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SCF Corporate Event USA

The event was held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Rutgers Business School, New Jersey.

We got together to learn about the latest discoveries in the field of Supply chain finance and the associated technologies. Fellow corporates presented innovative business cases and participants learned about the newest developments from leading researchers and academics while having the chance to network with the best in the industry.

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Luca Gelsomino

Luca Gelsomino is an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen and the Academic Director of the SCF Community. In this role, he oversees the Community’s research projects, international network and publication strategy.

His teaching interests include supply chain management, financial analysis and Supply Chain Finance. He holds a Ph.D. with merit from the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano (Italy), on the topic of measuring the financial performance of supply chains. While working for the School of Management, he directed the School’s permanent research program on Supply Chain Finance. His research focuses on the relationship between physical and financial supply chains.

Rudolf Leuschner

Rudolf Leuschner is a tenured associate professor in the department of Supply Chain Management, the Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management Program and the Faculty Coordinator of the Online and Distance Learning Initiative at Rutgers Business School. In addition, he developed the Supply Chain Management specialization on Coursera. His primary research focuses on the end-to-end supply chain and the integration of its three primary flows: product, information and financial. Specifically, in the new field of Supply Chain Finance, he has recently been active in developing relevant insights for academic and practitioner audiences.

Douglas Schoch
TOPIC: The supply chain finance experience at Siemens.

Douglas Schoch has worked at Siemens Capital for over 18 years and he is currently managing the Siemens Credit Warehouse services in the Americas. He is responsible for leading the implementation, marketing and growth of Siemens Supply Chain Finance Program in North America.

Matthew Seiler
TOPIC: Boosting sustainable and inclusive Supply Chain Finance.

Matthew Seiler is the Finance Lead at the World Economic Forum. He has been working in Finance and Sustainability for over 7 years. He has developed and lead dynamic projects, served as a strategic advisor, and provided finance and data analytics solutions with a focus on sustainability and ESG strategy.

In the past Mr. Seiler worked in supply chain driving cost savings and efficiencies at a F500 company for two years focused on logistics and analytics. He has also  functioned as a strategic and operational partner to executives in an NGO,  leading and delivering projects with senior management, assessing priorities and solving problems.

Joshua Pratt
TOPIC: The U. S. Steel supply chain financing program in raw materials.

Joshua Pratt works as a Senior Manager – Energy and Scrap at the United States Steel Corporation, which is a Building Materials company with an estimated 24.5k employees, and founded in 1901. Joshua has worked at US Steel Corp and has a background in Procurement. for over 10 years. He graduated from Duquesne University in 2016 and is currently based in Pittsburg, United States.

Dale Rogers

Dale Rogers is a Professor of Business at the Arizona State University for over 13 years. He has previously worked at Rutgers Business school as the Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Prof. Dr. Rogers has worked as a researcher for over 30 years in the fields of logistics and supply chain management and is vastly experienced in the field. He serves on the US Board of the SCF Community.

Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompsom is the Director of Global Procurement Strategy and Program Design- Payment Services at Merck.

He has over 20 yrs of experience working in the Financial Services sector before moving to Procurement, Third-party Risk Management and Operations Design for the past 10 years.


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Registration & Coffee


SPEAKER: Luca Gelsomino

Main programme

Opening Speech- World Economic Forum
Boosting sustainable and inclusive Supply Chain Finance.
SPEAKER: Matthew Seiler
Case Study 1- Merck
SPEAKER: Jeffrey Thompson
Case study 2- US Steel
The U. S. Steel supply chain financing program in raw materials.
SPEAKER: Joshua Pratt
Tea and Coffee Break
Case Study 3- Siemens
The supply chain finance experience at Siemens
SPEAKER: Douglas Schoch
Research Presentation
SPEAKERS: Rudolph Leuschner Dale Rogers


Conclusion and closing
SPEAKER: Luca Gelsomino
Networking & Lunch

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