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Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics

My job is to connect you with global experts, thought leaders and executives in all things supply chain. I will do my best to pick their brain on Supply Chain and Logistics leading edge technologies, leadership stories and personal success habits.Stay tuned for more episodes here: I am most active on LinkedIn so please do connect with me here:


#165: M&As, Managing P&Ls and Running Refresco's SCM
Christoph Häusler joined Refresco in 2021 as Chief Manufacturing Officer. Christoph is an experienced Supply Chain & Manufacturing executive with an international track record. He has held several senior executive supply chain roles at Reckitt Benckiser since 2007, most recently as Member of the Executive Committee for the Hygiene Business leading the End-to-End Supply. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, of which 7 years in the beverages business, and is a graduate from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Career inflection points that got Christoph into supply chainHow to integrate M&As from the supply chain lensA magic wand for supply chain improvementCulture Assessment in RefrescoHiring traits - soft skills and hard skillsAdvice for success in the supply chainFollow us on:Instagram:
30:12 9/18/23
#164: From ‘Hell’ to Heights: Journey in Supply Chain Leadership
Melanie Haas is the EVP of Supply Management at Rosenberger Group. Prior to Rosenberger, she brought an impressive 16-year experience at Continental AG, working in different countries and roles within supply chain and operations. Melanie is passionate about technologies serving supply chain, by integrating technology she not only enhances customer satisfaction but also massively drives up productivity. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Melanie’s unconventional Supply Chain journeyJuggling career and family in a man’s industrial worldLeading from the front: Melanie’s role in company growthThe ERP Adventure: Melanie’s Roller Coaster ride in tech transformationTomorrow’s Tools: Tech trends shaping the future of Supply ChainBeyond the Resume: What are the sought-after qualities in Supply Chain TalentFollow us on:Instagram:
29:15 9/11/23
#163: Conagra’s Operations, SCM, and Sustainable Initiatives
Alexandre "Ale" Eboli is the Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Conagra Brands. He has end-to-end supply chain responsibilities for the company, overseeing the manufacturing, procurement, environment, health and safety, plant quality, logistics, and transportation and warehousing teams.Ale earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Engineering from São Paulo University. Ale serves on the board for Ardent Mills.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Passion in execution that led Ale to go back to supply chainFive core principles for a successful supply chainKey KPIs in Conagra Stabilization of CPGs- identifying challenges and solving themFinding the right balance between sustainability initiatives and P&LInspiring insights and thoughts to develop a careerFollow us on:Instagram:
42:01 9/4/23
#162: Supply Chain, Sustainability and Leadership at Hempel - a CEO perspective
Michael Hansen was appointed Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Hempel in October 2022. Michael joined Hempel in May 2017 as Group Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, before becoming Executive Vice President of Energy & Infrastructure. He previously worked for 19 years at Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, where he most recently held the position of Vice President &  Global Head of Sales at Maersk Line.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:What shaped Michael’s personal and professional growthHow to make successful industry career transitions: leaving Maersk and joining HempelComplexity as a strength in business relationshipsSeeking moral integrity and selfless leadership in hiresUsing reference checks and testing for self-awareness in hiringAdvice for aspiring leaders: Balancing ambition with patienceFollow us on:Instagram:
35:57 8/31/23
#161: Apple’s supply chain, China and Vision Pro
Patrick McGee is the FT’s San Francisco correspondent covering Apple and US technology. He was previously in Frankfurt, writing about the Volkswagen scandal and the challenge to German carmakers from electric vehicles and self-driving tech. He joined the Financial Times in 2013 to cover Asian markets from Hong Kong.He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a Master's in Global Diplomacy from Soas, University of London, and a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How Patrick started writing about tech, specifically AppleWill AI be a driving force in what happens in the tech world?Biggest geopolitical challenges for Apple’s supply chain and manufacturingWhat will happen to Apple if the conflict between China and Taiwan continuesThe future of Apple’s supply chainFollow us on:Instagram:
35:50 8/22/23
#160: From Mom of 3 to COO: The Unconventional Climb
