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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Recent ESCF news

Loïs Aerts wins Student Award 2021-2022

ESCF Student Award 2021-2022 ceremony

November 7, 2022
The most extraordinary Master Student talents from the Eindhoven University of Technology use the finest academic knowledge to help affiliated ESCF members and enrich the supply chain knowledge. ESCF members can submit project proposals, assisted by the ESCF. These will be circulated via our talent pool, the ESCF student community. Graduating students rated 9 or higher at ESCF companies make a chance to win the Student Award. Loïs Aerts won with her thesis the ESCF Student Award 2021-2022.
Attendants Kick off Talent Table at Lightyear

ESCF Talent Table

October 20, 2022
Full members identified the ‘young’ talents who joined this exciting new initiative: ESCF Talent Table. The overarching theme of the first Talent Table event was ‘Disruption’. Many talents face critical disruptions in their daily work, while others are part of disruptive organizations themselves. Think about worldwide disruptions such as Covid, the Suez Canal, rising energy […]

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 […]


Our communities


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.

Customer-Driven Transformation

The Customer-Driven Transformation 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.