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Peter oversees ASCM corporate impact programs that include talent development, transformation, sustainability, and community driven global health. Peter, the author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined ASCM in 2014 as the Executive Director to lead the APICS, Supply Chain Council merger. Prior to joining ASCM, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community. He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.
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Janet Salem has worked on circular economy at the United Nations for the past 15 years. Her current work, the Closing the Loop project, focusses on addressing plastic waste flows in South East Asia. Janet set up the Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy with Chulalongkorn University and the Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, which supports start-ups with circular economy business models in Asia. Janet’s previous work focused on government policy on circular economy and private sector partnerships in tourism, ecolabelling, eCommerce and retail, venture capital and food systems.
Declan is an effective leader of change and improvement, with 25 years of international Medical Device management experience at Cochlear, Boston Scientific, ResMed, Pfizer and Boeing.
Declan has held responsibility for multi-million dollars of Supply Chain value, Research and Development Programs and various Engineering Leadership of operations, end to end process, product manufacturing and new product introduction.
Dan Schoenfeld is a Nonprofit Technologist, Foundation Executive, Impact Advocate, Grants Administrator, and Seasoned Fundraiser. He is currently on his 15th year of a journey working with public and private charitable organisations. He specialises in building innovative, sustainable tools and services that increase efficiency and effective grant making. In 2019 Dan was awarded the Nonprofit Technology Professional of the Year for work developing tools to help quantify philanthropic impact and produce measurable and achievable charitable outcomes. In his current role as the VP of ASCM Foundation which focuses on global impact and sustainable change, Dan is leading efforts in Humanitarian Supply Chain, Workforce Development, K-12 STEM Education while maintaining a focus on Diversity and Inclusion.
Ellen has 17 years of global supply chain experience in manufacturing environments with expertise in reverse logistics, purchasing, implementing ERP systems, logistics and production planning.
She has a track record of contribution in improving a company’s continuous improvement to match customer needs, managing changes to production systems, and training staff in new systems. In her current role, Ellen is responsible for End to End Customer experience including Customer Experience and Supply Chain.
Peter Richardson took over Doorstep Organics – the family fruit & vegetable business and has turned it into a technology heavy online supermarket that now covers 80% of the population of NSW. He has a keen interest and relies heavily on automated software and systems at all levels to drive the continuous improvement cycle. Before COVID-19 Doorstep had grown 30 times its original size in 15.
Steven is a Circular Economy (CE) veteran as founder of Close the Loop 20 years ago. Still actively helping Close the Loop diversify and grow, Steven has stepped up to help Planet Ark create and build a National Circular Economy Hub to help Australia transition to a Circular Economy.
Jenny co-founded the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles, working as a case manager and advocate for survivors of human trafficking. She is a founding member of Freedom Network USA, a national advocacy network and directed the Freedom Network Institute on Human Trafficking, a nationwide training and technical assistance program delivered in 23 American cities.
After relocating to Australia in 2005, Jenny co-founded Anti-Slavery Australia in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and in 2007, Jenny became the Supervisor of Australia’s only refuge for women who have experienced human trafficking, slavery including early and forced marriage, a program of The Salvation Army.
Scott is a changed focused supply chain management professional with a proven track record of achieving success across diverse businesses, geographies, cultures and functions and with the ability to initiate and manage change in a fast-paced, complex, demanding, and time-sensitive work environment. He has experience in working to enhance operations, develop strategies, and drive continuous improvements and step changes in systems, processes and organizations whilst maintaining customer focus.
Michael is an experienced commercial lawyer and business adviser. He is the founder and principal at Supplied Legal, a legal advisory and management consultancy firm, working on projects that combine his legal experience, industry knowledge and insight into strategy and operations.
He is also the part-time Head of Competition & Consumer Law at Practical Law (Thomson Reuters), in a team where we combine legal knowledge engineering, product development and track the latest legal and market developments to provide analysis and insights for other lawyers in Australia and across the APAC region.
He has spent 15+ years working in Australia, UK and Europe, as a senior in-house counsel and at leading law firms working with clients in Supply Chain, E-Commerce, Consumer and Technology sectors and has in-depth legal expertise is focused on commercial law, contracts and competition/consumer law, and especially the intersection with new technology.
Stephen is an experienced thought leader, facilitator and trainer who brings a unique perspective to the work against modern slavery, human trafficking and related human rights abuses. Having assisted and advocated for survivors of human trafficking in Europe and Australia for several years he has a deep understanding of the issues of modern slavery and what it means for businesses to address this issue in their supply chains and operations.
