@WorkAccord Great point!(about 5 days ago)
It’s vital for us to work to overcome the “black holes” in today’s increasingly complex & globalised #supplychains. https://t.co/5ErD8lkjyv(about 1 week ago)
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
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Arturo S.H. Pasquel|
Director of Product Technology
Arturo is a Global minded and innovative people, business and manufacturing executive with 25 years of experience in the full value chain of product development and manufacturing. He has led organizations in the food ingredients, Wind energy-advanced materials and consumer goods industries. His expertise relates to development of diverse products, production technologies, manufacturing solutions, green field projects, technical leadership and change management. He has a background in mechanical and process engineering, holds an Executive MBA degree from IMD Switzerland. Described as entrepreneurial and creative individual he has an excellent record of accomplishment across diverse organizational cultures and building partnerships for success. His passion is to make a difference through motivated teams of individuals and to shorten the distance between a better future and today in a collaborative cross-cultural environment, with a non-conventional and inspirational approach. As a LEGO employee he currently works on developing Technology components like Mindstorms or Boost to continue inspiring the builders of tomorrow.
Agustin Lopez Diaz|
Global Quality Leader
GE Power (CHE)
Dr Michael Lucas|
Distribution Centre Design Manager
Michael is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia with over 20 years’ experience across industrial design, materials handling, manufacturing, food & beverage, mining, oil & gas, and has lead several international engineering teams and projects. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours in 1994 and a PhD in Mechatronics Engineering in 2002, both from the University of Queensland, and holds further qualifications in IT, Computer Graphics and Animation.
As a young engineer, Michael was Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year in 1999, three times finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards and chaired the Young Engineers Australia National Committee in 2001 & 2002. In 2001 he was the Chair of the inaugural International Young Professionals Summit, with the summit proceedings going to both the United Nations and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the College of Mechanical Engineering and the Deputy Chair of the National Committee on Mechatronics Engineering.
Michael lives in Sydney and currently works for Woolworths Limited as Distribution Centre Design Manager within the Supply Chain team. He has previously been Group Engineering Manager with responsibility for Asia Pacific, North America and Europe for a fast growing listed Clean Energy technology company; Food, Beverage & Manufacturing Senior Consultant with a leading integrated systems company; and Asia Pacific Engineering Manager and manager of the Innovation Centre for the world’s largest equipment pooling company. Between these roles, Michael has also been the founder of several startups in areas as diverse as robotics, furniture manufacturing, and industrial visualisation.
Vice President Supply Chain
Boeing Global Services
Ken Shaw is the vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services. This capability coordinates with suppliers worldwide for supply chain execution and parts to support the Government Services and Commercial Services businesses across Boeing Global Services. In this role Shaw is responsible for high-quality, efficient and repeatable delivery of services as well as innovation and technical development for advanced service offerings to the customer.
Previously, Shaw served as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), a position he assumed in September 2015. In that role, Shaw managed all BDA businesses and functions and was responsible for establishing and executing new and existing programs, achieving business objectives, and implementing corporate strategies that positioned Boeing’s Australian defence activities for continued success. BDA is Boeing’s largest operation outside the United States with more than 2,000 employees across 14 Australian sites and three international locations.
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.
Hon. Matthew Kean MP|
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation (NSW)
Director - Supply Chain
Jeremy Goodman is the Director of Supply Chain at Carnival Australia. Prior to joining Carnival Australia, Mr Goodman was the Group Procurement Manager at Ardent Leisure Group and has held Procurement & Senior Management roles at Mummu Media, Quest Serviced Apartments and AccorHotels.
Jeremy is a Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing Specialist with over 10 years’ experience primarily in the hospitality industry,and has a keen focus on maximizing value through partnerships, and maintaining close alignment to internal & external customers to ensure that the end result delivers holistic benefit to the business. Jeremy’s key area’s of speciality include the strategic sourcing of Food & Beverage, IT&T, Consumables & Travel.
Jeremy firmly believes that you will not ‘save you way to success’ and that there is just as much benefit in changing the way things are done and working closely with stakeholders develop opportunities, rather than just chasing the lowest price.
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 AO|
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
Michael Clark is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for KFC Australia. In this role he leads the Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain for all Food, Packaging, Equipment, Utilities and Indirects for all KFC stores in Australia.
Michael has a proven history of developing people and delivering great business results. He enjoys working in the dynamic Quick Service Restaurant Industry with its rapid New Product Development cycles and the challenge of supplying fresh food across Australia every day to each of KFC’s 640 restaurants.
He has worked at KFC for 15 years at KFC in roles including Supply Chain, Logistics and Financial Planning in both Australia and South Africa. He has also worked in Supply Chain for Pizza Hut, Yum Restaurants other QSR brand.
Before KFC, Michael has worked in a diverse range of roles including Project Engineering, Production Management and Quality Assurance. He began his career at Proctor and Gamble and then worked with Uncle Tobys and Goodman Fielder.
Michael has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) from Sydney University and a MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Director Supply Chain & Logistics
With over 20 years experience as a Leader within Supply Chain Management, Marie Varrasso has worked for globally recognised organisations, and currently is the Director Supply Chain & Logistics for Nike Pacific. With a belief in optimizing the supply chain by enhancing the utilisation of all inventory, increasing customer service levels and increasing company business values, Marie has embedded a philosophy of continuous improvement within the full supply chain. Her knowledge areas include Supply Chain Innovation, Logistics & Transportation, Performance Management and Planning. In her current role at Nike Pacific, Marie implemented the S&OP process and has driven improvements with the team across the full S&OP cycle focusing on business alignment across all functions, improving forecast accuracy and creating value for the business. Prior to joining Nike in 2006, Marie held positions at Oxford University Press working in Customer Service and Distribution as their Director, having also spent some time in Oxford, England and Singapore. Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honors International Politics) La Trobe University, Melbourne.
