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Bicara Supply Chain is a platform where you will be able to get insights from experts and leaders in the field of supply chain.

Proudly presenting in association with the VCARE Academy , we focus on presenting guidance for solving complex supply chain challenges which help you transform your cost chain into the profitable value chain.

At Bicara Supply Chain, we driving global perspectives to embrace technological adaptation in improving process efficiencies.

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Bicara Supply Chain is a platform where you will be able to get insights from experts and leaders in the field of supply chain.

Proudly presenting in association with the VCARE Academy , we focus on presenting guidance for solving complex supply chain challenges which help you transform your cost chain into the profitable value chain.

At Bicara Supply Chain, we driving global perspectives to embrace technological adaptation in improving process efficiencies.

Thanks for listening us!

www.BicaraSupplyChain.com

    164. Green logistics implementation

    164. Green logistics implementation

    Guest Name: Masoud Talebi Amiri, Co-founder at Ponera Group, Language: English, Publication date: Dec, 03. 2021

    Masoud co-founded Ponera Group in 2019. They are provider of a modular and digitally enabled industrial packaging solution to replace single-use pallets and crates. Their vision is to transform such consumable packaging material into intelligent assets, orchestrating an effective sharing economy and providing activity-based digital services to users from diverse industries, increasing the efficiency of processes linked to industrial packaging and shipment.

    He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Throughout his research, he worked on design, modelling and development of sustainable processes to help industries move towards greener operations. Since 2017 that he started his entrepreneurial journey, he co-founded two startups with the focus on decarbonization of logistics sector.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    What is meant by green logistics and how does it work?
    Why is green logistics matter today?
    What is the possible action that the company can start the initiative of green logistics?  Probably you can share your experience in the past when successfully delivered this project with Ponera Group?
    In a bigger portion, sustainable logistics is no longer optional. It's a necessity and becomes the norm. How do you see this statement?

    Connect with Masoud on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/masoud-talebi-amiri/

    About Ponera Group - Ponera Group was incorporated in Switzerland on April 2019 by two colleagues and friends who believe that eco-friendly solutions are necessary to shape the future of the fast-growing world.  Ponera Group has developed a unique logistic solution based on an innovative design of pallets’ system which decreases packing costs by minimizing the transport inefficiencies. The flexibility of this innovation makes it applicable to wide range of industries.


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    163. The closed-loop supply chain of waste electronics

    163. The closed-loop supply chain of waste electronics

    Guest Name: Joost de Kluijver (Founder and CEO, Closing the Loop), Language: English, Publication date: Nov, 18. 2021

    Joost started a company that won the Dutch Circular Award in 2018. He works with companies, municipalities, governments and the technology sector in turning circular ambitions into appealing results. His company is known for its work in emerging markets, for its customer centric approach towards circularity and the fact that it got some of the leading telecom brands on board for the path towards a closed loop industry.

    Joost has been an entrepreneur for 10 years and worked for Accenture and the Global Reporting Initiative in the past.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    What is a closed-loop supply chain? And why is it so important nowadays?
    What are the major challenges of electronic-waste management & how do you see the future trends?
    How can businesses handle electronic waste management and turn a challenge into a business advantage?

    Connect with Joost on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdekluijver/

    About Closing the Loop - Closing the Loop services focus on waste compensation of IT devices organizations use. That means that we collect an equal amount of electronic waste in emerging countries, to compensate for the current use of the devices and turning them waste-free. The one-for-one methodology. Learn more here - https://www.closingtheloop.eu/


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    162. Making industry transformation real: challenges & opportunities.

    162. Making industry transformation real: challenges & opportunities.

    Guest Name: Vasilis Karamalegos, CEO & Co-Founder at Smarterchains, Language: English, Publication date: Nov, 13. 2021

    Vasilis is a serial digital entrepreneur expert on online platforms. His expertise is on online peer-to-peer professional collaboration platforms & online marketplaces in knowledge verticals from supply chain consulting to impact investing & healthcare.

    Before moving to the digital world, Vasilis worked for 8 years in Procter & Gamble in the supply chain and innovation sector. As a new product innovation program leader, he was leading multi-billion dollar brand's new innovations from a concept to a real product on-shelf. As an P & G intrapreneur he led supply chain digital innovation that revolutionized the way P&G plans the operations of its factories and manufactures its products utilizing cutting edge software and hardware solutions ( IIoT).

