Patrick Daly Interlinks Podcast


Climate Change and Logistics

In this episode we talk to Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, and Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Alan has been researching and teaching in freight transport and logistics for over 40 years and has published extensively in journals and books on many different aspects of the subject and much of his recent research has focused on the links between logistics and climate change.

This is very apposite right now given that freight transport in all its guises by land, sea and air and the associated facilities such as terminals and warehouses are among the major contributors to global emissions and the COP 26 UN Conference on Climate Change gets underway in Alan’s native Scotland this very week.

In this episode Alan and I discuss how the freight transport industry will change in the coming years as it transforms itself to the reality of a low carbon future while continuing to support the modern economies and standards of living that we have become accustomed to.

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Transforming Supply Chains

In this episode we talk to John Gattorna, founder, and principal of Gattorna Alignment, aboutique advisory firmbased in Sydney, Australia. At Gattorna Alignment, John works with selected clients from around the world to help them develop customer-focused and innovative supply chain strategies.John's career stretches back over several decades and includes executive roles in the corporate sector, academic research, university professorships, the authoring several books and, of course, expounding thought leadership in supply chain through his advisory practice. In this interview we first look back at John's career milestones and how they have come to shape his view and conceptualization of supply chains today. We then move on to explore some of the key concepts from his latest book Transforming Supply Chains: Realign Your Business to Better Serve Customers in a Disruptive World such as dynamic alignment, outside-in design, and tailored supply chains for flexibility.Never before has the mission to develop and implement innovative supply chain solutions been so critical as it is today as our economies emerge battered from the impact of COVID and we face into doing a lot of the heavy lifting on the road to decarbonize our global economies in the coming few years.I am thoroughly delighted and privileged to explore these topics with John Gattorna, widely acknowledged as being one of the most respected supply-chain thought leaders in the world today.