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March 14, 2019  

CEO Update Series

Ivan Imparato, CEO, ASCI, recaps on his first week at the helm and his take on the ASCI Leadership Series events for International Women's Day.

 

Article of interest: Three Vs

March 14, 2019  

Sustainability

James Hargraves, Business Development Director, Adjuno, joins us on the ASCI Lounge to address the hot topic of sustainability; the regulatory environment; and the role of technology for sustainability and compliance.

James' career spans global 3PLs, focusing on international supply chain design and optimisation through SCM technology solutions.

Further reading can be found out:

Adjuno video: James Hargraves talks Adjuno solutions

Adjuno blog: The Sustainable Palm Oil Puzzle

Adjuno solution: Raw Materials Timber

Adjuno solution: Ethical Trade 

 

March 6, 2019  

CEO Update Series

In this new ASCI Lounge podcast series "CEO Update" we hear from Ivan Imparato, ASCI's CEO, on what's happening at ASCI and its progress towards professionalising supply chain management. 

According to Henry Brunekreef, President, ASCI, Ivan’s appointment demonstrates the board’s commitment to deliver our vision, mission and strategy, that is, to elevate the Supply Chain Management field as a profession and a professional community in Australasia. You can read more about his appointment on the ASCI website

Look out for weekly episodes in this series!

March 6, 2019  

Establishing a great demand review with Oliver Wight’s Mike Reed

In this podcast interview ASCI's Monique Fenech interviews Oliver Wight's Managing Partner, Mike Reed, to cover the essentials of a great demand review: what are the characteristics; how  statistical forecasts should be used; whats is consensus demand planning; how we should we use assumptions and deal with uncertainty when we plan? A must download podcast! 

Attend our upcoming ASCI Networking Breakfast event with Mike Reed on Supply Chain's role in the S&OP Process in Melbourne CBD on 20 March. Register via events@asci.org.au 

Further reading is available from the Oliver Wight website when you register for white papers:

  • Demand Review – Tell the Story (Colleen Crum)
  • Realising the Full Potential of Demand Planing – Parts 1 & 2 (Rod Hozack)
  • Effective Demand Planning (Peter Metcalfe)
December 18, 2018  

Retail Analytics

Next time you visit your favourite retailer store, ask yourself why they're located where they are. Matt Copus, Head of Retail Analytics - Australia - for CBRE's Advisory & Transaction Services (Retail) division knows why, and a whole lot more about you, the customer, too. He joins us on the ASCI Lounge to share his 17 years of experience in retail analytics. He tells us how big data and digital channels are combining with more traditional demographic data to provide unrivalled insights that drive revenue growth for clients. 

Hosted by Monique Fenech, ASCI

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December 13, 2018  

Sales & Operations Planning

Daniel Kohut, Director, Solutions Advisor at JDA, joins us on the ASCI Lounge to share his sales and operations planning expertise starting from his career pathway, to the present day and the importance of professional development for supply chain experts in the midst of an era of digitisation transformation.

For more info click through to:

https://jda.com/

https://jda.com/solutions/manufacturing-distribution-solutions/manufacturing-planning/sales-and-operations-planning

December 3, 2018  

Advanced Analytics

Tim Williamson, Regional Director for Logility, shares his views on the obstacles implementing or running advanced analytics; the top business priorities; and how much companies are spending to get analytics right. This 20 minute interview with unpack analytics delivering a seemingly simple way forward for you and your organisation. 

To test your analytical ability, attend the upcoming ASCI Networking Breakfast Series to participate in a free advanced analytics workshop for ASCI Members with Tim and clan on 27 February 2019 in Brisbane and 16 April 2019 in Sydney. Register at events@asci.org.au 

 

Fore more information about Logility's solution, head to: https://halobi.com 

November 16, 2018  

Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets

Indrasen Naidoo, Director, Supply Chain System Transformation, Roy Hill (a 55 mega tonne per annum iron ore producer in Western Australia), joins us on the ASCI Lounge to reflect on Roy Hill's roadmap for Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets, highlighting the need for leadership capacity; rethinking flows; and applying expert technology. He presents at Mastering SAP Supply Chain and Procurement 18-20 November 2018, Gold Coast. Further recommended reading: 

  • The Goal – Elijah Goldratt
  • System of Profound Knowledge – Edwards Deming
  • Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge
  • Industry 4.0 – various publications
  • What got you here wont get you there – Marshall Goldsmith
  • Transforming your leadership culture – McGuire Rhodes
November 1, 2018  

Supply Chain Design

Shaun Gates, Inventory Optimisation Evangelist, shares his expertise in supply chain design. If you like what you hear, attend our free workshop in Melbourne 6 December where Shaun will take you through an interactive exercise in supply chain design. Check our our APICS CSCP blog (supply chain design is the first module) for five reasons why this certification will be your most audacious career move yet

August 22, 2018  

Australia’s Omni-channel revolution and its impact on real estate

How do retailers, owners and investors respond to the omni-channel revolution in their bricks-and-motar strategy? Darren Searle, Head of Development Australia, LOGOS Group and Christine Miller, Head of Supply Chain, CBRE, join us on the ASCI Lounge to nut out this hot topic.

