#40: Balancing the Role of People and AI in Supply Chain

Español: Michele Sappracone es el Director Global de Electrificación de Operaciones de Ventas en ABB, ubicado en Dubai, durante los últimos 4 años. Michele tiene 15 años ABB. Con anterioridad a este cargo, se desempeñó como Gerente Regional de Mejora Continua para Asia, Medio Oriente y África. Antes de este cargo, desempeñó las Operaciones Comerciales Regionales durante más de 2 años. Anteriormente se desempeñó como Gerente del Centro de Distribución Regional para Medio Oriente y África en la División de Productos de Baja Tensión, también Gerente Regional de Transporte y Logística y Gerente Regional de Proyectos de Logística para esta Región e India. Comenzó en ABB como especialista en logística en Italia. Antes de ABB, moldeó sus conocimientos de logística en Ceva Logistics, TNT y en el Politécnico de Milán. English: Michele Sappracone is the Global Head of Sales Operations Electrification in ABB, located in Dubai, for the last 4 years. He is ABB for the last 15 years. Previously to this role he performed as a Regional Continuous Improvement Manager for Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Before this role, he performed the Regional Commercial Operations for over 2 years. Before he performed as Regional Distribution Center Manager for Middle East and Africa in the Low Voltage Products Division, also Regional Transport and Logistics Manager and Regional Logistics Project Manager for this Region and India. He started in ABB as a Logistics Specialist in Italy. Before ABB, he molded his Logistics knowhow in Ceva Logistics, TNT, and at the Polytecnico of Milan.

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Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Introducción de Michele Sappracone
  • Sus pasos iniciales en su carrera en Italia a través de diferentes organizaciones de Logística que comenzaron a modelar su carrera en Logística. Cuéntanos al respecto.
  • Empezaste en ABB en Italia como especialista en Logística. Hable sobre este viaje inicial en su carrera en ABB.
    • Tan solo un año después, fue nombrado Gerente Regional de Proyectos de Logística para los mercados de India, Medio Oriente y África en Dubai.
    • Agregó al rol la función Transporte.
    • Un nuevo desafío al crear un centro para la distribución de productos ABB desde Dubái. Gerente de Centro de Distribución Regional.
    • Usted inició una Transformación en la Región como Operaciones Comerciales Regionales. ¿Cómo fue este reto?
    • Comenzaste a Diseñar y desplegar una organización enfocada en el cliente en las operaciones comerciales. ¿Qué deben considerar los Gerentes para este tipo de transformaciones?
    • Fue nombrado Gerente Regional de Mejora Continua en la Región. ¿Cuál fue la mentalidad de mejora continua y gestión del cambio que utilizó para ello?
    • ¿Cómo mejoró toda la cadena de suministro en su región? Comó lo hiciste?
    • Este logro le abrió la puerta a una nueva promoción como Jefe Global de Operaciones de Ventas en el negocio de Electrificación.
    • El liderazgo personal es clave para este tipo de roles. ¿Cómo desarrollaste una mente imbatible y una mentalidad de crecimiento para ello?
    • ¿Cómo enfrentó el tiempo de Pandemia en este negocio?
  • Desarrolló habilidades en Business Continuous Transformation. ¿Por qué es importante para la Organización la implementación de esta filosofía?
  • ¿Por qué la Tecnología y la digitalización es clave para la Cadena de Suministro en el Negocio que transformaste?
  • ¿Cuáles son las tendencias futuras que puede pensar que cambiarán la forma en que definimos la cadena de suministro y hacemos negocios?
  • ¿Qué recomendación y consejo para los profesionales para desarrollar su carrera?
  • ¿Cuál es su mensaje final para la audiencia?
  • Despedida

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Introduction of Michele Sappracone
  • Your initial steps in your career in Italy through different Logistics organization that started modeling your career in Logistics. Tell us about it.
  • You started in ABB in Italy as a Logistics specialist. Tell about this initial journey in your career in ABB.
    • Just one year later you were appointed as a Regional Logistics Project Manager for the India, Middle East and Africa markets in Dubai.
    • You added to the role the Transportation function.
    • A new challenge making a hub for Distributing ABB products from Dubai. Regional Distribution Center Manager.
    • You initiated a Transformation in the Region as a Regional Commercial Operations. How it was this challenge?
    • You started to Design and deploy a customer focus organization in commercial operations. What should consider by Managers for this type of transformations?
    • You were appointed Regional Continuous Improvement Manager in the Region. Which was the continuous improvement and change management mindset did you use for it?
    • How did you improve the entire Supply Chain in your Region? How did you make it?
    • This accomplishment gave you the door open to a new promotion as a Global Head of Sales Operations in the Electrification business.
    • Personal leadership is key for this type of roles. How did you develop an unbeatable mind and growth mindset for it?
    • How did you face the Pandemic time in this business?
  • You developed skills on Business Continuous Transformation. Why is it important for the Organization the implementation this philosophy?
  • Why the Technology and digitalization is key for the Supply Chain in the Business you transformed?
  • Which are the future trends you can think that will change the way how we define the Supply Chain and make business?
  • Which recommendation and advice for professional to develop their careers?
  • Which is your final message to the audience?
  • 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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