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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Supply Chain Revolution

Born February 2020, check out Season 1: Supply Chain Revolution podcast explores provocative points of view that challenge paradigms for progress in supply chain management, sustainability, circular economy, leadership, and technology. Have you ever looked around the business-as-usual operating model and thought, "there has to be a better way and are there others out here like me?" We are your people. This is the TOP Supply Chain podcast in "new school" supply chain podcast that explores shifts in generational, social, environmental, technological, and "the people side" of leading change in transformation.

The Supply Chain Revolution is the supply chain podcast that highlights progressive ideas that challenge the status quo, giving people access to insights, strategies, and tools to make better choices that shape critical aspects of their business and personal lives, building transformational change for a better, sustainable world.

This is the supply chain podcast for supply chain leaders, thinkers, dreamers, doers, learners, builders, and supply chain professionals who want to change the world using a different approach to traditional supply chain, leadership, circular thinking, digital transformation, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, technology, strategy, and camaraderie to create new ways of working in the supply chain revolution. We are an inclusive group where all are welcomed and represented.

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About Season One - Join host the SupplyChainQueen, Sheri Hinish to discuss new school supply chain, sustainability, sustainable development, circular economy, supply chain technology, innovation and leadership in the future of work. Deborah Dull also joins the discussion on a few episodes this season. They both believe supply chains can save the planet, save lives, and transform traditional business models.

About the Host: Colleagues and clients affectionately call Sheri Hinish the “Supply Chain Queen.” Recognized as an IBM Futurist, a 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," and recipient of the Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Award, Sheri Hinish is a leading advocate, strategist, and influencer in new school supply chain, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change management in digital transformations. 

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