Alcott Global Podcast: Improving Customers’ Supply Chain

Nov 21, 2022

In an episode of Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast, Rushit Shah, Regional Director - Asia Pacific & North America of Alcott Global interviewed Simon Borg, Group CEO & Co-Founder of Navia.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Perspective on the phrase, “trends in supply chain”

  • Simon’s journey in the freight forwarding industry

  • How did the pandemic boost Navia’s growth 

  • Leadership style and company culture

  • Possible hurdles in terms of planning for expansion

  • Dealing with recession

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In Simon’s perspective, the word “trend” intrinsically does not match what people are trying to achieve in a supply chain- which is development. In his own words, “if we are not looking at technology, new processes, and at different ways of doing things, then we’re not providing a supply chain.” 

In this episode, Simon and Rushit focused on the topic of improving the customer’s supply chain. Simon shared his journey in the freight forwarding business- how it all happen and how it started. He mentioned that the most important skills in the business would include understanding the power of a brand, storytelling, scale, and how to compete against scale. Aside from that, they also talked about leadership styles and Navia’s culture. Simon shared that his message to their leadership team is that their job is to push themselves into the next role and bring someone up with them. They also discussed how the pandemic helped boost Navia’s growth and their future expansion plans- including the possible hurdles they need to overcome. Lastly, they talked about what steps Navia is taking in relation to the recession coming in. 

About Simon Borg

As Co-founder and CEO of Navia, Simon Borg is committed to making people’s lives easier through innovative freight solutions. He works with a world-class team, that continues to find ways to exceed our customers’ expectations and future-proof our offer through constant innovation. From one side of the world to the other, they take the complications out of it through their freight and logistic solutions.

Simon is an avid futurist – always interested in how technology can add value to their customers and to Navia. He is actively involved in their technology team, specializing in big data, blockchain, IoT, automation, ML, and process improvement.

Navia is a fully integrated freight and logistics company offering all aspects of freight forwarding logistics including sea freight, air freight, customs clearance, 3PL, and e-commerce.

About Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast

Leaders in Tech and E-commerce Podcast brings together some of the best entrepreneurs, experts, and executives in the supply chain tech and e-commerce space to share their perspectives on the current trends, their stories about success and failure, and how they attract and recruit talent. 

The host, Rushit Shah is the Regional Director - Asia Pacific & North America of Alcott Global. Rushit comes with 20 years of Executive Search and Selection with 8 years of Supply Chain Consulting service within APAC. He worked for more than 40 countries with diversified industries and functionality.

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