Dr. John Gattorna is the Executive Chairman of Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment and he is one of the most respected supply chain thought leaders globally. He has spent a lifetime working in and around enterprise supply chains, in many different capacities – line executive, researcher, consultant/adviser, teacher, mentor, and author. He is passionate about the subject – some might say obsessive. In the late 1980s, John became disenchanted with the lack of conceptual depth in the 'logistics' field; and as it turned out this did not improve much as logistics thinking morphed into 'supply chains' in the 1990s. So he started to search for a new model/framework that would better inform the design and operation of enterprise supply chains, seeking to satisfy customers and consumers, at the appropriate cost-to-serve.
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