A DHL Webinar – Return Logistics as an Enabler of the Circular Economy
NOVEMBER 7, 2023 | 16:00 CET
Rewatch the Debate Between Industry, Academia, and Logistics
The transformative role of logistics in the fashion sector's transition to a circular economy is pivotal. This webinar seeks to understand, through the lens of academia and industry, how logistics service providers are the backbone of reverse supply chains and bear the weight of costs and emissions. The discussion will encourage collaborative action for a sustainable, circular future.
Why You Should Rewatch This Webinar
- Beyond the narrative: Understand the hard truths about reverse logistics and sustainability
- Unbiased perspectives: Benefit from diverse viewpoints, including academic insights, which challenge mainstream beliefs about circularity
- Direct feedback loop: Gain insights from industry, academia, and logistics service providers, helping your brand make more informed decisions
- Best practices & case studies: Witness real-world examples of successful collaboration leading to a sustainable, circular fashion model
Tom Van Woensel is a Full Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics in the OPAC group (Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control) of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. I work with around 20 Ph.D. students on various Operations Research models for several Transport and Logistics problems. I have established a solid academic foundation in Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chains. I have consistently pursued avenues for professional growth to remain up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. By merging my academic expertise with practical leadership skills, I can successfully navigate intricate challenges and facilitate organizational success.
Markus is a recent graduate with a master's degree in Operations Management and Logistics from the Technical University Eindhoven. In his studies, he focused in particular on sustainable supply chains and the harmonization between economic and environmental business objectives. In his master's thesis, Markus investigated the role of logistics as a potential enabler of the circular economy in collaboration with DHL and the European Supply Chain Forum. The results of this academic research offer relevant practical insights and implications for multiple stakeholders, including manufacturing companies, logistics service providers and end consumers.
After graduating his studies and gaining several years of consulting experience, Markus is now ready to start his career with the goal of driving sustainability transformation in global supply chains.
Mirella is responsible for leading a global team that serves the company’s top customers in online marketplaces, fashion and luxury. As part of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), her team simplifies the customer experience by providing a single point of contact to all DHL business divisions.
Recognizing the potential for e-commerce to rapidly change business behaviors, Mirella has for many years helped to build DHL’s e-commerce capabilities. Prior to her current role, Mirella was Vice President of DHL Global E-commerce and was driving the development of the DHL e-commerce sector. Mirella has held a number of other senior leadership positions in sales, people management, and virtual team management, and has lived and worked around the world