Previous Summits

2012 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS SUMMIT, SINGAPORE   view website

Theme: Supply Chain ‘thought leadership’ through Innovation – Design thinking – Alignment

The 2012 Global Supply Chain Business Summit is the 4th in a series of biennial Summits that have spanned nearly a decade.

The concept is the brainchild of Dr John Gattorna, acknowledged as one of the outstanding contemporary supply chain ‘thought leaders’.

The idea is to bring together in one location the very finest thinkers and practitioners in the world of enterprise supply chains, to debate and discuss the big issues of the day that are influenced by supply chain performance- and there are very few enterprises on earth where this is not important to corporate health.

In 2010, the Summit was held in Sydney in conjunction with the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and the theme was: “The rules of the game have changed… time to re-set your enterprise supply chains”.

It appears nothing has changed in the world in the intervening two years, with extreme volatility in financial markets world- wide, and similar volatility in

the markets for goods and services. We seemed to have learned very little from GFC1 in 2008/09


 

2010 SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS SUMMIT, SYDNEY

Theme: The rules of the game have changed…time to re-set your enterprise supply chains

This Summit was held at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Macquarie University, Sydney.   Panellists were invited from all over the world, and included; Prof. Andrew Kakabadse Cranfield (UK), Maeve Magner, Clinton Foundations (USA); mark Pearson, Accenture; Roddy Martin, AMR Research (USA); Burger van Der Merwe, Woolworth (SA); and Dr Carlos Bremer, Axia Consulting (BR).

The Panels covered a comprehensive set of topics including organisations; the performances of boards; the role of supply chains in driving recovery; and re-attaching the procurement function to supply side supply chains.
 

2008 SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS SUMMIT, MELBOURNE 

Theme: Design and managing high-performance supply chain in volatile markets.

This summit was held at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.  The focus was on understanding and managing the impact of Supply Chains disruptions on operational and financial performances.

A global pool of panelists were gathering together to discuss and debate this theme, and these include; Dina Oslofsem, Cape Town (SA); Paul Bradley, Arshiya (India),

Prof. Vinod Singhal, Georgia Tech (USA); and Prof. Martin Christopher, Cranfiled (UK).


 

2006 SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE SUMMIT, HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA 

Theme: Living Supply Chains: How to mobilize the enterprise around delivering what your customers want.

This summit was held at Cypress Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley, Australia, and co-hosted by the University of Wollongong (UOW) Business School. The focus was on the topics covered by John Gattorna’s book, Living Supply Chains.

A global pool of panellists participated, representing all geographic regions. The summaries of these sessions can be found in John Gattorna’s book, Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment, Gower Publishing, Farnham, 2009 in the chapter titles Prelude pps 1-44.


 

2005 SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS SUMMIT, COOLUM AUSTRALIA 

Theme: Aligning the enterprise with its customers, suppliers, and third parties

This was the inaugural event  in  Supply Chain Executive Forum series , and was conducted under the auspices of the Centre for Supply Chain Research, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

The content under discussion  covered a range of topics, from radically new segmentation methods, through to new business models for enterprise supply chains.