Alcott Global Podcast: Driving Business Growth and Operational Excellence in the Supply Chain

Mar 29, 2023

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In an episode of Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast Latin America, Xabier Basañez, Managing Director LATAM of Alcott Global interviewed George Kurian, Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics, Michelin North America.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • George Kurian's background and experience in different supply chain management roles

  • Kurian's early career and transitions

  • Supply chain challenges during the pandemic and how he addressed them

  • Importance of digitalization in supply chain management

  • Advice for new supply chain professionals

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In this episode, Kurian discusses his experience working in the supply chain industry as well as some of the challenges he encountered along the way. He discussed the significance of establishing trust with clients by being open and listening to what they need. His final piece of advice is focused on the importance of digitalization, being adaptable, having a good work ethic, continuous learning, and career growth.

About George Kurian

George Kurian has been the Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics, at Michelin North America for more than 2 years; previously he had the role of VP, Supply Chain, Logistics & Customer Service, for Africa, India & Middle East Region for over 4 years, being based in Dubai. Before this role, for over 4 years, George Kurian was Manager, of European Supply Chain Operations – Passenger Car, as a career progression from the role of Strategic Sourcing Manager. Before Michelin, he worked for SAP as Manager, Project Management Office, and also at Arcelor Mittal as a Program Manager – Upstream Supply Chain, and as Consultant at Louis Vuitton.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast Latin America

Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast Latin America brings together some of the best entrepreneurs, experts, and executives in the supply chain space to share their perspectives on the current trends, their stories about success and failure, and how they attract and recruit talent. 

The host, Xabier Basañez is a well-rounded Supply Chain expert, with end-to-end experience in different industries: FMCG, Logistics, 3PL, and also in Retail. He is a natural Processes synchronizer strengthening organizational operations. He loves to connect supply chain professionals to create spaces for discussion and analysis, focusing on LATAM & USA.

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