TNO is one of the largest independent research organizations in the Netherlands. Also known for its cutting-edge innovation in applied sciences and technology.
We'll be discussing the critical role of supply chain management in driving a more sustainable future. Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Join us online to learn from a leading expert in the field.
We'll dive into a range of thought-provoking topics, including:
Elmer Rietveld is an internationally acknowledged researcher in the field of critical raw materials and circular economy. He possesses a diverse range of skills and knowledge spanning various fields. This includes material science, supply chain management, and welfare economics. Elmer is uniquely positioned to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities of this emerging field.
Elmer's core expertise relates to resource efficiency, with a focus on critical raw materials. He has conducted extensive research on material flow analysis of critical raw materials. Including the economic impact of price volatility of raw materials, and international trade analysis. He has also worked on circular economy initiatives and has expertise in developing and implementing policies related to CSR (corporate social responsibility).
Elmer has extensive experience in:
He has also applied land-use and water-use models to spatial planning initiatives both in the Netherlands and worldwide.
Elmer's research and consulting work in these areas has involved long-term, multi-stakeholder, interactive, complex, and participative processes. He is known for his ability to harmonize different public data sources. His skills in database design and implementation of systems, scripting, and GIS applications.
Overall, Elmer Rietveld's experience and expertise in critical raw materials and circular economy are extensive. This makes him an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving field.
Noah, Director Corporate Training at Inchainge, has a passion for all things related to circularity. Originally from Luxembourg, he began his studies and professional career in the Netherlands where he lived for 6 years.
Noah is a master trainer for Inchainge's circular business game, The Blue Connection, and a contributor to the textbook Mastering the Circular Economy. He is dedicated to developing applied circular learning programs. And inspiring companies to adopt circular practices in the Netherlands and beyond. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.
What do I get out of this 1-hour webinar?
This event gives you the opportunity to experience the world’s #1 Circular strategy business game, The Blue Connection, in the form of a free guided online session.
About The Blue Connection
The Blue Connection is a cross-functional business strategy simulation focused on Circular Value Chain management. The simulation game challenges the participants to transform a linear supply chain into a circular value chain while increasing the Return on Material (see Circular Transition Indicators by WBCSD) of a (virtual) manufacturing company of e-bikes.
The Blue Connection is a cross-functional business strategy simulation game focused on Circular Value Chain management. The simulation game challenges the participants to transform a linear supply chain into a circular value chain while increasing the Return on Investment of a (virtual) manufacturing company of e-bikes.
The Blue Connection is versatile and can be used for courses of varying complexity and at all levels of higher education so students can develop their hard- and soft skills. Additionally, it can be used for in-company training to help foster cross-functional alignment and highlight the importance of adopting a circular strategy.
The Blue Connection is now available with the textbook Mastering the Circular Economy by Ed Weenk and Rozanne Henzen, making it easy to implement the business simulation game into your curriculum.
Learning outcomes of this 1-hour guided session:
The answers to these questions will be derived from your own experience after four rounds of (guided) gameplay based on the ‘learning by doing’ principle.
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