Steinhoff: Bankruptcy Lessons

Former Supply Chain Director, Steinhoff

Why is this interview interesting?

  • A critical analysis on vertical integration and lack of synergies within Steinhoff
  • Leadership lessons and potential red flags for investors to look out for when analyzing companies
  • The challenges of a complex organizational structure
  • Steinhoff's questionable sourcing and buying strategies

Executive Bio

Graham Wilkie

Former Supply Chain Director, Steinhoff

Graham has over 23 years experience in sourcing and logistics roles at leading manufacturers across Europe. He was Supply Chain Director at Steinhoff for a crucial 2 years before the bankruptcy in 2017. He was responsible for sourcing and logistics across all of Steinhoff’s UK operations which included Poundland, Bensons for Beds, and Harvey’s. Graham had a front-row seat into the intricacies of a complex organisation such as Steinhoff. Graham was previously Director at Carrefour, Dixon’s and Mark’s and Spencer.Read more

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Steinhoff: Bankruptcy Lessons(December 28, 2019)

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