Turkish Cargo, the cargo division of Turkish Airlines, is the fastest-growing air cargo brand globally with bold ambitions to become one of the world's top 3 air cargo brands. While most air cargo companies were hit hard during the last year, Turkish Cargo propelled forward, growing their market share to 5%. In this podcast, we're joined by Turhan Özen, the Chief Cargo Officer of Turkish Airlines, to unpick the four pillars behind Turkish Cargo's exponential growth and how they're planning to shake up the air cargo industry with their new SmartIST hub. The air cargo industry is due for a considerable upgrade, and Turkish Cargo is keen to lead the change. In this episode, we find out how.
About the speaker
Before joining Turkish Airlines in 2016 as the Chief Cargo Officer, Turhan Özen dedicated ten years to CEVA Logistics, with his first role being an Operations Director. In 2019 Turhan transitioned into business development, assuming various leadership positions until 2016 where he became the Managing Director for the Middle East, North Africa, & Central Asia regions. Turhan studied Business Administration at one of Turkey's most prestigious universities, Boğaziçi University, and gained his Executive MBA from Koç University.
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#110 - Driving Radical and Sustainable Transformation in the Aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis with Jonathan Wright
28:38In this high-energy episode, we're joined by Jonathan Wright, Managing Partner of Finance and Supply Chain Transformation at IBM, to reflect on how the supply chain industry has changed over the past few decades, and where it's headed. Key topics include forecasting innovation, leveraging supply chain's newfound seat at the decision-makers table for continued innovation, the intersection of technology, people, and customers, talent attraction and retention, and why sustainability is a key characteristic of robust supply chains. The pandemic proved just how agile and innovative we can be in the face of uncertainty. Jonathan warns us why we must keep up this momentum in the aftermath of the pandemic. About the Speaker Jonathan Wright specializes in helping the world's largest organizations achieve high performance through convergent technology, operating models, and business transformation. Jonathan is an advisor and thought leader in large-scale systems integration programs specializing at the intersection of technology and business. As the Global Managing Partner of Finance and Supply Chain Transformation at IBM, Jonathan is responsible for leading consulting, SAP, Oracle, Workday, and the BPO teams supporting transformation across finance, supply chain, manufacturing, asset management, procurement, and FSS core processes. Before joining IBM in 2018, Jonathan spent 4 years at EY, 17 years at Accenture, and 5 years at ExxonMobil. Jonathan's experience spans digital, analytics, customer service, supply chain and operations, procurement and cost reduction programs, and order-to-cash.
#109 - It’s Time To Treat Sustainability As An Integral Part Of Your Core Supply Chain Strategy: Here’s Why with Francisco Betti
29:16Sustainability is more important to supply chain leaders now, than ever before. In fact, 60% of companies have already embarked on their sustainability journey realising the resiliency benefits of building sustainable supply chains. With climate change predicted to be the single biggest disruptor facing future operations, supply chain leaders must act fast in treating sustainability as an integral part of their supply chain strategy. In this episode, the World Economic Forum’s Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Production, Francisco Betti, joins us to discuss why sustainable supply chains are the future, the greatest barriers to making progress in this area, and how supply chain leaders can marry up their sustainability initiatives with their quest for greater reliability and efficiency. About the Speaker Francisco Betti joined the World Economic Forum in May 2015. He is an international development professional, a Member of the Executive Committee, and currently heads the platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production. The platform is helping global leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society anticipate the impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies on manufacturing and value chains. Leaders engaged in the Platform set and drive the global manufacturing agenda and incubate new pilots and partnerships to ensure a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive future of production for all. Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, Francisco worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers SA in Geneva, Switzerland, primarily on management consulting assignments for international organizations.
#108 - Supply Chain Reimagined: Circular and Frugal Supply Chain Management with Deborah Dull and Zsofia Nagy
50:43With the pace we’re depleting finite resources, supply chains are increasingly being called to move away from the source, make, deliver model to a more circular operating model based on the principles of reducing, reusing, recycling & regenerating materials. In this episode, Maria Villablanca is joined by circular supply chain expert, Zsofia Agnes Nagy, and the Founder of the Circular Supply Chain Network, Deborah Dull, to discuss all this and more. Together, they define what circular supply chains look like, how sustainability compares with circularity, and how frugality fits into a circular operating model, busting the various myths surrounding circular supply chains. About the Speakers Deborah Dull Deborah Dull’s supply chain career saw her working in various roles at Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and GE Digital. Today, Deborah heads up The Circular Supply Chain Network, educating senior supply chain leaders on why and how to redesign their supply chains to be more circular. Zsofia Agnes Nagy Zsofia Agnes Nagy has over 15 years’ experience working in the supply chain industry and has worked for the likes of Unilever, Coty, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novo Nordisk in various supply chain roles. Today, she heads up her own consultancy which advises businesses on how to build circular, sustainable and frugal supply chains.
