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Supply Circles: Supply Chain excellence including indigenous engagement with Daniel Joinbee, Founder and Managing Director, Gunggandji Aerospace

A special edition of Supply Circles to recognise and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2024. Our guest is Daniel Joinbee and this is a ‘do-not-miss’ episode.

In this fascinating café-style chat, James and Daniel talk about professional procurement, the role of indigenous businesses in supply chain, the tips for being a preferred supplier, the joy of being a proud Australian working overseas and in Military, as well as a proud Gunggangji man, and his plans to launch a satellite into space from Australia.

Daniel shares a wide range of his experiences, and thoughts and insights including:

  • His views on how to be a good supplier.
  • An explanation of IPP and the possible confusion of two similar acronyms in Indigenous Procurement Policy.
  • What it means to be a product Gunggangji man and a proud Australian.
  • The lessons he learned from his many varied role during a fascinating career, including Air Traffic Control, international contract procurement, strategic vs transactional, supply and much more.
  • The lessons learned by completing an Executive MBA.
  • His plans to put a satellite into space from Australia.

Daniel also shares some personal insights into the right- and the wrong way to engage with good quality indigenous businesses, and the keys to promoting your business to buyers, indigenous or not.

This is a wonderful episode; every business person in Australia should have a listen. Strongly recommended.

To connect with Daniel on Linkedin.

To find out more about Gunggangji Aeropace.

To find out about Supply Nations.

To find out about Indigenous Procurement Policy.

To read a snapshot of Indigenous businesses and corporations.

To learn more about the Bridgeman company.

To read the Australian Industry Group’s Commitment to Reconciliation.

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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 Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group. A skilled communicator and adviser, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the Defence industry and supply chain across the board for over 40 years.

James has a Masters degree in International Management and a partially completed Doctor of Business Administration. He says he'll get around to finishing it when he retires.