#04: Industry 4.0 and Diversity with Roxane Desmicht Head of Supply Chain at Infineon Technologies

#04: Industry 4.0 and Diversity with Roxane Desmicht Head of Supply Chain at Infineon Technologies

This is episode #04, and we have as guest Roxane Desmicht Head of Asia Pacific Supply Chain Infineon Technologies.

Roxane Desmicht is a Senior executive and global leader with 15+ years in high tech industries. She is well-versed product development to manufacturing as well as business development and account management. She is an active promoter and driver of Industry 4.0 initiatives as well as a gender diversity leadership projects. And she is passionate about leading teams in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

Stay tuned as we cover:

  • Global Production Networks and Supply chain transformation
  • Supply Chain 4.0 and IoT solutions in Infineon
  • If she would be an investor – where would she put her money?
  • How does an engineer lead a global Supply Chain Network
  • How to groom future supply chain leaders
  • How to be a passionate leader in a male dominated industry

The interview is split into 3 parts:

  1. Industry Trends – reading time 15 min –  Download the transcript – or read it here
  2. Talent and Recruitment in Supply Chain and Logistics – reading time 8 minDownload the transcript – or read it here
  3. Personal success stories and habits –  reading time 8 minDownload the transcript – or read it here

Episode #04: Industry 4.0 and Diversity with Roxane Desmicht Head of Supply Chain at Infineon Technologies

 

Part 1 – Industry Trends – [32:27]

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Part 2 – Talent and Recruitment in Supply Chain and Logistics – [21:33]

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Part 3 – Personal success stories and habits – [19:50]

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Show notes:

 

Part 1 – Industry Trends:

  • [06:39] Global production network connecting manufacturing sites – Infineon Case Study.
  • [07:25] Supply chain transformation examples – Lean planning project case study.
  • [11:15] How do you align sales and marketing? How do you get together all the stakeholders to implement a project?
  • [15:07] Which technology trend in Supply Chain will likely make the most impact by 2020 in your opinion?
  • [17:50] What does Supply Chain 4.0 mean to you? What is supply chain of the future? What does it mean to you?
  • [21:55] To get to that vision and to get to Supply Chain 4.0 what are the biggest challenges that you face around getting there?
  • [24:24] How are you currently using any IoT solutions to your supply chain?
  • [26:41] Before investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital new tech, what’s the fundamentals that supply chain needs to have in today’s environment?
  • [28:57] If you would be an investor and had lots and lots of money, which supply chain related start-up would you invest in and why?

Part 2 – Talent and Recruitment:

  • [00:04] How does Infineon attract and retain talent in supply chain?
  • [02:43] Why supply chain is not seen as something necessarily “sexy” or career in supply chain is not seen as something “sexy.”
  • [07:10] What are the hard skills you are looking for when hiring?
  • [09:03] What are some of the skills that the future supply chain 4.0 professional needs to have?
  • [10:29] Diversity.  Obviously, you are a great example of an excellent leader in supply chain. Since this is male dominated traditionally, how do we balance it a bit more?
  • [14:33] How do you see the role of HR as a business partner? Do you have an HR business partner that focuses very closely on supply chain?
  • [16:27] How do you groom future supply chain leaders?

Part 3 – Personal success stories and habits:

  • [00:04] How do I become the next head of supply chain at Infineon in years to come?” What would one piece of advice be?
  • [03:14] Personal routine. Morning routine.  Any morning routine that you do?
  • [05:37] What is the book that you give most to people?
  • [08:55] What is something you believe in that other people think it’s insane?
  • [11:04] Do you use social media to help your brand as an employer and as a potential employer?
  • [12:34] One quick example of an area where you’ve been challenged a lot around supply chain, how did you face it? How did you overcome?
  • [14:43] When you think of the word “successful” in your practice in supply chain, who is the first person that comes to your mind and why?
  • [16:14] If you could go back and give your 20 year old self a valuable piece of advice, what would you say?

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