So is talking.
I spent a really long time in the world of logistics and supply chain management. Specifically, I've spent time looking at how processes and digital systems work.
Now, I apply my understanding of these concepts to marketing.
I send out a newsletter that talks - mostly - about logistics.
To my time machine of past projects.
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 started to shift when I went to work for a commercial flooring company.
It's during this time that I started to dabble in building systems with an idea called JobLog, a custom-built task management system.
2012 till 2016
I started 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. I then, quickly, moved 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 finding and managing vendors, supporting sites, implementing changes, and when needed developing bespoke systems that you could not find off the shelf. Some key projects I worked on:
2016 till semester one of 2019 - RMIT University
I went to RMIT University, full-time, to complete my Bachelor of Business (majoring in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and doing minor subjects in marketing).
During this time I worked as a contract Business Analyst for a Point of Sales software company while and getting involved in committees, startups, and developing my own ideas. Most of which have been listed in the slides you just went through.
More projects from 2018
RMIT Electric Racing is RMIT's biggest student club/racing team. A team that, each year, builds an entire 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.
R22 Racing I got involved with the booming eSports scene with GOATi Entertainment.
Essendon Football Club Hackathon was an invite-only event with the 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.
ASCL Future Leaders Award 2018 Finalist.
Content & Directories
The LMN Post, a podcast and blog dedicated to explaining the supply chain - in a fun way. The podcast still exists and everything, you can go and listen to it now, but there aren't - currently - any new episodes being made.
In 2018 I also experimented with an idea called the Carter.Directory, a website that was dedicated to consolidating all supply chain-related events - in Melbourne - into one place. This didn't go anywhere, I tried but closed the site down.
In preparation for a project (the To Be Disrupted - Ideathon), I entered a hackathon with my good friend Jesse (though we ended up on separate teams).
We pitched TrueCOW, A tool that helps you understand the true cost of owning your wheels. Somehow, we won! So that was fun.
When I first joined the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) the President of Victoria's chapter asked me what I wanted to achieve. My response was something along the lines of, a program that 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, which was put on in mid-2018, was 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 event was very positive as teams worked to solve the waste management issues that were confronting Victoria at the time.
Started a marketing business.
How to get in touch.
I am based in Melbourne, and as a result, have developed a healthy reliance on caffeine. If you want to catch up and share my addiction while discussing logistics, marketing, strategy, or F1. Feel free to reach out using the form below.
Specializing in difficult marketing projects.
The LMN Post
A podcast that talks about logistics.
Krystian Ostrowski 2021