Volvo Cars merges procurement and supply chain under Kerstin Enochsson | News

“In recognition of the strong relationship between procurement and the supply chain, and the fact that the global supply chain landscape has never been more complex and difficult to navigate, the two functions have been merged,” Volvo Cars said. “Kerstin Enochsson will lead the new function and be part of the group’s management team.”


As chief procurement and supply chain officer, Enochsson takes on additional responsibilities previously held by Martin Korner, who was vice president of global supply chain management (SCM). until he left for Aston Martin Lagonda in April this year. Since then, supply chain management has been overseen by Chris Godfrey as an interim measure until a permanent successor to Corner is found. Chris Godfrey retains his primary role as Head of Operations Planning and will report to Enochsson within the new organization.

Supply and Supply Chain is still part of Engineering and Operations, which also brings together R&D, Manufacturing and Quality.

“Strong supply chain management and orchestration will ensure that our supplier footprint is fit for purpose and that our production planning is optimized to our commercial objectives,” Volvo Cars said. “It also ensures that parts are delivered to our plants on time and that our vehicles reach their end customers as expected.”

Enochsson’s expanded role follows the news in September this year that Anders Zobbe has taken on the role of Global Head of Inbound Logistics Engineering. At the same time, it was announced that Richard Campbell has taken over as global head of packaging. Both report to Sean Bricknell, head of global inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars.

It was also announced in April this year that Giulia Gherardi had moved from her role as head of global distribution transformation to take up the position of head of outbound logistics at the automaker.