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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/

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    • 4.3 • 25 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/

    #129: Christophe Mugnier-Pollet, VP Global Supply Chain of Vestas

    #129: Christophe Mugnier-Pollet, VP Global Supply Chain of Vestas

    Christophe Mugnier-Pollet is the VP Global Supply Chain Management at Vestas based in Denmark.
    Christophe has a professional longtime experience within the supply chain. Previously, he also worked for ABB and Schneider Electric. 
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Cristophe’s journey to getting into supply chainDifferences in IBP in an FMCG environment vs a Vestas environmentBest practices, key lessons and learnings from Cristophe’s past experiencesCollaboration and building partnerships with suppliersChanges on how Vestas works with investors in times of disruptionHighest demand skills in the futureFollow us on:
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    • 21 min
    #128: Massimo Andolina, Senior Vice President Global Operations at Philip Morris International

    #128: Massimo Andolina, Senior Vice President Global Operations at Philip Morris International

    Massimo Andolina is the SVP Operations at Philip Morris International (PMI) since 2018. He joined the company in 2008 as Director Operations Planning and served in various VP roles thereafter, including VP PMI Business Transformation. Prior to joining PMI, Massimo held a variety of international positions in strategic marketing and general management for Tetra Pak and in operations for R.J. Reynolds. 

    PMI is a leading international tobacco company working to deliver a smoke-free future and evolving its portfolio for the long-term to include products outside of the tobacco and nicotine sector. Since 2008, PMI has invested more than USD 9 billion to develop, scientifically substantiate and commercialize innovative smoke-free products for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, with the goal of completely ending the sale of cigarettes.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Inflection points in Massimo’s careerPMI’s transformation from a tobacco to an electronics companyFrom a manufacturing-centric to a customer-centric supply chainWhat worked and what didn't in the transformation process Why the ability to learn and unlearn is key to PMI’s transformationLeap frogging supply chain and change managementFollow us on:
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    • 43 min
    #126: Golden Skills, Changing Industries and Networking

    #126: Golden Skills, Changing Industries and Networking

    Radu Palamariu recently spoke with the master students at Zaragoza Logistics Center on the topic of changing careers of functions, hard and soft skills to have as a supply chain professional, and establishing connections and having the right mentor in the company.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Insights on transitioning from one country or industry to anotherNetwork, Network, NetworkRule of 3 follow upsSkills supply chain professionals should haveRecruitment and hiring process in Europe versus Asia How to get great mentorsFollow us on:
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    • 44 min
    #127: Steven Merkt, President of Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity

    #127: Steven Merkt, President of Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity

    Steven Merkt is the President, Transportation Solutions of TE Connectivity.
    As leader of the Transportation Solutions segment – one of the world’s largest suppliers of connectivity and sensor solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle marketplaces – Steven is responsible for all aspects of sales, development, and operations for the segment worldwide.
    Steven joined TE in 1989 and has held leadership positions in general management, operations, engineering, marketing, supply chain, and new product launches. He was appointed to his current position in August 2012, after serving as President of TE’s Automotive business.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Steven’s journey with TE Connectivity - from being an engineer to executive management rolesThe 4 phases of the Electric Vehicle market Preparing EV Supply Chains for the BoomGlobal OEMs building their EV InfrastructuresHow important is proximity to clients to TE ConnectivityBeing bold and putting customers first
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    • 27 min
    #125: Heineken SCM, IoT and 3D Printing

    #125: Heineken SCM, IoT and 3D Printing

    Magne Setnes is currently the Chief Supply Chain Officer at HEINEKEN. Magne joined HEINEKEN in 2000 and has held a number of senior international leadership roles across Supply Chain, Commerce and General Management in The Netherlands, United States, and Austria. 
    Between 2002 and 2011 he held various roles in Supply Chain and Commerce, including HEINEKEN Export, Planning Manager HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply, Director Supply Chain HEINEKEN USA, Director Control HEINEKEN Global Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Director Brau Union Austria. He was appointed Sr. Director HEINEKEN Global Commerce Innovations in 2014, and Managing Director of Brau Union Austria in 2018.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Magne's career - from AI to SCMOpen platform IoT and how HEINEKEN uses it in their Supply Chain3D printing for spare partsNavigating commodity price hikesHow to create a learning organizationWhy it is key to keep SCM simple for the executive managementFollow us on:
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    • 29 min
    #124: FMCG vs Pharma, Omnichannel and Central Planning

    #124: FMCG vs Pharma, Omnichannel and Central Planning

    Tariq Farooq is the Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain at Sanofi, leading the operations globally for a diverse 35 billion USD pharma and biotech business. 

    Previously, he spent 19 years at P&G in various roles and business units and worked for seven years at Danone as VP Global Manufacturing and EMEA Operations. 

    Tariq has experience across all facets of Operations and Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and Engineering. And has done significant transformation projects at regional and global scale.
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    Some of the highlights of the episode:
    Why Tariq switched industries from FMCG to healthcare (and also main differences between them)How online healthcare and changing the rules of the gameOmnichannel developments at Sanofi and what needed to changeHow Tariq's team centralized their planning: the good as well as the badFuture SCM skills neededFollow us on:
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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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