ASCI Lounge: Talking Supply Chain

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April 22, 2020  

ASCI LOUNGE: Saxon Phipps, Founder of Year 13 talks career choices for Gen Z

We take a side step this week, to interview Saxon Phipps, Founder and Director of Year 13, Australia’s largest digital platform for over 1.5 million high school leavers each year. In today’s podcast, we introduce Year 13 to our corporate community and explore how they are fast becoming major influencer on the next generation of supply chain professionals into our community. 

ASCI and our corporate members, FourPL - Supply Chain Specialists, are currently working with Year 13 to develop a clear career pathway for young people into supply chain management via their platform, like a one stop trusted shop for options into the career (watch this space). 

Year 13 will be hosting a virtual career fair during Careers Week in May. Visit heir website to see how you, as an employer, can get

March 2, 2020  

ASCI LOUNGE: Roy Hill’s Hari Lakkaraju on Cost Competitiveness and Efficiency

In this exclusive podcast with host Monique Fenech, Hari Lakkaraju, Specialist Supply Systems from Roy Hill shares the topic of his keynote address at Supply Chain & Procurement in Resources Australia Conference to be held in Perth 5-6 March.

Roy Hill is the proud Award recipient from the 2019 Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and Distribution for Intelligent Supply Chains and Hard is at the centre of its success. In his presentation Maximising cost competitiveness and efficiency, he will address Roy Hill's unique approach to: 

  • Goal of the MRO Supply System: Asset availability and Reliability - the VUCA world of MRO Supply Chain and opportunities of Industry 4.0
  • Supply Chain Strategy: Supply System Operating Principles, Demand driven replenishment and flow of Jobs, listening to the voice of the Asset and Responsiveness to Critical Maintenance, Disciplines of Plan, Schedule, Execute, Measure, Improve
  • Inventory Optimisation: Supply chain collaboration with integration to suppliers, the classic Hub and Spoke model and the Supply-Demand conundrum, material status reporting and identification of bottlenecks, supply demand gaps, MRP Exception monitoring 

ASCI Members receive a 20% discount to the Supply Chain & Procurement in Resources Australia Conference. Hear Hari and many other experts including ASCI Queensland Chapter President James Scotland; ASCI Western Australian Chapter President Indrasen Naidoo and ASCI Treasurer Geoff Palm at this exciting inaugural conference for WA. To register, go to the conference website and use promotional code: ASCI20


February 25, 2020  

ASCI LOUNGE: ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi Exclusive

In this exclusive ASCI LOUNGE podcast, host Monique Fenech interviews Abe Eshkenazi, CEO, Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) about his imminent visit down under on 1 April 2020 to address skills gaps in transport, logistics and distribution. 

ASCM was launched under Abe’s leadership in 2019. It is built on the foundation of APICS, which Eshkenazi has led since 2006. ASCI has been a Premier Channel Partner of APICS since 1964.

Abe is excited about the future of logistics: artificial intelligence, robotics, automated racking, telematics and route optimisation, warehouse automation, intelligent fleet systems, blockchain, Internet of Things, big data and advanced analytics will all play a part. However, investment in standardised best practice knowledge across the industry is pivotal to the success of these technologies and the true competitive advantage.

For more information about studying the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transport & Distribution, visit our website today!

For corporate training enquiries please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

Hear Abe's conference keynote at MEGATRANS on 1 April at the MCEC. Register here.

ASCI Corporate Members will receive a 20% discount to the conference with promo code: ASCI and will attend a private briefing with Abe at the venue at 1pm. Register here.


February 25, 2020  

ASCI Lounge: Drivers of Job Growth in 2020

In this first podcast for 2020 we explore salaries in supply chain management with our corporate members Robert Walters. What are you worth in the market and which jobs are in high demand for 2020?

Make 2020 your year of professional development and growth. To become an ASCI Member, visit the ASCI website today!

