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Conference 2021



Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response

Virtual Conference Program

21-22 October 2021


12th Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response Conference

Building supply and demand network resilience through digital transformation

How new technologies inmidth a pandemic era enable consumers to embrace digitization and enhance the resilience of supply & demand networks.

Press release for 2021 SCM4ECR Conference

First day – Thursday

21 October 2021

09:00 – 09:30

Recording presentations/Connection

09:30 – 10:15

(Bucharest Time Zone – Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), UTC +3)

Inauguration Virtual Session – Welcome Speech


Valahia University of Târgoviște

Time: Oct 21, 2021, 09:30 AM Bucharest (GMT+3)

Chairman Prof. Virgil POPA

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome address by the Conference Host & Organizer – Chairman Virgil POPA

9:40 – 9:50 Welcome address by the Conference – Business Co-Chairman Ruediger HAGEDORN

9:50 – 10:00 Welcome address by the Conference – Academic Co-Chairman Theodor PURCĂREA

1st Virtual Session

10:15 – 14:45

Conference Presenter – Alina TĂBÎRCĂ

Time: Oct 21, 2021, 09:30 AM Bucharest (GMT+3)

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote Speaker: Ruediger HAGEDORN

(Online from Paris, France)

Director End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar

The Consumer Goods Forum

DRS – Data Reference Sheet. Coupling Of Data Bases Made Easy

10:45 –11:00 Discussion & Change connection

11.00 –11:30

Keynote Speaker: dr. Gerd WOLFRAM

(Online from Cologne, Germany)

CEO and Owner IoT Innovation & Consult I Partner Digital Connection I Author I

Cologne Area, Germany

Management Consulting to Consumer Goods ForumParis

Building Supply Chain Resilience through Digital Transformation

11:30 – 11.45 Discussion & Change connection

11:45 – 12.15

Speaker: Professor Virgil POPA

Founder & Coordinator of Supply Chain Management for Efficient Consumer Response Conferences

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Supply Chain Management Journal

Valahia University of Târgoviște

Empowering Employee, Shoppers, Consumers and Users of Supply Chain for Readiness in New Technologies

12:15 – 12:30 Discussion & change connection

12:30 – 13:00

Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael BOURLAKIS

(Online from Cranfield, England)

Director of Research for Cranfield School of Management

Group Head (Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management) and

Director of Centre for Logistics & Supply chain Management – Cranfield University

The Evolution of Food Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation

13:00 – 13:15 Discussion & change connection

13:15 –13:45

Speakers: Professor Costel NEGRICEA and PhD Student Matei PURCĂREA

(Online from Bucharest, Romania)

Rector of Romanian American University

The Alternative of Flipped Learning in Higher Education Enabled by the Development of Technologies and Innovation

13:45 – 14:00 Discussion & change connection

14:00 – 14:30

Speaker: Associate Prof. Borna ABRAMOVIC

(Online from Zagreb, Croatia)

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Chair of Railway Transport Management

Supply Chain Management and Container Trains between China and European Union

14:30 – 14:45 Discussion & change connection

2nd Virtual Session

14:45 – 18:30

Conference Presenter – Alina TĂBÎRCĂ

Speaker: Phd. Stud. Matei PURCĂREA

Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy

Research Economist at the Romanian American University

Communication and PR Manager at the Romanian Distribution Committee

Building Supply Chain Resilience by Using Blockchain and other Disruptive Technologies

15:15 – 15:30 Discussion & change connection

15:30 – 16:00

Speaker: Associate Professor – Ed LINDOO

(Online from Denver – Colorado, USA)

Regis University

The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 on the 2021 Global Supply Chain

16:00 – 16:15 Discussion & change connection

16:15 – 16:45

Speaker: Assistant Professor Gökhan KIRBAÇ

(Online from Istanbul, Turkey)

Head of the Air Logistics Department

Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey

Blockchain Technology for Supply Chain and Logistics: New Developments and Applications for Businesses

16:45 – 17:00 Discussion & change connection

17:00 –17:30

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Paula BAJDOR and Vanesa Duran GRADOS

(Online from Czestochowa, Poland)

The Use of Information Systems in Maritime Transport and Harbours

17:30 – 17:45 Discussion & change connection

Second day – Friday

22 October 2021

3rd Virtual Session

10:00 – 14:00

(Bucharest Time Zone – Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), GMT +3)

Conference Presenter – Alina TĂBÎRCĂ

Chairman Prof. Virgil POPA

10:00 – 10.30

Keynote Speaker: Professor Theodor PURCĂREA

Romanian-American University

Member of the Advisory Board of the Romanian Competition Council

President of the Romanian Distribution Committee

Honorary Member of SSMAR

Ex-Minister of Domestic Trade & Ex-President Romanian Competition Council

The Double Pressure of Improving Supply Chain Resilience, Agility, and Adaptability, and also of Faster Meeting Customer Service Requirements within the Accelerated E2E Digitization, Closely Integrating Supply Chain and Ecommerce

10:30 – 10:45 Discussion & change connection

10:45 -11:15

Keynote Speaker: Associate Prof. Marta STAROSTKA-PATYK

(Online from Czestochowa, Poland)

Department of Logistics and International Management

Faculty of Management

Czestochowa University of Technology

Perspectives and Challenges of 4.0. Logistics

11:15 – 11:30 Discussion & change connection

11:30 – 12:00

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Olga KOL and Associate Prof. Alexander DMIRIEV

(Online from St. Petersburg, Russia

Head of the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

of St. Petersburg State University of Economics,

Professor Sherbakov Vladimir V.



The Main Directions of The Digitalization of Transport as a  Business Ecosystem

12:00 – 12:15 Discussion & change connection


Speaker: Col. Associate Prof. Tomasz JALOWIEC

(Online from Warsaw, Poland)

War Studies University, Poland

Contemporary Challenges for the Development of Military and Civilian Logistics Cooperation

12:45 – 13:00 Discussion & change connection

13:00 –13:30

Speaker: Associate Prof. Mihaela ȘTEȚ

(Online from Baia Mare, Romania)

Future in Logistics: Sustainable Supply Chains

13:30 – 13:45 Discussion & change connection


Conclusions and Conference Closing Speech

Conference Moments