30 minutes | Jun 18, 2021

#116: Asger Lauritsen, Group Executive Management and CPO Supply Chain & Manufacturing at FLSmidth

Asger Lauritsen is a Group Executive Management, Chief Procurement Officer - Supply Chain & Manufacturing at FLSmidth, having responsibility over end to end supply chain functions.He has over 20+ years of operations, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, innovation and project experience from large complex engineering, process and transportation companies. Having also previously held executive roles in Norden as double hatting CPO and CTO.As well as several positions in Maersk, from general manager, to heading IT, operations and in his last role, being chief procurement officer FLSmidth is one of the leading suppliers of engineering, equipment and services to the cement and mining industries globally with more than 13,000 employees. Every year, they have 750K supplier deliveries and 250K customer deliveries.Discover more details here.Some of the highlights of the episode:What helped Asger navigate many different career, scopes of jobs and geographical locationsNearshoring trends around the worldReducing the no. of suppliers from 15,000 to 7,500, with 90% of the business belonging to just 1,400 suppliers. Challenges along the journey!Digitalisation, A.I. and ‘robots’. And how they are likely to replace the one system-wide systems from Oracle, SAP or similar.Sustainability and FLS target carbon neutrality by 2030 which is incredibly ambitious in that space.Follow us on:Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Wba8v7Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WeulzXLinkedin: http://bit.ly/2w9YSQXFacebook: http://bit.ly/2HtryLd
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