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IBP Strategy Clinic: Fred Avellen

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Fred Avellen

Let’s get to know our IBP Strategy Clinic Speaker, Fred Avellen. He is the Managing Director of Optimity ANZ. He will also give an overview of his session; session: Planning for profit: Driving bottom-line results with IBP.

What inspires you to be part of the supply chain sector?

Where there is complexity, there is opportunity; Leveraging technology to simplify decision-making process and extract value is something that I find very exciting.

What is the key theme you want people to talk away from your talk?

Supply chain always offers a lot of potential distraction, so, always make sure you know what the key business objectives are and that you have the tools in place to ensure that you make the right decision at all times

Can you please give us a brief preview of your talk/panel discussion?

At the end of the day, it’s important to know how to drive bottom line benefits in complex supply chains with IBP

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?

The importance of having cross-business KPI’s created at the top of the organisation and cascaded down to make sure that the entire business is moving in the same direction

What advice can you give to those who are looking at a career in Supply Chain?

Supply Chain functions benefit a great deal from having people who have a solid end to end understanding of what makes the business tick; Always consider spending some time in non-supply chain opportunities should they come your way, they might just be the perfect stepping stone towards a future career in supply chain.

About IBP Strategy Clinic

The IBP (Integrated Business Planning) Strategy Clinic is for the IBP leaders, IBP adopters, and anyone IBP curious! This event, held on the 23 March 2020 at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne, is an intensive, practical 1-day gathering catering to the needs of all the IBP curious, regardless of where they are on their IBP journey. The event will feature practical “lessons learned” to re-engage maturing organisations on IBP and excite the IBP adopters.

Featuring international insights from the US and New Zealand, as well as truly global IBP leaders and words of wisdom from Australia’s leading IBP organisations – this is the only event this year with 20+ IBP speakers. Creating a balanced conversation, there is a specialist panel of financial leaders to help you understand the bottom-line of IBP. Network, engage and learn at Australia’s only IBP event this March.

Catch more of Fred Avellen on the stage of IBP Strategy Clinic! Register and learn more about this event here.

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