The ASCI Ethics Committee is inviting members to express their interest in joining the Ethics Committee.
The ASCI Ethics Committee forms one of the critical components of ASCI as a Professional Accreditation Body.
The purpose of the ASCI Ethics Committee is to have the necessary mechanisms in place to ensure that the ASCI Ethics Management Program is designed to have formalised structures for ensuring that ASCI and its members are perceived as fair, honest, responsible, and just. The Committee serves as the ASCI Ethics Management Program; it conveys ASCI’s corporate values and guides ethical challenges.
The Committee comprises of dedicated ASCI Members who bring their own unique set of skills, experience, and gifts to the Ethics Committee and contribute to the development of the Ethics program. The Ethics Committee and Ethics Management Program form an essential element of the ASCI professionalisation program.
The ASCI Ethics Committee members share and uphold the ASCI Ethics Commitment, values, the standard of conduct and professional principles.
For more information please read the ASCI Ethics Committee, functions and obligations of members.
If you are interested in expressing an interest in serving as a committee member, please complete the expression of interest form.
ASCI’s AGM was held on Saturday 6th November 2021 and was open for ASCI members to attend as a guest via Zoom. The following Board Director appointments and farewell took place at the AGM.
Alexandra Riha was re-elected to the Board of ASCI as Director and re-appointed as ASCI President. Alex was initially appointed as ASCI President in December 2019.
Alex brings to ASCI a wealth of industry experience and a genuine passion for the institute and the supply chain sector. "We are committed to creating a recognised Supply Chain profession - enabling individuals and businesses to build sustainable and profitable supply chains", stated Alex. Alex is also registered as an Operations Practitioner under ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme.
ASCI Treasurer Geoff Palm retired from his position as ASCI Board Director and Education Officer.
Geoff has made a huge contribution to ASCI where he first joined the WA Chapter in 1993 and then became a Director for ASCI and ASCI President in the early 2000's. More recently Geoff has been the ASCI Treasurer, ASCI Education Officer and the person behind the enquiries email and phone. Geoff has not only been an active Board member he has also organised and ran all of the ASCI programs for members throughout the course of the year.
Geoff’s established career in supply chain enabled him to bring his valuable expertise and insights to ASCI while illustrating his commitment to his profession and to the supply chain sector. In addition, Geoff saw and helped guide ASCI through many changes over the years.
Everyone at ASCI would like to thank you, acknowledgement and farewell Geoff for his tireless and ongoing work he has done for ASCI. We wish you Geoff a relaxing retirement however we will no doubt see you at one of our events in the future.
Following Geoff’s retirement, ASCI would like to extend a warm welcome to Michael Harich as Treasurer, and was previously an ASCI Board Director.
Michael took over as ASCI Treasurer on 6 November, following outgoing Treasurer Geoff Palm.
Michael has a long career in the supply chain sector and his experience ranges from sales and business development, solution design, implementation, project management, operational and performance management to controlling and optimisation. While also being active with ASCI, Michael has his own renovation business in Sydney. Welcome Michael and we all look forward to working with you in your capacity as Treasurer.
A/Prof Flavio Macau, lead research investigator and ASCI WA Chapter President, has finalised ASCI’s State of Supply Chain Management Report 2021.
The report highlights are now available, with the full report available for download to ASCI members .
To find out how you can become a member and work towards your professional accreditation contact us for more information.
The State of Supply Chain Management report measures the current status of Australian enterprise supply chains. It provides an analysis of the situation within the supply chain industry in Australia and New Zealand, as a result of the quantitative analysis carried out on the basis of survey responses. Year on year, this report aims to demonstrate the role of supply chain within the organisational structure and the overall business operations across these countries. While data is acquired locally, the results are part of a global conversation.
In the 21st century, it is not companies that compete but their global supply chains. The report provides an understanding of the maturity across eight components of supply chain management (SCM):
2. Technology and Automation
4. Compliance and Regulation
5. Logistics and Distribution
6. Risk Management
COVID-19 accelerated structural changes in most supply chains. Where disruption was king, organisations in collaborative ecosystems thrived, defining new ways to carry on with procurement. Technology and automation transformed how we work, as distance ceased to be an obstacle for remote control centres and home offices. Integration enabled flexibility and quick responses to a fluid environment, an important ally to risk management. Compliance and regulation increased as organisations adapted their logistics and distribution to ever-shifting restrictions, often reviewing processes on a weekly basis. And while sustainability was initially eclipsed by the pandemic, it emerges as the next big thing.
