The Shift in Supply Chain Organizations, Regenerative Sustainability, New Styles of Leadership, Influencing Change, and How Rebels Can Lead in the Revolution with Lauren Acoba (Starbucks) artwork
Supply Chain Revolution

The Shift in Supply Chain Organizations, Regenerative Sustainability, New Styles of Leadership, Influencing Change, and How Rebels Can Lead in the Revolution with Lauren Acoba (Starbucks)

  • S1E4
  • 16:04
  • February 9th 2020

In Episode 4, we speak with Lauren Acoba live from Starbucks Headquarters. Lauren is a Senior Group Manager of Global Sourcing and Food Supply Chains implementing Starbucks recent regenerative sustainability goals. It’s not just about carbon-neutral, but restoring natural systems. 

In Episode 4, we discuss the shift in supply chains, how transparency and consumer trends are forcing the transition from black box to glass box. We dive into the paradigm of “old school leadership” versus "new-school styles", including two examples of new-school leaders at Starbucks. Also, Lauren describes why she considers herself a rebel and how she uses influence and change management in complex initiatives to deliver effective outcomes at scale in a large, global supply chain organization.

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The Supply Chain Revolution podcast is a series focused on the latest trends and innovations in sustainability and supply chain management. The podcast is hosted by Sheri Hinish, also known as the Supply Chain Queen, who is a sustainability consultant and digital transformation expert, and features interviews with a wide range of supply chain professionals, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.

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The host Sheri Hinish believes supply chains can save the planet, save lives, and transform traditional business models. Recognized as 2022, 2021, 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," a 2021 Top 100 Women in Supply Chain Award winner, and recipient of the 2020 Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Award, Sheri Hinish is a leading advocate, strategist, and influencer in supply chain, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change management in digital transformations. She is a Principal and Global Lead for Innovation + Ecosystem at EY and formally the Global Lead for Sustainability, Alliances, and Strategy at IBM.

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