How Cambodia’s Children Will Learn From Supply Chain Leaders Insights


  The inaugural Supply Chain Leaders Insights event—latest coaching and education brainchild of Rob O’Byrne—took place on 26th October, 2016. This supply chain “conference with a difference” was hailed as a great success by delegates. Indeed, many participants stated their intention to return to SCLI in 2017, having gained a wealth of valuable knowledge from the round-table sessions with supply chain experts. It seems only appropriate then, that attendees of such an educational event should be a source of learning for more than 6,000 impoverished children in the Asian nation of Cambodia. Those children will make up just some of the beneficiaries from the event’s ticket sales proceeds, all of which went to worthy non-profit ventures chosen by Supply Chain Leaders Insights delegates.   Gaining Knowledge, Giving Hope Along with the Cambodian Hope Organization’s “School on a Mat” program, donations from ticket sales went via the Buy1Give1 social enterprise to provide clean water in Ethiopia, educational supplies for children in Nepal, and IT training for indigenous communities in Australia. Did you ever think it possible that simply by attending a supply chain conference, you could contribute directly to the welfare of those who would otherwise go without? That’s surely a win-win situation if ever one existed. But what about those Cambodian children, and what’s the significance of the Supply Chain Leaders Insights donations to the School on a Mat program?   Cambodian Children and the Poverty-Cycle Many children in Cambodia, especially those living in rural areas, are trapped in a cycle of poverty without hope of ever realising their academic potential. Many villages have no school whatsoever, and no educational facilities may exist for many kilometres, leaving residents without access to schooling for their children. Many rural Cambodian families are so poor that children must begin working at an early age, and all too often either turn to, or...

Supply Chain Conference with a Difference


  Can’t Wait for the Next One!   You can reserve tickets here.  No need to pay yet.  All proceeds to Charity again. Supply Chain Leaders Insights Conference Best Regards,   Rob O’Byrne Group Managing Director Email:robyrne@logisticsbureau.com Phone:+61 417 417...

I Choked a Bit on This One


Sorry I choked…..  see the end of the video 🙂 Last week we ran the inaugural Supply Chain Leaders Insight Event here in Sydney. It was a full day of ’round table’ coaching sessions with 20 Industry Experts leading discussions on all many of things Supply Chain. Ticket prices were crazy low so as to threw the event open to all comers and all ticket sales went to Charity…on the Day. I got a very emotional phone call at the lunch break…. Supply Chain Leaders Insights Can’t wait for next year! Best Regards,   Rob O’Byrne Group Managing Director Email:robyrne@logisticsbureau.com Phone:+61 417 417...

Three Weeks till I get to have FUN


Three times a year, I get to hang out with some awesome people.  We get to share knowledge, talk about career boosting stuff and how to improve Supply Chain performance. And we also get to ‘kick back’ and relax over a great dinner.  It’s not all work and no play! This is where we hang out 🙂  Can’t wait to see you all again…. Want to come and hang out with us too? You can. Just check out this link: www.supplychainleadersacademy.com.au/offers/ Best Regards,   Rob O’Byrne Group Managing Director Email:robyrne@logisticsbureau.com Phone:+61 417 417...

3 Things to Know Before Your First Asia-Pacific Business Trip


  Rob O’Byrne and his professional team are no strangers to working with businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. Aside from their experiences helping Asian companies in the course of consulting projects, Rob’s company, Logistics Bureau has offices based in Thailand and Vietnam, as well as four in Australia. Like anyone from the West who works or does business in the Asia-Pacific region though, Rob and his colleagues were all once newbies to business culture in the region. No doubt they would have liked the benefit of some online tips on Asia-Pacific business trips and the cultural differences they should expect to encounter.   3 Tips to Prepare for Your Trip Unfortunately, Rob and Co. are all a bit too late to benefit from this blog post, but you’re not. So if you’re expecting to head off on an Asia-Pacific business trip (or will be working in that region for a period of time) take note of the following three tips to prepare for business in the mystic, marvellous east. 1. It Pays to Study the Society Countries in the Asia-pacific region are quite diverse, and business customs and etiquette will not be the same in one country as in another. For example, you will probably be entering a country dominated by a strong religious faith, which might be: Islam, in Malaysia for example Buddhism, in most Asia-Pacific countries Roman Catholicism, if you will be heading to the Republic of Philippines While you might not expect religious customs to make much of an impact on business, they do in Southeast Asia. To reduce culture shock as much as possible therefore, it can really pay to spend some time researching societal customs and values in the specific country (or countries) that you will be visiting. Your research should not be restricted to the religious environment though. Other societal matters, such as...
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