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A world economy requires global supply chains.
As companies conduct business across increasingly diversified markets, instantaneous demand structures raise questions of conventional inventories, technologies and strategies. Supply chain networks face disruptions end to end.
The success of tomorrow’s supply chains relies upon a marriage of agile foresight and intelligent complexity. Thrust to the strategic forefront, effective supply chain management has become the most critical driver of value and advantage.
The world is getting smaller. Markets are expanding further. Supply chains must grow smarter.
The Supply Chain Forum provides insights and understanding that foster excellence in supply chain management. Immerse yourself in a world of executive expertise and supply chain best practice. This is the event for those driven to best move business.
Supply Chain Management is a diverse discipline, rich with a variety of compelling methodologies. Successful management derives from exposure to strategies that work for you and your business. The Supply Chain Forum offers this unrivalled opportunity, congregating the most senior supply chain executives from all sectors in our region and across the globe. The Supply Chain Forum is an event by leaders, for leaders. We cultivate an ambitious culture for supply chain excellence, nurtured by inspired professionals.
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment
Manager Procurement & Logistics
Arturo S.H. Pasquel|
Director of Product Technology
Agustin Lopez Diaz|
Global Quality Leader
GE Power (CHE)
Chief, Logistics Development
World Food Programme (ITA)
Dr Michael Lucas|
Distribution Centre Design Manager
Vice President and Managing Director
Boeing Defence Australia
CBD Coordinator General
Transport for NSW
Marg Prendergast has been appointed to lead the Coordination Office to oversee traffic and transport during the transformation of the CBD and other key areas in Sydney with various major transport projects and property redevelopments. Marg also oversees real time operations with responsibility for the Transport Management Centre.
Marg has qualifications in economics and town planning with over 30 years’ experience in transport including; data analysis, transport planning, safety, project management and the delivery of capital programs, operational initiatives and events.
Marg was Operations Planning Manager for the Olympic Roads and Transport Authority for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and managed the City precinct during Games time.
Marg has spent the last decade focused on safety initiatives and was the General Manager of the NSW Centre for Road Safety.
Director - Supply Chain
Head of Procurement & Supply Chain
Recognised as a Leading Procurement & Supply Chain Executive with strong Business Partnering and innovative methods to deliver value that contibutes to organisation strategy and business focused outcomes
Proven record of achievement in delivering programs that hace achieved more than $400M in overall financial benefits
More than 20 years experience working in the private and public sectors across a diverse range of industries
Regular Keynote Speaker at Executive Events, Industry Roundtables and Conferences
Dr Simon Longstaff|
The Ethics Centre
Simon’s distinguished career includes being named as one of AFR Boss’ True Leaders for the 21st century, with Carol Schwartz noting; “I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff”. Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community. Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career teaching in Tasmania, Simon undertook postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991. Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and in June 2016, was appointed an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University – based at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Formerly serving as the inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Simon serves on a number of boards and committees across a broad spectrum of activities. He was formerly a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Yum! Restaurants International
Director Supply Chain & Logistics
General Manager Logistics
Sari Mackay is a General Manager Logistics, Storage & Logistics in GrainCorp Pty Ltd. GrainCorp was established 1916 and is Australia’s largest Grain Storage and Transport Network on the eastern coast , spreading across the 175 sites, 7 port terminals with total storage capacity of 20mmt. The network is serviced by GrainCorp owned and leased train capacity of up to 4mmt per year, and road freight with transport capacity of up to 2mmt pa. Sari joined GrainCorp 2013 and has been leading the logistics transformation journey including centralisation of the customer planning and services functions from regional areas to Sydney. Sari’s key areas of responsibilities include road transport, rail freight, logistics risk, continuous improvement and planning, NSW, VIC and QLD customer logistics and stock management.
Sari is a multilingual supply chain executive with 20 years of experience in Australian and European supply chain, logistics and management consultant roles at GrainCorp, BlueScope Steel, Unilever and Arnott’s to mention a few. Sari’s volunteer interests include SMART Infrastructure facility (UOW), which she joined as a Scientific Advisory Committee member (SAC) 2015. She is also interested in developing future female operations leaders through National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) by volunteering as an executive mentor in the “Mentoring Circles program.” Sari completed her under and post graduate studies (Business Economics, International Marketing, Technology Management) at LUT, Finland; graduating with a M.Sc. Bus. Economics, 1997.
Recognised by industry as a champion of best practice and work place safety. Chaired the Australian Logistics Council Code of Practices for 10 years and continues tp support industry safety initiatives.
Extensive Supply Chain experience, supported by strong Business expertise, gained both locally and internationally in a range of industries and iconic companies including Bluescope Steel, Goodman Fielder, Toll and Hutchinson Telecom. Recognised as a key industry Supply Chain leader in Australasia with final executive role leading the Supply Chain Logistics and Processing divisions of BlueScope from 2003 to 2015.
Just completed the the final chapter as Non-Executive Director of the Port of Melbourne prior to the Lease transaction of $9.7B. Other Directorships include Ron Finemore Transport, DGL, Martin and Pleasance, Silverback,Trackem and the Australian Logistics Council.
