Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces advisory panel for ASCI2018


Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces advisory panel for ASCI2018

Sydney, 15 August 2017: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) is pleased to announce its advisory panel for ASCI2018.

ASCI is Australasia’s Premier Professional Supply Chain Community, operating as a non-profit, membership community. As an Institute, ASCI is committed to facilitating and enabling the development and professionalisation of the Australasian Supply Chain Community.

For the first time, ASCI will deliver its very own conference, specifically programmed against its Supply Chain Management Body of Knowledge (SCMBoK) for the most concentrated source of CPD maintenance points (20 points) for ASCI Members with APICS and Demand Driven Institute global certifications.

ASCI’s advisory panel will be able to provide the strategic advice and relevant industry knowledge to take ASCI2018 to the next level. The panel includes an array of experienced professionals from across the supply chain;

·       Pieter Nagel, CEO, ASCI – Dr Nagel has spent his whole working career of more than 30-years, in the Supply Chain domain. He has achieved a dynamic balance between corporate, consulting and academic positions and has always endeavoured to advance the logistics profession. He developed an international reputation as a leader in Supply Chain Strategy.

·       Penny Bell, ASCI Director and Supply Chain Director, Medical Devices, ANZ, Johnson and Johnson – Penny Bell is a highly effective strategic supply chain executive, with well-developed general management competencies who focuses organisations on their strategic direction, challenges the status quo through continuous improvement initiatives, guides transformational change programs and identifies and develops high performing talent.

·       Henry Brunekreef, ASCI Director and Director Advisory Services, Supply Chain and Operations Management, KPMG – Henry Brunekreef is a Senior Manager with nearly 20 years of industry and consultancy expertise in leading organisations to operations excellence, with extensive domestic and international experience in all aspects of Supply Chain, Customer Service, Logistics and Project / Change Management. First-class strategic thinking, networking and interpersonal skills allow him to create high performing teams and drive necessary change. Henry is result driven whilst constantly focusing on customer requirements.

·      Laynie Kelly, ASCI Director and Marketing Manager ASIA Pacific, IPTOR – Laynie is an accomplished marketing and communications executive and advisor with more than 20 years corporate development experience in the technology, food & beverage, automotive and media sectors, managing sales and creative project teams. Laynie specialises in applying her expertise and market knowledge to consistently exceed the marketing performance of her clients.

According to Dr Pieter Nagel, CEO, ASCI, the conference, ASCI2018: e-Commerce: Driving Supply Chains into the Future to be held on 23 and 24 May 2018 in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, will allow for supply chain managers to receive some clarity around the latest industry developments throughout all their supply chain.

“With such a strong advisory panel, ASCI2018 is sure to be a unique opportunity. Each panellist comes from varying sectors within the industry, meaning your organisation will be able to engage everyone, from logistics to procurement and overall, your entire organisation can benefit from the latest industry advances.”

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About ASCI

Established in Australia in 1963 as a not for profit organisation, apicsAU, now trading as Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), facilitates and enables the development and professionalisation of the Australasian Professional Supply Chain Community. ASCI provides formal education programs, site visits, research, industry presentations and peer learning to its members with a range of opportunities to enrich and grow professional supply chain performance and competence. ASCI is a Premier Channel Partner of APICS and offers APICS certification programs in Australia, as well as other international supply chain management certifications. ASCI membership is available to individuals and provides access to educational programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, resources and social media networks.

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