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Theme: the supply chain well executed equals the value chain.

This is a philosophy that should be embraced by all functions in the enterprise for best results.

For 2017, we are breaking with tradition and moving away from our previous large Summit format, to a small elite format. Nonetheless, we will still be delivering the most up-to-date supply chain ‘thought leadership’ available anywhere in the world today.

One-day, by invitation only events continuing GA’s leadership in the value chain arena. Specifically tailored for CEO’s and senior executives with supply chain responsibilities to step back from the day to day and to engage with leading edge concepts and frameworks, while meeting and learning from peers from non-competing companies, and from different industries.

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Theme: Building dynamic institutions in the new networked world

This Summit The 2015 Global Supply Chain ‘thought leadership’ Business Summit will take place in Athens, 29-30 September, 2015.

There have been 5 previous events of this nature over the last decade, all in Asia Pacific locations. However, in 2015 the event is coming to Europe at a time when European businesses are   searching  for inspiration.  The location is Athens- but the scope is global. 

The concept is the brainchild of Dr John Gattorna, acknowledged as one of the outstanding contemporary supply chain ‘thought leaders’. And the event, unlike so many supply chain events now being offered around the world, is a genuine forum for thought leadership and discovery. That is why attendance is strictly limited in number, and open to invited executives only. This is a not-for-profit forum for those passionate about developing the science of supply chain management.

Apart from the conversations generated in two (2) intense days of interaction, among some of the finest thinkers in business and academia, John will be launching his latest ‘thought leadership’ piece in the form of a new book.


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.

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Videos of the Summit

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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.

For more information view the Afterword

Photos of the Summit

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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).

For more information please find attached ‘After word’ write ups.


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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.

For more information please find attached program
Chapter from Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment


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.

Along the way we investigated collaboration, managing sudden and unplanned  disruptions in supply chains, new organisation designs, corporate social responsibility, and the shaping of internal capabilities to propel multiple supply chains into the marketplace.

We also reported on research in three (3) areas:

1. Integration of supply chain processes;
2. Co-ordination in networked supply chains; and
3. CRM interfaces with SCM;

For more information please find attached program