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Updated: Mar 6, 2022

This webinar is in collaboration with the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Ltd (AMTIL). This original in-person seminar has been converted into a Zoom webinar because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Over the last 10 to 20 years, our plastics industry has seen a move by companies to look outside our borders for finding more cost-effective solutions for their plastic tools and/or products by sourcing from envisaged cheaper overseas sources to benefit from assumed cost benefits. For the past 3 to 4 years, other elements in the supply chain have made it more difficult to justify the overseas supply alternatives. In particular, tensions between Australia and China have not contributed to maintaining existing supply chains from this country viable with respect to quality and delivery times. The result has been that local suppliers have often become more competitive and reliable.

This webinar will review a few supply chains and demonstrate that local supply could have become again a very attractive alternative. These changes will be demonstrated with life examples. Background information supplied by Qube Logistics will explain what has changed in transportation.


Date/Time: Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Venue: Zoom



6:00 pm to 6:05 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Han Michel, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section

6.05 pm to 6:15 pm

The future activities of AMTIL in our manufacturing industry

Shane Infanti, CEO, AMTIL

6:15 pm to 6:35 pm

Onshoring-the Dolphin Products experience

Mario Turcarelli, Managing Director, Dolphin Products, Melbourne

6:35 pm to 6:55 pm

Reinvent Australia

Roger La Salle, Principal, La Salle Matrix Thinking, Melbourne

6:55 pm to 7:15 pm

Manufacturing Innovation enabling onshoring opportunities

David Chuter, Managing Director and CEO, Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne

7:15 pm to 7:35 pm

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s (Medical Device) Sourcing Strategies

Eddy Pereira, General Manager for Global Planning & Procurement, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland, New Zealand

7:35 pm to 7:55 pm

Insights in changes in supply chains for our overseas sourced products

Marty Horell, National Accounts and Sales Manager, Qube Logistics

7:55 pm to 8:20 pm

Q&A Panel and discussion

Mario Turcarelli, Roger La Salle, David Chuter, Eddy Pereira, Marty Horell- moderated by Han Michel

8:20 pm to 8:30 pm

SPE announcements and close

Yvonne Mah, Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section

For more information contact Han Michel by email: or

mobile: +61 416 168 255

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