Enabling professionals in and around supply chains to create, exchange and integrate knowledge by collectively exploring the future.
The European Supply Chain Forum is powered by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). ESCF works with over 50 leading global players sharing problems and insights related to Supply Chain Management and has become an ecosystem of multi-disciplinary professionals interested in operations and supply chain management. The unique value of ESCF is that it combines talent, knowledge, and network in one ecosystem. Via ESCF you can scout and acquire top talent in Supply Chain Management, link to academic knowledge, and a high-level network of peers.
In order to create more value for the ESCF members, ESCF ecosystem extends into a number of communities: Data2Move, ESCF High Tech Community (EHTC), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Servitization. Smaller players like SME’s and start-ups also participate in our communities. While ESCF full members can participate in all communities, a community member mainly operates in her community. By doing so, we allow startup, scaleup, large and multi-national organizations to join and participate in the ESCF ecosystem.
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Data2Move is a community on the interface of the Internet of Things, Big Data and Logistics/Supply Chain Management. Academics and students from TU/e collaborate with prominent industry partners to deliver results that are both practically and scientifically relevant.
High Tech Systems have some unique properties that should be taken into account in supply chain management. These properties include the complexity of the products themselves, long lead times of components, etc. This combination creates high volatility in demand, which makes it complex for organization to do business.
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods initiative is a research community and eco-system on the interface of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Academics and students from TU/e collaborate with prominent industry partners to create network communities and deliver results that are both practically and scientifically relevant.
Servitization becomes a growing trend. This implies that firms shift from a product-centric business model and logic to a service-centric approach. Our ambition is to create awareness and provide insights and solutions for servitization challenges, which are both technical and organizational in nature.