#35: Navigating and Adapting to Industry 4.0


Freddy Arraiz es Socio Logístico de Prakxon desde hace más de 7 años, responsable de Consultoría, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) y Mejores Prácticas Operacionales. Anteriormente, Freddy ha estado trabajando con 3PL Panamericana liderando la operación de Cadena de Suministro. Previo a este puesto, estuvo trabajando en la industria de consultoría en Fortna y KOM International desarrollando diferentes proyectos en el mundo de la cadena de suministro.


Freddy Arraiz is a Partner in Prakxon Logistics for over 7 years responsible for Consulting, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Operational Best Practices. Previously, Freddy have been working with 3PL Panamericana leading the Supply Chain operation. Before this role, he was working in consulting industry in Fortna and KOM International developing different projects in the Supply Chain world.

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Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Introducción de Freddy Arraiz
  • Tu carrera inicial en KOM International
  • Consultor en Diseños DC y Supply Chain. ¿Cómo fue este aprendizaje?
  • Posteriormente trabajó para Fortna Consulting y en 3PL Panamerica. ¿Qué aprendizaje tuviste?
  • Ha estado trabajando para Prakxon como socio en proyectos de cadena de suministro.
  • Durante los últimos 10 años, se ha iniciado una transformación digital en la Cadena de Suministro, acelerada por la Pandemia. ¿Cuál es la importancia de la Transformación Digital? ¿Es el momento disruptivo más importante de la humanidad?
  • ¿Cómo ser parte de la Industria 4.0 y ser parte de la transformación digital? ¿Cómo puede la organización iniciar este viaje?
  • Algunas organizaciones necesitan una hoja de ruta (para Dummies) sobre esta transformación digital de la cadena de suministro. ¿Cómo se puede expresar?
  • Cuéntanos algún ejemplo que hayas visto en América Latina.
  • ¿Cuáles son los nuevos desafíos que enfrentamos en LATAM en este viaje de digitalización?
  • ¿Qué recomendación puede dar a las organizaciones? ¿Y para profesionales en SC para iniciar este viaje?
  • Tu recomendación final
  • Despedida

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Introduction of Freddy Arraiz
  • Your initial career In KOM International
  • Consultant in DC Designs and Supply Chain. How it was this learning?
  • Later you worked for Fortna Consulting and in 3PL Panamerica. Which learning did you have?
  • You have been working for Prakxon as a Partner in Supply Chain Projects.
  • During the last 10 years, a digital transformation has started in the Supply Chain, and accelerated by the Pandemic. Which is the importance of Digital Transformation? Is it the most important disruptive moment of humanity?
  • How to be part of Industry 4.0 and be part of the digital transformation? How can the organization start on this journey?
  • Some organization needs Road Map (for Dummies) on this Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain. How can be expressed?
  • Tell us about some examples that you saw in Latina America.
  • Which are the new challenges that we are facing in LATAM in this digitalization journey?
  • Which recommendation can you give to the organizations? And for professional in SC to start this journey?
  • Your final recommendation
  • 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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