ASCI appoints new CEO
Ivan Imparato has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) and will continue to work towards the board’s strategy to bring professionalisation to the supply chain domain in Australasia.
ASCI President Henry Brunekreef said: “As the representative of the board, I am pleased with Ivan’s appointment and am looking forward to working with him and the team on fulfilling our promise to our members, to our employees and to our volunteers.”
Although Imparato has officially stepped down as ASCI Vice President, he will remain on the board as a director. He is also a Registered Operations Practitioner (RegPracOps) and a senior executive in the supply chain industry who brings 30 years of experience in a corporate setting. He is most experienced in driving efficiencies in a BAU environment, managing strategic transformational change in high-profile, diverse, complex and quality-driven environments, applying a customer service mindset.
During his career with Toyota, Imparato has held senior roles and developed a reputation for delivering sustainable customer service models underpinned by inventory optimisation, program and project management, and financial management.
“I am excited to see the vision of supply chain management becoming a formal profession in Australia getting closer to reality. This will be a first in Australian history, shaping the cornerstone of our industry and continuing the legacy and rich history of our institution when our predecessors brought APICS to Australia in the 1970s to set best practice standards for inventory management,” Imparato said.
ASCI is working to set the minimum knowledge and education requirements for supply chain management for supply chain professionals. It has already developed a recognised minimum standard of a supply chain body of knowledge and an ethics management program, and is developing an industry risk management program and a continuous professional development program, including its annual ASCI2019 conference.
In 2018, ASCI launched the evidenced-based Practitioner Registration process in logistics, operations and procurement. This registration will become a prerequisite for practitioners in the supply chain domain to be able to register as Professional Supply Chain Managers, after the successful completion of an examination, entitling them to the designation PrSCM.
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