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  • 16 Jun 2021 3:01 PM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 16 June 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Victorian Chapter, ASCI’s second largest region. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:

    • Christine Miller, Chapter President
    • Daniel Majman, Chapter Vice President
    • Terry Bloom, Chapter Secretary
    • Martin Lewis RegPracLog, Committee member
    • Lee Rowland, Committee member

    The Victorian ASCI supply chain community is largely dominated by FMCG and manufacturing supply chain specialists who have a keen interest in S&OP advancements as well as Industry 4.0 technology.

    According to the ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, these appointments demonstrate commitment to local Victorian members to ensure that they have access to relevant and timely continued professional development activity in the state. 

    “Christine has spent the last two years in the Vice President’s role under Matthew Jackson’s leadership and is well placed to take the Chapter to the next level,” said Alexandra.

    Christine is a senior executive leader with deep international experience in supply chain. She has proven effectiveness in driving business transformation and delivering results. Christine has developed and implemented solutions covering strategy, network design, organisational design, operating models, cost reductions, and transition management. Christine leads CBRE’s Supply Chain Advisory practice in the Pacific Region and supports mentoring of emerging supply chain talent.  She’s active as an NED and currently sits on the board of Flinders Port Holdings in SA.     

    Daniel Majman, Vice President, is a passionate and innovative transformation agent with 20 years of leadership experience within supply chain and operations across a variety of industry sectors and verticals. He is a driven leader, able to communicate effectively at all levels, with a focus on steering transformation strategies to reduce baseline costs and the creation of high performing team cultures allowing teams to thrive. He has delivered end to end supply chain transformation success backed by contemporary thinking through the delivery of continuous improvement frameworks and sustained commercial value creation across the value chain.

    Terry Bloom, Secretary, is a supply chain professional currently working as a Senior Account Manager at Kettering Professional Services. He has almost 30 years' experience working exclusively with manufacturing companies to transform their business processes through the implementation and effective use of industry specific ERP solutions. He spent 25 years working for QAD in a variety of roles having started his career as a programmer before advancing through consulting, pre-sales and management positions.

    Martin Lewis RegPracLog has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Supply Chain including S&OP and Planning, Logistics and Procurement. His experience includes delivery of significant projects in infrastructure, ERP systems, business change and cost optimisation using a combination of analysis, synthesis and stakeholder engagement. 

    Lee Rowland has been an executive leader for many years, working across all aspects of the Supply Chain in a career spanning more than 20 years, he has been Supply Chain Director in the wine industry at Fine Wine Partners. He has worked as the National Logistics Leader driving the largest cold chain network in the country and is currently leading the Bega Dairy & Drinks Supply Chain Digital Transformation journey deploying Intelligent Automation tools such as RPA, OCR and AI. Lee is a qualified ASCI lecturer and maintains all current ASCI accreditations including CPIM, CLTD and CSCP as well as partner accreditations in S&OP/IBP and Demand Driven Planning.

    “Our thanks goes to outgoing President, Matthew Jackson, for his hospitality and enthusiasm hosting our events and webinars for the past two years. He has fostered a community culture of networking and sharing that we know will be carried on in the new committee. 

    “Congratulations to Christine, Daniel, Lee, Martin and Terry on your appointments and we look forward to your leadership in Victoria,” said Alexandra.

     

    ENDS

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 2 Jun 2021 12:30 PM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 2 June 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Western Australian Chapter. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:

    • Dr Flavio Macau, Chapter President

    • Ignacio Losada RegPracLog, Chapter Vice President

    The West Australian ASCI supply chain community is a vibrant and active cohort of procurement, logistics and operations practitioners across small to medium businesses and large enterprises representing the mining industry with close connections with tertiary institutes in the region. 

    Flavio has 25 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics & Operations Management. He is a senior lecturer, researcher, and Director of Academic Studies at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. He is also a consultant for the resources industry. In the past 10 years, Flavio supervised 18 research projects; lectured 70+ units to 2,500+ students; published one book, three case studies, and 10+ international peer-review articles in top academic journals; assisted 120+ short-term consulting projects; authored conversation pieces and interviews on TV, radio, and newspapers.

