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International guest speaker to speak to the SCLAA

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The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia will host Dean Kashiwagi from Arizona State University who will speak about the ‘Leadership Approach in Supply Chain Management’.

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE is a professor at Arizona State University’s Del E Webb School of Construction and also the Director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) for 20 years.

Dean has developed a 'hands-off' approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. Contrary to the traditional price-driven procurement model, his concept reduces the transactions of every participant and facilitates a 'win-win' relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organisation through measurement, accountability and transparency.

Dean’s guest lecture at the SCLAA Logistics Lounge will explain how leaders align resources to maximise efficiency by minimising transactions. The traditional supply chain model inherently increases management by requiring the change driver to be an influencer, despite the natural resistance to change. Productivity is not increased by changing worker capability, but by the placement of resources, which maximises the effectiveness of each component. Instead of changing the people, this model requires the system to change.

A supply chain management process developed at Arizona State University, this model has been tested over 1,500 times not only in the United States, but in Botswana, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, and Malaysia.
Key objectives of the presentation: 

  • Creating value and accountability in a transparent manner
  • Outsourcing effectively
  • Where the industry is headed and where you want to be
  • Case studies results
Dean’s presentation will be held in the Main Viewing Room at Queensland Cricketers Club, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba on Tuesday the 7th of May at 4.30pm.

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