ASCI Announces SAP as Principal Conference Sponsor

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

Awards:  Entries close end April, submissions via the website:  

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.


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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 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 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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