Dr Svend Lassen
Head of Reporting and Analytics, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain at Tata Steel Europe
Svend Lassen is a Business Leader in the Steel Industry in the areas of Global Supply Chain & Digitalization.
He is member of the Group Senior Management of Tata Steel in Europe, responsible for Reporting & Analytics in Commercial and Supply Chain. Tata Steel is a diversified steel producer with global operations throughout the carbon steel and electrical steel value chains and one of the leading European producers of flat steel products. Svend is managing several teams and initiatives on big data and data management, advanced analytics and connected planning.
Until 2017, Svend was Chief Purchasing Officer and Managing Director at Klöckner & Co SE, one of the largest producer-independent steel and metals distributors and one of the worldwide leading steel service center companies. He was responsible for managing the purchases of steel and metals, product and procurement strategies, supplier management, negotiating global supply contracts and inventory management. Moreover, he ran several digitalization initiatives on electronic data interchange (EDI) with suppliers, product information management (PIM) for online sales and business intelligence (BI) tools.
Svend started his professional career with The Boston Consulting Group in Düsseldorf in 2005. Since 2011, he was a Principal responsible for managing global consulting teams for clients in the industrial and steel & metals space. His focus topics were strategy and growth, business transformation, merger integration, supply chain management, and operational excellence. After graduation and military service Svend started his studies at the Technical University of Dresden, where he graduated in 2001 with a Master of Science in Business and Engineering. Later he obtained a PhD at the Technical University of Aachen at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
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