• Krystian Ostrowski

    Logician

    noun | lodge-ician (logistics + magician)

    1. The simplifier of complex things through the magic of logistics and supply chain management.

    2. Someone who has too much time to make up definitions for words like 'logician'.

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    Have a look at tech companies and you’ll notice they have a pattern. A way of working which looks something like this: they give you something you want, collect every shred of your data, then use that data to feed you more of the crap you just clicked on or searched for. Google, Netflix,...
    May 6, 2019 · KrysCarter,logistics,blog,KrystiansPredictions
    Refresh: You’re on a remote farming operation in the Australian outback, this is the most technologically advanced farm every conceived. While asleep, wildlife is threatening some of your crops, and on route to disperse the situation one of your Ranger Drone called Darren is damaged needing of...
    May 3, 2019 · KrysCarter,blog,KrystiansPredictions
    The future of work is a hybrid between digital guides and personal approval. So, what does the supply chain of the future look like, how about a story? Imagine this, you are situated in a remote farming outpost in Northern Australia far away from anything, the farm exists due to fertile lands I...
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  • My Story

    The story of a logistician

    Born

    1991

    In Melbourne, Australia

    Graduated High School

    2008

    As in I graduated ... I didn't just say "I'm finished" and walk out I have the piece of paper and everything.

    Between school and logistics

    2009 till 2012

    Worked a range of jobs and on a bunch of different ideas (JobLog). Spending the majority of this time working for a commercial flooring company.

    Montague

    2012 - 2016

    Started work in logistics under a cadetship program, starting with forklifts (which are awesome) on the front lines and quickly moving to the Operations Team which oversaw logistics systems for the end to end supply chain (cold storage and fresh produce supply chains). From design, support, spec development, implementation, review, we did it all. Some key projects I worked on:

    • Voice picking system analysis
    • Production line analysis
    • Activity-based costings
    • Greenfield site launch
    • WMS implementation
    • TMS implementation
    • Entry management system (this was my baby)
    • Maintenance system implementation
    • Fruit bin tracking system

    RMIT University

    2016 - 2018

    Went to RMIT University to complete my Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management). Worked as a contract Business Analyst while doing a full-time degree and getting involved in committees, startups, and developing ideas.

    A big year

    2018

    LinkedIn has my full resume but here is a short list of the things I worked on in 2018:

    • The LMN Post, a podcast and blog dedicated to explaining supply chain in a fun way.
    • Carter.Directory, a website dedicated to consolidating all supply chain related events into one place. This didn't go anywhere, I tried but closed the site down after a few months.
    • RMIT Electric Racing, RMIT's biggest club which builds an entirely electric racing car from scratch, then enter it into the Formula SAE competition. Luckily I wasn't asked to help build the car because... I have no idea how to do that. What I was able to help with was the business case and presentation for the teams 2018 entry.
    • GUD Hackathon - Winner. In preparation for a project we were putting together with the SCLAA, I entered a hackathon (with my good friend Jesse, though we ended up on separate teams), and pitched TrueCOW. A tool which helps you understand the true cost of owning your wheels.
    • Ideathon, when I first joined the SCLAA the president for Victoria asked me what I wanted to achieve on the committee. My response was: something which puts experienced professionals, new ideas, and young people, into a room to see what happens. Giving young people the opportunity to network with the industry and giving the industry a breath of fresh air with new approaches to supply chain. The To Be Disrupted Ideathon is the manifestation of this statement. Working with the legends on the SCLAA committee and partnering with PwC, RMIT, and Pitchblak, we were able to put together a one-day hackathon/design thinking session that ticked all of these boxes and more. The reception of this was very positive. Stay tuned for the next one.
    • R22 Racing: got involved with the booming eSports scene with GOATi Entertainment.
    • Essendon FC Hackathon was an invite-only event with the Essendon Football Club which was looking for new ways to engage their female fan base. Across the unique hackathon structure, we developed a solution and pitched the concept. We did not win but I learned a lot during the process.
    • ASCL Future Leaders Award 2018 Finalist.
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