Logistics Conversations Podcast

Stories and topics about supply chain and logistics managers in a bi-weekly podcast of the Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg, the voice of supply chain and logistics.

The “Logistics Conversations” podcast is intended for a local and international audience that wants to learn more about “the people behind the scenes”. Discover inspiring decision makers and take a look at their projects and passions. We will showcase eminent C-level influencers as well as less known project leaders or operators that “make it happen”.

We want to surprise you with trending or unusual topics with guests from established companies or innovative start-ups from the fields of logistics, industry, commerce, politics or academia. Competent speakers will relate their experiences and talk about essential aspects of supply chains like best practice, necessary skills or technological trends that helps service providers bring products to their customers in a sustainable manner.

It is key to highlight personalities and concepts that support the transformation of logistics chains and improve efficiency. Most episodes will be in English but sometimes we want to keep an authentic experience by switching to 2 other official languages of Luxembourg: French and German. Enjoy this Podcast that can be downloaded for free on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud and our webpage www.c4l.lu

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#12 Jürgen Helten - Nachhaltige Logistik im Merterter Hafen

C4L-Manager Malik Zeniti empfängt Jürgen Helten, Geschäftsführer von Luxport Group, um die Rolle des Merterter Hafen als nachhaltige Plattform in Luxemburg zu fördern. Investitionen in Wasserstoff, einen modernen Fuhrpark und digitale Infrastruktur sind wichtige Aspekte für Helten, auch in Hinblick zum Fahrermangel.

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#11 Global coolchain distribution for Covid and Polio explained Luc Provost and Tom Dentzer

Malik Zeniti from the Cluster for Logistics welcomes Dr Tom Dentzer, PhD of Virology, from the Luxembourg Health directorate at the Ministry of health and Luc Provost, CEO of B Medical Systems. They talk about innovation & coolchain for global vaccination against virus diseases like Covid, Hepatitis C and Polio, latter a major cause of Rotary International supported by Melinda & Bill Gates foundation.

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#10 Jennifer Klautsch

Malik Zeniti and Philippe Scholten interview Jennifer Klautsch, a young logistics professional. The former apprentice of the Diplôme de Technicien en Logistique school course was awarded as one of the best students in 2019. After her apprenticeship at Kuehne + Nagel, Jennifer joined CFL multimodal. With Malik and Philippe, she talks about the apprenticeship, how students should prepare and how companies can support their apprentices.

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#9 Luc Decker, Vincent Hieff & Na Shi - Business in China

Information about making Business in China with Na SHI from Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Luc Decker and Vincent Hieff, former and current consul general in Shanghai and executive director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment office (LTIO) about Luxembourg's past links with companies and future of post-covid business with China.
During long distance podcast recording, unstable internet connection may accidentally mute the microphone for a short time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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#8 Michèle Detaille - Industry and Supply Chain

Michèle Detaille, première présidente et non-luxembourgeoise de la FEDIL, s’exprime au micro du C4L. En présence des animateurs Malik Zeniti et Isabelle Conotte, Mme Detaille parle de la crise, de son engagement politique et du Luxembourg industriel.

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#7 Ram Menen - Airfreight and Innovation

Ram Menen talks with host Malik Zeniti about innovation in the air cargo industry and the importance of creative thinking in a “free skies” environment. Living in Luxembourg today, Ram Menen gives great insights of the development of Dubai and the Middle East in the last 30 years using airfreight, tourism and innovation to build a strong position through economy of scale!

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#6 Tobias Jerschke - Contract Logistics in Supply Chain

Moderator Malik Zeniti interviews Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director at Kuehne+Nagel Belgium & Luxembourg.
Mr Jerschke gives an overview of contract logistics in Luxembourg and relates his career at Kuehne + Nagel. He works for over 22 years now for the company that operates three warehouses in Contern.
The Corona pandemic forced companies to digitize further and customers are happy to receive real time service in complicated times with disruptions, notes Mr Jerschke. Flexible solutions are important and with good customer relations, it is possible to create value together.

