European Supply Chain Forum

The European Supply Chain Forum

  • Offers an excellent opportunity for professionals to share problems and solutions in the area of Supply Chain Management and design
  • Connects internationally ambitious companies
  • Facilitates joint projects and research with a focus on talent development and life-long learning

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Operations Practices

Sales forecasting in times of crises at DSM

Responding to the Lehman Wave

Sales forecasting and Supply Management during the Credit Crisis

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A system dynamics model has been developed in order predict demand development throughout the supply chain in times of crises.
Good insights by using this type of modeling enable managers to make the right decisions and to gain...

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"For a major company like Dow Chemical links with university and academia are an absolute must, not only with respect to research on a widerange of supply chain topics, but also to ensure we are in a position to attract , and test, the right future talent. The European Supply Chain Forum together with Eindhoven University of Technology enables us...

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About ESCF

The European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF) is the premier Operations and Supply Chain Competence Center in Europe. We connect internationally ambitious companies with a focus on long-term partnerships. The ESCF offers an excellent opportunity to share problems and solutions in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Members are able to share their thoughts with and learn from other multinational companies. We provide a global, interactive platform and facilitate joint projects and research. ESCF excels in SCM talent development and life-long learning.

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Target industry sector

  • Process industry (chemical and other)
  • Pharmaceutical industry / Health Care
  • Capital goods industry, especially service parts logistics
  • Retail & Internet / E-commerce
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Mass assembly
  • High-tech (consumer electronics, semiconductors, contract manufacturing, communications)
  • Logistics service providers

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