Ingilby is CPA qualified and member of The Institute of Directors.
Enjoys all activities in water including Surf Life Saving, Water Polo and Ocean Swimming.
Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
Jaydeep Solanki is a business leader with broad global senior management work experience with General Motors (GM).
He is Director of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM Holden, responsible for annual $1.5Billion+ materials purchasing, supply chain and logistics operations.
Since 2010, he has guided GM Holden’s global suppliers to improve their competitiveness and was responsible for managing GM Holden supplier development program for improving long term sustainability of component suppliers in Australia.
Jaydeep began his career with General Motors India in 1997 and has held various management positions at GM India and GM Thailand.
In Dec 2001, he started assignment in Australia to manage IT program for new green-field engine plant start-up in Port Melbourne. After that, he managed IT program for new Holden Corporate HQ building and subsequently became General Manager of Information Technology and Strategic Projects.
From 2007 to 2009, he managed corporate strategy planning and was responsible for business optimisation program execution as technical assistant to Holden Managing Director.
Group Procurement Manager - Logistics
Executive Director, Head of Trade Finance
Westpac Institutional Bank
Adnan has over 27 years of experience delivering trade and corporate banking solutions to clients across the globe.
In his current role as Head of Trade for Westpac Bank, he is responsible for sales, product, risk and collateral management globally. Prior to Westpac, he worked as head of Trade Products for Commonwealth Bank.
Prior to moving to Australia in 2013, Adnan was Transaction Banking Sales Head for Royal Bank of Scotland for UK and Ireland.
As Head of Trade for the merged RBS/ABN AMRO , he was accountable for the Bank’s range of trade solutions and services for corporate and financial institutions.
Before moving to Transaction Banking in 2006, Adnan held various senior roles in Corporate Banking, Global Markets within ABN AMRO Turkey and Pakistan.
He is a member of Global Trade and Industry Council for BAFT and was a member of the expert’s panel on Trade for World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Head of Trade Finance Australia
Westpac Institutional Bank
Jennifer is a Director with over 15 years of experience in the Debt Capital Markets and has held various positions with leading global and domestic banks with a focus on Trade Finance and Receivables Financing.
Jennifer heads up a sales team across Australia that manages Trade Finance and Supply Chain markets, covering Natural Resources, Agri, Property, Consumer, Corporate, Industrials, Media and Tele-communications with a particular focus in the Institutional market.
Under Jennifer’s guidance the Australia Trade Finance Sales Team provides services and tailored solutions around traditional trade and structured trade finance solutions including, working capital finance for commodities, inventory, receivables and payable finance.
Jennifer commenced her career as a Banking and Finance lawyer focusing her attention in the debt capital markets, with a particular focus on securitisation.
Jennifer has conducted numerous public speaking engagements and brings a wealth of experience to the client experience.
Jennifer holds a BA and LLB from the University of Sydney.
Value Chain Relationship Manager
Meat and Livestock Australia
Doug is experienced in livestock production, red meat processing R&D, value chain development, and clean technology project development. He holds the title of Value Chain Relationship Manager at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) where provides innovation services and funding to businesses involved in the Australian red meat supply chain.
Prior to MLA, Doug managed the Environment and Sustainability R&D Program at the Australian Meat Processing Corporation, and also served in renewable energy project development roles in a large corporate and a start-up venture in the UK.
Doug holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Queensland University of Technology, a MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems at Cardiff University (Wales), and is completing his Grad Cert in Executive Leadership at UQ Business School.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain
Shasidharan CSP is the Head of Procurement for LendLease’s Property business, responsible for embedding Supply Chain and Strategic sourcing best practice across the Property portfolio and exploring areas of improvement and development in order to deliver innovative solutions to customers and long-term returns through procurement.
Shasi has over 15 years’ experience within the construction and property industry. Since joining Lendlease in 2008, Shasi has worked in the Australian Building business, Group Transformation and Group Procurement teams. As part of the Group Transformation, he was instrumental in establishing Group Procurement function within Lendlease. He has worked closely with the Property business helping the Apartments business unit form and implement innovative product and procurement strategies.
Prior to Lendlease, Shasi was with CBRE Asia as a senior manager in the firm’s Global Corporate Services team and led CBRE’s Project management division for South India. He is an architect specialising in design management and supply chain management with a passion for strategy and innovation.
Shasi holds an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Project Management and Graduate degree in Architecture.
Shasi passionately leads Reconciliation Action Plan in mentoring and integrating Indigenous businesses within Lendlease supply chain.
General Manager Supply Chain
Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand
DB Schenker Australia
Head of Supply Chain Systems
Chief Operating Officer
Supply Chain Director
Logistics Business Manager
Viva Energy Australia
Supply Chain Manager
21st Century supply chains operate in an increasingly competitive, volatile landscape. While navigating market shocks, disruptive technology and dynamic demand, leaders must also balance immediate risk and opportunity, formulate long term strategies and coordinate closely with other internal portfolios. In markets that are prone to uncertainty, effective leadership acumen and an instinct for business become invaluable points of difference. What does excellence in supply chain management look like? What skills and insight enable an effective supply chain leader to remain at the vanguard of a rapidly changing market? In such a cluttered business climate, how important is experience, trust and institutional knowledge as a competitive edge?
