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The Philips CSCO’s Secrets to Success With Ivanka Janssen

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Caleb Masters Podcast Producer at o9 Solutions, Inc.
Caleb MastersPodcast Producer at o9 Solutions, Inc.

Philips’ Chief Supply Chain Officer shares the company’s journey to achieve 80% touchless forecasting.

In this episode of Masters of Digital Transformation, Tony sits down with Ivanka Janssen, CSCO of Royal Phillips. Ivanka shares her insights on her organization’s learning curve as she works on making her forecasting 80% AI-driven and completely touchless. From prioritizing diversity to Python workshops, which are open to all employees, Ivanka’s organization is working to prepare employees for the future of automation, robotization, and digitalization.

Key Takeaways

  • Diversity: Ivanka stresses the importance of diversifying talent. Blending teams of experienced professionals with more traditional views on supply chain with younger employees is crucial to success.
  • COVID Learnings: COVID has taught us many valuable lessons that can be carried with us into the “new normal.” For Ivanka, this is investing in data platforms that can help ensure correct lead times, collaboration along the supply chain, and making decisions based on real-time data.
  • Humans vs Robots: Ivanka explains that robotization is not about the replacement of humans, but rather the re-skilling and redefining of traditional jobs to be more data management-focused and allowing for operations to be more agile and create a steadier output.
  • Sustainability: Supply chains can be more sustainable and Ivanka is passionate about designing ecommerce packaging to have minimal air, reduced plastics, have the ability be managed by automation or a robot.  Philips is also working towards using 0 air freight, and 100% renewable energy.

Advice: Ivanka’s advice to individual success: Be yourself, continuously develop yourself, and always ask for feedback.

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Caleb Masters Podcast Producer at o9 Solutions, Inc.

Caleb Masters

Podcast Producer at o9 Solutions, Inc.

Caleb Masters is a content creator and strategist who leads thoughtful and insightful conversations for brands to educate, inspire, and entertain listeners and convert to bottom-line results through new media, including podcasts, webinars, and live-streamed videos. In his ten-plus years of experience as a content creator, he's led teams and served as on-air talent, where he's spoken with thought leaders across the supply chain, leadership, HR, HCM technology, and entertainment industries. He currently hosts and produces the o9 Solutions podcast, Masters of Digital Transformation.


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