimalisatie van logistieke ketens (inclusief keuze van logistieke dienstverlener), locatiekeuzes, (regionale) economie …



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