1. In the light of your experience as a senior leader in supply chain arena what are the technological trends and challenges you’ve witnessed happening in the space?
There are a number of technological trends impacting supply chain, including advanced analytics, block chain, IoT, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles to name a few. The critical element is to ensure that business priorities drive the technology, not the inverse. In our world, we place the customer in the center of everything that we do. We are focused on safety, defect free vehicles, waste elimination and total enterprise solutions. We pursue technologies that further these priorities or speed our ability to delight our customers.
2. Could you talk about your approach to identify the right partnership/ solutions provider from the lot?
The partners we secure are aligned with General Motors cultural and business priorities and offer a superior technical solution which allows us to perform as one team. For example, from a risk management perspective, we are working on key projects that we are implementing to develop visibility of our tier 1 through tier N supply base. Working with key technology partners who are aligned with our priorities, we are able to quickly assess the impacts of national disasters to our supply chain.