Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces SAP as Principal Conference Sponsor

Janet Salem will deliver the international keynote.

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, 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 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.”

“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,” RIha said.

“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.

The three day conference will kick off with an opening address delivered by the Hon Karen Andrews MP Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and 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.

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:

ASCI Program 2021

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