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Conference 2023

First day – Thursday

12 October 2023

09:00 – 09:15

Recording presentations

/ Connection

09:15 – 9:30

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

Inauguration Hybrid Session – Welcome Speech


Valahia University of Târgoviște

Time: Oct 12, 2023, 09:15 AM Bucharest (GMT+3)


Professor Virgil POPA and Ruediger HAGEDORN


9:15 – 9:20 Welcome address by the Conference Host & Organizer – Chairman Virgil POPA

9:20 – 9:25 Welcome address by the Conference – Business Co-Chairman Ruediger HAGEDORN

9:25 – 9:30 Welcome address by the Conference –Academic Co-Chairman Theodor PURCĂREA

9:30 – 9:35 Welcome address, Vice Rector Valahia University of Târgoviște Vice-Rector Mircea DUICĂ

1st Hybrid Session

9:35 – 14:30

Conference Presenter – Alina TĂBÎRCĂ Ph.D.


Time: Oct 13, 2022, 9:30 AM Bucharest (GMT+3)

Session chairman: Professor Theodor PURCAREA

9:35 – 9.55

Speaker: Professor Virgil POPA Ph.D.


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

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

Valahia University of Târgoviște

Management of Supply Chain Resilience in (In) Security and Global Risks Medium. The Collaborative Management of Supply Chains in a volatile time through big disruption by wars and networks from energy, transport and inflation


9:55 – 10:00 Discussion & Change connection

10:00 – 10:25

Keynote Speaker: Ruediger HAGEDORN


Director End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar

The Consumer Goods Forum



10:25 –10:30 Discussion & Change connection

10.30 –10:55

Keynote Speaker: dr. Gerd WOLFRAM


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

Cologne Area, Germany

Management Consulting to Consumer Goods ForumParis



10:55 – 11.00 Discussion & Change connection

11:00 – 11:25

Speakers: Col. Prof. Tomasz Jałowiec Ph.D. Hab. and Dariusz Grala Ph.D.

(On site)

War Studies University, Poland

Innovations in military supply chains management

11:25 – 11:30 Discussion & change connection

11:30 – 11.55

Speaker: Professor Borna ABRAMOVIC Ph.D.


University of Zagreb, Croatia

Chair of Railway Transport Management

Railway freight liberalisation in Croatia – first 10 years


11:55 – 12:00 Discussion & change connection

12:00 – 13:00

Coffee break. Sandwiches and snacks

13:00 –13:25

Speakers: Professor Costel NEGRICEA PhD Hab

Rector of Romanian American University

and Matei PURCĂREA

(Romanian American University)

(On site)

Key Supply Chain Management challenges, considerations and solutions in higher education deeper digital transformation


13:25 – 13:30 Discussion & change connection

13:30 – 13:55

Keynote Speaker: Professor Theodor PURCĂREA

(On site)

Professor at the Romanian American University

Member of the Advisory Board of the Romanian Competition Council

President of the Romanian Distribution Committee

Supply chain cross-functional visibility and long-term sustainability, enabling customers


13:55 – 14:00 Discussion & change connection

14:00 – 14.25

Speaker: Assistant Professor Monika Vyas1 (*) and Assoc. Professor Gunjan Yadav2


Swarrnim Startup and Innovation University,

Gandhinagar, Gujarat,


Circular Supply Chain Management Challenges: Five WHY Technique


14:25 – 14:30 Discussion & change connection


14:30 – 14:55

Speaker: Matei PURCĂREA

(On site)

Romanian American University

Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Supply Chain Management through Artificial Intelligence and other disruptive technologies


14:55 – 15:00 Discussion & change connection

15:30 – 17:00

Visit to the Royal Court of Targoviste

Second day – Friday

13 October 2023

2nd Hybrid Session

10:00 – 15:30

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

Conference Presenter – Alina TĂBÎRCĂ Ph.D.

Session chairman: Professor Michael BOURLAKIS

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome word of the collaboration between

Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland and

Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania


10:05 – 10:40

Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Marta STAROSTKA-PATYK Ph.D. Hab. and Dr. Ilona PAWEŁOSZEK


Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Generative AI transforming today`s logistics


10:40 – 10:45 Discussion & change connection

10:45 – 11:10

Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael BOURLAKIS Ph.D.


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

How food supply chain members collaborate to support disadvantaged consumers in light of the current economic challenges that consumers face going to food banks


11:10 – 11:15 Discussion & change connection

11:15 – 11:40

Speaker: Assistant Professor Gökhan KIRBAÇ

(On site)

Head of the Air Logistics Department

Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey

Resilience and Sustainability of Global Supply Chains: An Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Application


11:40 – 11:45 Discussion & change connection


11:45 – 13:00 Coffee break. Sandwiches and snacks

Individual invitation to the Webinar organized by Michael Bourlakis,

Cranfield University

13:00 –13:25

Speaker: Associate Prof. Mihaela ȘTEȚ Ph.D. eng and Ph.D. ec


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca


Electrification in Supply Chain: Benefits, Challenges and Perspectives.


13:25 – 13:30 Discussion & change connection

13:30 – 13:55

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Paula Bajdor Ph.D. Hab. (Online)

Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Sustainable entrepreneurship – present situation and future challenges.


13:55 – 14:00 Discussion & change connection

14:00 – 14:25

Speaker: Dr Irvine LANGTON; Post-Doctoral Fellow


Faculty of Management Sciences, Logistics and SCM Department,

Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Reverse Logistics Practices in Manufacturing Firms in South Africa


14:25 – 15:00 Discussion & change connection

15:00 – 15:25

Speaker: Jonas Shafondino Kamakela


Ph.D. Student (Suply Chain Management) from University of Mauritius

Supply chain risks and tripods : Geopolitics, Pandemics, and Technological progress and their effect on supply chain restructuring: Comparative case study design


15:25 – 15:30 Discussion & change connection

15:30 – 15:45

Conclusions and Conference Closing Speech

16:00 – 18:00 Visit to ERDEMIR Company