Prof. Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel graduated as a business economist at the Catholic University of Brabant in Tilburg. He has worked for a manufacturer of toilet paper and a manufacturer of washing and cleaning products. Connected to the Free University of Amsterdam and the Logistics and Technical Transport Engineering program at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. More than 20 years working as an organization consultant in the field of logistics, supply chain management and international distribution. He focuses on logistical process innovations, the implementation of supply chain concepts in practice, intermodal distribution networks, cooperation in logistics chains and networks, service logistics, sustainable logistics, chain management / 4C / intelligent logistics concepts and risk management in logistics chains. He collaborates with TNO Mobility and Logistics and Slimstock Professionals.