Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces Annual Conference Advisory Board, date and venue

Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced the ASCI2020 Advisory Board responsible for setting the conference program for 15-17 September 2020 at William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm, Sydney in partnership with Prime Creative Media.

The State of Supply Chain Management reported that supply chain leaders are faced with advancements in technology, business model disruptions and trade wars, not to mention a volatile, uncertain, competitive and ambiguous environment where change has become the new normal.

The key to success in the new decade will depend on customers’ experiences of products and services and their views on the environment. Therefore, supply chain designs need to be agile, flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of customers.

Although agility is required for success, it is difficult to attain, given the complexity of the end to end supply chain and the skills demanded of teams to operate within it. ASCI’s Advisory Board for 2020 have been selected to address these topics in the conference program. They include:

Brendan O’Keeffe, NSW Chapter President for ASCI, is responsible for member programs and delivering value to corporates across the state. He has 20 years of search & executive recruitment experience across supply chain, operations, and related technical functions.

Amanda Brisot, Amanda is General Manager of member funded not for profit organisation; The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC), where she is focussed on connecting Western Sydney SMEs with growth opportunities. WSBC supports local business through advocacy, member events, professional development and structured business matching across the major commercial centres of Parramatta, Liverpool, Fairfield, Norwest Business Park, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Blacktown and Penrith. She is a strong advocate for Western Sydney and sits on a number of boards and advisory committees including National Parks and Wildlife, Urban Theatre Projects and the Western Sydney University External Advisory Committee.
Nina Younes, Contracts Manager at Western Sydney Airport (WSA), has experience in government administration and is skilled in negotiation, business planning and operations management. As 2019 winner of the ASCI Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion, WSA will play site host to the conference delegates on Day 3.

Hayley Jarick, CEO of Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School is experienced in governance and strategic management in manufacturing, residential and commercial building, heavy construction, professional services and international trade. Hayley has previously worked for the Resolution Institute, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and BlueScope Steel.

Giovanni Ferrante has experience across Europe, ANZ and APAC in managing marketing operations and cross-functional initiatives including leading the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Australasia’s position on the Australian Modern Slavery Act.

Tania Montesin has 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management across FMCG, chemical and construction industries including Woolworths, Asahi Beverages, Goodman Fielder and Boral. At Asahi Beverages, she was responsible for managing four widely distributed manufacturing sites; the implementation of Industry 4 methodologies and practices; and integrating people capability with emerging technologies.

Mark Skrzypiec, Chair of ASCI’s Industry Risk Committee, has 15 years’ experience driving operational excellence across supply chain and logistics operations in the B2C and B2B sectors. While at Novis, Mark led an ISO 9001 accreditation process. He successful transformation De’Longhi’s supply chain. More recently as head of Logistics for Miele, Mark established two greenfield distribution facilities while implementing new processes including cloud-based digital applications to create a customer-centered, award-winning logistics function in full alignment with the organisation’s premium brand promise.

Aaron Bambrick has over 15 years’ experience in supply chain recruitment across Australia. He is Director of Technical Disciplines in NSW for Michael Page and his expertise is across Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Property & Construction and Procurement.

Hatem Abu Nusair is a Global Supply Chain Management & ERP Expert. He is Production Planner at Tip Top, one of GWF’s divisions in Sydney, having moved from Jordan where he worked for a blue-chip international company that grew rapidly. Here, Hatem founded the Regional Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Supply Chain Department with the purpose of optimising Supply Chain performance across 13 subsidiaries through demand management and forecasting, capacity management, inventory control, and special projects, which entails: IT initiatives, ERP implementation, re-engineering of Supply Chain processes and other relevant matters.

Hatem is a qualified Industrial Engineer and a Master of Manufacturing Engineering candidate at UNSW. He is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM-F) by APICS, a Certified Fellow Supply Chain Professional (CSCP-F) by APICS and a Certified Application Associate by SAP SE.

Indrasen Naidoo has drawn on his dual academic pathways of finance and industrial engineering to shape a 25-year career in supply chain in South Africa and Australia for De Beers, Mondi Group, FirstRand Bank and Roy Hill Holdings as well a non-executive founding director role with the South African Supplier Diversity Council. Through building and optimising supply chains in sectors including transport, mining, manufacturing and finance, Indrasen has expertise and insight into complex system design and performance including the pivotal role of human systems both intra and inter organisational.

Mel Stark is Editor and Content Producer for Prime Creative Media including MhD Supply Chain Solutions. Mel has an international career working both in the UK and Australia for the supply chain and logistics sectors including CILT in the UK. Mel will have an overarching role on the ASCI2020 Advisory Board, ensuring that the program content aligns with industry trends and challenges.

ASCI2020 will be the largest gathering of supply chain leaders yet and will proivde a strategic toolkit of models and methods for transformation.

The partnership with Prime Creative Media was announced last month, with the view that together, ASCI and Prime Creative Media would grow the supply chain community and its industry bodies.

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