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The Supply Chain Forum is firmly established as the premier strategic event for supply chain executives.
Supply chains are becoming more responsive to changing consumer demands whilst maintaining operational efficiency. New levels of connectivity, transparency and social mobilisation are amplifying end-to-end risks and creating opportunities for businesses operating across increasingly diversified markets. Traditional supply models risk sliding into irrelevance.
Executives are navigating this increasingly complex circumstance to forge a new business reality. Thrust to the strategic forefront, effective supply chain management has become the critical driver of value and advantage.
The Supply Chain Forum is the most senior gathering of supply chain executives in Australia. It is the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance business performance today.
This event features an ambitious, outcome-focussed agenda with over 40 C-suite perspectives from the highest levels of supply chain management in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from the leaders of all the major industry stakeholders from across the nation.
// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment
Nir Ten Bosch|
Venture Chief Executive Officer, Connected Freight
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Lockheed Martin (USA)
Neal Tomblyn has over 38 years of extensive experience focused on business leadership, business development/sales, strategy and marketing in commercial, federal government and International markets with Fortune 50 companies and entrepreneurial business ventures.
Mr. Tomblyn is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin for Rotary and Mission Systems’ Enterprise Sustainment Solutions (ESS) Market Segment with a focus of establishing strategic directions and expanding business opportunities in the logistics, test and support equipment, supply chain management, and spares and repairs for LMCO and non-LMCO platforms.
Prior to this role at ESS, Mr. Tomblyn was Director of Business Development and Strategy at Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT) driving strategic direction and expanding business opportunities in the commercial aviation market with a focus on pilot and crew training.
In previous roles, Mr. Tomblyn was the Director of Business Development and Capture Leadership for Lockheed Martin’s Transportation Solutions business, focused on global aviation solutions for ANSPs, airports and airlines.
Mr. Tomblyn has held key program and business development leadership positions with Harris Corporation where he was responsible for a broad range of aviation market solutions in both commercial and defense markets.
Mr. Tomblyn also held key sales, business development, marketing and operational leadership positions at Xerox Corporation, Bell Atlantic – now Verizon, Telecommunications Inc. (TCI), and Reuters.
Mr. Tomblyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and has completed numerous advanced educational courses and degrees in business management, marketing and technology.
Molly Harriss Olson|
Chief Executive Officer
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
Paul Retter AO|
Chief Executive and Commissioner
National Transport Commission
Dr John Gattorna|
Global Supply Chain ‘Thought Leader’
John Gattorna, stands at the forefront of supply chain ‘thought leadership’ in the world today, and his work has influenced many of today’s leading multi-national corporations.
He has made it his passion in life to stay at the cutting edge of supply chain design, and his last three books are testament to that, the most recent being Dynamic Supply Chains; how to design, build and manage people-centric value networks, 3rd edn., FT Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2015.
His advanced methodologies offer a way of dealing with the ‘new normal’ operating environment, characterized by volatility, and yet more volatility, with no respite in sight.
John’s work has taken on a ‘whole-of-enterprise’ feel and scope, because he steadfastly believes that you can only transform enterprise supply chains if you transform the entire enterprise, hence his multi-disciplinary approach to supply chain design, from ‘outside-in’, using ‘design thinking’ principles.
Apart for researching, consulting, and teaching (Adjunct Professor, UTS Business School, Sydney), John likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world, and for this reason he organises ‘thought leadership’ summits every two or three years – bringing the very best supply chain academics, practitioners, and business executives together for a talk-fest lasting two days, on a strictly ‘by-invitation-only’ basis.
John officially launched his latest book Dynamic Supply Chains (2015) at the last global SC ‘thought leadership’ Summit in Athens, Sept’15, and both e-book and hard copy versions are now available. See the ‘Book Launch’ tab of the Summit website www.2015gscs.com for more details about the contents. John is Executive Chairman of Gattorna Alignment, a Sydney-based Firm specialising in supply chain ‘thought leadership’, and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia. His personal website is: www.johngattorna.comHe is now one of the most respected supply chain ‘thought leaders’ in the world.
Group Chief Procurement Officer
John is Group Chief Procurement Officer of Dominos Pizza Enterprises (DPE) – an Australian publicly listed company managing Dominos master franchises in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. As Australia’s largest real time, online, food retailer they service a customer every 2.5 seconds.