Rapid and dynamic innovation has reshaped the global supply chain. Ambitious, experimental technologies and decentralised, inventory-averse business models are thriving in markets around world, presenting great opportunity for highly personalised production and distribution strategies. However, the enhanced coordination that digitalisation enables has also encouraged companies to merge and share supply chain capital. With such a plethora of strategic options, what are the hallmarks of a modern, thriving supply chain strategy? Is superiority of processes or commodities more important? Given the importance of long term strategic relationships, how best can a strategy maximise the benefit for both internal and external customers? How do we communicate the importance of strategy-focussed methods throughout leadership and management structures?
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
For leading supply chain managers, risk assessment is no longer a formality, but a critical driver of success. A demand- centric market compels companies to continuously compete to provide customers with goods and services at the right time, in the right quantity and at the right cost. A supply chain manager who is too risk-averse will tempt stagnation in a dynamic climate, while a risk seeking manager can jeopardise all operations further downstream. In a market that demands customer centric, competitive solutions, how do we cultivate a healthy culture for risk within our companies? In what ways does experimentation in new structures, networks and technology mitigate risk? What impending risks threaten global, technologically-advanced supply chains, and how do we transform this risk into opportunity?
The technology intensive, ‘always on’ supply chain is redefining business. The frontier of innovation is busy and dynamic, where The Internet of Things, predictive analytics and collaborative robotics and sensors provide supply chain managers with more data and insight into their operations than science fiction ever envisaged. However, uprooting established structures is daunting, and innovation is about more than clever breakthroughs. There must be purpose, strategic design and practicality in our design to allow innovation to manifest as impact. Given this circumstance, what are the most transformative current technologies a supply chain manager can implement? Are there foreseeable new business models, ventures or challenges that modernisation presents, beyond its immediate implementation? What distinguishes a supply chain manager prepared to harness technological change from one who is not?
A modern, end-to-end supply chain actively engages with a diverse portfolio of stakeholders and their dynamic, at times mercurial, interests. At one end, customers may demand increased efficiency at lower costs, while at the other end the proliferation of ‘Fairtrade’, ‘Free Range’ or ‘Conflict-Free’ stamps reflect the appeal of virtuous consumption. This variety, although extensive, provides an opportunity for differentiation and competitive advantage. By what measures should a supply chain manager identify their key stakeholders, their value propositions and their preferences? How does diversifying a business’ portfolio of stakeholders across sectors and interests strengthen the resilience of its supply chain? How do we engage stakeholders on more abstract services, such as the value of sustainability, convenience, transparency, and experience?
Adhering to regulatory expectations, minimising environmental impacts and empowering the ethical wellbeing of employment structures is more than a charitable afterthought for leading supply chains. A supply chain manager that offers careful contemplation to the risks, obligations and opportunities of alleviating global challenges not only appeals to altruistic sensitivities, but also demonstrates the hallmarks of agile, organisational and allocative expertise. As such, what are the benefits and efficiencies of a supply chain model that is corporately and socially responsible? Implementing sustainable models may require reform of existing supply chain networks – what factors will limit this implementation? Should a manager feel responsible for the ethical approaches or environmental impacts of producers within their end to end supply chain?
There is no guarantee tomorrow will emulate today. For Supply Chain Managers, the future is steeped in opportunity, yet concurrently embroiled with uncertainty. Contemporary rhetoric warns of receding neoliberal macroeconomic trends. Nationalist political movements, protectionist policies and scepticism over impending trade deals threaten the straightforward movement of goods modern supply chains rely on. As such, how do we construct global, responsive, demand driven supply chains in a political environment that is growing weary of them? What are the impending challenges the future will deliver to global supply chains, and are there enactable measures that insulate against its unpredictability? technology play a transformative role in transcending cultural, corporate and national boundaries? Rather than being reactionary, is there a proactive role for companies to counter isolationism and help facilitate global liberalisation?
Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets. We take a supply chain perspective of our customer’s business, providing innovative risk and financing solutions designed to add value to our customers’ and their strategic trade counterparts business.
The Entrepreneurs’ Programme improves competitiveness in value chains by supporting SMEs develop their capabilities and facilitate buyer interaction. Visit business.gov.au/EP or 13 28 46.
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As a sponsor, you will benefit from sustained target market exposure and direct interaction with supply chain leaders. Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.
Delivered by and for senior supply chain executives, the Supply Chain Forum offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.
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|Packages||Early Bird Price (ends 4 August)||Standard Price (from 5 August)|
|Supply Chain Executive - 1 Delegate||$1995 Inc. GST||$2495 Inc. GST|
|Supply Chain Executive - 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free)||$5985 Inc. GST||$7485 Inc. GST|
|Supply Chain Executive - 8 Delegates (Includes 2 Free)||$11970 Inc. GST||$14970 Inc. GST|
|Supply Chain Executive - 12 Delegates (Includes 3 Free)||$17955 Inc. GST||$22455 Inc. GST|
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