Operations Leadership with Gautam Basu -podcast
Businesses operate under complex, dynamic, and uncertain environments. This requires operations leaders to make value and risk adjusted decisions in ever-changing operating conditions. The skill set for these leaders stretch beyond simple cost reduction and resource optimization.
Today’s operations leaders require a level of strategic foresight; an ability to design robust systems and processes to take into account customer, supply, environmental, and regulatory requirements; implement organizational change which fosters a culture of operational excellence, resilience, and embraces rather than inhibits innovation. This podcast will provide key insights into these topics and more from leading industry and academic thought leaders.
Welcome aboard Operations Leadership with Gautam Basu!
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Episode 1: Introducing Operations Leadership (released on 2 March)
In this episode, host Gautam Basu gives a quick overview of the podcast series and provides the rationale for the need for strong operations leadership in today’s complex and dynamic business environment.
Episode 2: Embedding Sustainability in Supply Chains (8 March)
In this episode, Dr. Katri Kauppi (Associate Professor at Aalto University School of Business) provides an overview of sustainability practices in supply chain management with practical examples of best practices and valuable insights on the topic.
Episode 3: Humanitarian Supply Chains (22 March)
In this episode, Dr. Gyöngi Kovacs (Professor of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Hanken School of Economics) discusses the similarities and differences between humanitarian and normal business supply chains, attributes of humanitarian logistics operations, best practices in the domain, and how this might be applicable in the current Ukraine conflict.
Episode 4: The Importance of Operations in Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (5 April)
In this episode, Mikko Järvinen (Partner at True North Search) describes the Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) model and the importance of operations in value creation within ETA.
Episode 5: Leading with Creativity (19 April)
In this episode, Dr. Jari Vepsäläinen (post doctoral researcher at Aalto University) offers valuable insights on how individuals, teams, and leaders leverage creativity in coming up with novel and innovative solutions to complex engineering and operational challenges.
Episode 6: Secure Logistics Service Operations (3 May)
In this episode, Gautam Basu has a pleasure to have a discussion with Peeter Torim who is a seasoned operations leader and business executive from Tallinn, Estonia. They discuss several topics around secure logistics services, importance of physical cash, and his experience of transforming an organization from a local into a regional one.
Episode 7: Evolution of Integrated Business Planning (17 May)
In this episode, Tanguy Caillet (SVP of O9 Solutions) goes deep into the topic of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP). He gives us his experience on the processes, technologies, and how these solutions have evolved over the last two decades, which has further re-enforced belief that technology is a strong enabler in planning and decision making in global businesses.
Episode 8: Dynamics of the Maritime Shipping Industry (21 June)
This episode's guest is Linda Johnstone Sorenson. Linda is an international operations leader based in Oslo, Norway. She has extensive experience in process improvement, human factors, QHSE operations in maritime shipping. During this conversation, she details the dynamics of the shipping industry and its impact on global trade, human factors related to the sector, industry initiatives to combat negative consequences to the marine environment, and the drivers of technology adoption in maritime shipping.
Episode 9: tba
Gautam Basu, Professor of Practice in Logistics, works at the Department of Information and Service Management of the School of Business. His interests and specialization lie within the following domains:
- Supply Chain & Operations Management
- Digital Operations and Advanced Analytics
- Operational Value Creation in Private Equity
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