Alcott Global Podcast: The Key Role of Technology in Optimizing Supply Chain Processes

May 24, 2023

In an episode of Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast Latin America, Xabier Basañez, Managing Director LATAM of Alcott Global interviewed Santiago Duarte, Vice President of Global Technology Supply Chain at Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Santiago’s career in healthcare and supply chain

  • Technology implementation in the healthcare industry

  • Facing challenges and leading transformation

  • Standardization of supply chain processes

  • Advice to professionals developing their career

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Santiago Duarte had a remarkable career in healthcare and supply chain, facing challenges and assuming leadership roles. From GE Healthcare to SABMiller and AB InBev, he drove transformation and implemented technology. In this episode, Santiago shared his views on digitalization and tackled its importance. He also mentioned how the COVID-19 Pandemic had a huge impact on his professional journey, presenting him with the challenging task of skillfully navigating through all the disruptions within the supply chain. Lastly, Santiago shared valuable advice to aspiring professionals in the supply chain field, offering guidance on a path to a successful career. 

About Santiago Duarte

Santiago Duarte is the Vice President of Global Technology Supply Chain at Anheuser-Busch InBev NV based in Brazil. Before this assignment, Santiago was the VP of Global Technology Delivery in Bangalore, India. Previously, he was in Bogota Colombia as a Regional Director of Technology in Demand Management (COPEC Zone), GBS, and for Operational Excellence for over 3 years. In previous years he was Latin America Lead – Consulting Services – Assistant Vice-President in Genpact in Colombia for over 4 years and a member of the Transform Coalition. Santiago also spent over 2 years in Panama supporting Argo Consulting and Copa Airlines. He developed his initial career base in General Electric Healthcare in the USA as Sr. Consultant in Chicago and Milwaukee at the Technical Leadership Program.

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. 

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