Impact and influence of supply chain sustainability – Keynote Panel Discussion


Chris Foley, Head of Energy and Environment, Kmart Group
Ro Coroneos, Head of Responsible Sourcing, LendLease
Justin Merrell, Group Environment Director, Lion

Panel Moderator:

Cathy-Anne Jones, Director, SCLAA (Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia)


Our last panel of the day, at the Supply Chain Evolve Forum Sydney 2022, is again dealing with supply chain sustainability and moderated by Cathy-Anne Jones, Director at SCLAA.

Key points discussed:

  • How can companies start their sustainability journey with so limited visibility on their end-to-end supply chain?
  • What makes sustainable supply chain assessment challenging?
  • When walking the walk isn’t enough – how to keep supply chain sustainability on the board’s agenda?

Sustainable supply chains – making a difference at scale to drive industry-wide change – Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Australia


As Ikea is planning to become a climate positive business by 2030, we hear from Melissa
how IKEA Australia is working with partners to influence and support different areas of their supply chains to decarbonise and create greater impact, and what customers expect of a sustainable business in partnering with like-minded suppliers

Building integrated planning and optimisation models that deliver resilient results – Panel Discussion


Sari Maarit Mackay, Supply Chain Director, Diageo
Maximo Giudici, Director Supply Chain Planning, Schneider Electric

Panel Moderator:

Cathy-Anne Jones, Director, SCLAA (Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia)


The panel spoke about “Building integrated planning and optimisation models for resilient results”:
Keypoints include:

  • Planning for supply chain challenges that demand a new approach
  • Optimising the core to create value and realise efficiencies across a highly complex and large‑scale supply chain
  • Transforming for tomorrow and creating the new to deliver resilient results


Designing the SC Model for Efficiency & Robustness: Managing Pharmaceutical Supply through the Pandemic – Paul Ives

Paul Ives, Global Supply Strategy Director, AstraZeneca


Very interesting presentation about the key elements that enabled AstraZeneca to supply pharmaceuticals into Australia and New Zealand through demand surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, through:

  • Collaboration with internal and external supplier and 1st tier distributors
  • Visualisation of inventory and sales on a daily basis through our extended supply chain
  • Management of inventory and allocation of orders
  • Leveraging our 3PL partners to expedite product into country
  • Utilisation of different freight modes