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ASCI members are able to download the full report.
A/Prof Flavio Macau RegPracOps
Dr Reza Mavi
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Sydney, 16 June 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Victorian Chapter, ASCI’s second largest region. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:
The Victorian ASCI supply chain community is largely dominated by FMCG and manufacturing supply chain specialists who have a keen interest in S&OP advancements as well as Industry 4.0 technology.
According to the ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, these appointments demonstrate commitment to local Victorian members to ensure that they have access to relevant and timely continued professional development activity in the state.
“Christine has spent the last two years in the Vice President’s role under Matthew Jackson’s leadership and is well placed to take the Chapter to the next level,” said Alexandra.
Christine is a senior executive leader with deep international experience in supply chain. She has proven effectiveness in driving business transformation and delivering results. Christine has developed and implemented solutions covering strategy, network design, organisational design, operating models, cost reductions, and transition management. Christine leads CBRE’s Supply Chain Advisory practice in the Pacific Region and supports mentoring of emerging supply chain talent. She’s active as an NED and currently sits on the board of Flinders Port Holdings in SA.
Daniel Majman, Vice President, is a passionate and innovative transformation agent with 20 years of leadership experience within supply chain and operations across a variety of industry sectors and verticals. He is a driven leader, able to communicate effectively at all levels, with a focus on steering transformation strategies to reduce baseline costs and the creation of high performing team cultures allowing teams to thrive. He has delivered end to end supply chain transformation success backed by contemporary thinking through the delivery of continuous improvement frameworks and sustained commercial value creation across the value chain.
Terry Bloom, Secretary, is a supply chain professional currently working as a Senior Account Manager at Kettering Professional Services. He has almost 30 years' experience working exclusively with manufacturing companies to transform their business processes through the implementation and effective use of industry specific ERP solutions. He spent 25 years working for QAD in a variety of roles having started his career as a programmer before advancing through consulting, pre-sales and management positions.
Martin Lewis RegPracLog has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Supply Chain including S&OP and Planning, Logistics and Procurement. His experience includes delivery of significant projects in infrastructure, ERP systems, business change and cost optimisation using a combination of analysis, synthesis and stakeholder engagement.
Lee Rowland has been an executive leader for many years, working across all aspects of the Supply Chain in a career spanning more than 20 years, he has been Supply Chain Director in the wine industry at Fine Wine Partners. He has worked as the National Logistics Leader driving the largest cold chain network in the country and is currently leading the Bega Dairy & Drinks Supply Chain Digital Transformation journey deploying Intelligent Automation tools such as RPA, OCR and AI. Lee is a qualified ASCI lecturer and maintains all current ASCI accreditations including CPIM, CLTD and CSCP as well as partner accreditations in S&OP/IBP and Demand Driven Planning.
“Our thanks goes to outgoing President, Matthew Jackson, for his hospitality and enthusiasm hosting our events and webinars for the past two years. He has fostered a community culture of networking and sharing that we know will be carried on in the new committee.
“Congratulations to Christine, Daniel, Lee, Martin and Terry on your appointments and we look forward to your leadership in Victoria,” said Alexandra.
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 education heritage since 1964, 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 www.asci.org.au 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.
Sydney, 2 June 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Western Australian Chapter. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:
Dr Flavio Macau, Chapter President
The West Australian ASCI supply chain community is a vibrant and active cohort of procurement, logistics and operations practitioners across small to medium businesses and large enterprises representing the mining industry with close connections with tertiary institutes in the region.
Flavio has 25 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics & Operations Management. He is a senior lecturer, researcher, and Director of Academic Studies at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. He is also a consultant for the resources industry. In the past 10 years, Flavio supervised 18 research projects; lectured 70+ units to 2,500+ students; published one book, three case studies, and 10+ international peer-review articles in top academic journals; assisted 120+ short-term consulting projects; authored conversation pieces and interviews on TV, radio, and newspapers.
Ignacio has more than 10 years of experience working in supply chain areas of diverse industries FCMG, SME, 3PL, and OEM. His career development in manufacturing and service companies has mainly focused on strategic planning, inventory management, continuous improvement, processes and business analysis, leadership, negotiation, and operations management. Ignacio holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer.
According to the ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, these leadership appointments demonstrate that the commitment that the ASCI West Australian chapter has to mentorships and professional development.
