Owen Keates

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Industry Executive Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi VantaraIndustry Executive Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi Vantara

Owen is the supply chain lead for the IOT practice. With over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, supply chain and executive management he has led several global business transformation programs. A founding member and later chairman of the Supply Chain Council’s Australian-New Zealand Chapter and a global trainer for the SCC, he has trained many supply chain practitioners in the SCOR methodology and was the developer of the popular SCORWizard product. At Hitachi Owen has led the development of the Supply Chain Control Tower solution and implemented several supply chain projects across various sectors. Passionate about supply chain management he is currently completing a part time PhD in autonomous supply chain solutions.


The past two years will get plenty of blame for supply chain disruption, but disruption — from human and technology error to weather and other crises — has always been a challenge. Manufacturers are using dashboards to visualize performance measurements