News | September 6, 2012

Supply Chain World Europe 2012, 21-23 October, Madrid

Supply Chain Council invites global supply chain professionals to Madrid, Spain, 21-23 October for Supply Chain World Europe 2012—Taking Supply Chains to the Next Level:  A Shift to Integrative Thinking. SCC hosts this event with a variety of new industry supply chains and thought leadership represented:

  • 3M—'Mix, Move, Match' Strategy (also a tour of 3M will be available on the second day; register separately for the tour)
  • Rijk Zwaan—Taking on the Unpredictability of an Agriculture Supply Chain
  • Saudi Aramco—SCM Organizational Growth at Aramco through Talent Development
  • Boeing—Technology-Enabled Supply Chain Transformation
  • St. Onge Company—A Look Into The Future: Robotic Supply Chains
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics—Development of a Specific SCOR Model for Transportation and Warehouse Logistics
  • TNT—How Operations Research has become Part of TNT Express' DNA
  • IBM—Supply Chain and Cloud Computing
  • VHA Healthcare System—An Integrative Managerial Model for SCM in the Healthcare System
  • Solving Efeso—Aligning the Enterprise by Developing Customer Focused, Segmented Value Chains: Moving Mindsets as well as Products
  • Miami University (USA)—The Implementation/Integration of SCOR-S Into the Undergraduate Curriculum of a Leading Business School

“Supply Chain World is a great opportunity to break away from internally focused initiatives and learn how the world’s top companies are building industry-leading supply chains,” said Joseph Francis, executive director, Supply Chain Council. “The conference creates a forum for supply chain leaders to discuss ongoing challenges and to find effective solutions for transforming their supply chains into a competitive advantage.”

Keynote and general session presentations at Supply Chain World will feature: 

  • Dr. Kurt Gruber, Infineon Technologies AG, Our Supply Chain Is a Competitive Advantage
  • Dr. Steven A. Melnyk, Michigan State University, Making Supply Chain Management Truly Strategic: A Blue Print for Action
  • Pascal Fernandez, Avnet Velocity, Capitalizing on Complexity: Reducing Multi-tier Supply Risk
  • Peter Hermann and Dirk Winkelhage, WILO, Integrative Steps In Supply Chain Evolution at WILO
  • Vincent Wauters and Patrik Appelqvist, Amer Sports Corporation, Turn Around Across Diverse Global Supply Chains: The Case of Amer Sports Corporation

Program details and registration information are available on the Supply Chain World website (  Register by 10 September to receive early registration savings.

About Supply Chain Council

Supply Chain Council is a global non-profit organization that helps member organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR), the supply chain management community's most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Supply Chain Council