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How Leadership is Shaping the Future of Supply Chain with Radu Palamariu

Ninaad Acharya, Dan Coll, Radu Palamariu

Episode Description

For this episode of the eCom Logistics Podcast, we welcome Radu Palamariu, Managing Director of Europe and Asia Pacific at Alcott Global Founder. He is also the host of the Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics podcast.

Radu shares many valuable insights into logistics and shaping leadership within a company’s supply chain talent. He discusses the characteristics that attribute to quality logistics leadership, how to leverage this, and understanding the impact of diversity in this environment as well.


  • 07:06 Why Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) make great CEOs
  • 21:45 Key characteristics to look for in quality logistics leadership talent
  • 31:00 Diversity in supply chain leadership


09:12 Why those with supply chain backgrounds make it to CEO positions – Radu: “The density of people that come from an operations and supply chain background that will make it to CEO is going to be higher. Because now they are making it to the board conversations and, of course, the board makes the decision of who is the next CEO it’s just a normal transition”

12:14 Amazon’s growth through supply chain – Radu: “Ultimately, Amazon built a logistics machine. They win on logistics, they win on supply chain. Of course, they are an e-commerce market place ultimately that’s where they win.”

26:51 Insights on finding value when hiring somebody – Radu: Look for the mindset, look for the attitude, and also place bets on people. I think drive, motivation, and willingness to make it work are much more important than actual expertise on a lot of things.”

Find out more about Radu and check out his book in the links below:

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