If you’re concerned you might not have everything you need for the holidays, just imagine being in a company that depends entirely on getting their goods to the right people in the right places at the right time. The fragility of global supply chains has never been more evident in our lives.
So what happened? It used to be that global corporations prided themselves on the supreme efficiency and nimbleness of just-in-time delivery. Why has this become so much harder, and how is it impacting companies and their customers? Join Victoria Sjardin of Kraft Heinz and Simon Rollings of Canned Wine Co for a look into the hard side of supply chains.
Vicki is a global marketer, passionate about people, brands and business. As VP of Marketing for Kraft Heinz International, Vicki has been instrumental in setting the vision and leading the transformation across the Kraft Heinz Marketing function, including the repositioning, global design and communications relaunch of the Heinz brand, driving share, topline and bottom line growth across the zone. Prior to her current role she spent 15 years at Unilever, living all over the world, leading some of the world’s best loved brands including Dove, Vaseline, Ponds, Surf and Lynx.
Alumnus Simon Rollings (2018, MBA) is CEO and co-founder of Canned Wine Co. based in Bath Simon fell into the wine trade after attending a wine and chocolate tasting event with his co-founder and Canned Wine Co. Wine Buyer, Ben Franks. Sparked by a thirst for new knowledge and spurred on by many glasses of wine shared with Ben, Simon completed his WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 qualification with distinction and set about launching Canned Wine Co. in summer 2019. Canned Wine Co. is now the wine supplier to the National Trust in addition to listing at Harrods, Laithwaites and internationally, exporting to three countries.