• Krystian Ostrowski

     

    Logistician + Marketer

     

     

     

     

    My skillset is crafting processes and building systems.

     

     

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    This is not a travel blog.

    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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  • Current Projects

    Storytime Studios builds brand profiles, content marketing machines, and produces great media.

     

     

    Storytime works out how to manage your message.

     

    Krys Carter Logistics is blue-collar content and consulting that gets out of the classroom and gets hands-on when helping.

     

     

    Carter works out how to manage your product.

     

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  • Krys Trivia

    Suits

    2019

    After starting on the front lines, going back to uni, and diving headfirst into any project I could get my hands on. I spent the majority of 2019 in the corporate space.

     

    I did not last long in this environment.

    A big year

    2018

    Here is a shortlist of the things I worked on in 2018:

    • The LMN Post, a podcast and blog dedicated to explaining supply chain - the 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 student club which builds an all-electric racing car from scratch, which is then entered 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 Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) the president for Victoria asked me what I wanted to achieve. My response was: something which puts experienced professionals, new ideas, and young people into a room, then let's 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 problems. 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 hybrid hackathon and design thinking session that ticked all of these boxes and more. The reception of this was very positive as teams worked to solve the waste management issues that were confronting Victoria.
    • 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.

    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.

    Montague

    2012 - 2016

    I started work full time in logistics and supply chain under a cadetship program for Montague Cold Storage. Starting out on the front lines of a 30,000 pallet warehouse, driving a forklift and learning how orders get put together. Quickly moving to the Operations Team which oversaw and supported the various systems, staff, and customers of the Montague Group.

     

    From WMS, TMS, EMS, Bookings, Maintenance, and visitor kiosks. We did everything from designing changes, finding and managing vendors, supporting sites, implementing changes, and in some cases developing bespoke systems that you could not find on the shelf.

     

    Some key projects I worked on/lead:

    • Voice picking system
    • 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

    Starting out

    2009 till 2012

    After graduating high school in 2008 I spent time trying to figure out what to do with myself and worked a range of different jobs. Things shifted when I started working for a commercial flooring company - where I started to dabble in logistics and in system building (with JobLog - a custom-built task management system).

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