To receive your free copy of the Salary Survey please reach out to Mairead Clancy or Martine Dines: 

0414 469 349

0403 326 875

December 11, 2019  

ASCI LOUNGE: 2019 Award winner for Excellence in Transport & Logistics

In this podcast, ASCI Lounge host Monique Fenech is joined by Helene Hennequin, from Schneider Electric's Pacific Control Tower and winner of the 2019 ASCI Award for Excellence in Transport & Logistics.

Helene explains what it's like to work in a control tower; how it differs from a supply chain dashboard; and how it has evolved over time, increasingly improving benefits to internal and external stakeholders. Helene paints a practical picture of its challenges, future opportunities, and how it has been a great way to bring customers to the centre of decisions made on a daily basis. It is very deserving that Schneider Electric's Control Tower has been recognised for excellence in 2019. Well done Schneider Electric! 

Helene Hennequin can be contacted via LinkedIn

The call for submissions for ASCI2020 Awards is yet to be announced. Expressions of Interest can be made via 

The ASCI2020 Awards Dinner will be held on 15 September in South West Sydney. Table booking and registration will be open soon! 

December 9, 2019  

ASCI LOUNGE | Annette Sando talks leadership, APICS and ASCM CEO visit down under

In this exclusive podcast with Supply Chain Director, Annette Sando, ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, explores how supply chain leaders are required to be 'Leaders of Learning' to inspire their teams' motivation for development. That's a philosophy that Annette has adopted over her extensive supply chain career, meeting many others in her years as an APICS facilitator practicing the same approach with positive results. 

Annette shares how the APICS certifications enhanced her career and gave her strong foundations for complex supply chain leadership roles. She shares the importance of the people she met through study and through volunteer roles on ASCI State Chapters and as the President at ASCI (then apicsAU).

Giving back is part of her DNA and in this podcast, Annette shares her leadership approach to supply chain, giving excellent practical tips for how to bring corporate strategy to the team level and bring the best out of your people in this constantly evolving and changing business environment.

Annette will be introducing Abe Eshkenazi, CEO, Association for Supply Chain Management (previously APICS) to the MEGATRANS stage on 1 April 2020 in Melbourne for the supply chain and logistics stream which will be a day of keynotes and panel discussions. For now up until the end of 2019, we're offering the last chance to purchase ASCM Membership through ASCI for just $440 with price increases set for 1 January 2020 to $475. Renew or buy ASCM Membership here. 

Its not too late to order your APICS certification and get studying over the holidays. You can purchase them from our Shop on the ASCI website at 

Which certification is right for you? Check out the graph on our certification page: 

Get in touch with Annette Sando via LinkedIn

Don't miss out on meeting Abe Eshkenazi at MEGATRANS in 2020! Visit: 

November 20, 2019  

ASCI Lounge: The silver bullet for tech adoption in supply chain

In this latest podcast, ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech, invites Corporate Member JDA Software’s Jhordan Gil and Four PL’s COO Chris Poulton to the ASCI Lounge to share their thoughts on why technology adoption in the supply chain is so difficult. Actually, through new delivery models such as SaaS, both experts agree that it’s not going to be as difficult into the future, especially when leaders of organisations adopt a change management best practice approach to the project and listen to their solution providers for best results. Some great advice in this 16 minute interview. For more information visit: and

Buy your 12 month ASCI Membership today for just $275 pp and be proactive about your professional development in 2020. Visit our website for a full description of events, benefits and options: 

November 4, 2019  

ASCI Lounge | ASCI CEO explains the vortex

In this latest podcast, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato, says we are experiencing a vortex not felt before in our careers. This vortex is not a spiral down, but rather, a spiral up! We’re heading up, outside of our safety zones and comfort zones, to the upper echelons of the organisation. 

He shares his experience presenting at CEBIT this week on The Future of Work and Industry 4.0 to a mainstream business audience, many of whom are not used to hearing supply chain strategies tabled at one of their Tech events. Now is our chance to take the recognition and prestige we deserve.  How? Listen to this podcast and download our latest newsletter for ways you can travel up the vortex!