On was born in the Swiss Alps with one goal: to transform the sensation of running. In 12 years, On has become a global sportswear brand, which continues to challenge "status quo", through innovation, commitment to performance and sustainability, and passion to inspire people to explore, move, and dream. During Jiahui’s 8 years at On, the company grew its global team from 40 to 2,000, went public in 2021, and achieved revenue growth of 60 times to 1.2B swiss francs in 2022.Before On, Jiahui had NO experience in supply chain, except for one month of night shift in a chocolate factory, and one course during MBA at Harvard Business School. She was once an assistant brand manager for M&M’s in Beijing, a stock trader at Merrill Lynch in Singapore, and a strategy and private equity consultant at Bain based in New York. As a mother of 2 (soon to be 3) small kids, Jiahui lives in Switzerland with her Chinese-speaking Swiss husband, who is the CEO of a local retail and real estate company.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How did Jiahui make a fast track to be a COO of a listed companyHow does Jiahui manage family life with 2 kids and 3rd on the way, and a COO job in a competitive retail environmentMaintaining a young and innovative culture that is "not corporate but still corporate"Promoting diversity to the team Advice to young talents - three qualitiesFollow us on:Instagram:
28:57 8/14/23
#159: Logistics in Saudi Arabia and Development Vision for 2030
Loay Mashabi has been the Deputy Minister for Logistics Services at the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services since April 2021. He has also been a board member of Saudia Cargo since August 2021 and a board member of Saudi Exports from June 2021.Prior to his current position, Mashabi was the deputy governor for planning and development at Saudi Customs from September 2019 to March 2021. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Al-Soudah Development project, later known as Al-Soudah Development Co., at the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, from February 2019 to August 2019.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Navigating a career both in the public and private sectorsRegulatory, economic policies, and infrastructure point of viewSaudi Arabia Vision for 2030 – working closely with neighboring countriesWhy should companies invest in Saudi ArabiaInitiatives in developing talents in the logistics sectorFollow us on:Instagram:
36:45 8/9/23
#158: Leading with Authenticity and Integrity
Marika Lindstrom is currently the Head of Indirect Materials and Services Procurement at Philip Morris. She has 25 years of procurement and supply chain experience in consumer electronics and FMCGs with companies such as Unilever and Nokia. She's very passionate about sustainability and driving procurement integration with businesses to deliver growth, value, and innovation.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Marika’s international career journey in supply chainA balance between managing people and achieving KPIsSome challenging and rewarding moments The future of procurement and trends- sustainability and digitizationFollow us on:Instagram:
23:39 8/3/23
#157: Death of Globalization and Rise of Regionalization
John Manners-Bell is the Chief Executive of Transport Intelligence, one of the leading market research companies specializing in the transport and logistics industry. He is also the Founder of the Foundation for Future Supply Chain, where he and his team deal with a couple of topics related to different manufacturing companies, how they operate, and how they send their footprints around the world, and global supply chains in general.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Early years in logistics and transportation up to running Transport IntelligenceDeglobalization and the challenges it brings to global supply chainsHow regionalization will affect raw materials and shipping linesAddressing fundamental issues in the sector to attract more female talentsAutomation in the logistics and transportation spaceFollow us on:Instagram:
26:07 7/20/23
#156: How Siemens Smart Infracture SCM Works
Sven Markert currently serves as the Head of Supply Chain & Logistics - Siemens Smart Infrastructure at Siemens AG. In his role, he is responsible for SCM Logistics with more than 4000 employees across several business units. He is also managing and developing his own shared service operation for customer service and logistics.Sven is an executive International leader with 20+ years of business experience with a major in Business Administration. In addition, he is a strategic thinker and experienced in leading and implementing fully integrated company projects as well as IT implementation projects.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Career inflection points, from running your own company to more than two decades with SiemensDigital transformation amidst a global pandemicHow to make change happen even if nobody likes changeDriving a sustainable end-to-end supply chain and workforce transformationUse your elders to having the right mix of talent from the earlier generations to the young generationFollow us on:Instagram:
36:38 7/17/23
#155: The Origin of "Supply Chain" and Supercharging the SCM of the Future
Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch is a pioneer in Supply Chain Management and an internationally recognized thought leader in this field. He has also played a key role in the development of many innovative Supply Chain concepts. And, he was the Project Manager of the first ever recorded Supply Chain Management project in the world.He has a great deal of experience in integrating and coordinating the entire Supply Chain on an international basis with over one hundred major projects in about 20 countries around the world leading to performance and profit improvements of several billions of Euros.He is author of dozens of Thought Leadership Papers in Supply Chain Management since 1979. He also has co-authored the book “Supercharging Supply Chains - New Ways to Increase Value Through Global Operational Excellence”, which was a best-selling business book published 1998 in USA and 1999 in Japan.During the last few years he has developed advanced solutions in the rapidly increasing field of Supply Chain Security and Risk Management, where he is an internationally recognized leader. Further he developed and executed many contacts and projects in the fields of “Green and Alternative Energy Solutions” since many years.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How did a snowstorm play a part in creating the word "supply chain"Becoming the pioneer and creator of the SCM processSupply chain development from the early ‘80s to 2020Convincing C-Level and the board to focus on the end-to-end supply chainWhy data is important in managing the supply chainIntegration of the end-to-end supply chainFollow us on:Instagram:
30:33 7/13/23
#154: Embrace changes and Growth with Passion and Curiosity
Markus Reckling is currently the Chief Sales Officer Post and Parcel at DHL Group.He was the Managing Director of DHL Express Germany, with DHL Express being the leading international Courier company and part of the leading international logistics provider DHL Group. Markus has worked for the Group for more than 20 years, holding different positions including Head of Corporate Development and Managing Director of DHL Express Turkey. Experienced in leadership as well as in finding individual solutions for different tasks, Markus enjoys sharing and discussing his learnings.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How did Markus get started in the logistics industry, and what led him to his current position as an executiveMost challenging and rewarding moments at DHLDHL's notable challenges and how the team strategize to overcome them, and what were the outcomes or results achievedThe most critical lessons the supply chain community can learn from the challenges and successes at DHLAdvice for younger talents who aspire to build a career in the logistics and supply chain industryEmerging trends or technologies that will significantly impact in the future of supply chain managementFollow us on:Instagram:
43:29 7/10/23
#153: The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work
Professor Yossi Sheffi is Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), and Director and Founder of the Master of Engineering in Logistics Program. He is a faculty member of the MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, as well as the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Professor Sheffi has shared his knowledge through his books, including his latest, "The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work." He has been one of the leaders in the field at educating and sharing with the general public the wonders of supply chain logistics. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Why Dr. Sheffi wrote the book "The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work"Case studies and examples of the magic of the conveyer beltAre all human jobs doomed?Artificial Intelligence in supply chain and the future of workImportance of people in monitoring processesTransition and societal acceptance of Artificial IntelligenceProgress in the education sectorFollow us on:Instagram:
51:59 7/4/23
#152: Thomas Knudsen, Non Executive Chair at Toll Group
Thomas Knudsen has been servis as Non Executive Chair of Toll Group since July 2022. Having previously served as Managing Director at Toll Group between 2020 to 2022, as well prior to that as Toll’s President of Global Forwarding.Thomas is a senior executive with a global logistics career spanning more than 25 years. Thomas has held executive leadership, commercial, trade and route management roles in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Toll, Thomas was CEO, Asia Pacific at global logistics leader, Damco. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations for the Asia region, with more than 5000 colleagues in a region stretching from Japan to Myanmar. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Inflection points in Thomas' career- understanding different culturesMaintaining the relevance of 3PL industriesTransitioning from the CEO to Chairman of Toll and the difference between the rolesStaying relevant in an advancing and improving world through AIHow to embrace failure whilst building your careerFollow us on:Instagram:
42:37 6/26/23
#151: Dr. Thomas Schamberg, SVP Supply Chain at Evonik
