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04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your Business

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Today manufacturing networks are operating globally and are dependent on further networks and companies worldwide. Besides the positive effects of globalization, companies become prone to incidents like the financial crisis, the nuclear event in Fukushima or the political conflict in Ukraine. Therefore the emerging volatility of business markets is designated as one of the megatrends that manufacturing industry is facing at the moment. Agile and robust supply chains can be seen as the essence of strategic management for the future.

Country Director Ethiopia, The World Bank, Washington, DC
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Munich
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg
Chief Executive Officer, Rail Cargo Austria AG, Vienna
Board Member International, OBI Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA, Wermelskirchen
Full Professor, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, University of Leuven; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Leuven
Head, Institute of Industrial Management and Innovation Research, Graz University of Technology, Graz Chair
Research Associate, Institute of Industrial Management and Innovation Research, Graz University of Technology, Graz Coordination

Guan Zhe CHEN

Country Director Ethiopia, The World Bank, Washington, DC

1992-1993 Young Professional, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
1993-1997 Project Economist, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
1997-2001 Sr. Transport Economist/Program Leader, Infrastructure Sector Unit, South Asia Region, the World Bank, Washington DC, USA
2001-2008 Sector Manager, Transport, South Asia Region, the World Bank, Washington DC, USA
2008-2011 Sector Manager, Urban, Water Supply, and Disaster Management, Latin American and Caribbean Region, the World Bank, Washington DC, USA
since 2011 Country Director for Ethiopia, Africa Region, the World Bank, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dipl.-Ing. MBA Raimund DIEDERICHS

Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Munich

1979-1981 Procter & Gamble Paper Divsion: USA and Germany
1982 MBA, INSEAD Fontainebleau France
1982-2009 McKinsey & Company (Munich, Vienna, Beijing), Focus on automotive, assembly industry and operations
 Currently board member in several companies and lecturer at TU Graz

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Kurt GRUBER

Corporate Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg

 With almost 30 years of semiconductor experience Kurt Gruber currently heads Infineon's Corporate Supply Chain. His department is responsible for global demand fulfillment and logistics operations for all Infineon accounts. His international team manages the internal and external production networks and drives the development of Infineon's supply chain and production strategies. Dr. Gruber also headed several departments within Infineon, including the "Center of Excellence" and held a position in "Strategic Production Management". Dr. Gruber received his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Technology Graz, Austria.

Dr. Georg KASPERKOVITZ

Chief Executive Officer, Rail Cargo Austria AG, Vienna

 Dr. Georg Kasperkovitz, 20 Jahre internationale Logistikerfahrung, ist seit 16. August 2012 Vorstand der RCA AG (ÖBB Güterlogistik) für Produktion & Finanzen. Der promovierte Techniker und Harvard-MBA, mit 20 Jahren internationaler Logistikerfahrung, leitet die Bereiche Produktion, Finanzen und Strategie. Er war zunächst fünf Jahre als Geschäftsführer der .A.S.A in der Slowakei tätig. Danach hat er als Berater, seit 2006 als Partner, bei McKinsey & Company, Inc. weltweit Güterbahnen und Speditionen bei Produktionsoptimierungen und Wachstumsstrategien unterstützt.

Mag., MBA Dieter MESSNER

Board Member International, OBI Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA, Wermelskirchen

 Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company Inc.
 Head of Corporate Development, OBI Group Holding SE & Co KGaA
 Managing Director International, OBI Group Holding SE & Co KGaA

Ph.D. Reinhilde VEUGELERS

Full Professor, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, University of Leuven; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Leuven

 
 Visiting Academic Positions:
1990 Northwestern University, The Kellogg Graduate School, Management, M.E.D.S. Department, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. (Winter& Spring term)
1995-1997 UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
1998/1999 Université de Paris I, Sorbonne
  Univeridad Autonoma de Barcelona, Econ. Departement (April)
  MIT, Sloan School of Management (Summer term)
1999/2000 Universitat Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona
2000/2001 ECARES/ULB, Brussels (1st semester)
  Université of French Guyana, Guadeloupe (January)
  Universitat Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona (February)
  Universiteit Maastricht, Sectie Organisatie (2nd semester)
2001/2002 Université de Paris I, Sorbonne
2004 Stern Business School, New York University (April).
2006 BETA, Université Louis Pasteur (April)
2007/2012 Visiting Faculty GSE UPF-UAB Barcelona (Master in Innovation)
2012 University of Bordeaux (April);
  Ecole des Mines-Telecom, Paris (September)
2013 Sciences Po, PSIA, Paris (Spring)
 
2004-2008 Economic Advisor BEPA (Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis) to JM Barroso, European Commission) on leave from KULeuven
 
 Current positions:
 -Full Professor (Gewoon Hoogleraar) at the K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, Management, Strategy and Innovation Department; Teaching: International Business Economics & Strategy (Master); Economics of Information (PhD); Economics & Management of Innovation (PhD)
 -Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Bruxelles (http://www.bruegel.org)
 -Research Fellow at CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research, London) in Industrial Organisation and International Trade (http://www.cepr.org)

DI Dr. techn. Christian RAMSAUER

Head, Institute of Industrial Management and Innovation Research, Graz University of Technology, Graz

 Christian Ramsauer received his PhD focusing on production management from Graz University of Technology in 1996. He spent two years conducting research on process development as a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, working with Professor Stefan H. Thomke. He was 5 years with McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, focusing on product and process development and on strategic issues, mainly with automotive and steel companies in Europe, US and Mexico. As a shareholder and CEO of a "green technology" company in Salzburg, he developed his company into a fast-growing and profitable enterprise. After working in the private equity sector in Munich he joined Graz University of Technology in 2011.

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy at the CrossroadsPlenary
12:00 - 13:45Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution?Plenary
14:15 - 15:45Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of FailurePlenary
18:00 - 19:30Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the CrossroadsPlenary
19:45 - 21:00Evening ReceptionSocial
19:45 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global MarketBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful CopingBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your BusinessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart CitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy TransitionBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a DisjunctureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised WorldBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern LifeBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
14:00 - 14:45Digital UniversityPlenary
14:45 - 16:15Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our KnowledgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Cities at the CrossroadsPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of CitiesPartner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30Complexity Science – IPlenary
08:30 - 09:15Complexity Science – IIPlenary
09:45 - 11:15Innovation at the Art Science InterfacePlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial