ASCI Vision

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute's vision is to advance Supply Chain Management as a recognised profession within Australasia.

ASCI Mission

ASCI will achieve this vision by:

  • Providing individuals with professional acknowledgement and recognition of competence through registration under a Professional Accreditation Scheme
  • Delivering an accessible, affordable aligned Continued Professional Development program through ASCI Professional Development Colleges, in partnership with leading service providers of research and other professional development programs
  • Leading industry advocacy through collaboration with individuals and businesses, serving as the voice of supply chain professionals
  • Inspiring and growing our supply chain member community, fostering and mentoring the next generation of supply chain professionals

Value Proposition

ASCI offers its members the following:

  • Industry recognition of qualifications, experience, and competence
  • Skills and competencies improvement
  • Latest trends and developments in the Supply Chain
  • Leading industry advocacy serving as the voice of supply chain professionals

ASCI History

Operating in Australia as a not-for-profit since 1964, ASCI has fostered the professional learning in globally recognised best practice supply chain management. ASCI has grown the end to end supply chain management community over the years, merging into its fold the Logistics Association of Australia (2015); the Alliance for Supply Chain Innovation (2015), the Lean Network Australia (2016), and the Australian Chamber of International Trade (2017). As majority shareholder for the SMART Conference and the SMART Awards, it rebranded the conference and awards under its rebrand to Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) as the Professional Accreditation Body to reach its mission to professionalise Supply Chain Management in Australia.

Board of Directors

Tom Janoshalmi - President 

Dr Tom Janoshalmi is responsible for SAP’s global Digital Core Movement program, reporting into the Board. In his current role, Tom focuses on developing and implementing strategies for high customer impact technology adoption to enable supply chain resilience.

Tom has a 20-year track record of leading successful business transformations with Global Fortune 500 companies. Since joining SAP, Tom has held several 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. Tom 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.

Inderjeet Virdi, RegPracProc - Secretary

Over 20 years’ experience in managing complex programmes/projects, procurement and supply chains across diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and transport. A strong advocate of sustainable procurement, capability development and collaboration between business functions/partners to build and sustain high performing and resilient teams. He has led many successful business transformations and policy reforms programmes in South Asia and Australia.

He is Registered Practitioner Procurement a holds a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management), a Diploma of Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Allison Fox - Treasurer

Allison has been a member of the Boston Scientific Australia and New Zealand Senior Leadership team for more than 4 years as Director, Supply Chain and Commercial Operations ANZ where she was responsible for developing a high performing team, building trusted partnerships with the commercial teams and  operational improvements, capability and scale across supply chain, capital equipment and technical services, customer care and Allison was recently appointed to Director APAC Project Management, joining the APAC Regional Leadership team at Boston Scientific where will she lead a team of project managers enabling acceleration, and providing governance and transparency on regional strategic projects. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Allison was Director of Business Operations at the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), where her responsibilities included Company Secretary, Board Secretary, strategic planning and membership engagement. Allison has also held senior roles at Varian Medical Systems and BOC South Pacific. Allison holds an MBA from Australian Institute of Business.

Flavio Macau - Director

A/Prof Flavio Macau is an Associate Dean at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. He is a researcher and lecturer in supply chain management and global logistics. He is the WA Chapter president and national board member of the Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI).

In the past ten years, Flavio: supervised 20+ research projects; lectured 70+ units to 2,500+ students; published one book, three case studies, and 10+ international peer-review articles, contributing as an associate editor to the RBGN journal; assisted 120+ short-term consulting projects related to SCM.

Flavio regularly talks to the media on TV (ABC News, TRT World Now), radio (The Money, BBC), newspapers (The Guardian, The Washington Post), and magazines (The Choice, MHD Logistics). He explains to a worldwide audience what is happening to global supply chains and current challenges involving global logistics. 

Flavio has industry experience in the automotive, agroindustry, and resources sector, working with companies like Mercedes-Benz, BIOSEV, JBS, Anglo American, and NEXA Resources. He was a panellist and keynote speaker at industry events (Supply Chain in Resources Australia), conferences (CeMAT), and international government initiatives (2022 Supply Chain Forum). 

Mark Skrzypiec - Director

With 20 years of experience driving operational excellence across the supply chain and logistics operations in the B2C and B2B sectors, Mark offers proven success in building competitive differentiation and customer orientation.

Recognised for innovation through receiving several Industry Excellence Awards, Mark strives to create and continually evolve supply chain and logistics functions to create value in terms of top and bottom-line impact. From product to fulfilment, Mark optimises process, compliance, governance and reporting to drive productivity and efficiency while enabling the delivery of bigger-picture priorities, including digitisation, automation, and new ways of working. By constantly asking 'why' and being open to change, Mark builds advantage through first-of-a-kind solutions while ensuring seamless delivery of customer promises.

Key career highlights include enabling Novis' growth agenda by leading a comprehensive ISO 9001 accreditation process and leading a complete transformation of the De'Longhi supply chain that returned significant value to the bottom line. Most recently, Mark has set up two greenfield distribution facilities for Miele while implementing new processes, including cloud-based digital applications, to create a customer-centred, award-winning logistics function in alignment with the organisation's premium brand promise.

Christine Miller - Director

Christine Miller leads the Supply Chain Advisory practice for CBRE's Pacific Region. In this role, she works across the Industrial & Logistics and Retail sector clients to provide solutions and advisory services. The scope of services includes the development of supply chain strategy, network design, operational assessments including 3PL outsourcing evaluations, warehouse and logistics facility design, investment and development strategy, comparative site profiles and business case development.

Christine Miller is a senior supply chain professional with 20+ years in the international supply chain, logistics and operations, developing and implementing business transformation solutions in Europe, Asia, N. America, Australia, and New Zealand. Her hands-on experiences include supply chain solution design, procurement, large-scale change programs, mergers and acquisitions, strategy development and program implementation.

As a supply chain practitioner, Christine spent more than 15 years with the logistics and supply chain unit of the Maersk Group, developing and implementing supply chain solutions for clients active in North America, Europe, SE Asia, Australia, and New Zealand markets. Her roles and responsibilities before joining CBRE include serving as Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, Global Head of Business Change Management and Director of Client Pacific Solutions.

Her engagements with clients to deliver supply chain solutions have focused on transforming business performance. Christine has consulted with leading industrial and logistics occupiers and investors to provide solutions bringing supply chain and property together for genuine end-to-end transformation initiatives.

Nirmani Amerasinghe - Director

Nirmani has over 9 years of experience in quality management, continuous improvement for end to end Customer Experience Transformational projects. She has worked closely in the past three years on Supply Chain Customer Experience Transformations and is a strong advocate of agile and lean principles.

Nirmani is currently the director of customer experience for the pacific zone for Schneider Electric looking after front end and supply chain CX transformations. She holds a bachelors degree in Business and Commerce and has done multiple leadership programs with INSEAD and is a lean six sigma black belt practitioner.

Particularly interested in the development and deployment of process /service optimization projects using lean six sigma, data analysis, design thinking, customer journey mapping and agile principles to deliver excellent customer and service experience across organizations

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