Alain BaeyensFounder & Senior Consultant at 30°NORTH
Alain is an independent supply chain consultant with over 25 years of experience. His focus is on supply chain optimisation, change management and training. He is convinced that especially in this age of technology the human factor remains a key element for a successful supply chain.
He is a chemical engineer who in 1992 became a supply chain enthusiast. He held positions in planning, project management, operations management, purchasing, compliance, training, and supply chain management. In 2000, he worked on his first digital project implementing Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) systems all over Europe. In 2001, he was part of the e-Supply Chain Solutions team of ELEMICA, the first exchange platform in the chemical industry. Ever since, he followed the evolutions in the digital supply chain closely. Today in the frame of ALICE, a European technology platform, he contributes to the creation of the Physical Internet. He advocates collaborative sustainable solutions in logistics which can only be achieved in a digitised supply network. He is Board Member of OTM, the Belgian Shippers association, Director of ELUPEG (European Logistics Users, Providers and Enablers Group), and Vice Chair of ALICE WG1 sustainable supply chains.