Securing Our Supply Chain: Post-COVID Road To Recovery?

03/19/2021 10:00 am 03/19/2021 11:15 am Australia/Melbourne Securing Our Supply Chain: Post-COVID Road To Recovery?

“The importance of national, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more evident,” says Mark Mazurek, Linfox Logistics Australia & New Zealand.

“We will keep our nations moving by supporting local employment, manufacturing and distribution to help our customers contend with the new world order and keep our communities alive.”

Although the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks Australia among the most food-secure nations in the world, the rush on supermarkets and subsequent rationing of grocery supplies triggered by the COVID ‘lockdown’ highlighted the fragility of our supply chains.

What lessons have we learned and what needs to be done to strengthen, stabilise and secure our supply chains?

Presenters

We are proud to host three industry leaders who offer distinctive and insightful perspectives on this critical topic impacting all businesses.

Robin Jackson, Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation, Infrastructure Australia

Robin has responsibility for advising governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments needed to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.

The Infrastructure Prioritisation team oversees the evaluation of nationally significant infrastructure investment proposals and the development of the Infrastructure Priority List, providing a long-term pipeline of high-quality infrastructure investments to guide government investment.

Robin has 29 years of experience planning and delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Infrastructure Australia, he led AECOM’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice across NSW and ACT, established AECOM’s Commercial Advisory Practice to provide funding and financing advice for mega-projects, and authored publications for the Global Cities Initiative.

Craig Bowyer, Vice President Asia Pacific, Lineage Logistics

Craig has over 40 years of experience in the perishable supply chain industry, delivering safe food to communities across the Asia Pacific.

Craig has worked in a number of locations in Australia, China and Asia, across a broad range of primary, secondary and freight perishable supply chain industry sectors. This includes storage and handling for seafood, meat, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), dairy, fresh produce, cut flowers, ice cream, confectionery, wholesale, five-star hotels, tier-one restaurants and retail supermarket sectors.

He has been involved with the development of cold chain facilities in over eight countries, including more recently, overseeing the construction and operation of over 500,000 pallets of temperature-controlled warehousing in mainland China. These facilities have been developed utilising a range of automated and mechanised technologies.

Craig is a regular keynote speaker across the Asia Pacific, including providing expert advice to governments and key perishable industry sectors.

Mark Mazurek, CEO, Linfox Logistics Australia & New Zealand

Mark is responsible for leading the largest privately-owned logistics company in Australia to achieve its vision to be the most trusted logistics provider in Australia and New Zealand.

Mark is leading the way with a focused and integrated business strategy that strives for industry-leading safety and compliance, outstanding customer service and smarter, sustainable supply chain solutions, all underpinned by Linfox’s values of loyalty, integrity, fairness and trust.

He has held senior roles at Linfox since 2006, including Chief Operating Officer and various business unit President appointments. He is currently a Board Member of the Australian Logistics Council and Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds.

Event host

Paul Loughran, Manager, Department of Marketing, Monash Business School.

Webinar facilitator

Brigette McGuire, Managing Director, McGuire Marketing and Monash Business School Board Member.

Organised by

Department of Marketing, Monash Business School.

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Event Details

Date:
19 March 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Marketing

Description

“The importance of national, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more evident,” says Mark Mazurek, Linfox Logistics Australia & New Zealand.

“We will keep our nations moving by supporting local employment, manufacturing and distribution to help our customers contend with the new world order and keep our communities alive.”

Although the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks Australia among the most food-secure nations in the world, the rush on supermarkets and subsequent rationing of grocery supplies triggered by the COVID ‘lockdown’ highlighted the fragility of our supply chains.

What lessons have we learned and what needs to be done to strengthen, stabilise and secure our supply chains?

Presenters

We are proud to host three industry leaders who offer distinctive and insightful perspectives on this critical topic impacting all businesses.

Robin Jackson, Chief of Infrastructure Prioritisation, Infrastructure Australia

Robin has responsibility for advising governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments needed to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.

The Infrastructure Prioritisation team oversees the evaluation of nationally significant infrastructure investment proposals and the development of the Infrastructure Priority List, providing a long-term pipeline of high-quality infrastructure investments to guide government investment.

Robin has 29 years of experience planning and delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Infrastructure Australia, he led AECOM’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice across NSW and ACT, established AECOM’s Commercial Advisory Practice to provide funding and financing advice for mega-projects, and authored publications for the Global Cities Initiative.

Craig Bowyer, Vice President Asia Pacific, Lineage Logistics

Craig has over 40 years of experience in the perishable supply chain industry, delivering safe food to communities across the Asia Pacific.

Craig has worked in a number of locations in Australia, China and Asia, across a broad range of primary, secondary and freight perishable supply chain industry sectors. This includes storage and handling for seafood, meat, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), dairy, fresh produce, cut flowers, ice cream, confectionery, wholesale, five-star hotels, tier-one restaurants and retail supermarket sectors.

He has been involved with the development of cold chain facilities in over eight countries, including more recently, overseeing the construction and operation of over 500,000 pallets of temperature-controlled warehousing in mainland China. These facilities have been developed utilising a range of automated and mechanised technologies.

Craig is a regular keynote speaker across the Asia Pacific, including providing expert advice to governments and key perishable industry sectors.

Mark Mazurek, CEO, Linfox Logistics Australia & New Zealand

Mark is responsible for leading the largest privately-owned logistics company in Australia to achieve its vision to be the most trusted logistics provider in Australia and New Zealand.

Mark is leading the way with a focused and integrated business strategy that strives for industry-leading safety and compliance, outstanding customer service and smarter, sustainable supply chain solutions, all underpinned by Linfox’s values of loyalty, integrity, fairness and trust.

He has held senior roles at Linfox since 2006, including Chief Operating Officer and various business unit President appointments. He is currently a Board Member of the Australian Logistics Council and Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds.

Event host

Paul Loughran, Manager, Department of Marketing, Monash Business School.

Webinar facilitator

Brigette McGuire, Managing Director, McGuire Marketing and Monash Business School Board Member.

Organised by

Department of Marketing, Monash Business School.

Register now