Logistic Park Conference 2013

by Jörgen Eriksson on November 12, 2013


I participated in the Logistic Park conference in Nässjö in Sweden today. It was a well attended conference with more than 60 C-level executives and some of the world ‘s foremost experts in Supply Chain Management and Lean, who were engaged as speakers, including Art Smalley, Sam McPherson, Christian Obbaeker Hansen and John Vellema.

The conference marked the start of Logistic Park Nässjö, which with more than 100 companies represents a unique focal point for issues related to logistics. Logistic Park Nässjö is a collaboration between companies with logistics-intensive businesses in the Nässjö area. Nässjö is the only city in Sweden with railway for six outgoing directions, and has one of the largest intermodal terminals in northern Europe. Due to demographic proximity to the market and a long tradition of logistical skills, many companies choose Nässjö as a location for distribution on the Scandinavian market.

The speakers had experience from such diverse places as Toyota, Lego and the U.S. Army Special Forces, having in common the ability to lead organisations towards greater efficiency through advanced flow analysis and leadership skills. I had the 10.00 to 12.00 speaker slot and I enjoyed the strong interaction from the conference audience. It felt more like a dialogue than giving a speech. Below is my presentation from today.

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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Sanjeev Baitmangalkar November 13, 2013 at 06:49

Fantastic! Congratulations!

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