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  • Ben DOBSON

    National Forecasting and Planning Manager Meat - Woolworths

    National Forecasting and Planning Manager Meat - Woolworths

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    Ben is one of Australia’s leading meat planning professionals. He and his national team ensure more than a million kilos of perishable meat products move smoothly through from paddock to the shelves of the country’s largest supermarket chain and into consumer homes each day. Maintaining supply chain balance for such a large scale - wide spread network is extraordinarily complex. Not only do the raw materials vary in size and grade, each meat species has unique handling and behavioral constraints which need to be taken into account, to ensure products of the correct quantity and quality arrive in-store with the maximum shelf life possible.

    His diverse experience spans early days as a butcher, professional rugby player, IT specialist and ultimately meat planning manager at one of the U.K.’s largest supermarkets – Morrisons. He was recruited into Woolworths in 2015 to set up the new national planning team to further enhance Woolworths Fresh food offering. As part of this initiative Ben undertook a technology review and selected Delmia Quintiq as optimisation and supply chain planning tool for managing this new central planning process.

    Ben now calls Manly home with his partner. In his spare time he enjoys the diverse offerings of Sydney and Manly's beach culture, bbq’s, motor sports, scuba diving and rugby union. 

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  • Samantha BLAKE

    Director, Industry Affairs, - Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC)

    Director, Industry Affairs, - Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC)

    “Today's consumers are demanding more: More choice, more flexibility and more sustainability. To remain competitive and grow, Australian Food and Beverage organizations need to address this challenge! ”
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    As director of industry affairs, Samantha works on a wide range of commercial, supply chain and retail trade issues impacting the Australian market. This includes the food and grocery code of conduct, end-to-end value chain opportunities, commercial and sales capabilities, as well as the financial competitiveness of the FMCG retail industry.

    Samantha’s extensive career in the food industry in Australia and United Kingdom spans 18 years. Her work has encompassed all areas of food operations including executive management roles in manufacturing, technical and supply chain. She has been responsible for production, maintenance, engineering, quality, product and process development.

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  • Phil DUFF

    Senior Strategy Advisor - DELMIA Quintiq

    Senior Strategy Advisor - DELMIA Quintiq

    Phil Duff has a strong background in Industry in planning and scheduling having worked at both Mars Inc, and Kraft Foods for over 10 years. In 1997 he took this experience to the vendor community, and has worked with vendors in the supply chain space both selling and implementing solutions to companies such as Sanitarium Health Foods, Simplot and the major retailer Woolworths in Australia. Phil was a founding member of Quintiq in Australia in 2008, where he did senior pre-sales and  jointly headed the business for 2 years, before moving to The Netherlands where Quintiq, now part of Dassault Systemes is based. He has been Strategy Advisor to the Products Development team, and is now a member of the Innovation Center providing thought leadership in planning and scheduling to a variety of industries.

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  • Prashanth MYSORE

    Industry Portfolio Director - Dassault Systèmes

    Industry Portfolio Director - Dassault Systèmes

    Prashanth has 20 years’ experience in technical portfolio management, solution consulting & best practices development for product lifecycle management-based solutions across the energy, process & utilities, natural resources & mining, architecture, engineering & construction, and marine & offshore sectors.

    He is currently working with the Dassault Systèmes WW team to expand technological capabilities in digital manufacturing and manufacturing operations management, and ensure quality of the domain and market development. Before this, Prashanth has worked as a methods engineer and production manager with Suzuki and Toyota in India.

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  • Walid DARGHOUTH

    CPG-Retail Industry Solution Experience Director - Dassault Systèmes

    CPG-Retail Industry Solution Experience Director - Dassault Systèmes

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    Walid DARGHOUTH joined Dassault Systèmes in 2006. Walid holds a Master degree in informatics from Toulouse university in France and an MBA from Bologna university in Italy. Walid’s has more than 20 years of consulting experience in Consumer Goods industry, with expertise in customer engagement for transformation and deploying innovation projects. Over the last 4 years, Walid is leading the Home & Lifestyle and CPG & Retail Industry Solution with focus on defining the industry solution portfolio to address specific industry challenges around packaging, product and formula development & optimization, Lab digitalization, manufacturing scheduling & execution and solving inbound and outbound supply Chain puzzles.

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