28-30 Jul 2019
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

FISCI Lite - Business Health Check

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, through its Entrepreneurs’ Programme, offers support to businesses via a number of elements including Business Management and the Food Industry Supply Chain Index (FISCI). In this session we will work through the FISCI Lite questionnaire.

Tuesday 30 July
Hospitality Suite
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, through its Entrepreneurs’ Programme, offers support to businesses via a number of elements including Business Management and the Food Industry Supply Chain Index (FISCI) which was developed in consultation with the markets into which the industry supplies . FISCI is a facilitated questionnaire-based tool that helps businesses analyse and ascertain how they fit into and/or expand within a determined supply chain.

The FISCI tool explores 3 core fundamental areas of business: Enablers, Opportunities and Drivers. In this session we will work through the FISCI Lite questionnaire, which comprises a total of 24 Questions – 12 questions about the business identity and 12 questions associated with each core fundamental area for a business to consider.

Please register for this facilitated session to gain a deeper understanding of your business compared to market expectations, and an insight into the services provided by the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Speakers

Mark Goldsmith

Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Deloitte Private

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in food and agricultural manufacturing and supply chain businesses delivering on the concept of ‘the paddock to the plate’. This has involved dealing with key stakeholders including primary producers, manufacturers, transport and warehouse providers, retailers and wholesalers throughout nationally and internationally.

Mark’s business exposure ranges from SMEs to large multinationals, with roles ranging from starting on factory floors to senior management. After providing consulting services to various businesses with advice on manufacturing, supply chain and financial improvement and new market penetration opportunities he moved into an Adviser’s role in 2013.

Mark is a qualified Company Director completing the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course. His skills cover the entire gamut of business functions, including financial control, analysis and administration; cash flow management; supply chain modelling and implementation; operational, procurement and inventory management; sales and marketing; R&D; project management; and human resource utilisation.

John Murray

Sector Director: Food & Agribusiness, Entrepreneurs’ Programme

John is the Entrepreneurs’ Programme Sector Director for Food and Agribusiness. With over 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, predominantly FMCG, John has experience in the following areas at General Manager level in food, beverages, heavy industrial, packaging and pharmaceuticals

John’s specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, industrial marketing, supply chain development, technology adoption, organisational change, productivity improvement and business turnaround.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Science (MSc – Food Science); Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA); Diploma in Packaging Technology; and is a graduate of the of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John is the current director of the Food & Agribusiness Sector of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and has been with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science since 2009. He has been actively involved in various iterations of the current programme from Enterprise Connect as NSW State Director bringing a wealth of knowledge to the current Innovation Programme.

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