Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group
As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so ...
Watch this special episode featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Matthias Braun, Head of Digitalisation and Concept Development at Volkswagen Group Logistics.
As part of our season finale series, this Q&A features how the Volkswagen Group has managed the coronavirus crisis, from the early stages in China, to shutting down global factories, supporting the medical industry and relief effort, through to restarting and now stabilising production amidst ongoing uncertainty and disruption.
Matthias Braun from Volkswagen Group Logistics, which procures and oversees global cross-brand logistics and transport at the group, shares key insights and lessons on navigating the pandemic and beyond, including the centre stage role that supply chain management and logistics are playing across the group’s 120 plants and huge supply chain.
As the head of digital strategy for the group’s logistics, he discusses digital tools and concepts that are supporting logistics – as well as the essential human factors in managing and motivating logistics teams and partners that remain so critical to the supply chain.
Gain valuable insights on:
- How Volkswagen Group has managed supply and logistics through each phase of the crisis
- The role that the company played in sourcing and distributing PPE and medical supplies both to health authorities and to employees
- Strategies for building special tasks forces to work cross functionally across departments including supply chain, purchasing, production and sales
- Moving to high frequency changes and communication with suppliers and logistics service providers
- Improving logistics data visibility
- Volkswagen’s long-term strategy and vision for digitalising supply chain and logistics processes
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