“Our thanks goes to outgoing President, Indrasen Naidoo, for his leadership and developing a culture of learning and sharing amongst the committee. This approach not only lives out our values but also solidifies the longevity of the ASCI Western Australian Chapter.
“Congratulations to the newly appointed leaders – Flavio and Ignacio – who have already demonstrated leadership and expertise in the Chapter. We look forward to the next two years of your leadership.”
Sydney, 4 May 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Queensland Chapter – its fastest growing region in 2021. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:
Attributing to the rapid growth is economic prosperity in the region and new corporate members.
Justin Butcher is a senior supply chain manager with over 18 years’ experience delivering supply chain outcomes for Australian blue-chip mining and manufacturing companies.
Justin has had a broad career, from leading long-term capacity planning of rail, port and intermodal assets to managing integrated business plans that maximise the economic utilisation of materials, plant and network assets to fulfil customer demand.
Justin has also held senior roles, accountable for strategic sourcing and contract management across a wide-variety of direct and indirect categories. Justin has brought these elements together as a divisional manager responsible for procurement, purchasing, inventory and logistics management, gaining a unique insight into their interdependency and opportunities to unlock end-to-end supply chain value.
According to Justin, the ASCI Queensland Community provides a unique opportunity.
“Our Queensland Chapter Committee is a team prepared to promote increasing importance of global and local supply chains to economic and social outcomes – and empower its career professionals through industry networks, bodies of knowledge and the progression of ASCI’s Professional Accreditation Scheme in Queensland,” he said.
James Scotland, Vice President, has a career history in senior management in widely different industries including Logistics, Insurance and Education; followed by several years as a business consultant, strategist, corporate trainer and small business owner. He has practical experience in helping Australian businesses to improve, grow and succeed. He is currently General Manager, Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia: Ai Group member service to meet challenges faced in traditional mining through to renewable energy, generation and storage.
Craig Bennett, Secretary, is a Registered Practitioner (Operations) and Business Consultant who is at the forefront of leveraging analytical insight to drive supply chain excellence. Over the past decade, Craig has worked in various supply chain roles for global and domestic companies and has leveraged various competencies to achieve strategic objectives.
Craig is currently the Managing Director of Centre of Business Pty Ltd, a boutique supply chain and analytics consulting company that achieves results through focusing on improving people, process and technology.
Craig has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration and attained an academic award after completing a graduate certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Craig also holds project management and change management qualification.
The Queensland Chapter Committee also includes:
Adriaan Van Wyk – an industrial engineer with nearly two decades of professional experience in industries ranging from manufacturing, engineering, automotive, and the waste industry.
Bree Clements – recruitment specialist in Procurement & Engineering roles. Across her career Bree has developed and extensive experience in permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, project volume recruitment, assessment centres, unbundled and shortlisting services as well as workplace health and safety.
Scott Theuerkauf - supply chain management professional with a proven track record of achieving success across diverse businesses, geographies, cultures and functions. Current role at Hastings Deering as Manager of Supply Chain (Parts Excellence).
“The Queensland Chapter Committee is part of the national office working group for gender diversity and look to grow the female members of the Queensland community as part of the value add to the entire Queensland supply chain community,” said Justin.
According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, this leadership team is well equipped with the experience and dedication to harness the rapid growth of our Queensland membership community.
“On behalf of the ASCI Board, we congratulate and thank Justin, James and Craig for accepting their nomination, particularly James for his prior leadership of the Chapter, and look forward to supporting them to drive the ASCI vision: advancing supply chain as a recognised profession in Queensland.”
Sydney: 19 April 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute has announced the launch of its annual member survey - the comprehensive industry report: The State of Supply Chain Management.
The survey is open to all organisations operating a supply chain.
Each year, ASCI measures The State of Supply Chain Management to help better service our members and better represent the career as a profession at the Federal and State Government levels.
Eight components are addressed:
Findings and analysis will be prepared and presented at ASCI2021 Conference: Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action to be held from 28-30 July 2021 at William Inglis Hotel, Western Sydney. All respondents will also receive a free copy of the report.
Download the survey PDF here.
Take the survey here.
Please take time to complete the survey by 31 May 2021. It is a great way to review your supply chain end to end capabilities against the eight components. When the results are announced, it's also a great way to benchmark your capabilities against the rest of the ASCI Community.
