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Response and Resilience in Supply Chains Amid COVID-19

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Tracing the evolution of supply chains in turbulent and uncertain times experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Response and Resilience in Supply Chains Amid COVID-19

We hear what firms are doing to build more responsive and resilient supply chains to mitigate disruptions. The structure of the webinars will be in the form of panels comprising manufacturing, logistics and service companies, associations and academia.

In later webinars, we discuss the impact and outlook for specific industries and applications, for example, transportation, pharmaceutical and health care, tourism, ethical procurement and digital collaboration.

(All sessions will comprise 30 mins presentations and 30 mins Q&A Panel. They will be held at 9.00am, Australian Eastern standard time.)

Webinar Moderator: Professor Norma Harrison, Macquarie University

Session 1: 9.00am – 10.00am, Wed 20 May 2020:

The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Underlying Reasons for the COVID-19 Supply Crisis

  • Speaker 1: Simon Rowe, Supply Chain Transformation & Operations Leader, Kimberly-Clark
  • Speaker 2: Rory McDonald, Head of Store Operations, Coles Victoria
  • Speaker 3: Steve Melnyk, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, USA

Session 2: 9.00am – 10.00am, Wed 27 May 2020:

Weathering the Storm: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent and Uncertain Times

  • Speaker 1: Greg Bodkin, SVP Supply Chain & Operational Excellence, Cochlear Limited
  • Speaker 2: Meighan Heard, General Manager, Governance and Legal, BaptistCare NSW & ACT
  • Speaker 3: James Scotland, Queensland Chapter President, Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI)

Session 3: 9.00am – 10.00am, Wed 3 June 2020:

A COVID-19 Post-Mortem – Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

  • Speaker 1: Craig Carmody, CEO, Port of Newcastle
  • Speaker 2: Olaf Schatteman, Partner, Bain & Co.
  • Speaker 3: Steve Melnyk, Michigan State University/Norma Harrison, Macquarie University

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