Welcome and 2015 Summit Theme

Dr John Gattorna
Executive Chairman, Gattorna Alignment Pty Ltd, Adjunct Professor, UTS Business School; Co-host, 2015 Athens Summit

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 

     Dr John Gattorna