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August 19, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update: Act Professional!

In this latest ASCI Lounge episode, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato urges supply chain managers to act professional for the benefit of their career, their organisation and their industry as a whole. What does it mean to act professional? Commit yourself to professional standards that exist outside of your organisations but rather those with which represent your profession, found on our website here. Not ready for it? Ivan says everything we do at ASCI is designed to create a pathway for you to become registered as a practitioner in either logistics, operations or procurement and meet our professional standards. Our education certifications help close some of the gaps to be eligible, and Semester Two closes soon, so follow the link below to register.

APICS and ISM certification registration enquires@asci.org.au 

Take our 25 minute member survey to provide a benchmark on The State of Supply Chain Management in Australia. 

Join the ASCI Community at our annual conference ASCI2019 with international keynotes from Nikola Motor Company; Whirlpool; UN World Food Programme and more. www.asci2019.com Register before 30 August to receive a $100 saving!

August 12, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Future of Work Episode 4

In an exclusive interview with ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, Supply Chain Director for Johnson & Johnson, Stefan Brugger, shares his views on The Future of Supply Chain Management Report findings which revealed that 55% agreed that Australian workers respect Supply Chain leaders in their organisation. Respect, says Stefan is rewarded in three ways:

1. Earned credibility from consistently delivering on supply chain expectations

2. Think-outside-the box (silo) of your supply chain to add value to sale, marketing, finance or human resources

3. Have an enterprise approach, always helping the business outcomes in everything you do

Stefan has a proven track record of success spanning 29 years at Procter and Gamble and Johnson & Johnson throughout the world with specialist expertise in Regional Central Planning as well as Manufacturing Planning Procurement, Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Master Production Schedule, Distribution Resource Planning and warehouse and distribution.

Stefan has worked in Germany, then UK, China for 7 years Singapore for 12 years and now Australia. He says the Australian supply chain community is one of the best in the world. Join the community through Australasian Supply Chain Institute and its annual conference, ASCI2019, from 17-19 September 2019 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park and surround yourself with excellence. 

To join the community for $275, register via the ASCI website today!

To register to ASCI2019, visit the conference website before 30 August 2019 to save $100.

August 8, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update: ASCI CEO takes stance on supply chain trends

This week, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato reinforces the critical immediacy of global best practice supply chain management knowledge across the community. Without this, he stresses, our supply chains will not be able to cope with the sophistication that new trends bring to supply chains, leaving us unable to harness their full investment and potential. 

What is global best practice supply chain knowledge? Well over 130,000 supply chain practitioners across the world say its the APICS Body Of Knowledge because they have sought out APICS Certification as baseline terminology for their organisations. Check out our latest newsletter about study with APICS here in Australia, click here.

Baseline performance is also a topic in this podcast, The State Of Supply Chain Management Report is an annual report partnering with UTS Business School, that allows us to measure our community across eight areas of supply chain management. Take the survey (you can take several sessions without losing your place) and in 25 minutes you can have a benchmark of your supply chain performance against the industry's once the report is launched at our annual conference. Take the survey here.

According to our previous podcast with international keynote, Mike Chaffins, Nikola Motor Company, our conference ASCI2019 program, compiled by our ASCI Advisory Board (corporate members), is filled with capability and technology topics to give you tools and techniques to meet skills gaps in your teams. Hurry to meet early bird discounts off registration before tomorrow, 9 August 2019 for best prices. Contact Akolade on: 02 9247 6000.

 

August 5, 2019  

ASCI2019 Conference Plug: International Keynote Mike Chaffins has worked in 30 countries

International keynote Mike Chaffins, Senior Director of Supply Chain and Purchasing, Nikola Motor Company, joins host Monique Fenech all the way from Arizona for an exclusive interview. Having lived and worked in over 30 countries, Australia has never been one of them. He shares his sheer excitement to visit down under and rattles off a list of presentations he is keen to hear at ASCI2019.

Mike's 27 years of supply chain experience has yielded some very proud moments of which he shares in this exclusive podcast interview, including the blocked steel import tariffs due to his advocacy and influence within legitimate channels under the George W Bush administration back in 2002. His negotiation degree from Yale might have something to do with that success! 

