Alcott Global Podcast: Su...

Alcott Global Podcast: Sustainable EV Batteries and Supply Chain for Growth

May 02, 2023
Alcott Global Podcast: Sustainable EV Batteries and Supply Chain for Growth

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In Episode #139 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global interviewed Alexander Streif, Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Northvolt.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Data-driven decision-making and prioritizing family 

  • Establishing a supply chain in a hyper-scaling environment

  • Delegating and empowering employees and company growth 

  • Northvolt’s mission and prioritizing supply chain

  • Building partnerships and attracting and retaining good talent

In this episode, Alexander Streif shared insights on his career journey and leadership principles, discussing the importance of data and how the family is always a priority. He highlighted the power of data-driven decision-making, the importance of creating opportunities and empowering team members, and building trust-based partnerships. He also discussed the principles behind supply chain design and how to de-risk geopolitical factors while maintaining partnerships. 

In terms of attracting and retaining talent, he emphasized the importance of investing in processes and having an attractive brand with a big purpose. His advice to young professionals is to try new things and push for exploratory career growth.

About Alexander Streif

Alexander Streif is the Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Northvolt.

Northvolt is a Swedish battery manufacturer and developer specializing in lithium technology for electric vehicles. They’re also very much focused on manufacturing with clean energy with a clear mission to deliver batteries with an 80% low carbon footprint compared to those made using coal energy. Alexander has been a long-standing professional in supply chain and has done a multitude of roles has worked in Semicon for many, many years, then he joined Siemens, then he had about six years also with McKinsey on their operations practice. In the last two years, he’s been with Northvolt.

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, 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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