Sales & Operations Planning

December 13, 2018

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.

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Advanced Analytics

December 3, 2018

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 


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Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets

November 16, 2018

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

Supply Chain Design

November 1, 2018

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


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

August 22, 2018

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.


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

August 22, 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: 

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

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The State of Supply Chain Management: Insights from Dan Majman

August 22, 2018

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?

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

August 20, 2018

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.


ASCI’s launch of Practitioner Registrations in Australia

August 20, 2018

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: 


ASCI Lounge - ASCI2018 - Daniel Majman

May 10, 2018

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. 

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