Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Expertise

Industry and commerce face significant disruption from digital technology as new business models replace traditional ways of product and service provision, impacting supply chains across different regulatory jurisdictions. If firms try to transform their business without changing their “business as usual” culture, processes, and capabilities, they will no longer be able to compete. It is necessary to rethink in depth business and organizational models. Understanding how requires many different tools, models and digital technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence.

In a context of not only digital disruption, but also increasing pressures for firms to behave ethically and responsibly, supply chain management (SCM) plays a pivotal role in the transition to digital and sustainable business models. When firms are only as sustainable as their supply chains, companies must diffuse sustainability in their supply networks. At the same time managers must be equipped to manage unprecedented supply chain risks and build resilience. Key challenges include navigating the energy transition, improving supply chain transparency and innovating within extended supply networks. We have a distinctive focus on sustainable procurement and innovation and our group is certified as an IPSERA Regional Competence Centre.

Our department addresses these multi-faceted challenges in research and teaching in the areas of digital technology and sustainable supply chains. We help students and companies understand the possibilities offered by these new technologies and their impact on companies’ strategies, processes and workforce. To meet today's challenges, we also explore the capacity of technologies to support sustainable initiatives, and the responsible management of these technologies.

Expertise

Companies increasingly acknowledge that they can be as sustainable as their extended supply chains are. Yet, the toolkit for improving sustainability along the supply chain as well as transparency regarding supplier practices is still incipient. In addition, the challenges around decarbonization and energy transition are far from being adequately understood and mapped. This research axis advances knowledge on these fronts from multiple perspectives, while engaging with not only companies, but also non-profit organizations and multi-stakeholders.

We cover topics such as:

  • Sustainable sourcing, social procurement
  • Circular supply chains
  • Energy transition, decarbonization of supply chains
  • Supply network transparency, traceability and disclosure
  • IT and diversification
  • IT security, data protection, identity

Today companies have to deal with a tremendous amount of data. Companies that used to manage only one type of technologies such as ERPs, have to deal with a combination of emerging digital technologies such as Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence. As these technologies continue to evolve, it is important to understand their contours, their capabilities, and the impact they have on business and society.

We cover several information technologies, including:

  • Blockchain – crypto currencies 
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence (FC)
  • Cloud computing
  • AgriTech

The aim of this axis is to explore digital transformation across business, organizations, and society. We critically analyze the intersection between traditional and emerging digital business models to understand the challenges facing policy-makers, managers, and citizens in adopting and using digital technology. Digital transformation examines the nexus of government, business, and technology to develop capabilities and skills for the 21st century.

We cover topics such as:

  • Data analytics and big data management
  • Project and change management
  • IT Policy and Government
  • Digital supply chain management
  • Industry 4.0
  • Cyber security/resilience

In a context of globalization and fragmentation, competition takes place between supply chains rather than between firms. This axis explores the evolution of procurement and supply chain management in an increasingly complex business environment. Research topics include digitalization, risk management, supply chain finance, and the contribution of procurement to innovation.

  • Purchasing, innovation and digitalization
  • Supplier Relations and Networks
  • Supply Chain Risk and Resilience
  • Supply Chain Finance

Programmes

Our faculty members teach undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses. We use a variety of pedagogical tools and maintain active links with national and international companies. We view education as central to our mission and believe in the reflective use of our research to develop innovative teaching practices that advance the learning of our students through constant updating of our curricula.

Our students will graduate with contemporary skills in procurement, global sourcing and supply chain strategies, green logistics, big data, digital transformation, negotiation and commercial law.

  • PGE

- Fundamental courses in Information Systems, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Project Management and Logistics (French & English))

- Major MDBIT (English)

- Major SCM (English)

  • MSCPM (English)
  • Mastère spécialisé Management des Achats et de la Supply Chain (French)
L'Équipe

Emmanuelle Bernardin

Head of department

Mihalis Giannakis

Head of research