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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/

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Alcott Global

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 23 Ratings

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/

    #123: Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Colgate-Palmolive

    #123: Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Colgate-Palmolive

    Mike Corbo became Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2011, the culmination of a lifelong Colgate career building our best-in-class capabilities across the globe. 
    Previously he served from 2005 to 2011 as Vice President, Global Oral Care Supply Chain. Mike joined Colgate after graduating from Lafayette College in 1982 and worked in myriad roles across the U.S. In 1995, Mike moved to the Philippines as Director of Manufacturing Operations before becoming General Manager, Portfolio Simplification, Asia Pacific, in Malaysia. 

    Mike has transformed our Supply Chain into an externally recognized global leader in productivity, resilience and sustainability.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Mike’s 40 years career with Colgate (and 18 different roles)What are some focus areas in the supply chain (and the "factory in a box" concept his team has come up with)How to collaborate more for Sustainable SCMTrue Zero to Waste initiative by Colgate-PalmolivePeople and building teamsSecret sauce of long term career successFollow us on:
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    • 26 min
    #122: Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips

    #122: Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips

    Ivanka Janssen is the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips. Ivanka is one of the most prominent supply chain executives in our network. She has had a long career across different facets of the supply chain in several companies across the fast-moving consumer goods industries and for the last three years, she has been leading the supply chain function for Philips.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    How Ivanka started her career in supply chain by working 4 shifts and how her father told her decades ago the future is in SCMPhilips’s shift to using AI and ML in planning and forecasting processes – and lessons learnedFive-pillar program of boosting S&OP processes – I learn, I adopt, I play, I ensure, and I enrichEfforts and initiatives that organizations can do to a more diverse work environmentFollow us on:
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    • 35 min
    #121: Transportation and Last-mile Space Investments by SoftBank

    #121: Transportation and Last-mile Space Investments by SoftBank

    In this episode, we had Anna Lo and Jon Hong from SoftBank Vision Fund as our guests. Both of them have overseen investments in the logistics and transportation space from SoftBank.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    What does Softbank look for in companies (and will they ever invest in an asset-heavy company like a shipping line?!)Why investing is even more binding than a marriageWhat are the trends in Logistics TechnologyKey criteria for selecting the right investmentsSustainable InvestingFollow us on:
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    • 44 min
    #120: Xiuling Guo, Managing Director of Cargill

    #120: Xiuling Guo, Managing Director of Cargill

    Xiuling Guo is the Managing Director Asia for the edible oil business of Cargill. Xiuling has held a multitude of other roles around strategy, sourcing, S&OP, and lean manufacturing. And before Cargill, she was a Supply Chain Director with Yum! Brands Group in China.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    How to make the switch from supply chain to full PnLWhat are key areas of focus as a leader (E2E supply chain matters!)Why Xiuling thinks planning is key as a function (even if accurate forecasting is impossible)Understanding the WHY is much more important than the WHAT or the HOWBest career advice and inflection pointsFollow us on:
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    • 31 min
    #119: Francesca Gamboni, SVP Global Supply Chain at Stellantis

    #119: Francesca Gamboni, SVP Global Supply Chain at Stellantis

    Francesca Gamboni is the SVP Global Supply Chain at Stellantis. She brings more than 25 years of management responsibility in supply chain management. Across diverse industries such as Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Aerospace, Aluminium and Cosmetic industry sectors. 
    Stellantis N.V. is a Dutch-domiciled multinational automotive manufacturing corporation, formed in 2021 on the basis of a 50-50 cross-border merger between the Italian-American conglomerate Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the French PSA Group. As of May 2021, Stellantis is the sixth-largest automaker worldwide with 300,000 employees, a presence in more than 130 countries with manufacturing facilities in 30 countries.

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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    How Francesca worked across 6 different industriesTips and tricks to make the transitions successfulThe current chip crisis in automotive and need for ecosystem collaborationHow Stellantis implemented their S&OP processA case study in track and trace and reduce lost (stolen) containers by 50%Follow us on:
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    • 40 min
    #118: How Supply Chains Run the World – and Finding People to Run Them | Career on the Move

    #118: How Supply Chains Run the World – and Finding People to Run Them | Career on the Move

    Radu Palamariu was interviewed by Tyler Kern on Cargomatic’s Podcast, Careers on the Move. On the topic of hiring top-level executives, working in the supply chain, and how COVID-19 disruption affected the supply chain.

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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Radu’s career path and how it is to be in the executive search businessWhat motivates people to get into supply chainHow did the COVID-19 pandemic affect people’s awareness of the supply chainThe most rewarding thing with working in the supply chain and advice to people starting their career in the industryWhy it is important to have an agile culture in an organizationFollow us on:
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

SCMPhD ,

Great podcast and great topics

Radu is a great host! The topics he and his guests cover are so relevant! My only problem is the sound quality - which cone and goes!

Arlie K ,

Top of the line!

I have learned so much from this show! Interviews feature the most fantastic thought leaders in the supply chain space, and their unique insights truly are not to be missed. I'm never disappointed by the high caliber of guests and the actionable information they share. Don't miss it!

checkmate king two ,

Good but not the best.

I’ve follow this podcast for a few years. I even followed it during deployments overseas. I used to recommend this podcast to other supply officers as well. It’s a very good podcast but it’s not the best. The best supply chain management and logistics podcast I’ve ever heard comes from Cranfield university in England. Indeed, one of the interviews on this podcast is with Professor wilding of Cranfield. The questions asked of the guests are very good questions, but if they were to be outstanding questions they would somehow lead the conversation to demonstrate key supply chain management and logistics principles in such a way that the audience learns them in a Socratic way. This, is partly accomplished, but it could be done better. The sound quality of the guest is usually not bad, but the host consistently sounds like he’s in a room surrounded by tiles. Lastly, one of the reasons why I followed the author of this podcast, was that he was very professional and completely apolitical . However, the author recently changed this on LinkedIn regarding a supposed leadership issue which he took out of context. Lastly, there is not much variance between one interview and another, so I begin to feel that I am listening to an hour and 15 minutes of the same thing. For these reasons, I am not giving this podcast five stars.

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