M.Sc, P.Eng, MBA Dan Georgescu
Professional Development and Education Strategy Consultant - GlobalSC Consultants
Supplier Technical Assistance Resident - Ford Global Purchasing
Mr. Dan Georgescu is a well-known SCM and SD SME specialized in professional development and educational strategy. He is an accomplished public speaker who takes a leadership role in the development of new programs and diploma offerings and creates academic partnerships. Mr. Dan Georgescu is the Principal Educational Strategy Consultant at PMAC, the Chair of the SSCMLP Academic Content Review Round Table and the Chair of PMAC Instructors Development Education Committee. He works in supplier development at Ford as STA Resident. As a member of the National ARP at the CSCSC, Mr. Georgescu participates in the government accreditation of all supply chain educational offerings. Mr. Georgescu is also a member of the Engineering Programs Advisory Committee of Sheridan College, and a member of the Quality in the Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Sector Experts Roundtable. Mr. Georgescu teaches Supplier Development, Purchasing, SCM, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, KM, International Business, Ethics, Finances, Leadership, Industrial Processes, and NPI. He teaches in graduate level programs offered by Wilfrid Laurier University, Humber and Sheridan, ADMI, and PMAC.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer
Chairman of the Executive Board - German Logistics Association (BVL)
Vice President - European Logistics Association (ELA)
Lecturer at the University Bremen and at the Jacobs University Bremen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer was born in 1959 and grew up in Hamburg. After his Engineering Studies at the University Hanover he received a PhD from Technical University Berlin in 1988. From 1984 to 1997 he gained experience in the field of supply chain management working for several organizations, namely BMW in Dingolfing, Sauer-Sundstrand in Neumuenster and Bremer Vulkan Werft. Since 1999 Prof. Wimmer is working for the German Logistics Association (BVL) in Bremen first as Member of the Executive Board and since 2004 as Chairman of the Executive Board. Moreover, he is chairman of the curatorship of the Deutsche Außenhandels- und Verkehrsakademie (DAV) and since April of this year he is also Vice President of the European Logistics Association (ELA). Next to his occupational activity he is lecturer at the University Bremen and at the Jacobs University Bremen teaching procurement logistics, manufacturing logistics and contract logistics. In 2009 he received a honorary professorship at the University Bremen.
Dr Zenon Michael Michaelides
PhD Dept of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK
BSc (First Class Honors) in Aeronautical Engineering, Chelsea College, London, UK
Dr Michaelides is a Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, e-Business Strategy, e-Business Models, Enterprise systems and SAP at The University of Liverpool Management School, UK. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer, CEng (Engineering Council, UK) and Member of The Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS).
Dr Michaelides has also got extensive working experience. He was Lead Engineer for The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, USA; Senior Manager of Strategic Planning and Business, Denel Aviation, South Africa; Manager of Production Engineering and Process Engineering, Atlas Aviation, South Africa; Chief Engineer for Athens Aviation Services, Greece; Aircraft Engineer, Falcon Flying Services, Kent, UK.
He has published more than 20 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. Among them:
1.) Michaelides, Z. M., (2000), “The development of manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems in the aircraft production industry”, The Royal Aeronautical Society/EC-Engineering Council Special 03/00.
2.) Michaelides, Z. M., Boughton, N. J., and Kehoe, D. F. (2002), “Distributed Planning and Control Systems in Internet-enabled Supply chains”, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2002), San Francisco, April 5-8, 2002.
3.) Michaelides, Z. M., Ho, C. C., Boughton, N. J. and Kehoe, D. F., (2003), “The development and evaluation of Internet based supply of non-production (MRO) items”, International Journal of Logistics (IJL), Research and Applications, Vol. 6, No. 4 December 2003.
4.) Michaelides, Z. M., Kehoe, D. F. and Boughton, N. J., (2003), “A Decision Support Framework for Integrating Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)”, Proceedings of the joint Euroma-POMS conference, Como, 16-19 June, 2003.
