Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics

#155: The Origin of "Supply Chain" and Supercharging the SCM of the Future

July 13, 2023 Alcott Global Season 1 Episode 155
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics
#155: The Origin of "Supply Chain" and Supercharging the SCM of the Future
Show Notes

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 key role in the development of many innovative Supply Chain concepts. And, he was the Project Manager of the first ever recorded Supply Chain Management project in the world.

He has a great deal of experience in integrating and coordinating the entire Supply Chain on an international basis with over one hundred major projects in about 20 countries around the world leading to performance and profit improvements of several billions of Euros.

He is author of dozens of Thought Leadership Papers in Supply Chain Management since 1979. He 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 1998 in 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 the fields of “Green and Alternative Energy Solutions” since many years.

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Some of the highlights of the episode:

  • How did a snowstorm play a part in creating the word "supply chain"
  • Becoming the pioneer and creator of the SCM process
  • Supply chain development from the early ‘80s to 2020
  • Convincing C-Level and the board to focus on the end-to-end supply chain
  • Why data is important in managing the supply chain
  • Integration of the end-to-end supply chain

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