Flex is "one of the biggest companies you may have never heard of," Alan Murray says on this week's Leadership Next. The third-largest manufacturer in the world, Flex makes products and components for other companies you DO know - like Cisco, Dyson and Bose. Revathi Advaithi became Flex CEO in February of 2019 - just in time to negotiate sensitive trade issues with China, quickly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of Leadership Next, Advaithi talks about running factories and managing customers during the pandemic's early days, what the pandemic revealed about supply chains, and how she expects manufacturing to change over ensuing years. She also shares her career journey, and her thoughts on how more women can reach leadership positions within Global 500 companies.