Sydney, 19 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the NSW Chapter – representing its largest membership community in the nation – including:
According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, Mark, Duncan and Arushee are well equipped with the experience and dedication to take NSW members into the next phase of our strategic direction.
“Our NSW Members acknowledge their passion for supply chain management, their professional experience and the network they have developed over the years.
“On behalf of the ASCI Board, we congratulate and thank Mark, Duncan and Arushee for accepting their nomination and look forward to supporting them to drive the ASCI vision: Advancing supply chain as a recognised profession.”
Mark Skrzypiec RegPracLog has been serving on the ASCI NSW Chapter, the ASCI2021 Conference Advisory Board and the ASCI Risk Committee. He has 15 years’ experience driving operational excellence across supply chain and logistics operations in the B2C and B2B sectors. While at Novis, Mark led an ISO 9001 accreditation process. He was responsible for successfully transforming De’Longhi's supply chain. More recently, as Head of Logistics for Miele, Mark established two greenfield distribution facilities while implementing new processes including cloud-based digital applications to create a customer-centered, award-winning logistics function in full alignment with the organisation’s premium brand promise.
Duncan Wardle has been serving on the ASCI NSW Chapter and the ASCI2021 Conference Advisory Board. He has 20+ years of experience across the FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Dairy industries in Australia, Europe and North America. Currently Site Leader with Bega, Duncan previously led GSK’s largest US manufacturing site and was Global Supply Chain Director when GSK’s consumer business transformed to become a full end to end supply chain. Duncan has a passion for enabling change and building consumer-centric cultures.
Arushee Aggarwal has been serving as Tertiary Ambassador for the ASCI NSW Chapter and was a regional finalist in the ASCM Case Competition in 2019. She is a supply chain analyst for the Kraft Heinz Company and holds an MBA from Macquarie University in supply chain management.
ASCI Regional Chapter leadership tenure follows a two year cycle. Stepping down from the President role is Brendan O’Keeffe who led the NSW Chapter through a growth phase, followed by a turbulent year during COVID-19 where the committee kept members connected via weekly online webinars.
“Brendan’s passion for the supply chain community has always influenced others to join ASCI. He is a role model for our profession. The Board would like to thank Brendan for his consistent leadership and full support of the ASCI vision.”
The NSW Chapter will also host ASCI’s Annual Conference “Supply Chain Vision In The Decade For Action” to be held 28-30 July at Western Sydney’s William Inglis Hotel and the ASCI Award Celebration on the evening of the first conference day.
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: www.asci-2021.com.au/awards-2021
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.
*Alpha Beta The Automotive Advantage
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.
Sydney, 4 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), has announced a new Chapter in the Australian Capital Territory to deliver continued professional development to members in the region.
ASCI’s Continued Professional Development Program includes webinars, events, seminars, conferences, professional certifications and short courses that, when attended, satisfy the maintenance obligations of Registrants under the Professional Accreditation Scheme – the first Scheme of its kind for supply chain management in Australasia.
Appointed in voluntary roles to lead the new ACT Chapter are:
Gary Pearce RegPracILS is a Registered Practitioner (Integrated Logistics Support) under the Professional Accreditation Scheme. He is a proficient and qualified Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager with over 49 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years), Public (12 years) and Private (16 years) sectors.
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 and conduct. In addition, Gary, based on his experience and knowledge, been awarded the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). He is a former SCLAA President and past Board Director of SCLAA.
Daniel Harding has had over 30 years' experience working in managerial roles in Manufacturing, Operational Excellence & Supply Chain for a number of major organisations including Johnson & Johnson, MSD, AstraZeneca & Dairy Farmers. Four years ago Daniel joined Seeing Machines in Canberra and is currently the Supply Chain Director responsible for logistics & procurement.
ASCI’s ACT Chapter will run an International Women’s Day breakfast reflecting the international theme #choosetochallenge with a keynote Esther McVicar, Executive Manager, Systems & Quality, Royal Australian Mint hosted at the SAP office in Deakin. The Chapter has also commenced Meet & Greet online sessions on the last Thursday afternoon of each month for new members to meet the Chapter Committee.
According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, there is an identified cohort of supply chain management experts in Canberra that specialise across Integrated Logistics Support, procurement, operations and logistics – our four streams of Registration.
“We have a long term growth strategy for our Professional Accreditation Scheme and are pleased to welcome Gary Pearce and Daniel Harding onboard in our new ACT Chapter as we strive to achieve our plans for the region,” she said.
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