ASCI Conference wrap up

11 May 2022 1:19 PM | Anonymous

Dr Tom Janoshalmi, ASCI President

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ASCI recently held their annual conference #ChainAction, ASCI 2022 Supply Management Conference appropriately themed Supply Chain Sustainability, in early April over four consecutive mornings in an online format.

The conference program covered eight streams with 15 notable speakers covering a range of presentations under the following streams:
  • Supply Chain Ethics
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics and Logistics Management
  • Integrated Logistics/Product Support.
The conference program delivered a stimulating opening address by Air Vice-Marshall (Retd) John Blackburn AO on Australia’s National Resilience and Supply Chain Assumptions, plus four keynote speakers, to set the daily scene including:
  • Day 1: Janet Salem, previously at UN as Economic Affairs Officer, Innovation for Circular Economy - presented Supply Chain Ethics: How can Supply Chain approaches to Circular Economy support the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Day 2: Linda Venables, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PwC Australia - presented Supply Chain Strategy: Building sustainability into your Supply Chain strategy.
  • Day 3: Ellen Hudreaux, VP Customer Order and Delivery experience, Schneider Electric and Rachael Saywell, PMO Manager Global Supply Chain (Pacific), Schneider Electric - presented Supply Chain Management: Strive for Sustainability
  • Day 4: Graham Conlon, Vice President, Head of Digital Supply Chain, SAP Asia, Pacific & Japan - presented Supply Chain Technology: Digital Supply Chain Transformation to Deliver Resilience and Sustainability.
In addition, the program delivered daily thought provoking and relevant topic presentations from notable speakers, plus a discussion panel daily to wrap up the thoughts for the day including:
  • Stephen Morse, Founder & CEO, Unchained Solutions Pty Ltd - presented Supply Chain Ethics: Beyond Process, Taking the Ethical Implications of Modern Slavery Risks in Supply Chains to the Next Level 
  • Tom Derry, CEO, Institute for Supply Management (ISM) - presented Procurement and Supply Management: Sustainability in Supply Management Today and Tomorrow
  • Denice Staaf, Principal, Labelling Sustainability Inc - presented Supply Chain Strategy: Circularity as key to sustainable Supply Chains, A Strategic Perspective\
  • Ingo Weidmann, General Manager Resource Recovery at changeBAU Bingo Industries - presented Operations Management: How Supply Chain Sustainability changes S&OP
  • Gregory Schlegel, Founder, The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium - presented Supply Chain Strategy: A Triad Model Covering Risk, Ethics and Bottom-Line Improvement 
  • Hayley Jarick, CEO Supply Chain Sustainability School - presented Supply Chain Management: Ideas to Impact
  • Tina Northcott, Partner, Deloitte Australia - presented Supply Chain Management: Embedding Corporate ESG strategy into Supply Chain Operations 
  • Aitor Marroquin, Key Account Director, EV Cargo - Operational Stream - Logistics and Logistics Management: Unlocking the Power of Packaging Compliance: Waste Less, Spend Less and Worry Less
  • Philip Artlett, Solutions Development Manager, Dematic - presented Supply Chain Technology: The Disruptive Technologies and Solutions that you need to know about
  • Raja Jurdak, Professor of Distributed Systems and Chair in Applied Data Sciences, Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology - presented Supply Chain Technology: Blockchain in Supply Chain: Opportunities and Design Considerations
  • David Pierce, Director of Material Logistics/Domain Functional Lead, Joint Systems Division CAS Group, Department of Defence - presented Operational Stream: Integrated Logistics / Product Support: The Influence of ILS on Supportability. What are the major challenges facing the business and the workforce and how can we overcome these?
The conference attracted over 135 engaged supply chain professionals including ASCI current members, new members and non-members.
The conference was proudly sponsored by our industry partners:
  • SAP - Gold sponsor
  • Dematic - Silver sponsor
  • Board International - Stream sponsor
  • Anaplan - Stream sponsor
  • Oliver Wight - Exhibitor sponsor.

ASCI would like to acknowledge and express their sincere gratitude to the conference sponsors and all of the speakers. Without either ASCI would not be able to deliver a relevant conference to industry.
We look forward to presenting ASCI’s annual conference in 2023, details to be released at a later date. 

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