Patrick Daly Interlinks Podcast


Turbulence in International Supply Chains and Logistics

In this episode we talk to Xavi Sanz, Branch Manager of the Hangzhou (China) Office of Across Logistics, an international logistics operator and freight forwarder. Xavi is originally from Barcelona in Spain, and through his career he has lived, studied, or worked in several countries including the US, Denmark, Singapore and China.

Likewise, Across Logistics, a Spanish logistics company providing services in airfreight, sea freight, road freight and rail freight, as well as customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution logistics, is truly international with offices or joint venture partnerships in Europe and Asia giving the company a wide reach in countries such as the Netherlands, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Given the challenges that both manufacturing and distribution companies have been experiencing in Europe over the last year with their inbound logistics from Asia, I am looking forward very much to finding out from Xavi what the latest developments are in this area and what businesses should be considering as they plan their logistics operations to support their business strategies for 2022.

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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.