Actual Challenges and Economic Opportunity  

for Global Supply Chain


Changes in the world outside the company alter the way that we look at problems and priorities in the company itself. This presents new challenges to company logistics and to planning & control of corresponding business processes.

In this seminar, Professor Schönsleben will speak on the following three main points that present major challenges from an integrated logistics point of view:

  • Economic Opportunities by an Accurate Estimation of the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Economic Opportunities for Social Commitment – the Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Economic Opportunities for Environmental Commitment – the Triple Bottom Line

He will also share some case studies in these areas.



Professor Paul Schönsleben

Department of Management, Technology, and Economics
BWI Center for Industrial Management

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich


Author of “Integral Logistics Management (4th Edn): Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies”

Professor Paul Schönsleben, 1952, studied Mathematics and Operation Research at ETH Zurich. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1980. From 1983 to 1991, he was full time professor for Business Informatics at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Since 1991 he has been full professor at ETH Zurich, chair of operations and supply chain management. He was dean, deputy head, and head of the Department BEPR and MTEC from 2001 to 2005.


His research and teaching areas are logistics, operations and supply chain management, global service management and service innovation. These areas also include information management, TQM and process management.  He is member of several boards of directors, as well as advisory boards.


He has written several books, as well as numerous scientific and popular articles. The most important book “Integral Logistics Management – Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies”, was published in German by Springer, Germany, in 1998, (6th edition 2011), and in English, published in 2000 by CRC / Taylor & Francis Group / Auerbach (4th edition 2011).







16th February 2011, Thursday

2.00pm to 4.00pm

TLI-Asia Pacific Executive Learning Centre (21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Level 4, NUS)

Free. Admission is by registration only.


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