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Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics with Radu Palamariu
#07: Tom Schmitt Board Member - Contract Logistics and Global Chief Commercial Officer for DB Schenker
October 03, 2017 Radu Palamariu
This is episode #07 and I am Happy to have with us today Tom Schmitt Board Member - Contract Logistics and Global Chief Commercial Officer for DB Schenker, which is one of the top 3 global 3PL companies in the world with operations in 140 countries. Stay tuned as we cover: - Top strategic directions that Schenker is trying to achieve in the next years. The top goals in the company by 2020. - Contract Logistics. Where does Tom see the emerging markets. - How DB Schenker customers expect them to use all the information, data, that we have to their advantage. Using big data and capacity planning. - The importance of – People, service, profit in that sequence. - Talking about left brain and right brain. How to access both types of thinking. - Advice for a 23 year old finishing collage – Think of your first move and your second move as an option expanding move. - As the Management Board Member responsible for the $3bn+ Contract Logistics business, Tom is in charge of a global team of 22,000 logisticians with continued and accelerated profitable growth. In the first year of Tom’s leadership, DBSchenker Contract Logistics grew by 17 percent topline and saw a 20 percent growth to the bottom line. Tom has served also previously as President and CEO of Purolator in Canada, as well as had a long career in FedEx, having led as CEO the supply chain division. Also, Tom is a published author, having written the leadership book Simple Solutions: Harness the Power of Passion and Simplicity to Get Results. Which a great resource of leadership principles. Stay tuned for more episodes here: radupalamariu.com/podcast/
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