Alcott Global Podcast: How Supply Chains Run the World – and Finding People to Run Them | Careers on the Move

In Episode #118 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global was interviewed by Tyler Kern on Cargomatic’s Podcast, Careers on the Move.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • What’s the most exciting part of being in the executive search business
  • Why do people get into the supply chain? What motivates them?
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affected people’s awareness towards supply chain
  • The importance of having an agile culture
  • Advice to people who wants to start a career in supply chain

Radu was a guest on Cargomatic’s Podcast, Careers on the Move, hosted by Tyler Kern where they explored the topic of hiring top-level executives, working in the supply chain, and how the COVID-19 disruption affected the industry. In this episode, Radu also shared that the simplest way to understand supply chain is by dividing it into four buckets; planning, procurement, manufacturing, and delivery. He also shared some of the valuable lessons he got from their previous Makers & Movers Summit, saying, “You have to have a culture that is agile, always ready to change, and always ready to shift. Whether it’s the process, whether it’s the technology, and sometimes you need to change people as well. But that is a forever continuously repeating iteration.”

About Cargomatic

Cargomatic is improving the local trucking industry for both shippers and small-fleet trucking companies by modernizing the way B2B transportation logistics are handled. Cargomatic’s desktop and mobile app streamlines the $82 billion dollar local U.S. trucking industry by giving shippers access to a marketplace of available truck capacity and trusted, affordable drivers. Since launching in early 2014, Cargomatic has aided the expedition of tens of thousands of deliveries throughout California, Chicago, and metropolitan New York.

Career on the Move is Cargomatic’s podcast aiming to shed light on the hidden career opportunities in the supply-chain industry.

About Radu Palamariu

The host, Radu Palamariu, has been named as a top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencer on Linkedin and has been featured on Forbes, Bloomberg, 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 like, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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