    Ignacio has more than 10 years of experience working in supply chain areas of diverse industries FCMG, SME, 3PL, and OEM. His career development in manufacturing and service companies has mainly focused on strategic planning, inventory management, continuous improvement, processes and business analysis, leadership, negotiation, and operations management. Ignacio holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer. 

    According to the ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, these leadership appointments demonstrate that the commitment that the ASCI West Australian chapter has to mentorships and professional development.

    “Our thanks goes to outgoing President, Indrasen Naidoo, for his leadership and developing a culture of learning and sharing amongst the committee. This approach not only lives out our values but also solidifies the longevity of the ASCI Western Australian Chapter. 

    “Congratulations to the newly appointed leaders – Flavio and Ignacio – who have already demonstrated leadership and expertise in the Chapter. We look forward to the next two years of your leadership.”

     

    ENDS

  • 4 May 2021 10:44 AM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 4 May 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Queensland Chapter – its fastest growing region in 2021. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:

    • Justin Butcher RegPracLog RegPracProc, Chapter President
    • James Scotland, Chapter Vice President
    • Craig Bennett, RegPracOps, Chapter Secretary

    Attributing to the rapid growth is economic prosperity in the region and new corporate members.


    Justin Butcher is a senior supply chain manager with over 18 years’ experience delivering supply chain outcomes for Australian blue-chip mining and manufacturing companies. 

    Justin has had a broad career, from leading long-term capacity planning of rail, port and intermodal assets to managing integrated business plans that maximise the economic utilisation of materials, plant and network assets to fulfil customer demand. 

    Justin has also held senior roles, accountable for strategic sourcing and contract management across a wide-variety of direct and indirect categories. Justin has brought these elements together as a divisional manager responsible for procurement, purchasing, inventory and logistics management, gaining a unique insight into their interdependency and opportunities to unlock end-to-end supply chain value.

    According to Justin, the ASCI Queensland Community provides a unique opportunity. 

    Our Queensland Chapter Committee is a team prepared to promote increasing importance of global and local supply chains to economic and social outcomes – and empower its career professionals through industry networks, bodies of knowledge and the progression of ASCI’s Professional Accreditation Scheme in Queensland,” he said.

    James Scotland, Vice President, has a career history in senior management in widely different industries including Logistics, Insurance and Education; followed by several years as a business consultant, strategist, corporate trainer and small business owner. He has practical experience in helping Australian businesses to improve, grow and succeed. He is currently General Manager, Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia: Ai Group member service to meet challenges faced in traditional mining through to renewable energy, generation and storage. 

    Craig Bennett, Secretary, is a Registered Practitioner (Operations) and Business Consultant who is at the forefront of leveraging analytical insight to drive supply chain excellence. Over the past decade, Craig has worked in various supply chain roles for global and domestic companies and has leveraged various competencies to achieve strategic objectives. 

    Craig is currently the Managing Director of Centre of Business Pty Ltd, a boutique supply chain and analytics consulting company that achieves results through focusing on improving people, process and technology.

    Craig has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration and attained an academic award after completing a graduate certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Craig also holds project management and change management qualification.

    The Queensland Chapter Committee also includes:

    Adriaan Van Wyk – an industrial engineer with nearly two decades of professional experience in industries ranging from manufacturing, engineering, automotive, and the waste industry. 

    Bree Clements – recruitment specialist in Procurement & Engineering roles. Across her career Bree has developed and extensive experience in permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, project volume recruitment, assessment centres, unbundled and shortlisting services as well as workplace health and safety.

    Scott Theuerkauf - supply chain management professional with a proven track record of achieving success across diverse businesses, geographies, cultures and functions. Current role at Hastings Deering as Manager of Supply Chain (Parts Excellence).

    “The Queensland Chapter Committee is part of the national office working group for gender diversity and look to grow the female members of the Queensland community as part of the value add to the entire Queensland supply chain community,” said Justin. 

    According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, this leadership team is well equipped with the experience and dedication to harness the rapid growth of our Queensland membership community.

    “On behalf of the ASCI Board, we congratulate and thank Justin, James and Craig for accepting their nomination, particularly James for his prior leadership of the Chapter, and look forward to supporting them to drive the ASCI vision: advancing supply chain as a recognised profession in Queensland.”

