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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
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.
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.
The Hon Michael McCormack MP|
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Michael was elected as The Nationals’ Member for Riverina on 21 August 2010. He served on the Parliament’s Regional Australia Committee and proudly fought for local communities by advocating against the importation of New Zealand apples in 2011, moving a Disallowance Motion against the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in 2012 and successfully lobbying against the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by American multi-national Archer Daniels Midland in 2013.
Following the 2013 Federal Election, Michael was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance.
Michael was then appointed Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister in September 2015. In this role, Michael worked alongside The Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss, in the administration of regional development programmes.
A reshuffle in February 2016 saw Michael become the Assistant Minister for Defence. Following the 2016 Federal Election Michael was appointed the Federal Small Business Minister and has ministerial responsibility for the nation’s 3.2 million small businesses.
Michael became the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel as well as the Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC in December 2017. He also was appointed Deputy Leader of the House. Michael introduced the Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-Centric Reforms No.1) Bill on 15 February 2018.
On 26 February 2018 Michael was elected the 14th Leader of The Nationals and was sworn in as Australia’s 18th Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
Michael began professional life with a journalism cadetship with The Daily advertiser newspaper in Wagga Wagga in 1981. Michael was assigned to report on everything from sport to court to local government, interviewing many influential and interesting newsmakers along the way. He was appointed to the newspaper’s editorship in 1991. During his career at the newspaper, Michael is most proud of the significant part he played in helping to save Wagga Wagga’s Royal Australian Air Force base from closure in 1997.
Michael was appointed a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales in 1999.Michael then co-founded a media and publishing small business in Wagga Wagga, which he owned and operated in partnership until he was elected to Parliament in 2010.
Michael was also a long-time Director of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club and has had a long association with his children’s school Parents & Friends Associations and boards. He has had a strong involvement with Rotary International, as a member of a Club in his hometown and was a Group Study Exchange participant in 1993.
Molly Harriss Olson|
Chief Executive Officer
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She served nearly six years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair for the final two. Recognised for her leadership on sustainable business and development for more than three decades, Ms Olson has convened, led and been a member of numerous boards, business leadership and sustainability initiatives, including The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2014 she won The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award. Ms Olson worked at the White House as the founding Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, appointed by President Clinton in 1993.
Project Director – Compliance and Technology
National Transport Commission
Marcus Burke is the Project Director for Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission. He is responsible for transport technology projects, including developing the legal framework for automated vehicles. He leads the NTC team in examining the regulatory barriers to automated vehicles and developing a roadmap for future reform. He has presented at conferences both in Australia and internationally on the legal issues associated with automated vehicles and has also appeared before parliamentary inquiries at the state and federal level.
Marcus also has responsibility for key heavy vehicle national law reforms, including the recent reform of chain of responsibility laws. Marcus joined the NTC in 2011 and previously worked in the private sector, with extensive experience in IT product management.
Marcus has a combined Bachelor of Law /Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Trade from Monash University.
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.
National Supply Chain Loss Manager
Shaun has 17 years of operational supply chain and logistics management experience, more recently including cross functional improvement/optimization initiatives, employing lean methodologies and six sigma techniques to realise business efficiencies and generate value for customers.
Shaun has a Batchelor of Business, Master of Business, Master of Project Management, is a Certified Professional Logistician and qualified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Supply Chain Transformation Manager
Simon is the supply chain transformation leader ANZ for Kimberly Clark where he is responsible for leading the end to end transformation of Kimberly Clarks physical supply chain operations but also the developing the digital capabilities to enable the supply chain of the future. The transformation efforts underway at Kimberly Clark touch domestic manufacturing facilities, offshore supply chains, the domestic logistics network, and some 250 employees.
Prior to joining Kimberly Clark Simon worked with leading management consulting firms EY and KPMG specialising in supply chain advisory. Whilst at KPMG Simon authored a 4 part series “Big data Analytics and Enhancing the Performance of Supply Chains – The hidden power of data to revolutionize supply chain management”
National Manager Operations and Supply Chain
Andrew is the National Manager Operations and Supply Chain for BlueScope Building Components. In this role Andrew is responsible for engineering, project management, supply chain and inventory, procurement, transport and logistics and operational and maintenance governance for the part of the BlueScope business that manufactures products such as roofing, walling, fencing, rain water goods, decking and structural members. As part of his role Andrew is looking at how technology can be adopted and adapted to improve customer experiences and support the business strategy.
Prior to his current role Andrew was the Manager Business Improvement with BlueScope Australia and New Zealand and ran the Portfolio Management Office in addition to managing business-wide improvement projects.
