Alcott Global Podcast: Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Colgate-Palmolive

Dec 21, 2021

In Episode #123 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer Of Colgate-Palmolive.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Mike’s career and 18 different roles with Colgate

  • Focus areas in the supply chain

  • Collaboration for sustainable supply chain management

  • People, building teams, and career success

In this episode, Michael Corbo shared how he stayed with Colgate for a long time and what he learned during his 40 years career. He also shared why he ended up in supply chain and his passion for the industry. According to Michael, one of the secret sauces of success is empowering people and helping them focus on what they are doing. It is also discussed in the episode what initiatives they are doing in terms of sustainability. He shared what “factory in the box” is and what is its environmental impact. Michael also explained the importance of learning and having diverse opportunities in one’s career.

About Michael Corbo

 Mike Corbo became Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2011, the culmination of a lifelong Colgate career building our best-in-class capabilities across the globe.

Previously he served from 2005 to 2011 as Vice President, Global Oral Care Supply Chain. Mike joined Colgate after graduating from Lafayette College in 1982 and worked in myriad roles across the U.S. In 1995, Mike moved to the Philippines as Director of Manufacturing Operations before becoming General Manager, Portfolio Simplification, Asia Pacific, in Malaysia.

Mike has transformed our Supply Chain into an externally recognized global leader in productivity, resilience and sustainability.

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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