The Role of Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations – Status Quo, Case Studies and Recipes for Success

Sustainability is an integral part of many corporate transformations today. Topics such as ESG reporting (environmental, social, governance), CO2 footprint and sustainability of buildings, IT and supply chains are at the top of the agenda of many decision-makers in large and medium-sized companies. Therefore, in 2023 the CSCMP Roundtable Germany focused on the topic of ‘sustainability’. Now, at our first event in 2024, we will bring this theme to the finish line.

Managing Supply Chains with minimum inventories and just-in-time processes around the globe is the norm for many industries. Doing that in a sustainable manner through protecting the environment and the resources and by providing humane working conditions at all participants of the supply chain is the goal of the ESG initiative. However, in a newly forming multi-polar world, and particularly in the face of a number of crises in various regions, the question arises: is sustainability of supply chains really important enough to remain a priority on our agendas, or are companies about to reprioritize their focus somewhat away from sustainability and back to survival and profitability mode? Is it necessary or even possible to redefine and adapt the ‚ideal sustainability‘ to the new global challenges?

This topic is certainly discussed intensively and sometimes controversially and emotionally in your environment. We offer you the opportunity to hear experts and practitioners talk about their own approaches and experiences and to talk to you about opportunities and challenges in the concrete implementation of sustainable solutions.

Subject matter experts from CSCMP, University of Applied Sciences (HSD) Düsseldorf, JAS Worldwide, IBM and Infosys will share their experience, do‘s and dont‘s and tips how to succeed in this so dynamically changing world. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for questions to the speakers and networking with each other. Finally, we will take part in a physical tour of the Infosys Innovation Lab in Duesseldorf.

We look forward to welcoming you to Infosys in Duesseldorf on March 14, 2024. We are also happy to continue the tradition of having dinner the day before in an informal circle.

Tickets for the event can be purchased under: Events Page

Our guest speakers for the day are:

Georg Odenthal

Co-founder of the CSCMP RoundTable Germany and Lecturer of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management in MBA and MoE classes

Georg brings Operational and strategic planning leadership experience in the European and US aftermarket supply chains in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries

Prof. Dr. Carsten Deckert

is Professor of Innovation and Production Management at Hochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences. One of his research interests is in sustainable logistics, a topic in which he published a German textbook at Springer Nature Group and several journal articles and book chapters (e.g. for the Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management at Springer Nature Group).

Andrea Goeman

Senior Vice President QHSE & Sustainability at JAS Worldwide

Andrea has over 20 years experience in operational Freight Forwarding,
Key Account Management for different Vertical Markets and Corporate Strategy.

She worked in the field of Green Logistics since 2007.

Oliver Gahr

Principal Leader Sustainability IBM Technology 

Oliver has been with IBM since 1998 and brings a broad range of experience in the areas of digital transformation and digital innovation.

For the last 15 years, he has been responsible for Client Innovation in IBM Research and Development, helping to develop different technological trends such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 or Blockchain and transforming them into applicable solutions.

Madhu Pulasseri

AVP – Senior Practice Engagement Manager for EMEA & APAC 

Madhu is an accomplished Digital Transformation Leader with a passion for improving the lives of consumers using technology. Strategic digital advisor for executives with a constant focus on end consumer experience. Successfully delivered complex initiatives for large organizations in the US, Middle East, India, and Australia.

Vinayak Hegde

Vice President and Global Practice head @Infosys for Supply Chain Management and Asset Management. 

Vinayak brings more than 25 years of experience in Supply Chain and has demonstrated history of helping some of our marquee customers navigate some of their challenges across Supply Chain Planning, Execution, Procurement and Asset management.

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