June 20, 2019
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 email@example.com
ASCI Networking Breakfast: Melbourne workshop on quality conversations to improve organisational outcomes and progress your career on Wednesday 26 June at 7.30am - email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
June 13, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 23, 2019
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 email@example.com
May 17, 2019
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
To become a member, simply visit our website and purchase 12 months for $275.
May 9, 2019
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
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
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
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.
March 28, 2019
ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, shares the week that was, including the launch of ASCI's March Newsletter featuring a photo gallery of the ASCI Community at events including International Women's Day. He shares why best practice knowledge will position you well for supply chain transformation.
Download the March Newsletter as you join Ivan on the ASCI Lounge!
March 28, 2019
Mike Reed, Managing Partner, Oliver Wight, joins us on the ASCI Lounge to share a how to masterclass via podcast on "The Short Term Integrated Tactical Planning Process" in a nutshell. A great professional development expertise for your commute!
For further information, visit the Oliver Wight website for white papers:
Integrated Tactical Planning - Rod Hozack
March 21, 2019
This week, ASCI CEO, Ivan Imparato, welcomes new ASCI Corporate Members; shares his experience at the ASCI Networking Breakfast Series event this week in Melbourne; and challenges members to think about including customer service departments into the S&OP/IBP process.
If you missed the two minute ASCI video launched this week, click here to watch!
March 14, 2019
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 6, 2019
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com
Fore more information about Logility's solution, head to: https://halobi.com
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