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This is the story of the mouse that roared. Of the small manufacturing business in a suburb in Adelaide that went from one product, one major customer to a well-respected, innovative, complex supply chain with a global brand in just 25 years.  Still headquartered at the same location in South Australian the business now has operations, sales people and distribution channels throughout the world.

Anthony Kittel has been at the helm for the whole time, and in this podcast he shares his story and REDARC’s amazing journey, its commitment to research and operational excellence, and his plans for the future.

In a wide-ranging and insightful interview, James and Anthony discuss, among many other things

  • the role of R&D in rapid growth
  • the structure of effective strategic plans
  • the connection between new product development and existing manufacturing capacity
  • innovative approaches to selecting the ‘right’ staff
  • insights into being a successful supplier as well as being a successful buyer, and
  • Anthony insights into what keeps him up at night and what gets him out of bed in the morning.

James explains to Anthony the connection between Julia Roberts and ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Back to the Future’.

It a conversation that is well worth a listen: a rare chance to hear firsthand from a world class business builder and supply chain operator.

James Scotland

After a long career in multiple aspects of supply chain management, corporate training and business advisory, James brings a business improvement mindset to his role as General Manager of Minerals, Energy & Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group.

A skilled communicator and analyst, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the mining industry and supply chain across the board for over 25 years.