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
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.
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
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?
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