With several years of experience in the corporate and NGO sectors, including advertising, local church leadership, education, research, pubic speaking, and men’s work, Stephen brings a depth of understanding and insight into social and cultural change, human rights, the prevention of human trafficking, servant leadership and personal formation.
Andrew is a procurement professional with over 20 years of experience across a number of organisations and geographies. From his initial days with the Royal Air Force, Andrew has worked across private, public and consulting sector organisations across 23 countries and is now the Executive Director for Compass Group Australia and Foodbuy Australia. Compass Group is the world’s largest food service organisation operating across 45 countries and multiple sectors to deliver unique experiences to both clients and consumers.
He has a strong passion for re-imagining the traditional role of procurement and in developing talent and capability to deliver true customer service. A proud father to 3 children, Andrew is celebrating his 10 year anniversary of being in Australia.
Mark Watson has 20 years of experience of all aspects of supply chain planning in industries that have varied from FMCG (food), gaming, dairy commodities and now industrial wholesale. At the same time, Mark has worked across demand to production planning in both consultant and operational roles in a variety of countries and has been involved in planning system design, implementation and improvements. Mark’s experience enables him to identify those things that are common or different to each planning problem and then design a process, a team and a solution that can be undertaken by the planners themselves in a practical manner.
Adnan has 15 years of experience working with Procter & Gamble, Goody and IMC Hospital all over the world and now resides in Australia working for SA Health.
Adnan is experienced in strategic procurement. Some of his portfolio volumes include $50M in revenues and $20M in savings for a $0.35B spend capital equipment, services, finished goods in health and beauty care.
Adnan is experienced in analysing diverse markets and spend, leading to tailored sourcing strategies. He adopts sophisticated market approaches, negotiates, and manages 200+ contracts.
He develops niche supply chain strategies that spark efficiency and responsiveness. He was responsible for designing sophisticated supplier, warehouse and transportation networks involving 50+ suppliers, 5+ warehouse of 500,000 ft2, and global transportation lanes flowing 20,000 TEUs. He is experienced in optimising inventories, building complex forecasting, and managing replenishment and S&OP systems for 10,000+ items, transcending from 50+ suppliers to 20+ customers.
Adnan has driven digital and organisational transformations and implemented a broad array of systems, ERP-SAP, Dynamics, SQL+.Net, Platinum, Supply Chain Planning-SAP First, SAP APO, SAP DRP, WMS-Dynamics, SQL+.Net, and Work Flow-EPADEX, Dynamics.
Andrew Hill CSCP has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management.
Driven by a desire to innovate, create efficient solutions and great consumer experiences, Andrew has broad experience in Retail Merchandise and Supply Chain Planning in the fast-paced Telecommunications Industry across 5 continents.
Andrew has achieved success across the full lifecycle of managed supply chain solutions: from business process analysis and establishing a vision for change; through to leadership of interdisciplinary implementation teams; and operation of services
Brenton is responsible for driving new initiatives and strategy, product roadmaps, overseeing global market development and seeking out emerging sector opportunities.
In a few years with Brenton at the helm, the company has experienced explosive growth, securing more than 100 clients, including some Globally recognised enterprises and is now a multi-million dollar turnover business with year on year growth of 400%.
Brenton has a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and has corporate advisory and investment banking experience.
Danny Samson is Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne (since 1988), was Head of the Department of Management in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and established the Master of Supply Chain Management degree there. He has an honours degree in chemical engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in management from the Australian Graduate School of Management (1984).
His work history includes three years as an engineer at ICI Australia, appointment as a lecturer at AGSM, five years as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois and ten years as the Professor of Manufacturing Management at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. During his academic career he has been a consultant to senior executives in most manufacturing industries and in numerous service sector organisations. These include major companies in the food, building products, paper and printing, chemicals, processing, banking, engineering/ construction and other industries, in Australia and elsewhere. This included ten years working on corporate strategy with the CEO and top team of a major bank with networks and brands in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia. He has published a dozen books and over 150 articles.
James is an expert supply chain and logistics consultant who was previously engaged by The Australian Industry Group (AiG) and the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as national Supply Chain facilitator
His clients include Volvo Group Australia, Shell QGC, Bustech Australia and the Australian Organics industry. The focus of the role is in the digital integration along and across the supply chain continuum.
James has management consulting experience, corporate trainer with companies such as BHP and Rio Tinto and CEO of a Vocational Training organisation at University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
Prior, James was Group Regional Manager, Mayne Nickless Express Freight Group (now Toll) based in Darwin after a career in many roles across the organisation. These roles were 3PL operations, including running 24-hour operations of air freight, road freight and couriers, and included building relationships with clients and working across organisational silos with clients and within Mayne Nickless.
