The Ever Given Suez canal incident – A wakeup call for global supply chain re-design?

Webinar hosted by CSCMP Roundtable Sweden and Logistikföreningen Plan

The recent Ever Given Suez canal incident highlights vulnerabilities all companies face operating global supply chains. As if these many challenges coming along with the present pandemic situation were not enough, this temporary blockage of the Suez canal should be considered as a wake-up call to re-think global supply chains. Several questions have to be raised in the aftermath of this event : Is it still reasonable to ship so much by sea from Asia to Europe when other alternatives become increasingly relevant? Given increasing on-demand fast delivery and raising sustainability concerns, can we even accept goods being produced overseas? Hans-Joachim Schramm will share his insights into global transportation with us in this webinar aiming at interactive discussion about consequences and potential actions towards a re-design of global supply chains.

About the presenters:

Hans-Joachim Schramm

Dr. Dipl.-Vw. Hans-Joachim Schramm is Senior Lecturer at WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien – Vienna University of Economics and Business and External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He holds a diploma degree in economics from Humboldt-University at Berlin and a doctoral degree from Dresden University of Technology. Being a forwarding agent by profession and secretary general of Internationaler Verband der Tarifeure (IVT) – Organisation of Tariff and Transport Experts (http://www.int-int.org), main focus of his research and teaching activity is about international transport and logistics management (including trade facilitation, customs and trade management), controlling in logistics and transportation companies as well as digitalization, economics and policy issues in sea, air, rail and road transport markets. So far, he authored several papers and monographs in this domain, contributed to peer-review processes in IJPDLM, IJPR, ITOR, JBL, JTRG, MPM, PIRS, RCR, RTBM, sustainability or TJ and is Editorial Advisory Board member at IJLM. Some of his research awarded the Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award in 2016, and the KLU Young Researcher Award 2018 by the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), together with Ziaul Haque Munim, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). Furthermore, he won the Teaching Innovation Award 2014 at the CSCMP Annual Educators Conference and was visiting lecturer at universities in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Sweden, China and Cuba.

Stefan Holmberg

Stefan is Senior Project Lead at IKEA of Sweden, Vice president of Membership and Young Professionals chair at CSCMP Roundtable Sweden. Stefan Holmberg has more than 20 years of experience in designing and developing integrated supply chains in a global context. His experience includes project management of global ERP implementation, development and maintenance of core processed for demand and inventory/replenishment planning, as well as change management in large organizations. Stefan has a Ph.D. in supply chain management with focus on performance measurement in integrated supply chains.


  • 14.00–14.10 – Welcome – Stefan Holmberg, CSCMP Roundtable Sverige
  • 14.10–15.00 – The Ever Given Suez canal incident – A wakeup call for global supply chain re-design?
    Hans-Joachim Schramm, Dr. Dipl. -Vw, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • 15.00–15.10 – Summery. Stefan Holmberg, CSCMP Round tableSverige

More information

Date: 2021-06-01, kl. 14.00 – 15.10
Place: Webinar.
The link to the Webinar is sent out the day before it starts.

Register before 31/5.

Contact: Stefan Holmberg


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