Dr. Thomas Schamberg is the SVP Supply Chain at Evonik, one of the largest specialty chemicals groups in the world. As a global lead, Thomas ensures consistency and excellence across the supply chain, overseeing standards, performance, and best practices. In his previous role as VP of Supply Chain Solutions, he led an in-house consulting team, delivering transformative results through the implementation of innovative solutions and operational efficiency improvements.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Building an in-house consultancy group for supply chain management inside EvonikPrinciples to apply when going into new rolesStory of the 20 seconds elevator pitch that led to the change in their supply chain structureChanging people’s mindset to think from an end-to-end perspectiveIs a fully autonomous supply chain possible?Constantly adapting skill sets on the journeyFollow us on:Instagram:
33:43 6/15/23
#150: Paul Campbell, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Europe at PepsiCo
Paul Campbell is a 22-year PepsiCo veteran with experience working across all aspects of Supply Chain, including manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, customer facing and planning. Paul has worked in developing markets, leading the Supply Chain organization across Eastern Europe, and in developed markets, working in the UK Snacks business in several executive manufacturing roles. He has also led the Global Supply Chain for PepsiCo Global Concentrate Solutions (PGCS) and has experience in all of PepsiCo’s categories—Snacks, Beverage, Juice and Grains, and Dairy.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:What shaped Paul to become a thought leaderKeeping the team engaged and giving them a sense of purposeDirect-to-carton initiativeMain areas of Supply Chain focus to take PepsiCo to the next levelCompany’s diversity inside PepsiCoWhy asking the right questions is important in building a careerFollow us on:Instagram:
40:47 6/12/23
#149: Vijayan Chinnasami, Chief Operations Officer of Ultra Clean Technology
Vijayan Chinnasami is the Chief Operations Officer of Ultra Clean Technology (UCT). UCT is one of the leaders and providers of products and services for the semiconductor industry. They are the ones that make the tools that make the semiconductors. An extremely essential key point in this extremely valuable industry that we've read about and seen so much in the news lately.Vijayan is a seasoned professional within operations and supply chain and manages roughly 29 plants in UCT. Within his career, he's done a lot of different things. He started from an industrial engineering background and ended up in operations then general management positions running full P&Ls. He also worked for some large companies like Ericsson, Jabil, and Flextronics.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Inflection points in Vijayan’s career - expanding portfolio and exposure and avoiding boredomUCT’s growth journey for the last three years and principles for building relationships with suppliers.The importance of transparency in the supply chainDiversifying the supply chain and investing in Business Continuity Plan (BCP)Getting people excited to join the company Supply chain as a business enablerFollow us on:Instagram:
34:17 6/7/23
#148: Marisa Parabaugh, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at AdventHealth
Marisa Parabaugh is the SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at AdventHealth. AdventHealth is a very large healthcare provider with 80,000 employees serving 6 million-plus patients every year with 51 hospital campuses operating in nine states in the US. And Marissa generously decided to share a couple of interesting case studies with us on the way they run their supply chain.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Marisa’s career as an industrial engineerDifference between the supply chain in manufacturing and healthcareManaging supply chain disruptions in healthcareStory of how the team moved over 40,000 pallets of PPE in about 40 days during the pandemicAdventHealth’s sustainability initiatives and signing the HHS pledgeCareer path inside AdventHealth - cross-training, talents, and internship programsFollow us on:Instagram:
41:57 5/31/23
#147: Nada Sanders, Professor of Supply Chain Management D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University
Nada Sanders is a distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. She also served as a visiting professor at MIT and Harvard Business School. She teaches and has educated lots of people across many years in the field of supply chain management, with a particular focus on strategic supply chain design, demand management, and technology adoption. She has also written several books and writing the second edition of the Humachine book.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Nada Sanders’ career journey- from mechanical engineering and business school to supply chainDiving into forecasting and the advantage of having a technical backgroundThe second edition of the book- Humachine, and working with AIReskilling and learning based on the new realityHow important soft skills are to survive the new ageIntroduction to the 4i ModelFollow us on:Instagram:
35:51 5/18/23
#146: David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT
David Simchi Levi is a well-known figure in the world of supply chain and engineering. He is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. He founded a few companies over the course of his career in the realm of supply chain data analytics. He is an expert in the fields of supply chain management, operations, and business analytics. And he has published several books on the topic that are being read worldwide. There are a lot of people that have found inspiration in the work that Professor David has done.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Leading MIT’s data science lab and building a company that later on became part of IBM's technology infrastructure.Being ahead of the curve - prioritizing supply chain resiliency and business analyticsImportance of data analytics to supply chain and the business as a wholeInteresting projects David is currently working onReinventing supply chain and looking end-to-endFollow us on:Instagram:
41:23 5/10/23
#145: Mourad Tamoud, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Schneider Electric
Mourad Tamoud joined Schneider Electric in 1997 as Supply Chain & Logistics Manager. In 2012 he became Senior VP of Global Supply Chain China, a post in which he had oversight of manufacturing and distribution operations for the region, and was responsible for safety, quality, customer satisfaction, procurement, and supply chain.Mourad was first appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations for Schneider Electric in June 2016. As of January 2019, Mourad added Procurement to his responsibilities and served as Chief Supply Chain Officer overseeing the end-to-end supply chain: including Procurement, Industrial Operations, Logistics & Network Design, and Planning, as well as driving the strategic agenda for the entire Supply Chain organization. He is also a member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:From engineering school to supply chain and logisticsChallenges Schneider Electric faced during the pandemic and how they addressed itSTRIVE and the Zero Carbon ProjectThoughts about artificial intelligenceHow to hire right and key advice for the futureFollow us on:Instagram:
43:57 5/5/23
#144: Tim Drury, CSCO at Americana Foods
Tim Drury is the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Americana Foods, which he joined in 2021. Prior to that, Tim had spent 20+ years with Unilever. During his long journey there, he spent time managing their supply chains across Europe, Asia, and Africa. In his last role there, he had leadership responsibility for more than 30,000 employees across the Middle East and Africa. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Career journey- 25 years with Unilever and transition to Americana FoodsAmericana Food’s KPI-driven assessment processWorking with suppliers for sustainable packaging solutionsFive key skills and competencies for supply chain: Empathy, Decisiveness, Enthusiasm, Creativity, and DriveFinding the balance between being a supply chain leader and being an athleteFollow us on:Instagram:
67:00 4/26/23
#143: Harald Emberger, CSCO, Head of Supply Chain at Beiersdorf
Harald Emberger joined Beiersdorf AG in 2015 as Chief Supply Chain Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, Harald has overall responsibility for the end-to-end supply chain globally. Prior to joining Beiersdorf, Harald held a variety of supply chain leadership roles with Unilever and Mars Inc. Harald’s background and experience present a truly global image. Throughout his career, he has lived in five different countries in three world regions.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Harald’s fascination with factories sparking his interest in supply chainInflection points in Harald’s careerBeiersdorf’s agile supply chain strategy and growthKey skills at board-level for supply chain executives How Harald achieved 50/50 in terms of diversity in his teamsAdvice to young professionalsFollow us on:Instagram:
33:51 4/17/23
#142: David Prchala, Chief Operating Officer of Bugaboo
David Prchala is currently the COO of Bugaboo, since 2019. He brings along over 20 years of experience from consumer goods and juvenile industries like LEGO and Procter & Gamble. He has designed and led major strategic supply chain transformations. David is highly curious and passionate, and he loves to resolve complex operational challenges that brought him to different countries and continents. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Inflection points in David’s career- from consulting to operations and supply chainMaking the complicated uncomplicated through Bugaboo’s product designThe history of Bugaboo and their missionProduct expansion and innovationEnsuring sustainability and environmental responsibility - working toward B Corp CertificationFollow us on:Instagram:
43:13 4/11/23
#141: Cynthia Hutchison, CEO of the US Center for Advanced Manufacturing