     

    ENDS

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 19 Apr 2021 2:36 PM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney: 19 April 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute has announced the launch of its annual member survey - the comprehensive industry report: The State of Supply Chain Management.

    The survey is open to all organisations operating a supply chain. 

    Each year, ASCI measures The State of Supply Chain Management to help better service our members and better represent the career as a profession at the Federal and State Government levels. 

    Eight components are addressed:

    1. Collaboration
    2. Technology and Automation
    3. Integration
    4. Compliance and Regulation
    5. Logistics and Distribution
    6. Risk Management
    7. Sustainability
    8. Procurement

    Findings and analysis will be prepared and presented at ASCI2021 Conference: Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action to be held from 28-30 July 2021 at William Inglis Hotel, Western Sydney. All respondents will also receive a free copy of the report.

    Download the survey PDF here.

    Take the survey here.

    Please take time to complete the survey by 31 May 2021. It is a great way to review your supply chain end to end capabilities against the eight components. When the results are announced, it's also a great way to benchmark your capabilities against the rest of the ASCI Community. 


    ENDS


  • 19 Mar 2021 10:12 AM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 19 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the NSW Chapter – representing its largest membership community in the nation – including:

    • Mark Skrzypiec RegPracLog, NSW Chapter President
    • Duncan Wardle, NSW Chapter Vice President
    • Arushee Aggarwal, NSW Chapter Secretary

    According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, Mark, Duncan and Arushee are well equipped with the experience and dedication to take NSW members into the next phase of our strategic direction.

    “Our NSW Members acknowledge their passion for supply chain management, their professional experience and the network they have developed over the years.

    “On behalf of the ASCI Board, we congratulate and thank Mark, Duncan and Arushee for accepting their nomination and look forward to supporting them to drive the ASCI vision: Advancing supply chain as a recognised profession.”

    Mark Skrzypiec RegPracLog has been serving on the ASCI NSW Chapter, the ASCI2021 Conference Advisory Board and the ASCI Risk Committee. He 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 was responsible for successfully transforming 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.  

    Duncan Wardle has been serving on the ASCI NSW Chapter and the ASCI2021 Conference Advisory Board. He has 20+ years of experience across the FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Dairy industries in Australia, Europe and North America.  Currently Site Leader with Bega,  Duncan  previously led GSK’s largest US manufacturing site and was Global Supply Chain Director when GSK’s consumer business transformed to become a full end to end supply chain.  Duncan has a passion for enabling change and building consumer-centric cultures.

    Arushee Aggarwal has been serving as Tertiary Ambassador for the ASCI NSW Chapter and was a regional finalist in the ASCM Case Competition in 2019. She is a supply chain analyst for the Kraft Heinz Company and holds an MBA from Macquarie University in supply chain management. 

    ASCI Regional Chapter leadership tenure follows a two year cycle. Stepping down from the President role is Brendan O’Keeffe who led the NSW Chapter through a growth phase, followed by a turbulent year during COVID-19 where the committee kept members connected via weekly online webinars. 

    “Brendan’s passion for the supply chain community has always influenced others to join ASCI. He is a role model for our profession. The Board would like to thank Brendan for his consistent leadership and full support of the ASCI vision.” 

    The NSW Chapter will also host ASCI’s Annual Conference “Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action” to be held 28-30 July at Western Sydney’s William Inglis Hotel and the ASCI Award Celebration on the evening of the first conference day. 

    ENDS

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 8 Mar 2021 3:53 PM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 8 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), has announced SAP as Principle Conference Sponsor for ASCI2021: Supply Chain Vision in the Decade For Action, to be held 28-30 July 2021 in Western Sydney. 

    According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, the ASCI2021 conference provides a unique returned gathering for the supply chain community after what has been a turbulent year during the pandemic.

    “During COVID-19, we saw many digital strategies fast tracked throughout our supply chains. We are excited to host SAP as Conference Principal Sponsors to ensure that digitalisation transformation remains front and centre of our quest for resilient supply chains for the future,” said Ms Riha. “We thank SAP for their ongoing support both as a Corporate Member and Principal Sponsor of our annual conference.”

