Executives join forces in advisory firm Supply Chain Companions

Supply Chain Companions

Seven globally recognized supply chain executives have joined forces to start advisory firm Supply Chain Companions. The consultancy specializes in strategic supply chain management and offers companies around the world tailored services to transform supply chain performance, drive growth and improve operational efficiency.

Companies today must navigate an ever-changing landscape of supply chain challenges. Supply chain executives face almost daily disruptions that demand greater resilience and flexibility, while striving for efficiency and sustainability. Due to the need for practical guidance in developing and implementing supply chain strategies, seven experts in supply chain management decided to establish the consulting firm Supply Chain Companions. These executives are globally recognized for their experience in transforming supply chains to deliver breakthrough business performance.

200 years of supply chain expertise

The names behind Supply Chain Companions are Eric Baudier, former Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) of Tetra Pak; Carlos Cordon, Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management at IMD Business School; Tariq Farooq, former CSCO of Sanofi; Martijn Lofvers, CEO of Supply Chain Media; Marcel van Rossum, former Supply Chain Executive at Johnson & Johnson; Zarko Stevic, former CSCO of Audemars Piguet; and Sikko Zoer, former Vice President Global Supply Chain at Medtronic. Together they form a team that comprises over 200 years of combined supply chain expertise, thought leadership and practical knowledge.


Through this joining of forces, Supply Chain Companions offers a unique blend of experience across industries, combined with progressive leadership in supply chain management and operations. Carlos Cordon, co-founder and CEO of the consultancy, comments: “Supply Chain Companions’ mission is to help executives and their teams anticipate and address supply chain challenges and opportunities so that their company’s supply chain remains a value creator for their business. We will help guide these companies on their journey to stay ahead in an era of supply chain transformation.”

Tailor-made strategies

“Supply Chain Companions is also more than just a consulting firm,” adds co-founder Eric Baudier. “Our engagement goes along the entire transformation journey through tailored and focused strategies. We help to envision a customer-driven supply chain strategy and to obtain executive committee buy-in. Our contribution and guidance in governing the implementation teams is key to realise the transformation roadmap. Most importantly, we believe in building our clients capabilities to reap lasting benefits from the transformation.”