Integrated Logistics Support Fills A Dedicated Stream At ASCI2021

18 Dec 2020 1:42 PM | Monique Fenech (Administrator)

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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)

Grants: Search for ASCI2021 from the list of registered events to apply for 50% reimbursement of costs to participate (travel, accommodation, conference passes):

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.


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 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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