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.
Manager Procurement & Logistics
Industry Board Director
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 to 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
General Motors Holden
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.
Head of Operations & Logistics Procurement & Supply Chain
Adeel Ahmed is the Head of Operations -Supply Chain & Procurement at Alfred Health in Melbourne, Australia; one of Australia’s major acute hospitals and a world leader in Emergency and Trauma medicine. Mr. Ahmed qualified as an Electronics Engineer with a Masters Qualification in Telecommunications Engineering and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Adeel is also very passionate about the value Procurement generates within a business and subsequently completed an Advanced Diploma Qualification through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) UK.
For the last 15 years, Adeel has operated in the Supply Chain arena, gaining experience in a broad range of industries including Retail, 3PL, FMCG, Automotive and Healthcare. Prior to Alfred Health, his previous position at Toyota Boshoku Australia gave him exposure to world class systems based on the famous Toyota Production Systems (TPS).
A major Procurement Reform Project at Alfred Health has been Adeel’s main focus for the past two years, where he has assisted Alfred Health on its journey in transitioning from a tactical procurement model to a strategic one. This allows Alfred Health to maximize real value; going directly back into patient care. “Patients are the reason we are here” Alfred Health.
Category Manager - Asia Pacific - Convenience Retail
General Manager – Supply Chain
Victoria has spent her career successfully optimising business performance and making large scale transformational change happen, primarily within engineering and manufacturing based companies across a multitude of industries around the world including mining, energy, infrastructure, automotive, healthcare, technology and government.
Victoria is an engineer and an accountant by trade and has spent over 20 years working first in automotive and then into construction, infrastructure and mining industries. Her pioneering spirit saw her working first for Mercedes Benz in Europe, then as a consultant for what is now PwC, and a move into the construction and mining sector working for companies including Fortescue Metals, Worley Parsons and Newcrest.
Victoria is currently the General Manager Supply Chain at Boral, where she is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain, supporting both the vertically integrated nature of the Boral business as well Boral’s ultimately successful delivery to end customers and consumers.
Prior to this Victoria spent the last 5 years building and operating mining and infrastructure businesses in West Africa – in Sierra Leone, the logistics challenge was to support the rapid development of a 20Mtpa iron ore mine, 220km of railway and a port, all within 18 months and in a country with no infrastructure. More recently in Burkino Faso Victoria and her team established a profitable trucking business taking manganese 1,600km across the border into the Ivory Coast to Abidjan port.
Group Procurement Manager - Logistics
Trent had a unconventional start to his career. He started out in the Royal Australian Air Force as a pilot. Fortunately for all Australians he failed early and moved to Air Traffic Control. Which is exactly where you want someone who can’t manage one aircraft. After gaining his ticket to control he decided that it still wasn’t his thing. Eventually he ended up moving to Logistics in 2000 and has been working in the field ever since.
He has broad experience across all aspects of logistics operations and has worked on both sides of the fence as both customer and service provider. His forte is taking a business from order to chaos and back again by challenging the status quo and working with all members of the value chain to re-create what “great” looks like.
When not working Trent likes to spend time with his family, attending his kids’ sporting events (He has 4 boys), exploring the mountains behind Sydney, and looking at new opportunities.
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 Operations
Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand
DB Schenker Australia
Charlie is the CIO of DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand – DB Schenker is a global leader in Air & Ocean Freight and Logistics services. He has over 25 years’ experience in Transport and Logistics based in Europe & Asia. Prior to joining DBS Charlie was the Industry Executive for Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Telstra where he published a number of research papers including in 2015 “The Personal Chain” a study on how consumer focused digital retail is disrupting supply chains.
Charlie was previously the Chair of the ICT Executive committee of the Australian Logistics Council.
Head of Supply Chain Systems
Chief Operating Officer
Phillip Haddad is currently employed as Chief Operations Officer at Booktopia Pty Ltd, he has extensive experience in senior management roles in Logistics and Supply Chain. Previously he enjoyed a distinguished career in the Australian Army in variety of command and planning roles. In 2007 he joined the Rail Division of United Group Limited to revitalise their supply chain, he subsequently managed their freight rail parts business with an annual turnover of $90M. In 2014 he joined Booktopia with the key challenge of optimising their investment in a fully mechanised Distribution Centre, he now manages all of Booktopia’s operational outputs and has helped drive these to achieve significant increases in performance at much lower cost.
His interests are motorcycles, fitness, classical music, military history and his family
Supply Chain Director
Logistics Business Manager
Viva Energy Australia
Supply Chain Manager
Manager - Transport & Logistics Management Solutions ANZ
Alex is a 16 year veteran of the Australian Transportation and Logistics Sector having invested time in understanding the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces; delivering solutions to businesses large and small that provide competitive advantage; driving economic business reform through efficiencies and cost management. Currently with Oracle, a global technology business, Alex is the Senior Sales Manager for Supply Chain Solutions where he helps organisations in ANZ modernise their supply chains to benefit the customer and ultimately the business.
Supply Chain Facilitation
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 Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries and territories while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com
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.
Being a sponsor of the Supply Chain Forum actively works for you. Promoting your company before, during and after the event increases your reputability in the eyes of senior supply chain decision-makers.
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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