Join your supply chain professional community for just $275 per annum here.

Upcoming events:


ASCI Pharmaceutical Round Table Series: Track & Trace

When: 7.30-9.30am Tuesday 26 November

Where: Michael Page: Level 32, Grosvenor Place, 225 George St, Sydney

Cost: Free for ASCI Members and their guests | $50 non members


Track and trace is a key challenge for pharmaceutical supply chains. In this last roundtable for the year, we look at some great track and trace success stories and explore some blockchain early successes that are already appearing in our community.

Increasingly, pharmaceutical companies are putting blockchain to the test in order to track and trace the drugs they manufacture and ship. In fact, according to USA's Healthcare Weekly, blockchain is “getting massive attention” in health care, with 40% of industry executives reporting that it is in their top five priorities.

We'll table how one company is working to achieve pharmaceutical supply chain precision utilising a blockchain startup solution for tracking and managing of prescription medication through the supply chain while preventing misuse.

Other countries are seeing some success. Ugandan government is tracing counterfeit drugs within the country. The blockchain-based platform enables the recording of prescription medication, thus identifying counterfeit drugs and preventing their distribution in the pharmaceutical supply chain. United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health and Prevention also launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing health care data.

Where is Australia making progress on this front?

Who should attend?

Individuals represent themselves and not their pharmaceutical organisations in this roundtable series. It is a sharing and learning environment which follows the strict guidelines as set out by ACCC. Any ASCI Member who is a supply chain, operations, procurement, or logistics practitioner working in the pharmaceutical industry is welcome to attend.


When: All day 12 November

Where: 120 Spencer St, Melbourne

Cost: Free for ASCI Members

RSVP: Event Brite link

Join an interactive day long PLANathon led by Anaplan

  • Leverage the wisdom and skill base of the Australasian startup ecosystem, supply chain transformation and technology leaders
  • Create prototype innovations in supply chain planning, modelling and management.
  • Benefit from coaching from leading local and global consultancies who act as team mentors throughout the day.
  • Attend pre event briefings and training to prepare you for the day

Anaplan’s Supply Chain Innovation PLANathon supports the creation of actionable, implementable supply chain management assets.

This condensed one day innovation program will bring together think tanks of people working towards supply chain management innovation with best practice tools for identifying innovation needs, generating solutions, and implementing them on the ground.

ASCI Networking Breakfast Series: How can technology solve packaging compliance, sustainability and ethical trade challenges?

When: 7.30-9.30am Thursday 14 November

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

Cost: Free for ASCI Members and their guests | $50 for non members


Following on from the series of Sustainable & Ethical Procurement Round tables held around the country for ASCI members in June 2019, this two hour briefing drills down deeply into one of the common challenges which was identified across the supply chain community.

Sustainability and ethical trade are increasingly business critical topics for any board room and are now directly impacting consumer buying behaviour. Today consumers are encouraging brands to be more vocal about sharing information and being transparent. Implementing sustainability and ethical trade best practice requires collaboration across the supply chain and implementation of technology.

To begin, let's first look at what we can improve. There are an extraordinary amount of packaging inefficiencies that exist throughout the supply chain. And yet, consistency in packaging can result in meeting sustainable and ethical standards and enable cost saving optimisation of pallets, containers and warehouse space.

To meet your ethical standards you need to build a trusted supplier and factory network. Ethical Trade allows retailers to record factory audit results and manage the resolution of corrective action plans (CAP’s). Companies need a single database to record all the audit information, factory profiles, certification, audit reports, next audit dates, risk rating all in one place, preferably shared with their suppliers and factories.

Have we ticked all the boxes?

By end of this session, James Hargraves from Adjuno will ensure you have ticked all the boxes to understand how to implement efficient, ethical and sustainable solutions.

