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AFGC WEBINAR | Risk Management – Supply Chain Vulnerability in a Time of Crisis

21 August 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) invites full members to attend a webinar providing practical tools and expert insight to support risk management and mitigation in supply chains in turbulent environments.

DATE:            Friday, 21 August 2020
TIME:             12.00noon- 1.00pm AEST  


The critical importance of business continuity planning against risk of disruption has never been greater for Australian supply chains. In the past 12 months alone, AFGC members have experienced the impact of devastating bushfires, the global COVID-19 pandemic, and cyber-attacks on businesses and their 3PLs, to name but three obvious examples.

The webinar will introduce a Supply Chain Risk Register Tool, developed by AFGC members in collaboration with Kearney, detailing implications of disruptive events facing the industry in a way which facilitates individual members assessing risks to their own businesses. In addition Kearney will introduce a free whitepaper developed for AFGC members – Supply Chain Vulnerability in a Time of Crisis, discussing disruptive risks to supply chain continuity and detailing how these may best be addressed through developing ‘pivoting’ supply chains within organisations.


David Gowans, Partner, Melbourne, Kearney

David Gowans works in Kearney’s Strategic Operations Practice and is the Manufacturing Centre of Excellend lead. David has been with Kearney for fifteen years and has worked with leading companies across Australasia and in South East Asia. He is focused on supply chain strategy, manufacturing strategy and process improvement, capital project management, competitive due diligence and post – merger integration.

“This is the most exciting (and busy) time to be working in supply chain – in any part of it. It’s fascinating seeing how businesses are reacting to the challenges they currently face”

Kate Hart, Partner, Melbourne, Kearney

Kate works in Kearney’s Strategic Operations Practice and is the Supply Chain lead. Kate has been with Kearney for eight years and has worked with leading Australian consumer products and retail companies to define their supply chain strategy, design their network, design their operating model and procure key categories such as logistics. Prior to joining Kearney, Kate worked with ExxonMobil and BHP in a number of commercial and operational roles.

“It is exciting to see that supply chain resilience is now a topic that is front of mind for many C-Suite executives — it is time to invest in capability in order to build for the future”.

Peter David, Principal, Melbourne, Kearney

Peter works in Kearney’s Strategic Operations Practice focussing on consumer products and retail. Peter has been working with Kearney for seven years and has worked across Australia and New Zealand on strategy, transformation and performance improvement projects for retail, consumer products, passenger transport and logisitics companies.

“Supply chains are the backbone of any company, and supply chains in Australia have been rigorously tested in the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020”.

Participants will be provided Webex meeting details on completion of registration. This webinar is open to AFGC Full Members only.


21 August 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Alyssa Handy
0430 300 649