Cloud Computing as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of Cloud Computing on business and operating models? (Jan Van Der Burgt)

This thesis investigates through a number of case-studies whether Cloud Computing presents a sustaining or disruptive technology, and for which (types of) companies. The impact of Cloud Computing as sustaining/disruptive technology will be modelled and analyzed using various Enterprise Modeling techniques and associated tools (e.g., business model canvas, value delivery model/platform, Archi(Mate), …). The purpose… Continue reading Cloud Computing as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of Cloud Computing on business and operating models? (Jan Van Der Burgt)

Internet of Things as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of IoT on business and operating models? (Simon Dhaenens)

This thesis investigates through a number of documented applications and case-studies whether Internet of Things (IoT) presents a sustaining or disruptive technology, and for which (types of) companies and industry sectors (e.g., Industry 4.0). The impact of IoT as sustaining/disruptive technology will be modelled and analyzed using various Enterprise Modeling techniques and associated tools (e.g.,… Continue reading Internet of Things as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of IoT on business and operating models? (Simon Dhaenens)

Procurement Data Management (Jonathan Seurinck)

Target students: MSc in Business Engineering (Operations Management) Maximum number of individual dissertations for this topic: 3 Supervisor: Prof. dr. Geert Poels Co-supervisor: Mrs. Laleh Rafati (contact person – Laleh.Rafati@UGent.be)   Concept, Problem and Proposed Solution Approach Procurement and Supply Management: Procurement has gained importance in supply chain management due to factors such as globalization, increased added… Continue reading Procurement Data Management (Jonathan Seurinck)

Procurement Decision Making (Anouk Van den Bossche)

Target students: MSc in Business Engineering (Operations Management) Maximum number of individual dissertations for this topic: 2 Supervisor: Prof. dr. Geert Poels Co-supervisor: Mrs. Laleh Rafati (contact person – Laleh.Rafati@UGent.be)   Concept, Problem and Proposed Solution Approach Procurement and Supply Management: Procurement has gained importance in supply chain management due to factors such as globalization, increased added value… Continue reading Procurement Decision Making (Anouk Van den Bossche)

Business Architecture 2020: Integrating business analytics into strategy planning and business modelling (Jonas Van Hoorde)

In this thesis it is investigated how elements from the Business Intelligence Model and from the ArchiAnalysis project can be integrated into the Process-Goal Alignment (PGA) technique for analysis of strategic fit in business architectures. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the UGentMIS vision of Business Architecture 2020. More details will be added later.

Business process architecture: measuring and improving performance and strategic fit (Robin Dehondt)

INTERESTED IN A TOPIC HIGH ON THE AGENDA OF BUSINESS CONSULTANCY FIRMS? IF YES, THEN CONTINUE READING.. Business process management (BPM) is an academic discipline and active practice field that aims at continuous improvement of business processes through application of information technology. BPM is taught to our Master in Business Engineering students as it is… Continue reading Business process architecture: measuring and improving performance and strategic fit (Robin Dehondt)

New business models and processes through ICT-enabled innovation and business transformation: How can Business Informatics help? (Olga Panchenko)

INTERESTED IN ICT? THEN THIS IS YOUR THESIS! Important notice: Many students can take on this subject as each thesis can emphasise a different technology or technology application. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its applications can have a disruptive impact on business and society. Examples abound of technologies and technology applications (apps for short)… Continue reading New business models and processes through ICT-enabled innovation and business transformation: How can Business Informatics help? (Olga Panchenko)