This is a must-attend event to help you understand how technology can optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging, sustainability and ethical trade throughout the supply chain.

Ethical & Sustainable Supply Chains

When: 5:00pm-7:30pm Wednesday 13 November 

Where: Koolinda House Board Room, 2nd Floor, 3 Birksgate Road, North Quay, North Fremantle

Cost: Free for ASCI Members using the promo code ASCIVIP

RSVP: via Event Brite

The Australian Trade & Logistics Corporation (ATLC) will be holding a “Importer/Exporter Networking Event in partnership with Fremantle Ports, CBFCA and The Ethical Trade Alliance, and now ASCI. This event is a fantastic way to network and learn more about the latest international trade; and will give attendees the opportunity to meet importers, exporters and logistics professionals. This event will also include insightful presentations on ethical and sustainable supply chains and its impact importers, exporters and distributors worldwide. 

September 24, 2019  

ASCI Lounge: Musings of a Supply Chain Globetrotter

A recent article in the AFR reported that Generation X is producing a new wave of CEOs who are far more international than their US counterparts and are more likely to have been promoted from within.

In our latest podcast ASCI Lounge host, Monique Fenech interviews Scott Theuerkauf, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider at Hastings Deering, about his successful supply chain management career across continents. Though he is not a CEO, Scott agrees that international experience is of the utmost importance for supply chain managers for the future.

Scott has 15 years of experience working in the construction, mining and heavy machinery industries across a variety of supply chain management roles including procurement, logistics and operations for companies including Commercial Metals Company, Rio Tinto and Caterpillar.

In his current role at Hasting Deering, Scott is responsible for end to end supply chain optimisation projects that improve supply chain performance, drive profitable growth and build new capabilities and functional excellence in the buying, renting, selling and support for Caterpillar machinery in the construction & mining industries. 

Scott relays his experiences working across some tough terrains but he also shares the soft skills he acquired a long the way and how they've helped in his current role.

He gives some encouraging advice to young practitioners in supply chain - the world's your oyster!

APICS Certifications are globally recognised and offer you the chance to live and work overseas in supply chain. Check out our certification page on our website and take your global career move now! Term 4 registrations are closing next week!

September 12, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | ASCI CEO pledges: One Industry, One Voice

In today's ASCI Lounge Update, ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato pledges a new concept reflecting on the current state of play in the supply chain community in Australia. He says "One Industry, One Voice" is a pledge that should challenge all of us to think about collaborative efforts if we are serious about growing the community.

In light of this, ASCI2019 is a conference that brings together many associations and industry bodies to learn, network and share with one another in the wake of massive disruptions and changes in our supply chains. But yes, there will be some element of competition as each team vies for the ASCI Leadership Cup. You can still buy your tickets at 

Don't forget to finalise your plans for Term 4 study which has a registration close of September end. Visit our website for the details and costings or email 

See you at the conference!

September 11, 2019  

ASCI2019 Plug | Rosalyn Gladwin talks IT contracts, supply chain digitisation & ethics

In this last ASCI2019 Plug podcast we meet Rosalyn Gladwin, Principal of Gladwin Legal and ASCI2019 presenter on Investing in Cost Efficient IT Contracts. Rosalyn hints to hot tips and tricks for understanding the fine print so that you don't get caught out. Her presentation alone could save your company thousands of dollars!! She points to two highlights in the ASCI2019 Conference Program: Paul Martin's Shell presentation on digital supply chains with respect to legal aspects; and the Day 1 panel on ethical supply chain strategies with respect to the legal implications of suppliers. 

If you haven't already secured your ticket for ASCI2019 don't delay! Tickets are on sale for a few more days at 

If you want to learn more about Rosalyn's legal practice, visit her website or reach out to her on LinkedIn.