#107 - Why Failing To Operationalize Sustainability Could Be Preventing You From Making Progress with Anne Robinson & Claire Milner
34:58Sustainability and resilience go hand in hand. Interestingly, however, while many organizations are clinging to their ambitious, long-term sustainability goals, the same cannot be said for their short-term day-to-day focus on sustainability. The ambition to treat sustainability as a key business objective is there, however, operationalizing sustainability is proving to be a barrier to progress. In this podcast, we’re joined by Anne Robinson (Chief Strategy Officer) and Claire Milner (SVP EMEA) from Kinaxis, to discuss why the inability to operationalize sustainability is a hindrance to achieving long-term sustainability goals, and why it’s imperative organizations start to treat sustainability with the same level of importance as other business objectives. About the Speakers Anne Robinson As Chief Strategy Officer, Anne Robinson is responsible for accelerating Kinaxis's strategy development to add further value to customers. Anne is a proven leader in analytics and digital transformation, with expertise in operations, supply chain, and strategy. Anne has extensive experience managing the supply chains of complex, global organizations. Anne is the former president of INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), a seasoned industry speaker, and has served on several advisory boards. Originally from St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Anne has a BScH from Acadia University, MASc from the University of Waterloo, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Claire Milner Claire Milner is an experienced senior technology industry executive with more than 20 years of experience growing businesses in the Life Sciences/Pharma, CPG, Manufacturing, and Retail industries through high-impact technology solutions. Claire has held various senior leadership positions at some of the world's most well-known technology companies, including Oracle and GT Nexus. Since 2018, Claire has been empowering business leaders and teams to make confident and timely business and supply chain-related decisions at Kinaxis, becoming the SVP EMEA in 2020.
#106 - What 2020 Meant for the Logistics Industry and what the Future Holds for Air Cargo with Dorothea von Boxberg, Henrik Ambak & Ufuk Sumerler
37:32In this special episode, we're joined by Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, Henrik Ambak, SVP Global Operations of Emirates Sky Cargo and Chairman of Cargo iQ, and Ufuk Sumerler, SVP, Global Head of Air Logistics Development at Kuehne & Nagel. We discuss the impact of the pandemic and rise of e-commerce on the logistics industry and what the future of air logistics looks like. For a traditionally pragmatic industry, the air logistics industry has had no choice but to quickly embrace change in the face of the pandemic. The question is, what's next for the industry in the years to come? Tune in to find out. About the Speakers Doretha von Boxberg Dorothea von Boxberg joined Lufthansa's strategy and subsidiaries division in 2007, assuming various customer experience and sales roles in her seven-year tenure. In 2015, Dorothea moved to Lufthansa Cargo AG to head up the global sales management division before her appointment to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG as Chief Commercial Officer in 2018. Since March 2021, Dorothea has been the Chairperson of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibilities in business development and cooperations, legal affairs, communications and corporate responsibility, information management, and digital transformation, as well as finance and controlling. Henrik Ambak Henrik Ambak has almost 40 years of experience in various roles in the logistics industry. Starting in the freight forwarding business before holding numerous leadership positions in cargo and airport ground handling companies, Henrik transitioned to the airline side of things in 2001, dedicating 13 years to Cargolux as the VP of Cargo Operations. In 2014 Henrik moved to Emirates SkyCargo and assumed the role of SVP Cargo Operations Worldwide, with responsibilities in managing the Dubai Hub, overseeing global service delivery and regulatory compliance, and coordinating the continued development of the IT systems supporting the SkyCargo business. Henrik leads with a perfection-driven approach and carries his unrelenting commitment to service excellence to the airfreight industry's service quality group, Cargo iQ, as Chairman. Ufuk Sumerler Following his undergraduate studies in International Economics at the University of Istanbul, in 1991, Ufuk Sumerler joined Kuehne + Nagel (KN) in Germany as a management trainee, working his way through the overland air freight and sea freight divisions. In 1994, Ufuk transferred to the US organization and held ocean freight sales and route development roles in New York. In 2002, Ufuk became the Global Key Account Director for the retail and consumer industry. In 2005, Ufuk was tasked with heading up KN's airfreight activities in the Middle East and Central Asia regions as Director of Airfreight and SVP Airfreight (2013). His next move saw him relocating to the Netherlands to take over the Western European Airfreight management position (2016) before joining the corporate management team in 2019 to head up Global Air Logistics Development.
#105 - The 4 Pillars Behind Turkish Cargo‘s Exponential Growth: How Turkish Cargo Is Shaking Up The Air Cargo Industry with Turhan Özen
33:26Turkish Cargo, the cargo division of Turkish Airlines, is the fastest-growing air cargo brand globally with bold ambitions to become one of the world's top 3 air cargo brands. While most air cargo companies were hit hard during the last year, Turkish Cargo propelled forward, growing their market share to 5%. In this podcast, we're joined by Turhan Özen, the Chief Cargo Officer of Turkish Airlines, to unpick the four pillars behind Turkish Cargo's exponential growth and how they're planning to shake up the air cargo industry with their new SmartIST hub. The air cargo industry is due for a considerable upgrade, and Turkish Cargo is keen to lead the change. In this episode, we find out how. About the speaker Before joining Turkish Airlines in 2016 as the Chief Cargo Officer, Turhan Özen dedicated ten years to CEVA Logistics, with his first role being an Operations Director. In 2019 Turhan transitioned into business development, assuming various leadership positions until 2016 where he became the Managing Director for the Middle East, North Africa, & Central Asia regions. Turhan studied Business Administration at one of Turkey's most prestigious universities, Boğaziçi University, and gained his Executive MBA from Koç University.
