"We need a certain set of partners that help us to understand what is changing in supply chains. These partners need to come from the commercial as well as the research side. The MIT forum provides us with such cooperation. The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation is a platform where ideas from academic researchers and practitioners come together to put innovation into practice."
Dr. Clemens Beckmann, Deutsche Post World Net, Managing Director, Member of the Divisional Board
Welcome to the European Section
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation is at the center of one of the most pivotal areas of business. Formed in 2002, the Forum provides a unique collaborative environment. It is the center of an expert community, harnessing the world-leading capabilities of MIT.
The European Section was formed in 2006 and has a considerable number of supporters
. You are invited to join this selected group of innovators.
As a member of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, you also have access to the members area
where you exclusively can find contact lists of meeting attendees, photos, videos of the presentations as well as presentation slides.
The members of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation meet every year for several events at different locations. For a detailed overview of all former events please have a look at our MIT Forum Event Page
Vision of the "MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation"
In the global MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation
, founded in 2002 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), academics, researchers, and practitioners develop innovative ideas as well as practical commercial recommendations in order to link Business Strategies and Supply Chain Management to intelligent Information System solutions.
Until 2006 the forum has made it possible for its members in the US-American market to take advantage of the worldwide known MIT and to further design their Supply Chains in mutual dialogues. Members are leading companies such as Accenture, CapGemini, Deloitte, Deutsche Post AG, General Electric, IBM, Intel, Maxdata AG, Michelin, Microsoft B.S., Pepsi Bottling Group, SAP, Stora Enso and Xerox.
With the foundation of the European Section in 2006, it was extended into a global platform. MIT has authorized the Hasso Plattner Institute and the SCM Research Institute of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
to found and establish a European sector of the MIT Forum.
Advantages of the participation in the MIT Forum
The events, the networking, the researches, the contact with the MIT and the Universities can significantly contribute to the continued optimization of your supply chain and to the design of the innovative business processes in your company.
Members will have following benefits:
- Further enhancement of your supply chain in close collaboration with the MIT Forum
- Access to the MIT Forum network (presentation slides, presentation videos, lists of meeting attendees, photos, contact information of other members, contact information of the MIT Forum leaders in Europe and the US)
- Participation in the two European meetings per year (max. 3 Participants/Company)
- Participation in one global meeting (MIT, USA) of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation per year (max. 3 Participants/Company)
If you are interested in participation at the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation or would like to join the MIT Forum you are welcome to contact us:
Executive Director MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, European Section
Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0) 331 / 5509 - 1319
Have a look at the MIT Supply Chain Contact Page
for further Information