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John Gattorna

John Gattorna is Professorial Fellow in Supply Chain Management, and Co-Director, Centre for Supply Chain Research, University of Wollongong.He is also Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Managment, Cranfield University in the UK, and a regular visitor to Ecole de Management de Normandie/Normandy Business School, Le Havre, France.John Gattorna is one of the few people who have been continuously engaged in the evolution of supply chain thinking, from the early days of 'physical distribution management' (1975), through 'logistics management' (1980s/1990s), to the current 'supply chain management' era (1990s/2000s).Over the last 25 years, John has taught and researched at several universities around the world; consulted to many major multinational corporations, subsequently founding and developing Accenture’s supply chain practice in Asia Pacific, and published widely on the emerging subject of 'supply chains'.Indeed, John is generally regarded as one of the world's thought leaders in the supply chain management field, and continues to be much sought after as a keynote speaker on the international conference circuit.Today he holds visiting professorial posts in Australia and the UK, and continues his work developing unravelling the complexities inherent in the design and operation of enterprise supply chains.