In NT, James was Chairman of the International Business Council (IBC), Chairman of Australian Industry Defence Network (AIDN-NT), board member of the NT Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI), Chairman of the Oil & Gas network and President of the Australian Institute of Management NT (AIM-NT).
Laura Masson has 10 years of experience working across Defence, Government, Ministerial, University, Corporate, SME, Startup, Professional services and Not for Profit organisations.
Her industry experience includes Advanced Manufacturing, Defence, Education, Sport, Health, Education, Research, Mining, Property, Medical and Environment.
Laura was Project Manager for the recent ANZDF Hackathon which included over 400 delegates across the Trans-Tasman.
Linda Venables has 30 years’ international, cross-functional experience building and leading teams and delivering positive business outcomes and change. Most recently, Linda demonstrated her strategic leadership as Chief Logistics Officer at Metcash, delivering significant cost reductions and deployment of automation for the group and transforming the Metcash supply chain for future success. Linda was the ASCI Individual Award For Excellence recipient in 2019 and is a member of the ASCI NW Chapter and the ASCI Risk Committee.
Mark Daniels is the Executive Director of Buyer Services at Social Traders. He has worked in the social enterprise field since 2001 and over that time he has procured from social enterprise, run social enterprises, lobbied for social enterprise and helped found Social Traders – Australia’s leading social enterprise development organisation.
Mark’s work now centres on enabling government and business buyers to build social enterprises into their supply chains. Social Traders market place has enabled 85 business and government buyer members to work with over 380 certified social enterprises, in FY18 & 19 the Social Traders marketplace enabled over 1300 disadvantaged job-seekers to obtain jobs through social enterprises and many more social impacts.
Pas Tomasiello is Senior Director of Dematic’s Integrated Systems Group. He has been with the company for over 19 years in management, systems development and consulting roles. Pas’ diverse career spans over 30 years in engineering, project management, business management and consulting fields. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales, he went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Whilst with Dematic’s Integrated Systems Group, Pas has been responsible for the design and development of some of the leading order fulfilment and logistics systems projects in the Asia Pacific region.
His diverse background and experience enable him to examine issues through different disciplines – both technical and managerial – providing a unique insight into critical issues facing business today.
Yasheen is a result-driven Supply Chain leader with over 15 years of experience and expertise in transforming supply chain and operations to deliver “next-level” performance. Traversing seamlessly between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of People, Process and Technology, Yasheen is passionate about transforming the supply chain through engagement, mentorship, design and structure
Outcomes-focused, project-driven procurement executive who leads teams to deliver innovation and measureable improvements in procurement practices. Collaborative leader with over 15 years of experience in NSW Government procurement. A strong advocate of social responsibility, supplier diversity and ethical supply chains.
★ Led and successfully delivered the whole of government contracts devolution program over 12 months, leading a matrix team of up to 8 staff.
★ Led Office of Environment procurement accreditation process, achieving targeted Level 2C.
★ Designed a supply model that expanded supply chain and dynamic sourcing capabilities. This model has been successfully implemented in three client agencies.
★ Designed and implemented a supplier performance reporting system which yielded annual savings in health consumables.
★ Designed and implemented “source-to-contract” probity-rich processes and methodologies as part of procurement transformation, which resulted in faster time to market and maximised opportunities across 17 Area Health Services.
Amanda Brisot, Amanda is General Manager of member funded not for profit organisation; The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC), where she is focussed on connecting Western Sydney SMEs with growth opportunities. WSBC supports local business through advocacy, member events, professional development and structured business matching across the major commercial centres of Parramatta, Liverpool, Fairfield, Norwest Business Park, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Blacktown and Penrith. She is a strong advocate for Western Sydney and sits on a number of boards and advisory committees including National Parks and Wildlife, Urban Theatre Projects and the Western Sydney University External Advisory Committee.
Hayley Jarick, CEO of Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School is experienced in governance and strategic management in manufacturing,
residential and commercial building, heavy construction, professional services and international trade. Hayley has previously worked for the Resolution Institute, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and BlueScope Steel
Alexandra Riha has 25 years of experience building supply chains across Europe, Asia and Australia to make them more efficient and commercially viable. Alexandra is currently the Regional Head Supply Network Operations for Asia Pacific for Merck Healthcare. Starting off her career on a pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Austria, Alexandra has acquired broad knowledge along the end to end process working with manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, distributors and commercial partners