Alcott Global Podcast: Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips

Oct 26, 2021

In Episode #122 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain Officer Of Philips. Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Starting a career in supply chain and message from Ivanka’s father

  • Lessons learned and challenges in using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Five-pillar program of boosting S&OP processes – I learn, I adopt, I play, I ensure, and I enrich

  • Diversity in the workplace

In this episode, Ivanka shared how her career in the supply chain industry started and her journey from the beginning up to now, mentioning how her father influenced her decision to dive into the industry. She also shared how they are doing things differently in Philips, given the new reality- using AI and Machine Learning and boosting their S&OP excellence. Aside from that, she also mentioned how 60% of their leadership team is composed of females and other initiatives surrounding diversity. In addition, Ivanka also discussed how they are helping their employees cope with the pandemic while taking into account mental health.

About Ivanka Janssen 

Ivanka Janssen is the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips. Ivanka is one of the most prominent supply chain executives in our network. She has had a long career across different facets of the supply chain in several companies across the fast-moving consumer goods industries and for the last three years, she has been leading the supply chain function for Philips.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

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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