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Our Team

Andrew Downard


  • An experienced, commercially orientated and well qualified Supply Chain and Business Leader with corporate and consulting experience in Australia, Asia, USA and Europe
  • Has wide ranging experience in Automotive, Manufacturing and Distribution Businesses.
  • In depth knowledge of advanced business techniques such as Kaizen, TQM, 6Sigma/Lean, Line of Site and Hoshin Kanri.
  • Identified and implemented best practice processes such as Advanced Planning, CPFR, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), DIFOT, Supply Chain Assessment, SCOR and Risk Management/Assessment
  • Experience in International Trade and sourcing products from Low Cost regions.
  • Hands on capability in Supplier Assessment, Selection and Development.
  • Undertaken Leadership role in business Strategic Planning cycles.
  • Familiar with Planning High Volume/Complex manufacturing operations with Global long lead time Supply Chains.


Masters of Marketing (Logistics Management)
Monash University

Bachelor of Business (Economics & Marketing)
Swinburne University

Currently undertaking a PhD at Victoria University (Institute of Logistics & Supply Chain Management


Arthur Jacobs


  • An experienced executive and business leader with a particular focus on Transport and Distribution.
  • Is a practical “Hands On” operator that gets things done.
  • Has operated in both express and more traditional transport businesses.
  • Is well experienced in running a range of distribution and warehousing facilities.
  • Can relate to business owners and leaders having set up and run several Distribution ventures including his current business M&K Marketing.
  • Currently involved in regular importation of products into Australia.
  • Is extremely well connected in the Transport and Distribution sector in Australia.
  • Has a strong focus on helping clients remove waste from their Transport and Distribution operations.



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Richard Mills


  • Corporate, SME and consulting experience in Australia, New Zealand and Europe
  • Extensive background across Building Materials, FMCG, Industrial supply, Pulp/Paper and Mineral Processing industries.
  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of business from customer service and developing key relationships through to execution of new strategies and new technologies
  • Strong skills in change management, project management, supply chain strategy, operations and reward systems.
  • In depth knowledge of advanced business tools such as Value Chain Mapping, Kaizen, TQM, Six Sigma and Lean/Agile systems.
  • Identified and implemented best practice processes such as Constraints Based Planning, Advanced Planning, CPFR, S&OP systems, Vendor Managed Inventory and DIFOTIS.



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Institute of Logistics & Supply Chain Management

We are an institute for logistics and supply chain management working collaboratively with the community, industry and government.  Using our expertise in these areas, we focus on education and training, research, consulting and knowledge sharing. We bring together government, industry and the resources of Victoria University in the development, support and facilitation of logistics 'know-how' to benefit Victorian, Australian and regional economies.