Previously Andrew has held roles in Manufacturing Excellence, Project Management, Operations Management and Asset Management.
Director - Supply Chain
Director Supply Chain ANZ - Castrol
Deputy Executive Director - Procurement
Transport for NSW
General Manager Supply Chain
Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor
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.
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
Nick Gothard is the Supply Chain Management Director for Boeing Defence Australia (BDA). In this role Nick is responsible for leading the Supply Chain Management capability across Boeing’s Defence business in Australia, providing support to a team of over 150 supply chain professionals across 10 sites, responsible for the delivery of world class goods and services via BDA’s suppliers and partners.
Previously Nick served as BDA’s Senior Manager Subcontracts and Procurement. Commencing mid-2010, he was responsible for leading the evolution of BDA’s procurement capability during a period of significant change within the business and, amongst other things, instituting category management and procurement analytics disciplines for the first time at BDA.
Nick joined Boeing Defence Australia in 2003 and has worked in numerous roles across the business in procurement, contract management and supply chain, working on challenging development programs such as Vigilare and High Frequency Modernisation Project, as well as new business campaigns. Nick also plays an active role in the promotion of supplier diversity at Boeing, aimed at increasing the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises and Indigenous Businesses in BDA’s supply chain, in line with BDA’s responsibilities under its Reconciliation Action Plan and supplier diversity policy.
He holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Management) degrees from University of Queensland. Prior to Boeing, Nick working in the food manufacturing industry.
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
Rosita van Vuuren is a business professional who has worked in the Apparel and Footwear Industry for over 25 years. From running her own Apparel Manufacturing Company through the 90’s she entered Corporate Business in 2001 in the areas of Operations, Production, Quality, Supply Chain and Sourcing. Rosita currently works for Best and Less, an Australian National Discount Retailer, as Merchandising Operations Manager and Heads Sourcing and Quality. Her previous role was as VP of Operations with Bloch International, which she held for 5 years.
Rosita emigrated from South Africa in 1987 and holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
Rosita prides herself on continually improving business processes, creating efficiency, team building and finding areas of the business to improve costs and profit.
Rosita lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney Australia.
Professor Elizabeth Chang|
Professor in IT and 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
Elizabeth Kaneyson (B.Com, B.Sc) received a double degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Supply Chain) and Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Wollongong in 2010. In 2017 she completed her APICS, CPIM certification.
Elizabeth has a deep understanding of both the operational and strategic aspects of Supply Chain Management, including financial modelling and logistics optimisation. This knowledge has been gained from 8 years’ experience in both academia and industry.
She first started working in the Supply Chain Industry in 2009 as a Research Assistant, Simulations for the University of Wollongong in her penultimate year of studies
Since graduating in 2010, she has held various roles within Thales Australia. Thales is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world.
Beginning in 2011, Elizabeth was employed as the Purchasing Officer for Thales’ naval domain gaining technical knowledge in ERP systems, purchasing and procurement. She was later appointed as the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Analyst for the Bushmaster Protected Mobility; an Australian-built all-wheel drive armoured vehicle.
Prior to her current role she worked as the Hawkei Industrialisation and Supply Chain Project Coordinator. The Hawkei is a highly mobile and protected 7-tonne armoured vehicle, with complex communication systems to allow it to be used as a fighting platform. This role saw her become the project lead for the implementation of Thales’ first warehousing and freight Third Party Logistics strategy.
In her most recent role Elizabeth was appointed as the Supply Chain Program Manager leading and supporting Supply Chain transformation nationally across Thales Australia using her skills and knowledge gained to maximise competitive advantage, responsiveness, reliability and efficiency across the end to end supply chain.
Dr Segaran Narayanan|
Vice President Pacific Supply Chain
Dr. Segaran Narayanan has been with Schneider Electric for over 14 years, and is currently the Vice President of Pacific Supply Chain. He has over 25 years of experience in supply chain, with responsibilities in diverse portfolios such as manufacturing, engineering, quality and logistics across the Asia Pacific region. He is also a certified Lean Master and Six Sigma Green Belt. He has a Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Management and a Doctorate with research work on relationship between organizational culture and the deployment of Lean principles. He is also an accredited Professional Engineer.
Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence
Australian Border Force
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.
Our mission is to protect Australia’s border and manage the movement of people and goods across it. We seek to facilitate the legitimate movement of trade through programs such as the Australian Trusted Trader.
Celebrating its 4th year, the Supply Chain Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.
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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.
Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
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