I would like to point you all to the top-level conference we are organising on February 11, 2014: Supply Chain Renaissance – human capital as a key enabler. Interested? Please register quick as places are running out.
Powered by the TU/e Industrial Engineering Department, the European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF), connects internationally ambitious companies to share problems and solutions in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF) organises a top-level conference focused on Supply Chain Renaissance.
Why a Supply Chain Renaissance?
Massive outsourcing in the early 90s led to the emergence of supply chain management. Information sharing was the route to pursue to achieve better coordination. In the last 20 years we have seen lots of systems, but little sharing of information. Supply chains are still silo-ed, and overall performance even has slipped, due to globalization, creating longer and more vulnerable supply chains. Moreover, compa- nies struggle with finding talents that can deal with the increasing complexity and dynamics. Due to the challenges lying before us regarding resource scarcity and emerging markets, effective supply chain management will be decisive for a competitive edge more than ever!
Program of the conference
The morning program consists of inspirational sessions on how to create and sustain success in a dynamic world, which includes the following speakers:
– Prof. Hau Lee – Professor at Stanford University and co-developer of the “bullwhip effect” concept
– Harrie de haas – Senior Director Global Logistic Services at ASML
– Joop Alberda – International sports consultant and Olympic Gold winning volleyball coach
– Edwin Wenink – Manager Supply Chain Development at FloraHolland
– Roeland Baaijens – Executive Vice President Global Logistics at Hilti
– Paul van den Berg – Director of Operations EMEA at Plantronics
– Ed Overvest – Operations Manager at ID&T (Mysteryland)
In the afternoon, you can share and learn best practices from peers through Oxford debates and get the chance to meet talents of the best graduate Supply Chain program in the Netherlands. With outstanding education, research and knowledge valorization, the Eindhoven University of Technology contributes to solutions in major societal areas Energy, Health, and Smart Mobility. The university stimulates its students and employees to be entrepreneurs, and, to this end it even hosts an incubator for technology startups.
Registration can be found here.