Nikola Corporation designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. Mike's keynote presentation at ASCI2019 on 17 September at 9.30am is "The 80 / 20 Rule to Transforming Global Relationships – From the Appalachians to the Australian Alps" including:

  • Navigating from corner to corner in a flat world
  • Enlarging the Global Pie
  • Collaborating Horizontally

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Mike! Conference tickets are on sale now and include a discounted ASCI Membership to keep the value coming all year round. Register today at www.asci2019.com or call 02 9247 6000.

 

July 30, 2019  

ASCI2019 Conference Plug: Jason Tisbury’s interest in linkages between S&OP and Industry 4.0

ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, is joined by Jason Tisbury, General Manager - Supply Chain and Quality for Bucher Automotive which is part of Bucher Municipal Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer of municipal vehicles. Jason shares his interest in the keynotes for ASCI2019 including Paul Dawson, Nestle on S&OP as well as Ishan Galapathy's Industry 4.0 and how these two areas fit in together. He shared his own presentation on Day Two in the Supply Chain management stream on "Developing an agile and adaptable supply chain management system." and how his organisation has had to adapt to shorter lead times.

ASCI2019 Conference is to be held 17-19 September 2019 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. 

Jason has a Master Black Belt and is author of 7 Steps to a Lean Business. He says every business can realise their growth potential through the implementation of effective lean business systems. We look forward to meeting Jason at ASCI2019!

To register and download the conference program, visit www.asci2019.com before 9 August 2019 and save!

July 23, 2019  

ASCI2019 Conference Plug | Ishan Galapathy talks ethical Supply Chain

This new podcast series offer 10 minute plugs for why you should attend ASCI2019 to be held 17-19 September in Melbourne. Keynotes presenters will share their conference highlights and what delegates can expect from their own presentation. In this first episode, Ishan Galapathy shares his anticipation for ethical supply chain topics spread throughout the program as well as advice on how delegates can grow into global markets. 

Not shy of global market growth himself, Ishan has 20 years of experience in supply chain with the last 15 years specialising in the food sector in global regions with multinational companies such as Kellogg’s and Campbell Arnotts. He has a wealth of knowledge in the field of Productivity Improvement and Leadership Development, working across six countries for nearly two decades. He is a National Board Member for Association for Manufacturing Excellence and will present on Industry 4.0 on Day 1 in the Operations stream.

Check out the ASCI2019 program at www.asci2019.com and download the program. Register before 9 August 2019 and save.

July 18, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | Professionalisation

In this latest episode of the ASCI Lounge Podcast Channel, host Monique Fenech is joined by ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato and ASCI Head of Professionalisation, Dr Pieter Nagel, to share the latest information on ASCI's mission to Professionalise Supply Chain Management.

Don't  miss our ASCI2019 conference early bird rates available until Friday 19 July - save $100. Register and download the program at www.asci2019.com

Don't miss your chance to be recognised by industry by nominating your organisation or leader to ASCI2019 Awards. Download the nomination form at http://asci2019.com/awards.html 

July 11, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Future of Work Episode 3

In this six episode series, ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, invites experts to the lounge for clarity around the future of work for supply chain management.  This series is based on the Six Degrees "What makes a great supply chain" research project conducted this year in partnership with Australian Food & Grocery Council. Download the report here. In this episode, we interview Alastair Pennie, Associate Director, Six Degrees about the report findings.

ASCI2019 is our annual member conference in Melbourne, 17-19 September 2019, set to carry this theme into two days of discussion and learning with our own set of research findings and experts. Don't miss your opportunity to equip yourself with the foresight to take your team into the future of work. Early bird price ends 19 July at just $1,899 for ASCI Members. Download the program brochure from the website today!

July 5, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | NSW Chapter President

Joining podcast host, Monique Fenech, and ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, on the ASCI Lounge today is NSW Chapter President, Brendan O"Keeffe who shares the role of the President in light of three President elections taking place in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. He introduces his Chapter committee members and tells us what's on in July for NSW Members.

Don't miss out submitting your supply chain project into an ASCI2019 Award! Nominations are due 19 July - the same date for early bird end for ASCI2019 Conference tickets. The conference is to be held in Melbourne from 17-19 September and will be themed "Unleashing Human Excellence to deliver value across the supply chain." For both, visit www.asci2019.com

July 4, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Future of Work Episode 2

In this six episode series, ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, invites experts to the lounge for clarity around the future of work for supply chain management. In this episode, we quiz one of the industry's best minds about the role of supply chain management: Venkata (Subra) Subramanyan, Head of Planning and Logistics ANZ for Kellogg Australia. 

