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

Annual AI Planner of the Future

June 29, 2023
The Annual AI Planner of the Future event took place on the 15th of June. The session started with a brief welcome speech by our program managers Laurens Bliek and Frauke Behrendt. Thereafter, our keynote speaker Wim Nuijten, Scientific Director of Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), took to the floor with a presentation on […]

ESCF Circular program LINCIT

March 21, 2023
The ESCF Circular program LINCIT officially kicked-off. During a first consortium meeting, knowledge institutions and industrial partners met. They discussed the outline of the TKI Dinalog call, including the set-up of the work packages and the LINCIT board, set mutual expectations, and defined the next steps. ESCF Circular aims to guide companies with linear supply […]
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Transitioning to a Circular Business Ecosystem

January 10, 2023
ESCF Circular We are happy to announce that we received an official statement that the grant for “Transitioning to a Circular Business Ecosystem” has been received. The ESCF Circular LINCIT program will guide the involved companies to embrace a circular business ecosystem. AmbitiousThe ambition is to (1) increase the circularity level to at least 20% […]


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.