    Underlying every aspect of the conference program lies how digital solutions streamline end to end global supply chain systems and processes for productivity and visibility. 

    Jon Wilson, Centre of Excellence Supply Chain for SAP in ANZ agrees: “The events of the last year made supply chains more visible than ever, as businesses and consumers saw impacts from bushfires, the pandemic, and trade disputes. This accelerated the use of technology to make supply chains more visible, flexible and resilient. 

    “As trade complexities increase, companies are moving away from ‘just-in-time’ models to a ‘just-in-case’ approach, to increase their ability to withstand shocks and to meet rising consumer expectations around quality, provenance and sustainability. As these trends continue, technology will play an increasing role in helping companies maintain high-performing and profitable supply chains, while insulating the business from risk.”

    Looking forward, Alexandra notes: “There is opportunity for delegates to see showcased solutions in Digital Control Towers, e-commerce fulfillment and micro-fulfillment, automation, Industry 4.0 and digital technology in real life case studies of smart factories and smart warehouses. 

    “In data driven environments, automation alone can increase Australia’s economic competitiveness - set to provide $2.2 trillion boost to our national income between 2015-2030 from productivity gains.*”

    ASCI is the professional accreditation body for supply chain management in Australasia, making available the first evidence-based registrations under its scheme. Registration is available for Associates and Practitioners across four streams: operations, procurement, logistics and integrated logistics support.  Its annual conference is the flagship event that awards 20 continued professional development points to delegates for registration maintenance, featuring program content across each of the streams.

     

    ASCI2021: Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action

    When: 28-30 July 2021

    Where: William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm, Western Sydney

    Tickets: Start from $2,000 including the Awards Dinner 

    https://www.asci-2021.com.au/asci-program-2021/

    Awards:  Entries close end April, submissions via the website: www.asci-2021.com.au/awards-2021  


    The three day conference will kick off with an opening address delivered by the Hon Karen Andrews MP Minister for Industry, Science and Technologyand will close on day three with a site tour to Western Sydney Airport with applications and opportunities for supply chains in this vast region set for growth.

    ENDS

    *Alpha Beta The Automotive Advantage

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its heritage, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community. 

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 4 Mar 2021 10:51 AM | Monique Fenech

    Sydney, 4 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), has announced a new Chapter in the Australian Capital Territory to deliver continued professional development to members in the region.

    ASCI’s Continued Professional Development Program includes webinars, events, seminars, conferences, professional certifications and short courses that, when attended, satisfy the maintenance obligations of Registrants under the Professional Accreditation Scheme – the first Scheme of its kind for supply chain management in Australasia. 

    Appointed in voluntary roles to lead the new ACT Chapter are:

    • Gary Pearce, ACT Chapter President
    • Daniel Harding, ACT Chapter Vice President

    Gary Pearce RegPracILS is a Registered Practitioner (Integrated Logistics Support) under the Professional Accreditation Scheme. He is a proficient and qualified Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager with over 49 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years), Public (12 years) and Private (16 years) sectors. 

    With a Masters in both Logistics Management and Project Management, Gary has demonstrated experience in ILS, asset management, project management, supply chain, logistics engineering, procurement logistics, materials management, maintenance, technical support, documentation/data, test/trials and training development and conduct. In addition, Gary, based on his experience and knowledge, been awarded the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). He is a former SCLAA President and past Board Director of SCLAA.

    Daniel Harding has had over 30 years' experience working in managerial roles in Manufacturing, Operational Excellence & Supply Chain for a number of major organisations including Johnson & Johnson, MSD, AstraZeneca & Dairy Farmers. Four years ago Daniel joined Seeing Machines in Canberra and is currently the Supply Chain Director responsible for logistics & procurement. 

    ASCI’s ACT Chapter will run an International Women’s Day breakfast reflecting the international theme #choosetochallenge with a keynote Esther McVicar, Executive Manager, Systems & Quality, Royal Australian Mint hosted at the SAP office in Deakin. The Chapter has also commenced Meet & Greet online sessions on the last Thursday afternoon of each month for new members to meet the Chapter Committee.

    According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, there is an identified cohort of supply chain management experts in Canberra that specialise across Integrated Logistics Support, procurement, operations and logistics – our four streams of Registration.