He joined the DPE in 2004 and is responsible for end to end procurement and supply chain in the seven markets in which DPE operates. Along with his executive team peers he has successfully transformed an Australian pizza business into a multinational on line food retailer. Most recently John was responsible for founding and leading the Dominos “Give for Good” initiative – a philanthropic fund that focuses on building resilient communities across Australia.
Prior to joining DPE John worked in various roles with ICI, Unilever and the mining industry.
John holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Swinburne University and a Post Grad in Marketing from Monash University. Born and raised on a wheat farm in central Victoria, John is a country boy at heart. He now lives in Brisbane with his wife and two sons.
The Institute for Drone Technology
An early adopter and believer in the drone economy, Paul began his journey with drones five years ago, after commencing and establishing a successful executive career.
Paul is a co-founder of the Institute for Drone Technology™, which helps individuals and organisations to understand the revolutionary benefits of drone technology, and gain the skills and connections to implement drone technology in their workplaces. It is a Registered Training Organisation No. 45181 and a CASA-approved training provider.
He also founded the Centre of Drone Excellence™ (CoDE™), providing a focal point for drone knowledge management, and being a permanently located hub for drone technology for the Asia Pacific region and championing the future of the drone industry.
With Paul’s unique skillset combining passion, experience and networking, he has dynamically built global relationships across the industry, and regularly contributes to publications, emerging as a much-requested contributor and commentator on the integration of drone technology into enterprises and industries.
His vision is to provide easy knowledge enabling everyone to start using drone technology in a way that realizes its best potential for their individual businesses and enterprises.
The Hon Michael McCormack MP|
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
National Supply Chain Loss Manager
Supply Chain Transformation Manager
National Manager Operations and Supply Chain
Director - Supply Chain
Director Supply Chain ANZ
Deputy Executive Director - Procurement
Transport for NSW
General Manager Supply Chain
Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor
Dr Rodolfo Garcia-Flores|
Rodolfo García-Flores has over 15 years experience in Operations Research, particularly in mathematical programming, data mining, simulation, and multiagent systems. He joined CSIRO in 2006. As a research scientist, he has participated in different commercial projects in logistics and supply chain management, for example, in the development of software for minimisation of waste in dairy production, the design of beef supply chains, maximisation of productivity for a multinational tyre manufacturer, and the analysis of environmental sensor network data. Before joining CSIRO, he was an associate professor in Mexico and a data analyst for a chemical company in Pudsey, England.
Director of Supply Chain Management
Boeing Defence Australia
General Manager Supply Chain
Ron Hurley has 18 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, including seven years working in the Automotive Industry for a Tier 1 supplier, supplying Toyota, Holden, Ford and Mitsubishi OEM and Part and Accessories (Gates Rubber Company). Eight years working in the electrical wholesale and retail (HPM Legrand).
Ron is an industry leader in areas of inventory planning and supply chain transformation having been involved in some very successful network transformation projects within the companies he has been employed.
Ron is a regular speaker at industry forums both in Australia and internationally, taking pride in the supply chain industry and is passionate about the growth and improvement of the industry as a whole. Ron has a unique experience set working at points in his career in many business areas including IT, Finance and Supply Chain as well as senior management groups.
This has developed a different perspective on supply chain and how it fits into the business structure with a solid understand of the balance of operations and business objectives.
Ron joined Fuji Xerox as the Supply Demand Manager End of 2012 and was promoted to the General Manager of Supply Chain four years ago. Ron also holds an APAC senior position as part of the Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Group as the General Manager of the ANZ hub.
Rosita van Vuuren|
Merchandise Operations Manager & Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less
Professor Elizabeth Chang|
Professor in Logistics
Australian Defence Force Academy
Elizabeth is a Professor in IT and Logistics. Canberra Fellow at the University of NSW and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). She hold BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Before her Professorial position, she was CIO and CTO in a Multinational Logistics and Transport Company in Hong Kong. She has also held several senior IT management positions. These experiences supporter her research and development as an academic. She is a Fellow of IEEE, and Co-Chair for IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. She is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Guest Editor on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
Head of Supply Chain & Merchandise Support
Head of Supply Chain
Adel Salman is Head of Supply Chain & Procurement for Bega Cheese Ltd, a $1.5bn Australian food and dairy business that produces iconic brands such as Bega and Vegemite. Adel has extensive F&B industry experience and has also held senior roles in the automotive industry and government. Bega Cheese is expanding its capabilities and product portfolio to cater for new growth opportunities both domestically and internationally, so whilst removing unnecessary costs and de-risking the supply chain have been important focus areas to protect the business, Adel has positioned Supply Chain to be a key enabler of future growth across its multiple product platforms.
