How has shared services evolved over the last 20 years? [Podcast w/ Apollo Tyres]

COE of Appllo Tyres, Chris Gunning, discusses how shared services has moved up the value chain to add value for the business over the years

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Seth Adler

In this episode, Chris Gunning, COE of Apollo Tyres discusses his personal history with shared services and its evolution over the nearly 20 years he’s been in the industry.


“We're now seen as a strategic asset for the business; an enabler to help drive value for the business; to be an incubator for technology, for reporting, for analytics, for business insights, so a lot of the things that we were talking about back in the day—centralization, standardization, definitely table stakes, process improvement that have to be there—and we're still talking about some of those things.

"It's nice to see that we as a shared services organization [have] moved up the value chain to add value for the business."

What will you learn from this podcast?

  • How Apollo Tyres is navigating shared services and growth strategy 

  • The evolution of shared services and how the advancement of technology has changed the landscape over the last 5 years

  • How to engage your stakeholders 

  • How to maintain a position of strength during transformation projects 


Check out our previous podcast: Industry 4.0 and its effect on the corporate landscape [Podcast w/ Siemens]