This series is based on the Six Degrees "What makes a great supply chain" research project conducted this year in partnership with Australian Food & Grocery Council. Download the report here.

ASCI2019 is our annual member conference in Melbourne, 17-19 September 2019, set to carry this theme into two days of discussion and learning with our own set of research findings and experts. Don't miss your opportunity to equip yourself with the foresight to take your team into the future of work. Early bird price ends 19 July at just $1,899 for ASCI Members. Download the program brochure from the website today!

June 27, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Future of Work Series Episode 1

In this six episode series, ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, invites experts to the lounge for clarity around the future of work for supply chain management. In this episode, we get technical, with CEO of SYSPRO, Rob Stummer, setting the scene for what's to come. 

This series is based on the Six Degrees "What makes a great supply chain" research project conducted this year in partnership with Australian Food & Grocery Council. ASCI2019 is our annual member conference in Melbourne, 17-19 September 2019, set to carry this theme into two days of discussion and learning with our own set of research findings and experts. Don't miss your opportunity to equip yourself with the foresight to take your team into the future of work. Early bird price ends 19 July at just $1,899 for ASCI Members. Download the program brochure from the website today!

There are host of free series available through the ASCI Membership Community: Leadership Series (including the annual Leadership Challenge); Networking Breakfasts Series; Roundtable Series; Site Visit Series; Webinar Series and more. Find them in our monthly newsletter.

Now has never been a more important time to flock together as a supply chain community to embrace the change and turn it into a win/win for all. Become an ASCI Member today for an EOFY special price of $250 using the promo code EOFY2019 at the last stage of the checkout when you purchase 12 months of ASCI Membership online.

June 20, 2019  

ASCI Lounge | GM Operations Jeremy Birt on ASCI Membership

In this episode, Monique Fenech invites ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, and GM Operations for Nick Scali, Jeremy Birt, to the ASCI Lounge to find out why it's an important time to be a member of ASCI and the benefits of the program for supply chain managers.

There's an EOFY discount for membership - subscribe for just $250 before 30 June 2019 using the promo code EOFY2019 in the checkout when you buy ASCI Membership on our website.

ASCI Networking Breakfast: Sydney FC COO keynotes a leadership and supply chain disruption discussion on Tuesday 25 June at 7.30am - email events@asci.org.au 

ASCI Networking Breakfast: Melbourne workshop on quality conversations to improve organisational outcomes and progress your career  on Wednesday 26 June at 7.30am - email events@asci.org.au

ASCI2019 Awards - enter your submission now! Categories and criteria are found at www.asci2019.com where you can also register to our conference in September.

Last chance to join the APICS CPIM Part 1 & 2 Online Certification review classes that commence in August - email enquiries@asci.org.au 

 

June 13, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | President now Registered Practitioner

ASCI's CEO, Ivan Imparato, joins Monique Fenech on the ASCI Lounge today to share some exciting news. Henry Brunekreef, ASCI President, is now a Registered Practitioner! In other news, our Education & Professional Development suite just got a whole lot broader with some new offerings; and lastly, upcoming events in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are set to  drive engagement and learning amongst our member community! Brissy has a site visit to Cochlear, thanks to our sponsor SYSPRO. 

More about Henry's Practitioner Registration, click here

More about APICS and Semester Two, click here

More about the new course offerings, click here

ASCI Networking Breakfasts in June (register to these free events via events@asci.org.au

  • 21 June - Perth: Inventory Sharing across Australian Oil & Gas
  • 25 June, Sydney: Leadership & Disruption keynote from Sydney FC CCO
  • 26 June, Melbourne: Quality Conversations to Improve Organisational Outcomes to Advance Your Career

ASCI Site Visit: Cochlear 9 July

Don't forget to share your successes and be recognised by entering the ASCI2019 Awards, click here which are due before 24 June 2019!

To become an ASCI Member for just $275, click here

May 30, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | Leadership Series

In this latest podcast for May, Ivan Imparato shares the key take aways from the ASCI Leadership Series panel discussion on "Making an impact on leadership capacity." Being a leader in supply chain is a privilege not an entitlement. LinkedIn post comments about the event are here. 

