Mr. Prof. Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel Professor in Logistics - NLDA
Mobility - Panel Discussion
Introduction to the panel
About Mr. Prof. Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel
Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel is lecturer at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and expert for TNO Mobility and Logistics focusing on sustainable logistics, development of mainports, sense and respond logistics and cross chain control centers.
He received a doctorate in Economics in 2002 from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for his research on logistics organization.
From 2002-2009 he was also part time professor in logistics at the Netherlands Defence Academy. His field of research includes: creating winning supply networks, alliances, intelligent logistics concepts supported by ICT and asset management control.
He is involved in MBA and Executive Masters programs of many universities (Logistics, Business Administration and Financial Controlling), including those in Gent, Rotterdam, Groningen Twente, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Amsterdam.
He has worked as a consultant for KPMG Consulting and CapGemini in the field of supply chain management for more than 20 years. He worked for many Fortune 500 companies in the electronics, FMCG, office equipment, health care and paper industry.
He is (co-)author of more than 200 articles for journals such as APICS Journal of Production and Inventory Management, Business Logistics, and the International Journal of Logistics Management, as well as for SCM websites. He is co-author of the books, Customer service, Physical distribution, European distribution and supply chain logistcs, Logistiek, Werken met supply chain Management and the television course Logistiek.
He is active member of the Dutch Council of Logistics (VLM), Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen, editor of Tijdschrift voor Vervoerswetenschap and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and he is chairman of the jury for the Netherlands Logistics Award.