Reinhard Plaza Bartsch
Head of Supply Chain / Global Logistics Transformation
Reinhard is currently Head of Supply Chain at Vodafone, and is transforming its entire supply chain planning and logistics operations globally. He has also been spearheading the digital transformation of Vodafone’s supply chain by accelerating innovation and adoption of new technologies, driving operational excellent performance and unlocking new sources of value for the function. His career spans across a number of different industries with roles ranging from managing large scale logistics operations to leading complex transformation programmes along the supply chain. At Vodafone, Reinhard has been pivotal in the establishment and operation of the Vodafone Procurement Company and the transformation of the global supply chain (which now oversees Vodafone’s €24 billion global spend). He has successfully delivered major transformation programmes that have delivered multimillion Euro in benefits for Vodafone and have also gained external recognition Reinhard is passionate about the role that technology can play in shaping the future of procurement, and is actively engaged in customer advisory boards for a number of procurement technology solution providers.