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IBP Strategy Clinic: Russell Korth

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Russell Korth

Let’s get to know our IBP Strategy Clinic Speaker, Russell Korth. He is the IBP Program Manager APAC of Medtronic. He will also give an overview of his session; Case Study: Applying IBP to a global, matrixed organisation.

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

I am always humbled in being able to play a part in fulfilling our Medtronic Mission, to Alleviate Pain, Restore Health, and Extend Life. Specifically in Supply Chain, I am able to play a role in bringing our life-saving technologies to market.

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

IBP implementations are difficult, and even more so in large, matrixed organisations. With the right approach, you can make your implementation successful, even in the most complex environments.

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

By attending my session, you will hear how using a structured approach with strong governance can lead to a successful IBP implementation, even in the largest, most complex organisations. I will take the audience through the challenges of working in the matrix, how to adapt IBP to your particular organisations needs, and also share the benefits of applying a staged approach to your IBP roll-out.

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

Every role you fill, always identify key individuals who will act as advocates for your success within the organisation. In large organisations, this may not always be your direct line manager. If you are a strong business partner to your internal customers, you will increase your personal brand and be well positioned for success and advancement.

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

Be prepared to be flexible and responsive, as supply chains can be very dynamic. If you are a proactive problem solver, and able to offer solutions to the business, you can be recognized and rewarded for the expertise you bring.

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 Russell Korth on the stage of IBP Strategy Clinic! Register and learn more about this event here.