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Supply Chain Charter Establishes Chapter In Aus-NZ

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SUPPLY-CHAIN COUNCIL ESTABLISES CHAPTER IN AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND- CHAPTER LEADERSHIP AND OFFICERS ELECTED

Auckland: New Zealand (March 20,2000)-Representatives from leading New Zealand compaines have been elected to the newly formed leadership team of the ANZ chapter of the Supply-Chain council. The elections follow the establishement in October last year of the information networking facility for supply chain executivies by Motherwell Information Systems and include: Officers: Chair: Carla Geddes, Goodman Fielder International Vice Chair: Education: Owen Keates, Motherwell Information Systems Vice Chair: Membership: Scott Braddy, Mistral International Treasurer: Richard Gerner SAP Australia Pty Ltd

Additional Leadership Team Members: John Pederson, BHP; Tom Frentz, Computer Associates (NZ); Timothy Dowsett, IBM Global Services; Keith Robinson, Fletcher Challenge (NZ); Will Arnott, Linfox; Noreen Paul, Origin Australia; Scott McKay, Pacific Brands; Kerry Hammond, RMIT University and Bruce Hunt, Supply Search. The Supply Chain Council head office is located in Pittsburgh Pennyslvania, USA, with regional Chapters in Europe, Asia and now in Australia and New Zealand. The Chapter exists to educate executives in the use of Supply Chain Operations Reference-model known as SCOR and provides a forum for the exchange of information and opinions with SCC members from other Chapters. The ANZ Chapter plans to sponsor SCOR Workshops, an annual Supply Chain World Conference and Exposition, member evenings and other networking opportunities for supply chain executives. The Supply-Chain Council was initiated as an unincorporated activity in 1996 by AMR Research and Pittigilo Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and their clients to create a standard to improve supply chain processes among manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers. The Council released the SCOR model as a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of supply chain management and to target and measure specific process improvements. The Executive Director of the Supply-Chain Council, Mr Bill Hakanson said he was impressed with the tremendous interest in the ANZ Chapter. "As you can see its leadership team is made up of representatives from blue chip companies and this bodes well for the future growth and success of the Chapter".

For more information on the Supply-Chain council, the SCOR-model, its members, and its activities, please visit www.supply-chain.org, or contact Jenny Thurgate at the SCC-ANZ offices 397 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 Sydney Australia, 61-2-9439-2900, thurgatemagna.com.au, or Melinda Spring at 303 Freeport Road, Pittsburg, PA 15215; Voice 412 781 4101; Fax 412 781 2871; email infosupply-chain.org.

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