Enabling professionals in and around supply chains to create value by generating, exchanging and integrating knowledge and collectively exploring the future.

About ESCF

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), Customer-Driven Transformation (CDT) 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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ESCF news

New book on integrated support for smart manufacturing

February 16, 2021
The HORSE Book on integrated support for smart manufacturing is now available. Paul Grefen of TU/e and member of the daily board of ESCF is first author. The book presents the main results of the European HORSE project and has been published recently. It features an extensive description of the architecture design, prototype system realization and […]

The Supply Chain Disruption Management Manual

February 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected every economy in the world. Not only has it changed the way we work and travel, it also heavily disrupted international supply chains and networks. The DASCOVIMI research project aimed at giving insights into how a pandemic impacts organisations in the supply chain (discovery), but also how they should react and […]

Seminar ‘Voorkomen is beter dan genezen in de supply chain

January 15, 2021
On January 22 from 13-15 hours Dinalog organises the online seminar ‘Voorkomen is beter dan genezen in de Supply Chain’ (To prevent is better than to cure in the Supply Chain). It is a Dutch spoken seminar. The event has been set up by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University & Research. […]


Our communities


The Customer-Driven Transformation (CDT) community is the eco-system on the interface of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Academics and students collaborate with prominent industry partners to create network communities and deliver results that are both practically and scientifically relevant.


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. These properties include the complexity of the products themselves, high volatility, long lead times of components, etc. The Eindhoven High Tech Systems Community (EHTC) is the prime platform for working on these challenges.


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.