Leadership Lessons in
Supply Chain

Featuring some of the most successful business leaders globally

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book will feature some of the most successful business leaders globally that come from the operations and the supply chain world. As well as their career journey, strategies, and specific techniques they used to help make their companies great.
 
What makes a great supply chain leader? What qualities do the men and women at the top of the world’s best-run supply chains have in common? What lessons can they teach other executives? How to make it to CEO and board level from the supply chain?
 
The book aims to provide the answers to these vital questions. Using the most exacting standards and employing global research expertise, we selected the fifty best executives in business today and interviewed them about their long-term strategies, career milestones, key accomplishments, and guiding beliefs. The result aims to be easy to read crash course in what it takes to create a successful, well-organized, and intentional career in the world of operations and supply chain
 
A winning combination of entertaining stories about life at the top (and how to get there) and rigorous business insights.

INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE

Rodolphe Saadé

Chief Executive Officer
CMA CGM

David S. Taylor

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
P&G

Revathi Advaithi

Chief Executive Officer
Flex

Jeff Bezos

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon

Bom Suk Kim

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Coupang

Michael Dell

Chief Executive Officer
Dell

Pier Luigi Sigismondi

President
Dole

Mary Barra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
GM

Søren Skou

Chief Executive Officer
Maersk

Frank Appel

Chief Executive Officer
DHL

Chan Chun Sing

Minister of trade and industry Singapore

Yossi Sheffi

Director
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Marcel Engel

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Unilever

Sandra MacQuillan

EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Mondelez

Sami Naffakh

Chief Supply Officer, Member of the Group Executive
Reckitt Beckinser

Jon R. Moeller

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
P&G

Dave Clark

SVP Worldwide Operations
Amazon

Carsten Rasmussen

Chief Operating Officer
Lego

Kathryn Wengel

Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer
JnJ

Andreas Wendt

Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network
BMW

Alexis DePree

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Nordstrom

Ewan Andrew

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Diageo

Francesca DeBiase

Chief Supply Chain Officer
McDonalds

Johannes Giloth

Chief Operating Officer
GEA

Tommy Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer
Vestas

Ivanka Janssen

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Philips

Tim Cook

Chief Executive Officer
Apple

Barbara Lavernos

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
L’Oréal

John Kern

SVP, Supply Chain Operations
Cisco Systems

Michael Corbo

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Colgate-Palmolive

AUTHORS

Radu Palamariu

Managing Director Asia Pacific
Alcott Global

Radu is the Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global and the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice. He has been working on C-level and top management executive search assignments with Top Fortune 500 companies and local Asia conglomerates, particularly for manufacturing, logistics, transportation, supply chain management and ecommerce.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences across the region, he is a contributor on latest technologies shaping supply chains, as well as human resources trends and developments. He is the host of the “Leaders in Supply Chain” Podcast, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 global industry podcasts.

Radu has been featured in Bloomberg, Logistics Insight Asia, Bangkok Post as well as the MIT Supply Chain Talent Magazine. And has been named as one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn.

Knut Alicke

Partner at McKinsey and
Head of Supply Chain Europe

Knut Alicke, partner McKinsey and Head of Supply Chain Europe. Knut is also a visiting professor of supply chain at the University of Cologne. And one of the global experts on the topics of operations, supply chain, and risk.

At McKinsey & Company, Knut is a leader of the firm’s work in manufacturing and supply chain. He advises clients on a variety of topics including supply chain management, digital supply chains, and advanced analytics, and supply chain transformations.

Knut has written several articles on subjects related to supply chain and is the author of a highly regarded book on supply chain management, “Planning and operation of logistics networks: cross-company supply chain management (in German)”.

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LEX GREENSILL​

Chief Executive Officer, Greensill​

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill, and a Senior Advisor and Crown Representative to Her Majesty’s Government on Supply Chain Finance. He was awarded the CBE for Services to the British Economy in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley, and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.