5.) Michaelides, Z. M. and Kehoe, D. F. (2004), “The development of a decision support framework for Integrating SCM, MPC & ICT”, Euroma, INSEAD, Vol. 1, pp.0403-413, ISBN. 2-9522210-0-6
6.) Coronado, A.E., Lyons, A., Michaelides, Z. and Kehoe, D.F., (2005), “Supply chain models and technologies: A review of some developments”, Journal of Enterprise Information Management (JEIM). In Press.
7.) Bremang A., Lyons, A. and Michaelides, Z., (2006), “An Information System’s Architecture to Support Responsive Supply Chains”, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management. Paper accepted.
IT Business partner & Innovation for Supply Chain Europe - Unilever Europe Supply Chain Company
Responsible for managing the regional relationships within Unilever Europe Supply Chain, ensuring that fit for purpose IT innovations are developed and implemented, in line with business requirements & strategy.
Managing the regional IT program rolled out to support the European Supply Chain strategic initiatives. The program delivers IT innovation in the areas of Logistics, Planning, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Smart complexity and SC Finance / ERP.
Ensuring that timely and fit for purpose reports and reviews are provided to European Supply Chain stakeholders.
Demand sensing and IT solutions delivery to support Global business / SC initiatives.
Demand sensing and IT solutions delivery in areas other than SC (e.g. ERP and associated tools) to serve internal customers based in Switzerland.
Dipl. Ing. Aurelian Moraru – Project Coordinator for RFID implementation in Laundry Textiles Management
Engineer, graduated Transilvania University – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1991, Innovator, Entrepreneur. 25 years entrepreneurship in Romania within textile industry (www.kromatic.ro ; www.promar.ro ), professional laundry services, and more recently RFID technology innovation. Co-founder of London-based Rfid technology start-up Kromatic Technology Solutions aiming to innovate around RFID, Aurelian is promoting this technology on the local and on selected international markets, across relevant sectors and industries. Passionate about technology and innovation, Aurelian has graduated an international RFID professional institute and currently speaks at different specialized events about the way RFID technology is reshaping value chains across industries.
Martin Řídký, Ph.D.
Head of Pre Series Logistics, ŠKODA AUTO
Martin Ridky graduated in 1997 from the Czech Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Prague and acquired his Ph.D. degree in 2003.
He started his professional career at Škoda Auto in 1996 as purchaser in metal parts. Between 1998 and 2000 he gained experience in various positions in the logistics planning department, e.g. as coordinator for key JIT processes and suppliers. Between 2000 and 2004 Martin Ridky was the assistant to the Chairman of the Board of the Management and from 2004 to 2007 the General Secretary of the Board of Management.
In 2007 he got promoted to the Head of the Logistics Planning department and between 2010 and 2012 he was Head of the Ramp up Management in VWI India. Since October 2013 he is in his current position as Head of Pre Series Logistics. Martin Ridky speaks German, English and Russian.
Head of Unit, European Commission, DG TAXUD Unit Customs Processes and Project Management
Frank Janssens has studied economics with specialisation in International Trade and has started his career in the private business and Belgian Customs Administration. When he joined the European Commission he worked in the domains of support to agriculture products, management of the preparation of Candidate Countries to join the EU in the domain of customs and IT system and as project manager of several large Customs Information Systems. Since over 3 years Frank Janssens is the Head of Unit in Charge of the Customs process, Data and Project management. He is the Chairman of the Electronic Customs Coordination Group and several of its sub-groups and working groups.
Vice President, EDI-Soft AS
Steffen Pasgaard has worked in the software industry for logistics and transport for more than 14 years. EDI-Soft is a leading supplier of Delivery Management systems. Formerly Steffen possessed as CEO of the Danish branch of the company, until 2014 where he was transferred into his current role as Vice President. Steffen is responsible for developing existing markets in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Romania and China but is also deeply involved in the launch of EDI-Soft's services in new markets. Steffen holds an MA in Information Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Vice President and Senior Marine Legal Advisor, MARSH NV
Karl Moens has worked as marine lawyer at the Antwerp Bar for 15 years and joined Marsh in 1998. He has developed the Marsh Antwerpen marine legal team and focuses on all aspects of marine related liabilities and legal advices for our clients as head of marine legal and senior claims advisor. Karl holds a Master of Law and Master of Business Law from the University of Antwerp.
Managing Partner, APtus Software