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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...

5 Countries to Think About When You Drink a Glass of Water


Through partnership with the charity organisation B1G1, Rob O’Byrne and his consulting company, Logistics Bureau, have provided close to 1.5 million days of access to fresh water for people in countries where that simple commodity is a life-saving luxury. In conducting the normal, day-to-day business of supply chain and logistics consulting, Rob’s team and his customers save lives by donating a small amount of Logistics Bureau’s revenue to those who can’t just take a glass of water when they feel a little thirsty.   Why We Shouldn’t Take a Glass of Water for Granted It’s easy to forget that there are places in the world where fundamentals like clean water are missing from people’s lives, but sharing a few facts about five of those places might just give you something to think about the next time you fill your glass with water from your kitchen tap.   1. Bangladesh In Bangladesh, some 100,000 children die every year from diseases related to contaminated water. High concentrations of arsenic exist in the country’s groundwater, on which Bangladeshis rely. This contamination has led to the official closure of many wells, although a general lack of water forces people to continue using them. Where wells are not available, community members are forced to draw their water from ponds or ditches, hence the high death toll resulting from diarrheal disease.   2. Afghanistan Access to fresh water in Afghanistan is shrinking by the day, thanks to the many years of war that have torn the country to shreds. The percentage of people who are able to drink clean water in Afghanistan is the lowest in the world. Even in the nation’s capital, Kabul, 80% of the population has no way to obtain safe, potable water to drink.   3. Ethiopia Just 42% of the Ethiopian population has access to an improved water supply and...

The Commercial Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy


As you will know if you follow this blog, Rob O’Byrne is a keen advocate of corporate philanthropy. As a result of his passion for giving, Rob led his team at Logistics Bureau into involvement with the global Non-profit organisation B1G1. Of course many companies around the world engage in charitable giving, but have you ever stopped to think about why they do so? After all, a corporation doesn’t have a conscience to satisfy through performing altruistic acts. Why Do Companies Engage in Corporate Philanthropy? In many cases, as with Logistics Bureau, the decision to give away a portion of revenue to charity is driven by altruistic leaders or to satisfy the wishes of shareholders.     However, there are also a number of commercial benefits to be had from supporting non-profit ventures. Here are a few examples of how giving to local or global charity brings good karma to your corporation Supporting communities can generate returns: When your company gives generously to causes in the local community, it’s contributing to that community’s wellbeing and prosperity. This in turn, helps to stimulate economic success, providing income which may then contribute to your company’s revenue stream. Hence, by giving in the community, your organisation can increase its profit potential. Charitable giving enhances reputation: Another of the benefits of corporate philanthropy is quite simply the fact that it’s good for your company’s reputation. Donating or raising money for charity is a great way to demonstrate corporate responsibility and raise the profile of your brand. Again, the end result may well be an increase in the sales of your products or services. Companies can be Altruistic Too If you think that companies support charities specifically to reap the benefits of corporate philanthropy, you’re probably right. However, that doesn’t make charitable activity any less altruistic. When your company gives, its leadership doesn’t expect...

A Conversation that Matters


Rob O’Byrne talks to Paul Dunn about ‘things that matter’.      
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