Australasian Supply Chain Institute takes the next step in its strategy to professionalise Supply Chain Management


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Australasian Supply Chain Institute takes the next step in its strategy to professionalise Supply Chain Management

Ivan Imparato RegPracOps appointed as CEO


Sydney: 4 March 2019: The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) is continuing its strategy to bring professionalisation to the supply chain domain and has appointed Ivan Imparato as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

According to Henry Brunekreef, President, ASCI, Ivan’s appointment demonstrates the board’s commitment to deliver our vision, mission and strategy, that is, to elevate the Supply Chain Management field as a profession and a professional community in Australasia. 

“As the representative of the Board, I am pleased with Ivan’s appointment and am looking forward to working with him and the team on fulfilling our promise to our members; to our employees; and to our volunteers,” he said.

Due to this change, Ivan has officially stepped down as ASCI Vice President, but will remain on the Board as a Director. The Board will shortly assign a new Vice President.

In addition to his credentials as having held the role of ASCI Vice President, Ivan Imparato is a Registered Operations Practitioner (RegPracOps) and a senior executive in the supply chain industry who brings 30 years of experience in a corporate setting. He is most experienced, in driving efficiencies in a BAU environment, managing strategic transformational change in high profile, diverse, complex and quality driven environments, applying a customer service mindset.

He has a comprehensive career with Toyota, where he has held senior roles andan outstanding reputation for delivering sustainable customer service models underpinned by inventory optimisation, program and project management, financial management, developing high performance teams with a strong cultural mindset of continuous improvement.

According to Ivan Imparato, CEO, ASCI, there is an enormous amount of work to strive towards the ASCI vision.

“I am excited to see the vision of Supply Chain Management becoming a formal profession in Australia getting closer to reality. This will be a first in Australian history, shaping the cornerstone of our industry and continuing the legacy and rich history of our Institution when our predecessors brought APICS to Australia in the 1970s to set best practice standards for inventory management,” he said.

ASCI is working to set the minimum knowledge and education requirements for supply chain management for supply chain professionals. It has already developed a recognised minimum standard of a supply chain body of knowledge; an ethics management program; and is developing an industry risk management program, and a continuous professional development program, including its annual ASCI2019 conference.

In 2018, ASCI launched the evidenced-based Practitioner Registration process in logistics, operations and procurement, available to the entire supply chain community. This registration will become a pre-requisite for practitioners in the Supply Chain domain to be able to register as Professional Supply Chain Managers, after the successful completion of an examination, entitling them to the designation PrSCM. 

ASCI is working closely with its corporate members; collaboration partners and sponsors to provide a platform for research and development opportunities with the tertiary, government and industry sectors. 



About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

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, are developing a framework to both register supply chain professionals under Federal Government legislation and register industry practitioners under ASCI accreditation.  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, including ISM and DDI. 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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