#26: Digitalization of Business Processes at Flexport


Sanne Manders es el Director de Operaciones de Flexport, con sede en San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos, durante más de 7 años. Anteriormente, se desempeñó como director en Boston Consulting Group durante más de 13 años en el área de Ámsterdam, en Países Bajos, trabajando en diferentes áreas como Logística (4PL, 3PL, express/paquetes, distribución), industrias de procesos (ventas BtoB, canales, go-to -mercado de productos químicos y revestimientos), fabricación de automóviles/camiones, así como ventaja competitiva, ejecución de estrategias, comportamiento de operaciones/desempeño y mejora del desempeño. Sanne comenzó su carrera en DAF Trucks en los Países Bajos.


Sanne Manders is the COO at Flexport, based in San Francisco, California USA, for over 7 years. Previously, he served as Principal in Boston Consulting Group for more than 13 years in Amsterdam Area, Netherlands, working in different areas like Logistics (4PL, 3PL, express/parcels, distribution), Process industries (BtoB sales, channels, go-to-market in chemicals and coatings), Automotive/ truck manufacturing, as well as competitive advantage, strategy execution, operations/performance behavior and performance improvement. Sanne started his career in DAF Trucks in Netherlands.

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Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Presentación de Sanne Manders, COO en Flexport.
  • Cuéntanos sobre tus inicios en tu carrera profesional en DAF como Ingeniero de Proyectos.
  • Su unión al Boston Consulting Group. ¿Cuáles fueron tus mayores lecciones aprendidas?
    • De todos los lugares geográficos donde desarrolló su carrera en BCG, ¿qué lugar tiene un lugar significativo en su vida profesional? más impactante
    • ¿Qué habilidades aprendió en BCG que lo ayudan como director de operaciones hoy en Flexport?
  • Su llegada a Flexport.
  • ¿Qué servicios ofrece Flexport y cómo mejora la gestión de la cadena de suministro de cualquier negocio?
  • ¿Qué habilidades considera que una persona que hace una carrera en Supply Chain debería considerar adquirir?
  • ¿Por qué es importante la digitalización de los procesos comerciales y considerar la IA, la mala gestión de datos y otras herramientas?
  • Palabras finales
  • Adiós

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Introduction of Sanne Manders, COO in Flexport.
  • Tell us about your starting in your professional career in DAF as a Project Engineer.
  • Your join to the Boston Consulting Group. Which were your biggest lessons learned?
    • Through all geographical places where you developed your career in BCG, whi
    • ch place have a significant place in your professional life? most impactful
    • What skills did you learn at BCG that help you as COO today in Flexport?
  • Your arrival at Flexport.
  • Which services offer Flexport and how does it improve the Supply Chain Management of any business?
  • Which skills do you consider that a person doing a career in Supply Chain should be considering to acquire?
  • Why is it important the digitalization of the business processes at and consider AI, data malmanagement, and other tools?
  • Finals words
  • Farewell

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About the Host:

The host, Xabier Basañez is a well-rounded Supply Chain expert, with end-to-end experience in different industries: FMCG, Logistics, 3PL, and Retail. He is a natural Processes synchronizer strengthening organizational operations. He loves to connect supply chain professionals to create spaces for discussion and analysis, focusing on LATAM & USA.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The supply chain executive search has been our focus since the very beginning, offering recruitment services for top-tier supply chain roles at every level of the end-to-end supply chain: plan, source / procure, make, and deliver. Our consultants have years of experience in placing top talent, in North America, LATAM, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and APAC, and besides speed, one of our biggest strengths is our network within the supply chain industry, and we capitalize on it to find the best solutions.

Through the years, we have grown as an organization and our offerings with it. One of our initiatives, the learning solutions- training and supply chain academy, is focused on transforming leadership- self-leadership, executive presence, influence capital, and business acumen. Through Supplify, we aim to match corporations with the top technology companies to solve their supply chain and logistics challenges with a focus on innovation and digital transformation.

We are in constant touch with the leaders in supply chain, inviting them to inspire the supply chain professionals in thought-provoking podcast episodes and events, and showcasing what is possible at the yearly Leaders in Supply Chain Awards.

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