    “We have a long term growth strategy for our Professional Accreditation Scheme and are pleased to welcome Gary Pearce and Daniel Harding onboard in our new ACT Chapter as we strive to achieve our plans for the region,” she said.

    ENDS

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 28 Jan 2021 10:27 AM | Monique Fenech

    Welcome to 2021 - an exciting year with ASCI as it remains steadfast on its mission is to become the trusted Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management in Australia. In 2021, ASCI is focussed on providing:

    1.    Career pathways

    The ASCI Provisional Eligibility Assessment For Registration (Associate or Practitioner) provides a pathway into supply chain management stream/s including procurement, operations, logistics, integrated logistics support. By 2025, all streams will lead to Professional Supply Chain Manager (PrSCM).

    2.    Career progression plans

    The ASCI Provisional Eligibility Assessment For Registration has an in-built calculator, allowing self assessment of eligibility of points which highlights gaps for career progression plans. 

    3.    Continued Professional Development

    The theme for our Continued Professional Development (CPD) program in 2021 is Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action.  The United Nations’ “Decade for Action” calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges of which our global supply chains are not immune: global political, economic, geographic and social climates.  

    4.    Networking

    Our focus is accessible, affordable and safe platforms designed to foster engagement, and bring together like-minded professionals in your stream/s, including:

    • ASCI2021 Conference and Awards Dinner – rescheduled for in-person experience
    • ASCI Leadership Series (Hybrid experience combining online and in-person options)
    • ASCI Executive Roundtables For Registered Practitioners (Driving thought leadership)
    • Meet & Greets to build local professional networks (encourage in-person meet ups)
    • ASCI Webinars
    • ASCI Site Visits
    • Short courses with Oliver Wight
    • Professional Certification Classes or Self Study
    • Instructor Development Program/Train The Trainer
    • Partnered trade shows and hack-a-thons/challenges

    There has never been a more important time to belong to a professional body.  Plan your career pathway, career progression plans and continued professional development and networking for 2021 and download the ASCI January Newsletter or the PDF Version.

  • 20 Jan 2021 2:35 PM | Monique Fenech


    Sydney, 20 January 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), has today announced re-scheduled conference dates with the view that state borders will be open and all members and exhibitors across Australia can attend a safe returned gathering in 2021. 

    Member safety and the growing requirement for a physical gathering for interstate members were the determining factors in the decision to move the dates made by the Conference Advisory Board today. 

    ASCI is the professional accreditation body for supply chain management in Australasia, making available the first evidence-based registrations under its scheme. Registration is available for Associates and Practitioners across four streams: operations, procurement, logistics and integrated logistics support.  Its annual conference is the flagship event that awards 20 continued professional development points to delegates for registration maintenance, featuring program content across each of the four streams.

    ASCI2021: Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action

    When: 28-30 July 2021

    Where: William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm, Western Sydney

    Tickets: Start from $2,000 https://www.asci-2021.com.au/asci-program-2021/

    ASCI2021 Awards: Wednesday 28 July 2021, William Inglis Hotel, Western Sydney Tickets $180

    Submissions open via the website: www.asci-2021.com.au/awards-2021  

    According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, the ASCI conference provides an opportunity for the supply chain community to re-group after what has been a turbulent time during the pandemic. 

    “Our conference as an important annual event in our Continued Professional Development Program for members to extend their network and knowledge in best practice global supply chain management as we become a new professional community in Australasia. 

    The three day conference will kick off with an opening address delivered by the Hon Karen Andrews MP Minister for Industry, Science and Technologyand will close on day three with a site tour to Western Sydney Airport with practical applications and opportunities for supply chains in this vast region set for growth.

    ENDS

    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its 65 year heritage, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

  • 18 Dec 2020 1:42 PM | Monique Fenech

    NEWS RELEASE           

    Integrated Logistics Support Fills A Dedicated Stream At ASCI2021

    Sydney: 18 December 2020: For the first time, the Australasian Supply Chain Institute’s annual conference ASCI2021: Supply Chain Visions In The Decade For Action will host a dedicated Integrated Logistics Support Stream to highlight its unique characteristics; leading practices and future career pathways.

