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. 

Talent-Knowledge-Network

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.

Want to know more? Please visit the about page!

Recent ESCF news

Digital Process Transformation Remco Dijkman

Digital Process Transformation

May 25, 2022
Prof.dr.ir. 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 […]
Servitization Platform meeting at VMI

Servitization Platform meeting at VMI

March 2, 2022
Predictive servitization – providing smart services based on big data – holds great promise. The Servitization Platform, an initiative of the European Supply Chain Forum and Link Magazine, aims to drive the topic forward for the manufacturing industry. In November, the first live meeting in two years was at machine builder VMI in Epe. Services […]

v

Our communities

Data2Move

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.

EHTC

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

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.