ASCI Media Release | ASCI kicks off the new year with a new President and ambitious vision

2 Mar 2022 1:45 PM | Anonymous


ASCI kicks off the new year with a new President and ambitious vision

2 March 2022

ASCI hits the ground running in the new year, with a new President and a new ambitious vision.

ASCI President Alexandra Riha announced her resignation as ASCI President, in February 2022. Dr Tom Janoshalmi, ASCI Vice President and Board Director has been appointed as the new ASCI President and Board Chairman.

Dr Janoshalmi comes to ASCI with a wealth of expertise and successful career within the digital supply chain sector. 

Dr Janoshalmi is SVP and General Manager of SAP’s Next Generation Cloud Delivery. In his current role, Tom focuses on developing and implementing strategies for high customer impact technology adoption to enable supply chain resilience.

Dr Janoshalmi has a 20-year track record of leading successful digital transformations with Global Fortune 500 companies. Since joining SAP, Tom has held several executive leadership positions, including Chief Growth Officer at Digital Business Services, Line of Business general management in Asia Pacific and in the Americas. Prior to joining SAP, Tom was Supply Chain Manager at Freudenberg Automotive. 

Dr Janoshalmi holds a Doctorate degree from Newcastle University in Operations Research and a Business Degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a guest professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

“I am excited to take ASCI to the next chapter, refresh it and develop it further for the benefit of our sector, corporate members and members.

Since the pandemic the way we do business has changed, the supply chain has changed and businesses are facing more pressures than ever before. We are fully committed to supporting the sector and creating a recognised Supply Chain profession - enabling individuals to be recognised registered experts and businesses to build sustainable and profitable supply chains", Tom said.

ASCI has started the year strong and is finalising its strategy refresh, with the objective of providing exceptional member experience and professionalising Supply Chain Management.

ASCI strategy moving forward will be focused around the following four pillars:

1. ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme

ASCI provide individuals with professional acknowledgement and recognition of competence through registration under the scheme.

2. Continuous professional development

Offering professional development opportunities through ASCI professional colleges.

3.  Industry advocacy

ASCI as the voice of supply chain professionals.

4. Mentorship

Fostering and mentoring the next generation of supply chain professionals.

ASCI is refreshing its value proposition to the supply chain sector, corporate members, members, and partners. ASCI continuous professional development programs innovative learning experiences, mentoring and resources will be developed further to enable individuals to be at the forefront of supply chain management and best practices.

“Refreshing what ASCI means to industry and what we provide to our members and industry is essential to professionalise and support the supply chain sector to become more sustainable and resilient for the future, while promoting best practice, innovation and excellence. Individuals have valuable professional opportunities to be professionally acknowledge and recognised as experts in their field through registration under ASCI’s professional accreditation scheme”, said Dr Janoshalmi.

ASCI will continue to represent the voice of supply chain professionals at various Government policy consultation forums to shape the future of supply chains.

In other ASCI news, ASCI’s annual conference is confirmed for the first quarter of 2022. Further information to come shortly.

About ASCI

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), formally apicsAU, is a professional institute serving across the various sectors of supply chain management to foster professionalism in the supply chain.

Operating in Australia since 1963, ASCI is a non-profit organisation, with chapters nationally.
In addition to extensive education programs, ASCI offer local activities that facilitate the exchange and advancement of practical knowledge, ideas and techniques. Activities include meetings, short courses, site visits and conferences.

Membership of ASCI is open to any person with an interest in operations management and provides access to education programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, articles and information.


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