Speaker Sven VERSTREPEN
Sven Verstrepen holds MSc degrees in Applied Economics (University of Antwerp, 1996), Marketing (Vlerick Management School, 1997) and Logistics (Flemish Chamber of Engineers, 2004). He started his career as a researcher in Management Information Systems at the Vlerick Management School in 1997.
In 1999, Sven became supply chain analyst at the Agfa-Gevaert Group, where he was responsible for European supply chain and SAP related projects. This position offered him the opportunity to gain hands-on international experience in logistics process improvement, inventory reduction, demand forecasting and reverse logistics. In June 2004, Sven joined the Flanders Institute for Logistics where he became responsible for research projects in collaborative logistics, closed loop supply chains and "green" logistics.
In November 2008, Sven co-founded TRI-VIZOR, a spin-off company of the University of Antwerp and the world's first cross supply chain orchestrator, where he holds the position of Business Development Director. In March 2011, TRI-VIZOR together with Baxter and UCB accomplished the world's first successful showcase of orchestrated horizontal collaboration in logistics.
TRI-VIZOR was successively awarded with the European Supply Chain Distinction Award for Innovation (Berlin, June 2011) and the VBO/Belgian Business & Society "Sustainable Company of the Year Award" (Brussels, October 2011).
Since 2012, Sven Verstrepen and TRI-VIZOR are responsible for implementing horizontal collaboration test projects for "Collaborative Concepts for Co-Modality (CO³)", an innovation consortium of 18 partners in Europe supported by the 7th Framework for Research Project of the European Commission (www.co3-project.eu).
Sven has published several books and academic papers on collaborative supply chains and reverse logistics.