National Forecasting And Planning Manger - Meat
Supply Chain Program Manager
Westpac Institutional Bank
Deepening fissures in globalisation, cautious scepticism on free trade, a drift towards isolationism—all signs of a global paradigm shift impacting the movement of goods. Combined with reduced automation costs, consumer demands for seamless service delivery and renewed attention to sustainability, supply chain managers are revaluating their priorities for continued success in the digital age. How can executives account for international risk and political fluctuations in their supply chains? What competitive forces are challenging traditional thinking about supply? How are Australian companies faring compared to global agents?
From the sheer pace of digital discovery to radical changes in consumer preferences, the complexity of modern logistics is thrusting supply chain leaders to the strategic forefront. Leaders who find a path through this volatility are shaping organisation-wide strategy and forging a new business reality. What does courageous leadership in supply chain strategy look like? How are supply chain leaders working across interior portfolios to build internal capabilities? Can the supply chain function evolve to become synonymous with a company’s reputation? How do you build your legacy as a supply chain executive?
Supply chain strategy is crossing into a new business threshold. No longer confined to the logistics of executing business strategy, supply chain leaders are becoming determinative in how the enterprise chooses to compete. How can leaders assess the limitations of their existing supply networks? Is visibility through integrated supply an imperative for shaping business objectives? How has the supply chain evolved to unlock new business opportunities for companies?
There is no claim of ignorance in supply. Whether it be the ubiquitous risk of social media or cyber threats intensified by attacker footholds in the pipeline, a comprehensive risk and security strategy is crucial for seamless supply. Are cloud-security and cyber-resilience developing in pace with technology in integrated supply chains? Should supply chain executives assume greater responsibility for a company’s risk portfolio? What systems are in place to transform supply chain vulnerabilities into opportunities? How can managers cultivate a risk appetite to remain competitive in a dynamic market?
Inspired by customisation, enticed by cost, and motivated by ethical consumption—the contradictory interests of today’s consumers are disturbing long-standing distribution models. Organisations that mould their product pathways on consumer preferences are gaining the competitive edge. How are supply chain managers reconciling diverging customer preferences? Will further consumer empowerment disrupt long-standing distribution models? How are novel distribution pathways bringing consumers closer to their products, and brands closer to their consumers?
From responding to investor demands for transparency to vying for consumer allegiances, sustainable practice plays a central role in contemporary supply chains. As the dimensions of sustainability shift, from purely environmental arguments to social and economic cases, it is critical that supply chain managers build their sustainability knowledge. How should leaders assign priorities within the expanding sustainability agenda? How would anticipated regulatory developments impact the commercial landscape? Will leaders be able to market sustainability as a point of distinction once regulation becomes prolific?
Whether born of necessity or from ambition, innovation is an undeniable force in modern supply. Blockchain remodelling and the Internet of Things are converging, animating an abundance of dormant data in supply chains. Robotics technology and artificial intelligence are simultaneously absorbing rapid consumer-driven change. How can executives create a culture of innovation to discern realistic applications for hype-cycle technologies? Are leaders effectively leveraging the innovative power of suppliers? A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so how do leaders advance the entire supply chain? How can managers identify unnecessary complexity in supply? What does the future hold for supply chain leaders?
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.
Celebrating its 4th year, the Supply Chain Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.
From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.
As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior supply chain professionals, the Supply Chain Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.
Tim Lockwood – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
|Packages||Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 3 August)||Standard Price Per Delegate (from 4 August)|
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|Supply Chain Professional: 3-5 Delegates||$1620 + GST||$2020 + GST|
|Supply Chain Professional: 6-9 Delegates||$1440 + GST||$1840 + GST|
|Supply Chain Professional: 10+ Delegates||$1260 + GST||$1660 + GST|
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