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Dr John Gattorna

Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney

For the last two decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue-chip companies applying his framework and adopting a multi-disciplinary, whole-of-business approach to the design and management of enterprise supply chains. His work has influenced the strategic direction of many large organisations including Schneider Electric, Ralph Lauren, DHL, Dell, Unilever and entire industries, including the livestock and grains industries in Australia. He was also one of the first to recognise the power of sophisticated decision support tools in the supply chain, using network modelling from MIT to design large retail and industrial supply chains from the late 1980’s.

Today, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the ‘fast clock-speed’ capabilities that organisations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contribution also extends to supporting Diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain advisor to the Life for a child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children in developing countries.