• 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'.

  • Words Home

    This is not a travel blog.

    April 18, 2019 · KrysCarter,blog,logistics
    In logistics, the last mile is the process of delivering the last leg of a journey as fast as possible. If logistics were an athlete, it would be Usain Bolt, trying to work out the fastest way to get a pair of shoes from the start line to the end point. But unlike being having access to an...
    April 17, 2019 · KrysCarter,blog,cars
    I’m not talking about standards for operational excellence or some abstract idea based in fantasy… well not yet at least. What I’m talking about is practical standardization, specifically, the standardization of batteries. As mentioned last time, I posted about the idea of ride-sharing companies...
    April 16, 2019 · KrysCarter,cars,blog,KrystiansPredictions
    Australia, a place so big that if you don't have a car, it gives you a sense of what it would be like to not have a let. Of course, if you live closer to the city, it’s a different story and you can get away with different modes of transport. But for everyone else, the car is king. What I find...
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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.

    Next

    2030

    Congratulations Krystian, you made it here, who knew. I mean ... well done, you've gotten a lot done, you've changed the world for the better, if not that then hopefully you've made it marginally more entertaining.

  • My Ultimate Goals

    1. Make logistics and supply chain cool.
    2. Move the entire supply chain the industry forward.
    3. Drive things quickly and play with Lego, on a private island.

  • Current Projects

    Busy is better then bored.

     

    To find out more about any of these projects get in touch or follow me on Twitter/Instagram.

    Krys Carter Logistics

    #KrysCarter

     

    Supply chain should be explained and this is the brand to do it.

     

    Krys Carter Logistics

    The book about supply chain that doesn't suck

    #supplychainiscool

     

    Why aren't there any books about supply chain for normal people?

     

    This is my answer to this question.

     

    SC by KRS

    Larry Lemon

    #Larryslogistics

     

    Supply chain should be fun for everyone, kids as well!

     

    Larry's Logistics

  • Skills

    Things I can help with

    Workshops

    Facilitating organizational problem-solving in a workshop environment. i.e. design thinking, hackathons, ideathons.

    Communications

    Events, talking, listening, hosting, pitching, podcasting, blogging, writing. Whether it's creating individual parts or the entire content strategy for communicating and managing integrated ideas. All of these is part of this Logicians handbook.

    Consulting

    Logistics and supply chain can be tricky, with the world going through so many changes, keeping up with the latest supply chain developments needs a Logician. Aren't you lucky, your already looking at this website! Shameless self-promotion, what a skill. But seriously, I can help you understand your supply chain and develop strategies for what can happen next.

    Project Management

    My background is in system development for supply chain, everything from business analysis, business case scoping, vendor selection, all the way through to implementation, writing SOPs and review.

  • Get in touch

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