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8th Supply Chain Leaders Forum

Wednesday | 11 September 2019 | 13:30h - 18:00h

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Leading businesses and organizations strive for sustainability – towards Mother Earth and toward customers and consumers. Learn how the best of best balance a sustainable supply chain with the ability to handle risks and still deliver world-class performance during the 8th Supply Chain Leaders Forum on 11 September in Copenhagen.

The 8th Supply Chain Leaders Forum will offer loads of inspiration on trends, the top-25 supply chain leaders in Denmark will be identified and the best of the best in industry and academia will be awarded. To secure maximum inspiration and networking opportunities, there are innovation booths from leading companies and organization offering solutions, services, education, and various sustainable thoughts. Internationally recognized speakers and organizations from business and academia will inspire the audience with new philosophies and cases.


  • Why sustainability in supply chains is important by Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Former Minister for Environment and Food at The Danish Parliament
  • Top performers leverage sustainability and resilience to win by Omera Khan, Professor of SCM at Royal Holloway University of London. Omera will highlight the growing importance of sustainability and resilience to sustain a competitive advantage in global supply chains: In particular highlight the significance of product design and supply chain alignment and how de-risking the supply chain on the drawing board can bring benefits.
  • Building a robust and sustainable supply chain in a high-growth company by Torsten Steenholt, COO at Chr.Hansen A/S. Torsten will introduce us to the exciting journey of how the global bioscience company Chr. Hansen has formed a scalable and sustainable manufacturing and supply chain set-up. In January 2019 Chr. Hansen was nominated as the World’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights and Torsten will share his perspectives on how to build winning manufacturing strategies in high-growth companies where continuous capacity expansion, efficiency and sustainability needs to go hand-in with measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, safety and product quality.
  • Using circular economy in VELUX by Thea Sørensen, Global Product Manager at VELUX. Thea will speak about how the VELUX Group applies circular economy thinking where growth is decoupled from the use of scarce resources, and why unique product innovation leveraging upcycled building materials may be the future for many manufacturing companies.
  • Leading a competitive and sustainable supply chain by Jean-Marc Lechêne, Executive Vice President and COO, Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Renewables have gone from niche to mainstream in a few short years, which requires new ways of thinking for our industry. Leading a competitive and sustainable supply chain, requires close collaboration across the entire full value chain as well as strong supplier partnerships. How do you succeed with multi-functional collaboration in a global organization?
  • Trend Compass aligns your strategy and supply chain with key trends by Martijn Lofvers, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Media. To survive in a changing world, companies must align their strategy and supply chains with different mega-, macro- and micro-trends. Supply Chain Media has developed the Trend Compass for this purpose, indicating the apt technological innovation for each business strategy and accompanying supply chains. The varying impact of trends is based on own research among more than a hundred supply chain managers and directors in the industry, wholesale and retail plus a few managers at logistics service providers.

Interested? Visit the website and attend the event!


Wednesday | 11 September 2019
13:30h - 18:00h
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