Alcott Global Podcast: Ricardo Alvarez Henao, VP Supply Chain LATAM At Kellogg Company

Feb 28, 2022

In an episode of Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast Latin America, Xabier Basañez, Managing Director LATAM of Alcott Global interviewed Ricardo Alvarez Henao, Vice President Supply Chain LATAM At Kellogg Company

Listen to the full episode here.

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Key highlights of this episode:

  • Ricardo’s role and adventures with Procter & Gamble

  • New adventures with Kellogg

  • The situation of digital transformation in Kellogg

  • Managing supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Important skills for supply chain professionals

  • Leadership and teams

Ricardo shared in this episode his past roles with Procter & Gamble and his new adventure with Kellogg. In all the roles he was in, he said that it is important to understand the supply chain of the business and the business itself. It is also important to understand what people on the floor are doing and the difficulties it takes for any role within the organization. On the other hand, he also talked about the digital transformation of supply chain in Kellogg and how it is moving forward. According to him, it is important to look for successful innovations to find out what went wrong to failed ones. Ricardo added that it is important to have a balanced strategic thinking and execution. Lastly, he shared some of the skills that leaders need to have in order to lead their teams and the company forward. 

About Ricardo Alvarez Henao

Ricardo Alvarez Henao is the Vice President Supply Chain LATAM at Kellogg Company, based in Mexico. Previously, he served as Latin America Manufacturing Senior Director in Mexico and South America Manufacturing Senior Director. Before Kellogg, Ricardo served over 20 years in Procter & Gamble performing different roles and different countries. His last role was Supply Chain Sr. Director in Brazil, Plant Manager and Distribution Center Director in Medellin, Colombia, Innovation Group Manager for Ariel LA in Panama, and other roles in Human resources, Operations and engineering in Colombia, and Start up manager in Mexico.

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 perspective on the current trends, their stories about success and failure, and how they attract and recruit talent. 

The host, Xabier Basañez is a Supply Chain expert well rounded from end to end through different types of industry: FMCG, Logistics, 3PL and also in Retail. He is a natural Processes synchronizer to strengthen organization operations. He loves to connect supply chain professionals to create spaces for discussion and analysis, focusing on LATAM & USA.

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