#33 – Supply Chain Career Coaching with Philip Auinger

In Algo Podcast Episode 33, Philip Auinger and Amjad Hussain discuss Supply Chain Career Coaching.

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0:00 Episode Preview
0:36 Introduction
2:02 Philip’s Supply Chain Background
3:02 Career Coaching
4:01 Amjad’s Journey to Supply Chain
6:08 Identifying and Growing Supply Chain Talent
10:08 Behavioral Interview Questions for Supply Chain Professionals
12:30 Effectively Organizing a Supply Chain Function
17:21 Supply Chain Collaboration with Business Functions
20:34 Building a Strong Demand Planning Function
26:09 Using technology to get rid of annoying tasks
27:10 Demand Aggregation & keeping human in the loop
29:11 Supply Chain Planning in a changing and uncertain world
36:45 Supply Chain Visibility
37:28 Talent Visibility
39:18 Data Visibility
41:14 The Beer Game MIT Flight Simulator
47:17 Motivating people from a local & global perspective
50:00 Using Technology to Automate Mechanistic Tasks
54:45 Contact Information & Closing Thoughts

About the host

portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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