Carla Frances Reed

Consultant, Supply Chain

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30
Years' Experience

The area of supply chain management is now recognized as a strategic global function- by definition this required cultural and geo-political awareness in all strategic planning.

Carla’s Perspective

The area of supply chain management is now recognized as a strategic global function- by definition this required cultural and geo-political awareness in all strategic planning.

3 Questions

What does human agility mean to you?

Agility implies the ability to move quickly, responding to changes in the environment in a positive manner. Mental agility is key to understanding the impact of these changes, and how to leverage this as a positive force.

What excites you the most when you think about the future of work? Why?

The digital transformation that evolved almost overnight as an outcome of the 2020 Covid Crisis has created a new workplace where teams can collaborate irrespective of time or place. This is a catalyst for transformation across strategic business processes, where the power of teams provides the emotional intelligence to solve new problems we face as humans.

What sort of disruption has happened in your career that has spurred personal and professional growth?

I moved from South Africa in 1990 - which opened the door to many new global opportunities. My experience to that time provided me with the foundation on which I have built new skills, and worked with many global teams to solve supply chain challenges

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