#104 - How to Pitch Transformation to Your CFO with Fred Simoes
28:31Convincing a finance leader to undergo a major transformation can be challenging. In this episode, Maria Villablanca is joined by Fred Simoes, CFO of Customer and Technology Solutions at Novartis, to discuss how supply chain and finance can collaborate to foster innovation and fast-track enterprise-wide transformation. Fred provides his CFO perspective on how to pitch transformations to finance leaders, and why talking money when pitching a sustainability agenda is a mistake. About the Speaker Fred Simoes has dedicated over 15 years to Novartis, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. After holding numerous leadership positions in the company, in 2019, Fred became the Global CFO of the Business Services division, a 12,000+ people strong organization which is responsible for the provision of IT, Real Estate, HR, Accounting, Procurement, Commercial and Medical Services across 70 counties. Before joining Novartis in 2005, Fred dedicated over 8 years to General Electric, which is where his career in finance began. Fred's passions lie in partnering with business leaders to deliver strategy and profitable growth, and leading large-scale transformation.
#103 - How to Develop & Sell Breakthrough Ideas to Senior Leadership with Dorie Clark
25:38It's not easy balancing crisis and strategy during times of crisis. Today and tomorrow's leaders have a great responsibility and their success is based on their ability to generate breakthrough ideas and to be able to sell them to the board and to their subordinates. Those that want to elevate their own brand to influence change have it hard too. Aspiring leaders are tasked with being heard by their managers and are keen to help their organizations maximize value through continuous improvement and transformations. In this special episode, we’re joined by a Top 50 globally recognized business thinker, author, the no.1 communication coach in the world, Dorie Clark. Dorie sheds light on how to do all of the above in a complex and uncertain world and at a time where organizations are rapidly changing and adopting new technologies to transform their processes, grow their offerings, and become more resilient. About the Speaker Dorie Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Clark, a consultant, and keynote speaker teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School and is the author of 'Entrepreneurial You', 'Reinventing You' and 'Stand Out', which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. As a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank.
#102 - Maria Villablanca & Sheri Hinish on Sustainability and DE&I
39:36In this intimate and provocative episode, Maria Villablanca is joined by award-winning supply chain influencer, IBM Global Partner, and Host of the Supply Chain Revolution podcast, Sheri Hinish (aka the Supply Chain Queen) to talk about all things sustainability, circularity, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I). Hinish tells us what’s stopping organizations from making environmental and social sustainability a key business priority and how organizations can crackdown on their goals to drive real progress. We also get a personal glimpse into Hinish and find out why DE&I is a major passion and how she became the Supply Chain Queen. About the Speaker To colleagues and clients, Sheri Hinish is known as the “Supply Chain Queen.” Her purpose is simply to make a meaningful impact on the clients, colleagues, partners, and communities she serves. She helps customers design and build supply chains of the future that empower the human experience, strategically champion stewardship, and create change that is impactful, equitable, viable, and profitable. In her current role, she is a senior leader supporting IBM's Global Supply Chain Transformation teams with a focus on sustainable supply chains, omnichannel, and innovation. Recognized as a 2021, 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," the "People's Choice 2020 Global Woman in Supply Chain Leader,” Corporate Vision Excellence award recipient for “2020’s Most Influential Leader in Supply Chain & Technology,” a 2021 Top 100 Women in Supply Chain by Supply Chain Digital, and a trusted partner, Sheri is a leading advocate for sustainable supply chains and 'supply chain with purpose' across social media and professional networks.
#101 - Tech-In-Focus Spotlight - Blockchain with best-selling author Don Tapscott
28:06Don Tapscott, best-selling author and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, kickstarts our Tech-in-Focus series by helping us demystify blockchain technology. We discuss how blockchain works, its use cases, and how it's going to revolutionize our supply chains. Typically, AI and ML get all the attention from supply chain leaders. In this episode, we explore why blockchain should be. For more information on the intersection of blockchain and supply chain, grab yourself a copy of "Supply Chain Revolution: How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming the Digital Flow of Assets" and visit blockchainresearchinstitute.org. About the speaker Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. In 2017, Don and his son, Alex, co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 100+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges, and organizational transformations. Shortly after launching the institute, Don co-authored 'Supply Chain Revolution: How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming the Digital Flow of Assets', one of the 16 books Don has authored to this day. Shortly after, Don was recognized as the 2nd most influential management thinker by Thinkers 50, joining Professor Christensen, Michael Porter, Peter Drucker, and others in the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. Don's work has been celebrated by some of the world's most strategic thinkers including Paypal CEO, Dan Schulman, World Economic Forum Founder, and Executive Chairman, Klaus Schwab, PepsiCo Chairman, and CEO, Indra Nooyi, and Apple Co-founder, Steve Wozniak.