GRA & Nuplex invited to co-present at SMART 2017

February 27, 2017

Nuplex’s Regional Supply Chain Manager, Brad Hurst, along with GRA’s James Allt-Graham and Shanaka Jayasinghe will co-present at this year's SMART conference. 

Their presentation Supply Chain Transformation: Delivering financial benefits and increased capabilities in a globalised manufacturer is a rare opportunity for the SMART audience to learn about a recent supply chain transformation program undertaken by one of Australia’s most significant manufacturing organisations – Nuplex.

Their presentation will outline Nuplex’s organisational background and strategic imperative, including:

•    Global business with increased lead times and complexity
•    Underinvestment in supply chain capabilities
•    Need to reduce costs
•    Need to innovate and drive increased value for customers

Following the exploration and analysis of the above situation, a transformation program was developed and executed. The program was based on:

•    New Systems (Demand Planning, MRP, DRP and RF in the warehouse)
•    New processes (Integrated SOP and supporting executional processes)
•    Change management
•    Project Management across Australia and NZ in a global business
•    Benefits needing to be delivered as the program was implemented – self funding

The presenters will outline:

•    What worked well and why
•    What lessons were learned
•    What are the next strategic steps for Nuplex’s supply chain


The SMART Conference is being held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, March 29 & 30.

For more information and to register to attend visit the conference website.