    In line with the overall conference theme, the ILS stream will provide clarity and explore the role of the ILS Manager within the organisation and how they might act and respond to deliver a future-proof and resilient supply chain with keynotes from QinetiQ, KBR and Systecon.

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) is the professional accreditation body for supply chain management in Australasia, making available the first evidence-based professional registrations under its scheme. 

    Registration is available for Associates and Practitioners across four streams: operations, procurement, logistics and now, most recently, integrated logistics support (ILS) earlier this year.  

    Its annual conference is the flagship event that awards 20 continued professional development points to delegates for registration maintenance, featuring program content across each of the streams.

    ASCI2021: Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action

    When: 23-25 February 2021

    Where: William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm, Western Sydney

    Tickets: Start from $2,000 including the Awards Dinner (Early bird ticket sales ends 31 December) https://www.asci-2021.com.au/asci-program-2021/

    Grants: Search for ASCI2021 from the list of registered events to apply for 50% reimbursement of costs to participate (travel, accommodation, conference passes): www.austrade.gov.au/BEG

    Chairing the stream is Gary Pearce RegPracILS Senior Principal Consultant at QinetiQ and member of the ASCI ACT Chapter. Gary is an ILS Manager with over 47 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years), Public (12 years) and Private sectors (14 years). 

    According to Gary, ILS is a whole-of-life integrated management approach to coordination and planning of the separate logistics disciplines necessary to support, in most cases, weapon systems in the field.

    “ILS includes the overall planning, directing, controlling of the ILS function and includes effort associated with the logistics support analysis processes, the outcome of which result in identification of the logistics resources, both range and scale, required to support the Mission and Support Systems.

    “At the ASCI2021 conference, the ILS stream will include both Defence personnel and private sector experts, with a common expertise in life cycle management of assets,” he said.

    With a Masters in both Logistics Management and Project Management, Gary has demonstrated experience in ILS, asset management, project management, supply chain, logistics engineering, procurement logistics, materials management, maintenance, technical support, documentation/data, test/trials and training development & conduct. 

    “My career pathway has always centred around ILS but my passion lies in seeing ILS become a dedicated profession within the supply chain management field, with a standardised body of knowledge and continued professional development in ILS.

    “That’s why I became the first to be Registered under the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme as a Registered Practitioner in ILS, because it allowed for me to take a pioneering role in supporting the framework for future generations,” he said. 

    Day 2 of the conference on Wednesday 24 February 2021 will kick off with an international keynote from ASCI’s global partners Association For Supply Chain Management  Executive Vice President and founder of the SCOR framework, Peter Bolstorff who will address a humanitarian effort in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa. 

    According to ASCI2021 program director, Monique Fenech, the African program, is a good example of a humanitarian effort, which combines civilian supply chain experts with local Governments in African countries. The progress made thus far will provide delegates with an aspirational start to what will be a day filled with combined Defence and civilian networking and learning through round table discussions, Q&As and Masterclasses. 

    Following the international keynote, we hear from a local Australian manufacturer who was attacked by cyber criminals demanding a ransom – a critical topic of which no one is completely immune. Key learnings will be shared from an event that crippled supply chain and business infrastructure. 

    Commencing at 11.30, Gary will address the ILS delegates with an overview of ILS, outlining some misconceptions of the role and highlighting the leading components. 

    Gary’s address is followed by a case study presentation from Andrew Perkins, Country Manager of Systecon, a leading life cycle modelling software provider which will offer insights through spares analysis and simulation. Andrew has 30 years of experience in ILS commencing with the Royal Australian Navy for 15 years and various ILS Manager roles with leading organisations including Thales.

    Lastly, an introduction to the ASCI Professional Accreditations Scheme and where ILS fits in will be tabled ahead of an executive roundtable discussion with leaders of ILS Management including Jon Westerland who is responsible for the continuing professional development of KBR’s Government Services workforce of over 300 direct staff and a further 250 directly engaged sub-contracted staff. He brings 20 years’ experience as a Defence Technical Officer and ILS Manager, eight years as a Project Manager of Defence communications technology integration projects, and ten years as a consultant specialising in the leadership of teams responsible for the design, development and implemention of Support Systems across Local, State and Commonwealth Governments.

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    About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

    Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its 65 year heritage, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

    ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

    Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

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