Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics

Alcott Global

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: https://www.alcottglobal.com/category/podcast/ I am most active on LinkedIn so please do connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/radupalamariu/

#128: Massimo Andolina, Senior Vice President Global Operations at Philip Morris International
Apr 29 2022
43 mins
#126: Golden Skills, Changing Industries and Networking#127: Steven Merkt, President of Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity#125: Heineken SCM, IoT and 3D Printing#124: FMCG vs Pharma, Omnichannel and Central Planning#123: Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Colgate-Palmolive#122: Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips#121: Transportation and Last-mile Space Investments by SoftBank#120: Xiuling Guo, Managing Director of Cargill#119: Francesca Gamboni, SVP Global Supply Chain at Stellantis#118: How Supply Chains Run the World – and Finding People to Run Them | Career on the Move#117: Susana Elvira, Chief Human Resources Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk#116: Asger Lauritsen, Group Executive Management and CPO Supply Chain & Manufacturing at FLSmidth
Asger Lauritsen is a Group Executive Management, Chief Procurement Officer - Supply Chain & Manufacturing at FLSmidth, having responsibility over end to end supply chain functions.He has over 20+ years of operations, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, innovation and project experience from large complex engineering, process and transportation companies. Having also previously held executive roles in Norden as double hatting CPO and CTO.As well as several positions in Maersk, from general manager, to heading IT, operations and in his last role, being chief procurement officer FLSmidth is one of the leading suppliers of engineering, equipment and services to the cement and mining industries globally with more than 13,000 employees. Every year, they have 750K supplier deliveries and 250K customer deliveries.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:What helped Asger navigate many different career, scopes of jobs and geographical locationsNearshoring trends around the worldReducing the no. of suppliers from 15,000 to 7,500, with 90% of the business belonging to just 1,400 suppliers. Challenges along the journey!Digitalisation, A.I. and ‘robots’. And how they are likely to replace the one system-wide systems from Oracle, SAP or similar.Sustainability and FLS target carbon neutrality by 2030 which is incredibly ambitious in that space.Follow us on:Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Wba8v7Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WeulzXLinkedin: http://bit.ly/2w9YSQXFacebook: http://bit.ly/2HtryLd
Jun 18 2021
30 mins
#115: Tonya Jackson SSVP and Chief Product Delivery Officer of Lexmark#114: Susan Johnson, EVP Global Connections and Supply Chain at AT&T
Susan Johnson is the Executive Vice President of Global Connections & Supply Chain for AT&T.In this capacity, she is responsible for AT&T’s international & domestic strategy and partnership development for network connections. She also leads Supply Chain functions within AT&T Communications supporting the Entertainment Group, Business Services, and Technology and Operations. Her team manages strategic sourcing, purchasing, supplier diversity, sustainability, and supply chain logistics. Jointly, her organization is responsible for a spend portfolio of over $70B that covers all of AT&T’s network and goods & services, domestically & internationally.Ms. Johnson began working for AT&T in Corporate Development and over her 20-year career has served in a variety of positions within the AT&T portfolio of companies.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:Her own career and how the many jobs in banking, finance, investor relations, strategy helped her in her supply chain roleChallenges with chip shortages and how is AT&T tackling itCOVID-19 has disrupted the retail channel – how has AT&T adapted to this via direct to consumer model, self installations, etcA big challenge across the chain is a lack of trust between the different parties – what can be done to address itSupplier diversity and how to achieve itSupply chain skills of the future and best career adviceFollow us on:Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Wba8v7Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WeulzXLinkedin: http://bit.ly/2w9YSQXFacebook: http://bit.ly/2HtryLd
May 28 2021
41 mins
#113: Emer Cunningham, VP Internal Medicine Global Supply Chain at Pfizer#112: Building Relationships and Leveraging Social Media | The Logistics Tribe#111: Pilar Madrigal Director of Investment Advisory Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE)#110: Bruno Sidler Chief Operating Officer of Lonrho & Board Member at Bertschi, E2Log, Global Airlift#109: Andreu Marco, Global Supply Chain Executive