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Creating real value in the supply chain

About ESCF

ESCF is the leading collaboration forum in solving practical and scientific supply chain challenges by using technology and empowering talent, innovative thinking, and out-of-the-box solutions.
The ESCF ecosystem organizes interaction with her members to further develop knowledge in and around supply chains. Access to talent, our students and researchers, is crucial. In a non-competitive way and mutual trust, opportunities for the members of (cross-industry) to innovate are addressed. The researchers of ESCF are part of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. Have a look at the research areas of the department and the researchers.



ESCF offers companies excellent students and supply chain professionals of TU/e to carry out projects, address innovations, create awareness of supply chains’ scientific and practical knowledge. Their competencies like innovative thinking, out-of-the-box solutions, and adaptiveness help companies further develop their business. They form the talent of our forum.


ESCF creates real value in the supply chain by generating, exchanging, and integrating scientific and practical supply chain knowledge.


The ESCF network is based on the spirit of trust and reliability. The network shares the best scientific and practical knowledge in a non-competitive way and by peer-to-peer contacts.

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ESCF news

Nominees of the ESCF Student Award 2021-2022 are…

September 16, 2022
There were no less than 10! graduating students this year who scored exactly a 9.0 for their Master theses that they conducted at an ESCF member. The jury nominated the 5 best Master students of last year. Who will be the winner of this year’s ESCF Student Award? Nominated are: Loïs Aerts, Nadine van Diën, Michiel […]
Digital Process Transformation Remco Dijkman

Digital Process Transformation

May 25, 2022 Remco Dijkman full-time professor of Data-driven Business Process Optimization at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology and Research Director EHTC at ESCF, will deliver his inaugural lecture on July 1, 2022 about: ‘Digital Process Transformation’ The availability of both computing power and data has grown exponentially over […]

NWA program Transition to a sustainable food system

March 29, 2022
NWO Life 2022 symposium In our rapidly changing and increasingly complex world, scarcity of raw materials and agricultural commodities are boosting global prices and making it trickier to configure supply chain assets. Moreover, the production of food and non-food is not yet climate neutral and is insufficiently circular. To achieve sustainable food systems, major changes […]


Our communities

ESCF ecosystem

To generate more value for the ESCF members, ESCF ecosystems extend into several communities: Customer-Driven Transformation (CDT), Data2Move, ESCF High Tech Community, and Servitization. Smaller players like SMEs and start-ups mainly participate in one of our communities, while full ESCF members participate in all communities. We allow start-ups, scale-ups, large and multinational organizations to join the ESCF ecosystem.


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 focuses on digital solutions in supply chains, where algorithms and AI are exploited to create decision support to create resilient and transparent operations.
The Data2Move companies collaborate with TU/e academics and students to deliver results that are practically and scientifically relevant. 


High-tech supply chains deal with the complexity of products, long lead times of components, the speed with which research and development of new products require adaptations to supply chain relations, and the customer product configuration process. These key challenges are addressed in the High Tech Community.


Servitization implies a shift from a product-centric organization to a service-centric company. Our ambition is to create awareness of the servitization challenges, both technical and organizational in nature, and to provide solutions to overcome these challenges. We guide the sustainable and profitable transition towards servitization.