Alcott Global Podcast: Im...

Alcott Global Podcast: Implementing Data Science in the Supply Chain

Jul 21, 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 Herberto Castro, Head of Operations at Gallo.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Heberto’s career journey- from Nestle to Gallo, and his learnings

  • Implementing best practices in S&OP for the American market

  • Relevance of digital transformation in supply chain and future trends

  • Career development and advice to professionals

  • Prioritizing and maintaining a good human relationship

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In this episode, Heberto shared his humble beginnings with Nestle and his different roles with the organization. He shared the challenges he encountered, especially implementing best practices involving S&OP for the North and South American markets, and leading with different cultures. Upon his move to Gallo, a Unilever joint venture, he took the role as the Head of Operations in Brazil, where he is leading the transformation of the business. He also talked about the relevance of digital transformation of the supply chain through all his assignments. Herberto added that through all the transformations and digitalization surrounding the industry, it is still important to maintain and prioritize building good human relationships within the business. 

About Heberto Castro

Heberto Castro is the Head of Operations Gallo worldwide, is a joint venture with Unilever, for the last 4 years in Brazil. Previously, Heberto was working for ADM as Director of Operations in Brazil responsible for Supply Chain, Business Planning, S&OP, Customer Service, Distribution for almost 3 years also in Brazil. He started his career in Nestle and developed it in Supply Chain umbrella over 18 years in Venezuela and Brazil.

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. 

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, Xabier Basañez is a well-rounded Supply Chain expert, with end-to-end experience in different industries, including FMCG, Logistics, 3PL, and 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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