As the CEO of the US Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Cynthia Hutchison leads efforts to engage the national manufacturing ecosystem through local, national, and international projects and activities that accelerate the transition toward advanced manufacturing. She directs programming that helps shape the global agenda on the future of production, strengthens the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector in the United States, and marries new technology and processes with valuable, tried manufacturing practices.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How was Automation Alley introduced to the World Economic ForumBuilding out the executive committee and establishing a national centerThe three pillars of USC4AM- innovation, sustainability, and inclusion- and their ongoing projectsWorkforce challenges in manufacturing, specifically in the USASupporting companies and how to help them face challengesValuing authenticity and accelerating opportunitiesFollow us on:Instagram:
48:42 3/30/23
#140: Brian White, SVP Supply Chain Management and Managing Director, Swarovski AG
Brian White is the Head of Supply Chain Management and MD for Swarovski AG. Prior to Swarovski, Brian worked in consulting for 18 years with PwC and EY helping global retail consumer and industrial companies transform their business through end-to-end integration of supply chains and operations. Brian started his leadership journey in production and supply chain roles for Tate & Lyle, the sugars and sweeteners company. Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Communicate effectively with stakeholdersCreate effective and flexible supply chain strategiesUnderstand P&L and what the business needsBuild a customer-centric supply chainBe curious and use a ‘walk in my shoes’ approachFollow us on:Instagram:
25:28 3/27/23
#139: Alexander Streif, Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Northvolt
Alexander Streif is the Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Northvolt.Northvolt is a Swedish battery manufacturer and developer specializing in lithium technology for electric vehicles. They're also very much focused on manufacturing with clean energy with a clear mission to deliver batteries with an 80% low carbon footprint compared to those made using coal energy. Alexander has been a long-standing professional in supply chain and has done a multitude of roles has worked in Semicon for many, many years, then he joined Siemens, then he had about six years also with McKinsey on their operations practice. In the last two years, he's been with Northvolt.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Inflection points in Alexander’s career- understanding how important data is and prioritizing familyHow to set up the supply chain in a hyper-scaling environmentHow to grow from a few hundred to thousands of employees in a short time spanNorthvolt’s mission and prioritizing supply chainFactors in attracting good talents and career adviceFollow us on:Instagram:
39:33 3/20/23
#138: Alexandre Baubert, CSCO, Head of Supply Chain at Signify
Alexandre Baubert is currently the CSCO, Head of Supply Chain at Signify.He joined Signify at the end of 2019 and immediately started to transform the supply chain function with a verticalization, specialization, and simplification strategy to bring improved customer satisfaction and long-term sustainable performance, driven by a renewed, talented, and ambitious workforce.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:How Alexandre’s career in supply chain begunSustainability angle of SignifyLiFi - internet via lightMain challenges that Alexandre foresees Hiring for skills vs hiring for attitudeAdvice for young professionals that are stepping into their careersFollow us on:Instagram:
33:50 3/16/23
#137: How to have more CEOs from Supply Chain
Recently the pair, Radu Palamariu and Knut Alicke who co-authored, From Source to Sold, a book which features a collection of stories from some of the most successful global operations and supply chain business leaders was interviewed by Maria Villablanca on Transform Talks.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:What inspired Radu and Knut to write a bookHow we can increase the number of CEOs with a background in Supply ChainHow writing the book changed the way they view the Supply ChainFollow us on:Instagram:
32:42 2/20/23
#136: Ashish Sood, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Landmark Retail
Ashish Sood is the Chief Supply Chain Officer leading Landmark Retail’s end-to-end supply chain across the stores and e-commerce sectors across GCC, a role he has held since July 2021.With over two decades of expertise in Supply Chain Management, Ashish has extensive experience in building effective supply chain strategies and has been instrumental in defining the supply chain vision for Landmark Retail. He is focused on driving initiatives to transform the customer experience through digitization and continuous improvement with methodologies such as KATA and other people development initiatives.Having completed his Bachelor’s in engineering from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India, Ashish also holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in Operations and Finance from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Supply Chain Function and Vision within LandmarkBuilding customer centricityNew disruptions and innovationsThe biggest challenge for supply chains in the next 10 yearsBuilding sustainability for future growth plansKey messages for professionals wanting to start a career in supply chainFollow us on:Instagram:
43:50 2/9/23