Supply Chain

Drawn from Australia’s leading experts in retail supply chains, this committee provides critical insights to the ARA about supply chain issues, risks and opportunities for the Australian retail sector

This committee draws on the expertise of Australia’s leaders in retail supply chain, providing rich insights to the ARA to inform its engagement with government and enabling members to connect and discuss strategies for managing significant disruption right along the supply chain.

  • Eligibility: Heads of Supply Chain and equivalent representatives nominated by premium ARA members.

Achievements

  • Participated in National Coordination Mechanism (NCM) for shipping delays
  • Participated in NCM for AdBlue shortage
  • Participated in NCM to manage impact of floods on WA and NT supply chain
  • Participated in NCM to manage impact of floods on QLD and NSW communities

Participated in multiple government-industry roundtable discussions

Purpose

  • Provide expert insights to inform the ARA’s engagement with government and other sectors
  • Participate in peer-learning exchanges – sharing experiences, achievements and lessons with other committee members
  • Leverage the scale and experience of our largest members to uplift the whole sector

Key Recent Issues

  • Shipping delays and higher costs
  • Shortage of diesel additive AdBlue
  • Congestions in last-mile network
  • Labour shortages along the local supply chain
  • Impact of floods on local supply chain
  • Impact of Ukraine conflict on fuel prices

Committee Members

  • Karanjit Chandhoke – Head of Retail Supply and Logistics, Australia Post
  • Jackie Robb – Chief Operating Officer, Chemist Warehouse
  • Clement Fong – Supply Chain, Costco
  • Marcus Robinson – GM Supply Chain, Baby Bunting
  • Mujeeb Kamil – Head of Logistics, Supply Chain & Compliance, Heinemann
  • Jon Saunders – GM Supply Chain, Minor DKL Rebecca Honeysett – Purchasing Lead, McDonalds
  • Darren Wedding – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group
  • Anna Lee – Chief Operating Officer, The Iconic
  • Tim Donoghue – Product Owner Supply Chain Logistics, 7-Eleven
  • Tim Carter – Group Supply Chain Director, JB Hi-Fi
Committee Leaders

Jason Robertson
Director, Sustainability and Impact, ARA

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