Dr John Gattorna

Dr John Gattorna

John Gattorna is at the forefront of supply chain ‘thought leadership in the world today. He has made it his passion in life to stay at the cutting edge, and the result is there for all to see and share- his last three books, the most recent being Dynamic Supply Chains; delivering value through people 2nd edn., FT Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2010. His methodologies offer a way of dealing with the ‘new normal’ operating environment, characterized by volatility, and yet more volatility.

John’s work has taken on a ‘whole-of-business’ feel and scope because he steadfastly believes that you can only transform enterprise supply chains if you transform the enterprise itself, hence his multi-disciplinary approach to supply chain design, from ‘outside-in’, using design thinking principles.

Apart for researching, consulting, and teaching, John likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world, and this is why he organises summits every two or three years - bringing the very best supply chain academics, practitioners, and business executives together for a talk-fest lasting two days. The topics to be debated and discussed will excite you, and so will the delegate list that reads like the ‘Who’s Who’ of supply chain royalty. This is strictly a ‘by-invitation-only’ event.

John will officially launch his latest book at Athens 2015: Dynamic Supply Chains: how to design, build and manage people-centric value networks, 3rd edn., FT Prentice Hall, Harlow [due May 2015]. See the ‘Book Launch’ tab of this website for more details about the contents.

John is Executive Chairman of Gattorna Alignment, a Sydney-based Firm specialising in supply chain ‘thought leadership’.

You can contact John on: john@johngattorna.com    

or visit his website on: www.johngattorna.com 


Gattorna Alignment Gattorna Alignment

The philosophy at Gattorna Alignment is to push the boundaries of supply chain ‘thought leadership’. As such, we are not interested in run-of-the-mill problems that any consultant can solve. Our focus is on devising methodologies to solve previously intractable problems.
The other part of this equation is that you can’t do this unless we have very special relationships with a small group of global Firms, and their leadership; these are our laboratories. The intersection of the above two vectors is where we work, and it is very exhilarating. As we learn from these unique situations, we publish regularly to disseminate our ideas, and supplement this with conference speaking engagements around the world. We want people to share our experiences, especially business executives, because they are the ones who can immediately put any new ideas to work, and benefit accordingly.
The other ways we share our thinking is through various teaching appointments at selected universities around the world, and of course the occasional series of global Summits.

A word from the Summit Director

The 2015 Summit in Athens promises to be the best in the series of biennial events to date. We have given a lot of thought to the issues included in the Agenda/Program, and even more thought to who should be invited to participate in these important conversations. The world has changed significantly in the last few years, and we need the best minds on the job to cope with the 'new normal' of volatility.

We will be gathering 50 panellists and individual speakers who are the absolute ‘best-of-the-best’, because we want this event to be the best forum for business and supply chain ‘thought leaders’ in the world in 2015. After all, businesses are nothing less than an accumulation of the enterprise supply chains that run through them. And all these supply chains are driven by people and their behaviour.

I look forward to meeting you all personally at Athens 2015 and ensuring that you all leave with a fountain of new ideas to confront the volatile operating environments in which you operate. We must adopt a ‘community approach’, learn from each other, and subsequently ‘learn by doing’. This is what the Athens 2015 is all about. Along the way I am sure you will all enjoy the experience of visiting this city with a glorious past, Athens.

Kind regards,
Dr John Gattorna, Co-host and
2015 Summit Director