Melbourne Supply Chain Conference (MSCC) 2023

23-24 October 2023

Conference Program

Day 1: Monday 23 October 2023

Stay tuned for program updates, including speaker bios




Welcome and Opening Address
Professor Paul Kofman (Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne)


Plenary 1 - Supply Chain Future Direction - Key Trends

Mark Taylor (Vice President Technology and Service Logistics, DHL Supply Chain)
Peter Liddell (Partner, & Global Lead KPMG Operations Centre of Excellence, KPMG)
Leatrice Treharne (Head of Business Development, Port of Melbourne)

Chairs: Professor William Ho, Dr George Panas (Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne)


Morning Tea & Networking


Plenary 2 - Transforming Supply Chains - Emerging Technologies and Digitalisation

Puji  Fernando (General Manager, Australia, DoorDash)
Tom Weinmann (General Manager, Supply Chain, Officeworks)
Lenny Koslianti (Head of Product, Engineering and Delivery, Catch)

Chair: Dr Zahra Seyedghorban (Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne)


Lunch  & Booths

Argon: Careers in Supply Chain Consulting 
Bestrane: Careers in Supply Chain Analytics / Optimisation
DHL: Careers in Supply Chain 3PL
Korber: Virtual reality demonstration
SCLAA: Industry Associations
UN Global Compact: Sustainability
University of Melbourne: Masters of Supply Chain Management


Plenary 3 - Responsible and Ethical Supply Chains

Dr Evan Center (Environment & Climate Change Manager, UN Global Compact Australia) 
Kate Skattang (Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, EY) 
Dr Frank Lai (Global Head of Sustainability, State of Flux)

Chair: Associate Professor Vikram Bhakoo (Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne)


Coffee Break & Networking


Plenary 4 - Supply Chain Resilience

Professor Andrew Kach (Professor of Operations and Supply Chain, Willamette University)
Colleen Grady (Partner, Argon Consulting)
Deepak Menon (General Manager, International Supply Chain, Kmart Asia Sourcing)
Katherine Ivosevic (HR Director Oceania, CMA-CGM)
Profossor Tyson Browning (Professor of Operations Management, Texas Christian University)

Chair: Dr Medo Pournader (Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne)


Networking & Conference Close

Site Visits

Day 2: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Please note this is exclusively for UoM student attendees (subject to availability). To register, please indicate your interest by ticking the relevant box during registration. Upon confirmation, attendees will receive a notification.


Site Visit to TMX
Topic: Virtual reality in warehouse design
Location: Level 4/101 Moray St, South Melbourne VIC 3205 (map)
Transport: Tram #1 or #58 both link University of Melbourne precint to TMX in South Melbourne


Site Visit to DHL
Topic: Warehouse visit
Location: TBC (Ravenhall or Truganina, approx. 25-35km west of Melbourne)
Transport: A bus will be hired to depart at 1.30pm from the University of Melbourne

Organising Committee