ASCI May Newsletter: https://sway.office.com/Hoo1D8uJ9xeVcGij?ref=Link  

Links to certification schedule and diagrams is at https://www.asci.org.au/certification 

Links to the ASCI2019 Awards submissions is at www.asci2019.com DUE 24 July

Links to ASCI2019 conference tickets with Early Bird discount of $1,799 until 28 June is at www.asci2019.com 

Not yet a member? Links to member benefits and registration for just $275 is at https://www.asci.org.au/membership/individual 

May 23, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update plus Education Update

In this latest episode we are joined by Ivan Imparato, CEO and Clint Bertenshaw, Head of Operations from ASCI on the ASCI Lounge for a flashback from the week that was and a forward glance into Semester 2 and some exciting new professional development courses to round out your supply chain repertoire.

Deadline for APICS Online Certification Review Courses with ASCI is 16 June. Go to: www.asci.org.au/certification 

Deadline for early bird prices for ASCI2019 is 31 May. Notation submissions for ASCI2019 Awards is 24 June. Go to: www.asci2019.com 

It's never been a better time to join or renew your ASCI Membership. Contact our National Office today at enquiries@asci.org.au 

May 17, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update with Award Spoiler, Salaries and What’s On

Ahead of next week's ASCI Awards announcement, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato gives ASCI Lounge subscribers a little sneak peek, sharing the rich history behind the ASCI Awards; recognition of supply chain greats; and how you can get involved through nomination open next week. More info available on the ASCI2019 website.

Our partners ASCM have launched a salary survey - Ivan shares his thoughts around what gives you a cutting edge. You can get the full story in our blog here.

Also Ivan shares his excitement in next Wednesday 22 May's ASCI Networking Breakfast panel discussion event "e-Commerce and its effects on logistics." Don't miss this great networking opportunity and learning experience, thanks to our hosts Michael Page.

When: 7.30am for registration and breakfast. Finishes at 9.30am

Where: Michael Page - Level 19, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne

Cost: Free for ASCI Members and their guests | $25 Non Members

Register: events@asci.org.au 

To become a member, simply visit our website and purchase 12 months for $275.

 

 

May 9, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update with Alastair Pennie

This week, ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, is joined on the ASCI Lounge with Alastair Pennie of Six Degrees who shares the premise for the Future of Supply Chain survey in partnership with ASCI and AFGC. You have five more days to take the survey and receive the free copy of the report.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE 10MIN SURVEY

Look out for our upcoming podcast series of six interview with industry experts, analysing the survey results. This podcast series will be proudly Brough to you by SYSPRO Australasia.

The remaining part of this podcast features Ivan Imparato and his experience at ASCI's collaboration partner, AME, and their conference: Leading Through Excellence and Innovation Conference 2019 where he came across an interesting segment testing the future of your business!

April 30, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update

This week, ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato talks further about future skills in supply chain and how project management and supply chain have a lot in common. Check out our ASCI2019 conference website which follows on with this theme (17-19 September 2019 in Melbourne) and take our latest survey to determine your thought on what makes supply chain great. Click here to complete the survey.

May has a load of free events for members. Take a look at our latest newsletter on our website to find events in your capital city to register your teams.

If you are not yet an ASCI Member, join today for just $275 for 12 months of free events for you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!

April 11, 2019  

ASCI CEO Update Episode 6

In this latest episode, Ivan Imparato, CEO, ASCI continues the discussion on robots taking over the world and talks about an article which encourages stop-think-plan framework.

April 4, 2019  

ASCI CEO Update Series Episode 5

In this podcast, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato addresses a devastating statistic featured in the AFR this week: Robots to take 6.5 million jobs (1/4/19).

In a timely fashion, it segues into ASCI's conference theme, Leadership Series and Networking Series events from May onwards until September, and a national member survey in partnership with AFGC and Six Degrees, launching this week to address "What makes a great supply chain and how will the industry evolve in the future." Look out for the survey and please tell us what you think. 

Read more in ASCI's news release and register your teams to all the free events featured in this link as attachments to get involved!

 

If you are not a member, now has never been a better time to join our community of supply chain leaders. Click here to become an ASCI Member for just $275 per annum.