Alcott Global Podcast: Ho...

Alcott Global Podcast: How Siemens Smart Infrastructure SCM Works

Sep 06, 2023

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In Episode #156 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Sven Markert, Head & EVP Supply Chain Business Company Smart Infrastructure at Siemens.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Running a company and joining Siemens

  • Digital transformation in the middle of a pandemic

  • Driving change and the challenges that come with it

  • Sustainability and workforce transformation

  • Having the right mix of talents from different generations

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In this episode, Sven shared some of the inflection points he had in his career and how he overcame some of the challenges he had along the way. He also shared how they navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic and invested in digital transformation during that period- sharing that one of the challenges they had was creating and having a clear vision. Adding that in such transformation, it is not about who will lead it but who is going to follow it. He also shared his passion for sustainability in the end-to-end supply chain and how they can further improve in the area. In addition, he also talked about workforce transformation and the importance of having the right mix of talents from different generations.

About Sven Markert

Sven Markert currently serves as the Head of Supply Chain and Logistics – Siemens Smart Infrastructure at Siemens AG. In his role, he is responsible for SCM Logistics with more than 4000 employees across several business units. He is also managing and developing his own shared service operation for customer service and logistics.

Sven is an executive International leader with 20+ years of business experience with a major in Business Administration. In addition, he is a strategic thinker and experienced in leading and implementing fully integrated company projects as well as IT implementation projects.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains, and sharing their insights with as many interested listeners as possible. They want to connect you with global experts, thought leaders, and executives in the supply chain. We talk about Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The host, Radu Palamariu, is the co-author of “From Source to Sold - Stories of Leadership in Supply Chain”. He has been named one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn and was featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, WEF, 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, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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