    Vasilis holds a BA in Business Administration from Birmingham University and a MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain from Cranfield University.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    What is Industry 4.0 and why is it an important part of the transformation process in Industry's revolution perspective?
    How do you see the readiness of industry for the transformation? What are the major obstacles and challenges?
    Where do we start evolving our business and how can we influence different stakeholders?

    Connect with Vasilis on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasilis-karamalegos/

    About Smarterchains - At SmarterChains, we believe in a better, agile and integrated manufacturing ecosystem. An ecosystem where expertise is democratized and knowledge shared among inter-connected partners. Learn more here: https://www.smarterchains.com/


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    161. Driving sustainability in procurement

    161. Driving sustainability in procurement

    Guest Name: Eugenia Ceballos Hunziker, Group Head of Sustainable Procurement at Holcim, Language: English, Publication date: Oct 27. 2021

    Eugenia coordinates the Group’s efforts to deploy responsible sourcing practices across the supply chain, in the 70 markets where Holcim operates. Her main role is to lead the “Supply chain due diligence“ and “CO2 - Scope 3” programs in the Group. In addition to this role, she manages the Holcim’s Integrated Profit & Loss statement and represents the Group in the newly formed non-for-profit “Value Balancing Alliance”: a cross-sector initiative aiming to standardize and scale-up impact measurement and valuation.

    Eugenia holds a MBA from ETH Zürich, a master executive in supply chain management from EOI Spain and a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from UTN Argentina. She is also CPSM certified (Certified Professional Supply Management by ISM USA) and she is graduated with an executive diploma in sustainable business from University of St. Gallen and Lausanne Business School.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    What is sustainable procurement and why does it matter?
    As a procurement professional, what does sustainability really MEAN to you?
    How can we apply sustainability in the procurement process of the business? Can we take a look a little bit from the experience you might have with Holcim?
    What are key success factors to drive sustainability in procurement?

    Connect with Eugenia on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenia-ceballos-hunziker-94261318/


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    160. Predictive sourcing - How it will help revolutionize procurement?

    160. Predictive sourcing - How it will help revolutionize procurement?

    Guest Name: Edmund Zagorin, Founder and CEO of Bid Ops, Language: English, Publication date: Oct 23. 2021

    Edmund Zagorin is the founder and CEO of Bid Ops., the first company to use artificial intelligence to fully automate supplier negotiations. As a strategic sourcing consultant, Edmund saw the inefficiency of combing through spreadsheets line item by line item to compare bids based on multiple different criteria, from this experience, Bid Ops was born.

    Bid Ops was the winner of the Startup Competition at Digital Procurement World and was named "Best Startup" by the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON).

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    What is predictive sourcing and how could it be different from the traditional approach?
    What is the advantage of predictive sourcing? Can it keep us ahead of the market?
    Can you please share with us some of the success stories around the implementation of predictive sourcing?
    Some other key takeaways

    Connect with Edmund on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edmund-zagorin-41291b13/

    About Bid Ops :  is the only predictive sourcing software built to keep your business ahead of the market. Your procurement team can leverage Bid Ops predictive AI to drive 2-5x more savings by getting better quotes faster. Learn more at www.bidops.com


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    159. How can business leaders use blockchain technology

    159. How can business leaders use blockchain technology

    Guest Name: Erik Valiquette, Co-founder and President of the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association., Language: English, Publication date: Oct 19. 2021

    Erik is the co-founder and president of the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association. Through their core services of Advocacy, Collaboration and Education, they bring together like-minded professionals who want to explore Blockchain in their supply chain. The member-driven association's goal is to accelerate the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology through dialog, to help shape policy with governmental agencies for improved services, and to help the community's voice to be heard. Learn more about the association here: https://www.cbsca.ca/about

    With a 30 year career in logistics, he’s passionate about bridging the gap between technology and business needs and is a firm believer that Blockchain has the potential to bring global supply chain management to the next level by reducing waste. Erik is based in Montreal, Canada.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    How does blockchain technology improve the way companies do business?
    For the business leaders, what are the key things they really need to know about blockchain technology?
    What are opportunities around blockchain technology particularly in supply chain management (SCM)?
    Some other key takeaways.

    Connect with Erik on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikvaliquette/ 


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