Knut Alicke was helping to build digital control towers before most people had ever heard of them, and today advises the world’s top companies about supply chain.

He is based in Germany, and, as a founding partner of the supply chain practice at McKinsey & Company, consults on a variety of supply chain-related business problems, including S&OP and advanced analytics. He is also a professor at the University of Karlsruhe where he teaches supply chain management.

Knut has written a highly regarded book on supply chain (in German) and co-wrote several articles on the impact of COVID-19 on the world’s supply chains, including Resetting Supply Chains for the Next Normal, Supply Chain Recovery in Coronavirus Times—Plan for Now and the Future, and How Great Supply Chain Organizations Work.

On episode 23 of Supply Chain Next, Richard Donaldson talks with Knut Alicke about digital transformation and predictive data analysis. You can listen to the audio podcast below, or watch the video version on YouTube.