Control Tower Expert Workshop on September, 15th at the Automotive Campus in Helmond

On Tuesday September, 15th Quyntess invites you to participate in an afternoon workshop. We welcome practitioners working in supply chain management, procurement and logistics like yourself. This expert workshop is designed around hands-on sessions in small groups with professional peers from other companies to stimulate cross fertilization of ideas on the focus topic. Discretion and confidentiality are ensured. Spend Matters’ Gert van der Heijden is an insider and will act as a chairman for the event, challenging as well as bringing together individual contributions.

The topic of this workshop is business model innovation enabled by open business networks. Agility, adapting to change and new business models based on sharing are becoming more important than cost savings and lead time reductions. To set the stage and provide a reference framework we will kick this event off with a case study of an automotive company and review how they re-invented LEAN in a collaborative and flattened supply chain. We continue with a short update on the state of Business Networks and discuss a reference framework on how they enable new supply chain models.

The benefit of the Control Towers group is that members make the difference with their experience. The interactive break out sessions in small groups are always the most valued sessions when we request for feedback. We hope to welcome you or one of your colleagues at this event!


13.00 Registration and Sandwiches
13.15 Introduction
13.30 Case Study  "How a business network enables a new supply chain business model in a lean automotive environment" by Roeland Vermeulen, Quyntess
14.00 Breakout session #1: Leapfrog 1:1 collaboration; perspectives on critical business data creating information through a business network
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Breakout session #2: Measure to Manage; How can we and how dare we manage KPI’s of participants in the business network?
16.30 Wrap up and conclusion by Gert van der Heijden
17.00 Networking Drinks & Nibbles



 Gert van der Heijden

Gert van der Heijden, Spendmatters (link)
Gert is a seasoned procurement and supply chain professional. After a series of executive procurement positions he managed Deloitte’s and Berenschot’s procurement practices for several years. Today Gert provides insight in new trends and technology for Spend Matters and is organizer of the Dutch Sourcing Awards.

Want to learn more about Business Networks and how you can enable new supply chain business models? Sign up for the next Control Tower Expert Workshop on Tuesday November, 24th! More information? Click here