Initiator of some disruptive innovations


INNOVATION YEAR DESCRIPTION MEDIA
The Neutral Multi-Supplier Multi-Retailer Platform 2017 Initiator and project leader for TRI-VIZOR of the Multi-Supplier/Multi-Retailer Platform for cookies In March 2017 this platform was piloted with 4 Belgian cookie suppliers and  4 Belgian retailer sites and the K+N consolidation centre in Mechelen within the European NexTrust project Video Reportage Reportage in Belgian Business Television – Kanaal Z
Future-Proofing Supply Chain Diagnosis® 2016 Powerful tool for measuring supply chain maturity on 20 major upcoming challenges Article in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains(English)   
Horizontal Collaboration of Nestlé and PepsiCo for Belux Retail distribution 2013 TRI-VIZOR is architect and orchestrator of the joint warehousing and transport for the competitors Nestlé and PepsiCo for the Belux retail distribution. This project was elected European Logistics Project of the Year 2015 Reportage on news magazine Terzake (Canvas – Belgian Television – Dutch)
First orchestrated horizontal consolidation of Baxter and UCB 2011 TRI-VIZOR has setup and operated the co-loading of goods of Baxter and UCB between Belgium and six Central European destinations Video reportage Reportage on Belgian Business Television – Kanaal Z Reportage on Belgian Business Television
TRI-VIZOR – The World's First Cross Supply Chain® Orchestrator 2008 Alex is co-founder and CEO of this disuptive innovator in logistics www.trivizor.com
Extended Gateway® concept 2005 As CEO of the Flanders Insitute for Logistics Alex has developed the concept of Extended Gateway® . An Extended Gateway®  is a remote hinterland location with strong connections to the gateway (port or airport) Report Extended Gateway Vlaanderen (Dutch)
Manpower planning system for port labourers 1999 As partner at KPMG Alex has conceived and implemented the first automated manpower planning system for port labourers in the Port of Antwerp. This project was commissioned by the Port of Singapore Authorities (former Hessenatie NV). Article in newsmagazine Tendances vol. 18-2001
An analysis of the behavior of heuristics for the vehicle routing problem for a selection of problems with vehicle-related customer-related and time-related constraints 1994 Ph-D thesis at the University of Antwerp   PHD-thesis PhD-thesis