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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

    167. Logistics footprint of e-commerce industry

    167. Logistics footprint of e-commerce industry

    Guest Name: Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Professor in Transport Geography, Language: English, Publication date: Jan, 18th. 2022

    Jean-Paul Rodrigue received a Ph.D. in Transport Geography from the Université de Montréal (1994) and has been at  Hofstra University since 1999, initially at the Department of Economics & Geography and then at the Department of Global Studies & Geography.

    Dr. Rodrigue sits on the international editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography, the Journal of Shipping and Trade, the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics,  and the Cahiers Scientifiques du Transport. Dr. Rodrigue was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing (2011-2016). In 2013, the US Secretary of Transportation appointed Dr. Rodrigue to sit on the Advisory Board of the US Merchant Marine Academy, a position he held until 2018. 

    Dr. Rodrigue has authored 5 books, 32 book chapters, more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, numerous reports, and delivered more than 150 conferences and seminar presentations, mostly at the international level. Another his new book (With Co-authors: Theo Notteboom, Athanasios Pallis) "Port Economics, Management and Policy" just been released this year. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development. Learn more here.

    Here are some of the highlights from the podcast:


    What are the major trends in e-commerce industry for the last five years, particularly in the U.S and worldwide?
    What exciting development of logistics footprint do you see in the future?
    The footprint of retail sector is shifting from commercially-accessible locations toward the transportation-accessible location. Tell me a bit about it?
    What are the key factors that determine the success of Amazon's logistics network?

    Connect with him on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-paul-rodrigue-30780511/


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    166. Empowering women in global supply chains.

    166. Empowering women in global supply chains.

    Guest Name: Lebogang Letsoalo, Supply chain coach & mentor, Founder at Sincpoint, Language: English, Publication date: Jan, 8th. 2022

    Lebogang Letsoalo ("Lebo") is a Supply Chain Coach, thought leader and currently a Chief Executive of Sincpoint, an organisation focusing on sustainable supply chain advisory, logistics and capacity development solutions. She founded the African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) (the first and only association in Southern Africa focusing on functional mentorship and coaching in supply chain to build skills and capacity in the sector) and has successfully integrated the industry, government institutions and academia to take a unified approach to upskilling. Lebo continues to be selfless & and an avid advocate for transforming Supply Chain in Africa and its global competitivess.

    She currently serves in 6 Boards and also continues to be a thought leader advocating on all portfolios of supply chain, from Procurement to Logistics ( various modes of transport), influencing positive change in supply chain within organisations. Her depth of knowledge and wisdom about socio-political issues has seen her give key addresses in different forums, on radio and printed media. Amongst other roles held by Lebo, includes coaching and mentorship for Entrepreneurs, Youth and Women.

    Here are some of the highlights from the podcast:


    How do you see the role of women in a global supply chains?
    What is the most important thing organization can do to more effectively advance women to  top leadership levels in the supply chain organization?
    Could you give a word of advice to the young supply chain professional?

    To learn more about Lebo, connect with her on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lebogang/


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    165. Skills for the new era of SCM

    165. Skills for the new era of SCM

    Guest Name: Johannes Kern, General Manager at Xiezhi Supply Chain Consulting, Language: English, Publication date: Dec, 21. 2021

    Johannes Kern is an Affiliated Professor of Supply Chain Management at Tongji University and General Manager of Xiezhi Consulting, China. His research focuses on Supply Chain Management and International Management, particularly on Digital Transformation and on the impact of cultural influences on Buyer-Supplier relationships. 

    He teaches MBA and Master's students from around the world in Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management, and International Management. His practitioner-oriented research is published with the OECD, Harvard Business School Publishing, and in books from Springer, Elsevier, and Wiley. Johannes supports international companies in China to improve their decision-making and increase their performance along the whole supply chain. Prior to that, he worked in various purchasing and logistics functions at the Bosch Group in Asia-Pacific, where he led teams and managed strategic projects in China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and India. Johannes holds a Ph.D. from Technical University Darmstadt in Germany.

    Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast include:


    Why are skills in SCM a vital topic now?
    What skills in SCM are most important now and how to build up these skills?
    For a young supply chain professional, what advice you can offer to them to keep staying agile in response to the recent challenges?

    Connect with Johannes on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanneskern/

    About Xiezhi Supply Chain Consulting - is a boutique consulting firm that helps German companies in China to optimize the whole Supply Chain, including Sourcing, Transportation, Warehousing, and Production. As a spin-off from TU Darmstadt and Tongji University, a systematic and analytical approach, incorporating state-of-the-art research is used. Xiezhi blends German quality with an understanding of the Chinese market and intercultural competency.


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    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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