Alcott Global Podcast: Sc...

Alcott Global Podcast: Schneider Electric and STRIVE for SCM Excellence

May 30, 2023

In Episode #139 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global interviewed Mourad Tamoud, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Schneider Electric.

Listen to the full episode here.

 Key highlights of this episode:

  • From engineering school to the world of supply chain and logistics

  • How Schneider Electric overcome challenges during the pandemic

  • Schneider Electric’s Zero Carbon Project and the STRIVE Strategy

  • Insights on the future of artificial intelligence

  • Hiring the right talent and advice to future supply chain leaders

In this episode, Mourad Tamoud shared his career journey, from engineering school to supply chain and logistics, inspired by his exposure to plant operations and the opportunity to connect with people on the ground. He also shared how Schneider Electric faced some of the challenges they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shared more about their Zero Carbon Project- which was launched in 2021, and using the STRIVE strategy.

According to Mourad, AI is a powerful tool to augment the abilities of supply chain professionals and a big changer in the way we work. By automating repetitive tasks, AI frees up time for more strategic endeavors, while supply chain experts focus on leveraging their brainpower. When it comes to their hiring strategy, they look for individuals who possess business acumen, customer-centricity, and a drive for learning. Lastly, Mourad advises newcomers to follow their passions and be open to reassessing their career paths when necessary.

About Mourad Tamoud

Mourad Tamoud joined Schneider Electric in 1997 as Supply Chain & Logistics Manager. In 2012 he became Senior VP of Global Supply Chain China, a post in which he had oversight of manufacturing and distribution operations for the region, and was responsible for safety, quality, customer satisfaction, procurement, and supply chain.

Mourad was first appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations for Schneider Electric in June 2016. As of January 2019, Mourad added Procurement to his responsibilities and served as Chief Supply Chain Officer overseeing the end-to-end supply chain: including Procurement, Industrial Operations, Logistics & Network Design, and Planning, as well as driving the strategic agenda for the entire Supply Chain organization. He is also a member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee.

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.

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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