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Meet the team: Laurent Foetisch. 30 years+ in Healthcare Supply Chain

According to you, what is Supply Chain? 

In short: Supply Chain is the oil in the engine. We are here to orchestrate the demand & the supply to guarantee product availability at any time. ☑️

Supply Chain is the backbone of any business. It involves the coordination of all activities, from sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products to customers. As Supply Chainers, we are responsible to ensure that the entire process runs smoothly and efficiently, with no delays or disruptions.

Our role is critical in guaranteeing that the right products are available at the right place, the right time with the right quality to meet customer demands and expectations. It is a complex and challenging field that requires a deep understanding of logistics, operations, and technology. But it is also rewarding, as we have the power to make a significant impact on the success of a company, and ultimately, on people's lives.


Describe Supply Chain Operations in three words… 



What were the major milestones and the learning you gained from your experience?

In supply chain management, it is always about : People, Process and Technology ➡️ always keep it in mind!

Make-up your mind yourself to understand the supply chain challenge faced by your customer or business partner.

Think out-of-the box to suggest ways to change. When needed, look at the problem from a different angle!

Stay close to the supply chain professionals to grasp their views and help them evolve.


What are the 3 key success factors driving a supply chain project?

  1. Always LISTEN, listen and listen;
  2. Never hesitate to ask questions; 
  3. Cross-functional communication is key. 


Work, life, family, hobbies, etc. What motivates/passionate you outside of your professional life?  

Family, good food and delicious wine 🍾 🍽️  🍷


Last but not least, how do you stay up-to-date about the industry, its challenges/opportunities/evolutions/transformations? 

Meeting and talking to peers, reading and listening to supply chain professionals


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