September 5, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update | ASCI CEO addresses a skills shortage in supply chain

In this exclusive 10 minute ASCI Lounge podcast, ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, refers to a recent study by DHL which addresses the skill shortage in supply chain and the need for a focussed effort on talent management. In the podcast, Ivan shares the various causes for the skills shortage and some viable solutions for building strong supply chain teams for your organisations. There are just 10 days until our annual conference ASCI2019 which covers this exact theme. Join us at Pullman Melbourne on the Park: 

Ivan stresses the importance of upskilling our supply chain - a topic he recently covered in our August Newsletter. There's just two weeks until Term 4 Registration closes for APICS certification. In the podcast, Ivan explains which certification is right for you. Refer to the options for certifications and study methods on the ASCI website at or request a quotation today via 

The DHL article is available here.

August 29, 2019  

ASCI Lounge Update: Your guide to the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme

In this episode, ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, offers a simple guide to the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme. ASCI is the Professional Accreditation Body for the Australian Supply Chain industry. As such, we are asking the entire industry to become registered. Why? It has benefits at many levels:

  • on an industry level; professional registration raises the integrity of supply chain management, bringing the very best talent into our profession;
  • on an organisational level; professional registration reduces risk and raises the profile of supply chain amongst the senior executive board members.
  • on an individual level; professional registration offers supply chain executives professional indemnity, professional development, an ethics management process and the reputation that comes with practicing as a professional within a community.

In this podcast, Ivan covers:

  • What is the scheme?
  • What does it include?
  • What does it mean for me?
  • How do I become registered?
  • How do I maintain it?
  • How do I become a professional after registration?

More information is found at the ASCI website or via our email 

Pathways exist for those who are not ready for registration. APICS certifications are a way to bolster your eligibility. If you’re considering starting or completing your certification journey in 2019 this is the last chance to get into an Online Certification Review course until 2020. APICS Online Certification Review Courses:

  1. Open for registration and commence in the first week in October.
  2. Registrations close September 22nd, 2019
  3. Classes are delivered weekly over 3-hour sessions 7-10pm Sydney Time.
  4. All classes are delivered by an APICS Accredited Facilitator who not only has held and maintained their certification but has industry experiencein the Asia Pacific region.

To support you, ASCI is offering Discount Bundles that are available to ASCI Plus members. Bundles include the Learning System, Online Certification Review course registration, Exam Credit AND Free Retake Exam Credit (if required). Great prices and Great value. Contact 

Our annual survey The State of Supply Chain Management is open for a few more days. Don't delay or you will miss out on receiving a free benchmark tool for your supply chain. Take the survey in a few bites -the software will take you back where you left off.

Our annual conference, ASCI2019 Unleashing human excellence to deliver value across the supply chain is just weeks away! 17-18 September at Pullman Melbourne on the Park and includes both our annual awards and leadership challenge. You don't want to miss this unique community gathering of the best minds! Contact for two tickets for the price of one deal today!! Offer runs out this week. 

August 27, 2019  

Future of Work: A Lion’s Share of Leadership Tips for Supply Chain

In this final Future of Work podcast, ASCI Lounge host Monique Fenech invites Jason Barclay, Logistics Director for Lion Dairy & Drinks to share his thoughts on the leadership qualities required to tackle future technological changes to our supply chains. Eloquently and thoughtfully, Jason shares a positive outlook on the future and provides pragmatic approaches to applying innovation and technology into the supply chain.

Jason has a long career history with BlueScope, BHP and Coles, before Lion.  From moving steel to moving milk, Jason stresses the value of best practice end to end supply chain management knowledge for transferring skills across industries and diversity of opinion for organisations.

Don’t miss our two for one offer to ASCI2019 to be held from 17-18 September 2019 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park for more leadership topics and presentations. Contact:

ASCI thanks Six Degrees, AFGC and our sponsor, SYSPRO, for this podcast series to communicate the findings of the report: The Future of Supply Chains.


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 

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. 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 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 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 and download the program. Register before 9 August 2019 and save.