August 22, 2018  

Not to be missed: Strategy Execution via IBP 17 September 2018

This interview with ASCI Corporate Member, Mike Reed, Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, offers compelling reasons to attend the upcoming Strategy Executive via IBP conference to be held on 17 September 2018 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. View the program here: https://akolade.com.au/events/strategy-execution-via-ibp/ 

ASCI is a proud partner of this annual event and ASCI members receive a 10% discount using the Promo code: WFXASCI

Register to the conference at registration@akolade.com.au

 

See you there!

August 22, 2018  

The State of Supply Chain Management: Insights from Dan Majman

This is the second in a four part series in response to the ASCI report findings from The State of Supply Chain Management with insights from ASCI Member: Dan Majman, Head of Operations and Supply Chain, Mercator.

We currently live in the era of customer experience and supply chains are required to be more agile and flexible in order to provide a more personalised experience. In addition, supply uncertainty and complexity have created a larger risk profile for Australian supply chains. And, last but not least, physical and administrative automation and digitalisation require more knowledge and understanding of supply chain principles by each of the supply chain operators from the warehouse worker, truck driver, demand planner, inventory planner all the way up to the CEO.So where exactly are we vulnerable?

ASCI Members can request to receive the full report here:http://eepurl.com/duKp9f 

To become an ASCI Member, visit https://www.asci.org.au/cta/membership 

August 20, 2018  

The State Of Supply Chain Management: IBP spotlight with Mike Reed

This is the first in a four part series in response to the ASCI report findings from The State of Supply Chain Management where 55% of ASCI Members said they're integrating their production plans across business functions. If you're in supply chain management and supply chain planning roles this spotlight interview on IBP/S&OP with Mike Reed is a must. 

Mike Reed is Managing Partner at Oliver Wight Asia Pacific.  He has specialist expertise in strategy management, product & portfolio management and Integrated Business Planning/Sales & Operations Planning.  Prior to joining Oliver Wight, Mike accumulated 30 years hands-on experience in industry in a variety of production, operations and corporate roles with multi-national firms Unilever, Mars and Simplot.

August 20, 2018  

ASCI’s launch of Practitioner Registrations in Australia

Drawing from its rich 50-year history as a not for profit member-based organisation in supply chain education, ASCI is a neutral entity and well positioned to take on the accreditation representation for the supply chain industry, making available the first evidence-based practitioner registrations for supply chain in Australia. Dr Pieter Nagel, CEO-Professionalisation, ASCI, shares the key points in this interview. To find out more, download our information pack: http://eepurl.com/dwzIE1 

May 10, 2018  

ASCI Lounge - ASCI2018 - Daniel Majman

Daniel Majman is the Head of Supply Chain & Operations at Mercator. Download our podcast to hear about what he will be discussing at the ASCI2018 Conference in the logistics sector and what he is looking forward to seeing. Mercator is the largest supplier of air movement products in the Australian market. 

You can visit the ASCI2018 conference website here: http://www.asci2018.com

October 22, 2017  

ASCI Lounge - Syspro - Joe Wrightman Part 3

Hear from Joe Wrightman, Regional Sales Manager, SYSPRO. For more information or to get in touch with Joe, please visit the SYSPRO website.

 

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September 18, 2017  

ASCI Lounge - Logility - Tim Williamson

In this podcast interview, Tim Williamson, Regional Director for Logility Asia Pacific, talks to ASCI host Monique Fenech about the significant inventory optimisation project Ashley Furniture undertook and the results that come from such an undertaking.

 

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August 7, 2017  

ASCI Lounge - Syspro - Joe Wrightman Part 2

Joe Wrightman from SYSPRO Software shares his expert knowledge on the returns companies are experiencing from the Internet of Things and shares the transition into the latest thinking around Industry 4.0

 

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July 31, 2017  
July 24, 2017  

ASCI Lounge Podcast - Sheila Benny - Part 2: Mentoring Movement

Part two of a two part mentoring discussion with Sheila M. Benny, Executive Vice President & President-in-training, Optricity Corp.