Alcott Global Podcast: The Origin of “Supply Chain” and Supercharging the SCM of the Future
In Episode #155 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global, interviewed Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch, Managing Partner of Dr. Partsch & Partner.
Listen to the full episode here.
Key highlights of this episode:
The origin of the “supply chain” and becoming a pioneer and creator of the SCM process
Difference between the supply chain development today and the ‘80s
Shifting focus and the integration of end-to-end supply chain
What role does data play in managing the supply chain
In this episode, pioneer and one of the creators of the supply chain management process, Dr. Wolfgang Partsch, shared his journey in the supply chain space, including how he convinced some of the CEOs in the industry to think of supply chain end-to-end. He also shared some of the supply chain development he has seen throughout the years- especially in supply chain technology. Still, surprisingly the supply chain basics did not change at all, and according to Dr. Partsch, will not change in the next 100 years. In addition, Dr. Partsch also mentioned how important data is, saying that it is a fundamental aspect of managing a company’s supply chain.
About Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch
Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch is a pioneer in Supply Chain Management and an internationally recognized thought leader in this field. He has also played a vital role in developing many innovative Supply Chain concepts. He was the Project Manager of the first-ever recorded Supply Chain Management project in the world.
Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch has a great deal of experience in integrating and coordinating the entire Supply Chain on an international basis with over one hundred significant projects in about 20 countries worldwide, leading to performance and profit improvements of several billions of euros.
He is the author of dozens of Thought Leadership Papers in Supply Chain Management since 1979. Dr. Wolfgang M. Partsch also has co-authored the book “Supercharging Supply Chains – New Ways to Increase Value Through Global Operational Excellence”, which was a best-selling business book published in 1998 in the USA and 1999 in Japan.
During the last few years, he has developed advanced solutions in the rapidly increasing field of Supply Chain Security and Risk Management, where he is an internationally recognized leader. Further, he developed and executed many contacts and projects in “Green and Alternative Energy Solutions” for many years.
About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains, and sharing their insights with as many interested listeners as possible. They want to connect you with global experts, thought leaders, and executives in the supply chain. They discuss Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.
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-based marketplace.
The host, Radu Palamariu, co-authored “From Source to Sold - Stories of Leadership in Supply Chain”. He has been named one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn and was featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, WEF, Bangkok Post, and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.