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Logistics Conversations #5: Logistics Investments in Luxembourg - Axel Quadt, Managing Director of Schenker Luxemburg

C4L Moderator Malik Zeniti talks with the managing director of Schenker Luxemburg about the investments of the group in logistics in Luxembourg, and the demand behind such a long-time investment project. The group is currently investing in a warehouse in Contern to expand its activities. Mr Quadt talks also about his experiences in his international career, exciting challenges and training needs: "All apprentices we have ever taken work still for us". Schenker Luxembourg is a subsidiary of DB Schenker, which stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The Logistics sector of Schenker/DB is one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics services provider based on revenues and volumes.

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Logistics Conversations #4: Importance of procurement in supply chain, Serhiy Palamar, Sourcify

Learn more about procurement and its role in logistics with Sourcify. “Procurement is important because it has a direct impact on your bottom line but it can also damage the reputation of your company!”, says Managing Partner of Sourcify, Serhiy Palamar.

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#3 Ihssam Haiba

Teaching & Open Careers in Logistics

Ihssam Haiba, spécialiste dans le monde de la logistique et enseignant pour les techniciens en logistique au Luxembourg, nous donne un aperçu de sa carrière de logisticien dans le domaine du fret aérien ainsi que les domaines de travail variés et passionnants d'un logisticien. Outre de nombreuses anecdotes fascinantes de sa propre carrière dans le fret aérien, Ihssam explique ce que les jeunes étudiants peuvent attendre du programme de formation en DT logistique proposé dans deux écoles au Luxembourg, le Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie et le Lycée Technique de Lallange.

Avec sa manière ouverte et accessible, il nous raconte pourquoi il conseillerait à ce moment précis aux jeunes étudiants de faire carrière dans le domaine de la logistique et pourquoi la crise actuelle de COVID-19 présente à la logistique une toute nouvelle série de défis.

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#2 Peter Stadler - Nachhaltigkeit in der Industrie (Importance of sustainable logistics in industry)

Mit Peter Stadler haben wir einen erfahrenen Industrievertreter für diesen Podcast gewonnen, bis vor kurzem noch managing director bei Kronospan Luxemburg und von 40 Jahren deren 25 in Luxemburg tätig. Herr Stadler, stammt aus Salzburg, und war auch in Österreich bzw. in Polen bei der österreichischen Unternehmensgruppe Kronospan beschäftigt, die weltweit mit ca 14‘000 Mitarbeitern 4 Mrd. Euro in Holzprodukten wie Spanplatten oder Laminat umsetzt.
Nach einer Einführung zum Werdegang des Salzburgers Peter Stadler, werden nachhaltige Projekte wie LEAN & GREEN angesprochen und der Industriestandort Luxemburg thematisiert.
„Jeder der in seiner Tätigkeit festgehangen ist, versucht es sich so einfach wie möglich zu machen. Mit einfachen Lösungen kann man aber keine Fortschritte erreichen!“ Das Projekt Lean and Green hilft eine Struktur zu geben, komplexer zu denken. „Wir müssen Lösungen finden Transporte anzuwenden die umweltfreundlicher sind und das Lean and Green hilft dabei.“ Mut zur Veränderung ist wichtig: „Jugendliche sollen wissen, dass man nicht das ganze Leben im selben Job ist.“

Mehr Information zur Firma Kronospan: KRONOSPAN (www.kronospan-luxembourg.com)

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#1 Luc Provost, CEO of B Medical Systems www.bmedicalsystems.com
The importance of vaccines and their distribution during a pandemic

B Medical Systems (BMS) is a manufacturer in the north of Luxembourg and global distributor of medical refrigeration devices for vaccines and blood, capable of cooling to - 80 deg. C. The company is in the spotlight as it supports the current need of ultra-low temperature freezers needed for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from BioNTech /Pfizer. The former medical division of the household appliance group Electrolux now employs 240 fixed employees plus 70 part-time workers in Luxembourg. It keeps expanding into new products and innovating, with a recent joint venture in the US and manufacturing plans for India.
The host, director of the Cluster for Logistics Malik Zeniti, discusses the importance of vaccination due to the pandemic COVID-19 with the CEO of B Medical Systems Luc Provost.

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