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12:00 PM-12:15 PM | Registration and Arrival Refreshments
12:15 PM-12:45 PM | Opening remarks & presentation - GRA
12:45 PM-13:15 PM | Interactive discussions
13:15 PM-13:30 PM | Closing Remarks by The facilitator(GRA)
13:30 PM-14:00 PM | Networking & end of session
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49 Market St, Sydney, 2000
The event room: Market Room on the 3rd floor
(our directors of chaos will be ushering you from the entrance)
contact: +61 477 524 071
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Key competitive capabilities for the new landscape
Common objectives and joint ownership of business outcomes
Co-creating Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies to increase gross & net margin
Collaborative activities that will lead to improved supplier performance and value for money
Joint efforts towards building ethical and sustainable supply chains
We recognise that organisations are experiencing increased sourcing complexity with extended global supply chains, increased product and supplier proliferation, longer lead times and increased supply risk. At the same time there’s an expectation to lower costs and increase service levels, while improving supply chain visibility and predictability and ensuring that supply chains meet ethical and environmental standards.
When developed independently Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies can have different goals (typically optimising gross margin versus net margin). This can inadvertently lead to conflicting objectives, incurring additional net cost and causing quality and service issues. By integrating Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies there is a real opportunity to increase both gross and net margins – and ultimately deliver a competitive advantage.
Carter is a founding Partner of GRA and a Director of the Supply Chain Business Institute (SCBI). He has over 20 years of international supply chain advisory and transformation experience. Carter has worked within Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing and Service / Repair organisations in industries ranging from Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to Auto Parts to Defence at both the strategic and operational levels.
James is a partner at GRA and leads the Sydney office. GRA is the leading consulting firm specialising in performance improvement with an emphasis on supply chain and logistics strategy in Australia. We offer consulting, professional services, systems, training & education and benchmarking.