Alcott Global Podcast: Magne Setnes, Chief Supply Chain Officer at HEINEKEN

Apr 29, 2022

In Episode #125 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Magne Setnes, Chief Supply Chain Officer at HEINEKEN.

Listen to the full episode here

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Magne’s shift from AI to supply chain management

  • How HEINEKEN is using open platform IoT to aggregate and distill data

  • Using 3D printing in the supply chain for spare parts

  • Dealing with commodity prices

  • Ensuring collaboration for transferring skills and sharing knowledge

  • Why is it important to keep SCM simple for the executive management

In this episode, Magne Setnes shared his career journey, shifting from AI to SCM and leading HEINEKEN’s supply chain. Magne talked about the challenges they faced and the projects they are currently working on- one of them, developing IoT platforms. The latter was done to achieve their goal, which is to be supplier agnostic and connect their brewery all together, given how they are one of the giants in the brewery sector. Magne also shared how they are using 3D printing for spare parts in order to save time and spare parts until the actual materials become available. On the talent and culture side, Magne shared how important collaboration and learning from each other is for them in HEINEKEN.

About Magne Setnes

Magne Setnes is currently the Chief Supply Chain Officer at HEINEKEN. Magne joined HEINEKEN in 2000 and has held a number of senior international leadership roles across Supply Chain, Commerce, and General Management in The Netherlands, United States, and Austria. 

Between 2002 and 2011 he held various roles in Supply Chain and Commerce, including HEINEKEN Export, Planning Manager HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply, Director Supply Chain HEINEKEN USA, Director Control HEINEKEN Global Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Director Brau Union Austria. He was appointed Sr. Director HEINEKEN Global Commerce Innovations in 2014, and Managing Director of Brau Union Austria in 2018.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

The host, Radu Palamariu, has been named as a top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencer on Linkedin and has been featured on Forbes, Bloomberg, 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 like, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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