Membership benefits

Members are offered a full range of activities and benefits

Providing a global and interactive platform

This platform enables you to exchange key supply chain and operations management solutions and best-in-class operating practices, adhering to fundamental ethical principles. We organise networking opportunities for Operations professionals, such as workshops and round table meetings.

Providing a full-service talent development package

Membership includes the full rang of training for (future) supply chain and operations management professionals.

We offer: 

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s programs providing first-hand access to high-level students. Through these programs we jointly prepare students and trainees for leading roles in operations in your company through full-time MSc and post-Master's (PDEng) programs in Operations Management at TU/e.
  • Executive education for middle to top management through the TIAS Programs. Training professionals within and outside the operations function in-state-of-the-art Operations Management through part-time executive programs at TIAS school for business and society.
  • PhD students are an important asset in delivering high-level long-term research for important real-life problems. All PhD research embedded in the School of Industrial Engineering is directly related to real-world problems observed in the many companies in our network. 

Promoting application of world-class research

You will have access into supply chain and operations management phenomena to identify opportunity areas in member companies. We offer you a complete store of operations and supply chain knowledge developed by the ESCF members. We publish state-of-the-art papers and case studies in international scientific and professional journals.

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Facilitating joint projects

We aim to encourage innovation and to provide competitive advantage to members' supply chains. We execute innovative projects on key operations issues defined by ESCF member companies, aimed at creating added value for these companies.


Membership fee: € 15,000 per year.


About ESCF

The European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF) is the premier Operations and Supply Chain Competence Center in Europe. We connect internationally ambitious companies with a focus on long-term partnerships. The ESCF offers an excellent opportunity to share problems and solutions in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Members are able to share their thoughts with and learn from other multinational companies. We provide a global, interactive platform and facilitate joint projects and research. ESCF excels in SCM talent development and life-long learning.

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Target industry sector

  • Process industry (chemical and other)
  • Pharmaceutical industry / Health Care
  • Capital goods industry, especially service parts logistics
  • Retail & Internet / E-commerce
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Mass assembly
  • High-tech (consumer electronics, semiconductors, contract manufacturing, communications)
  • Logistics service providers



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