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Alan Win

Alan Win

Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1845
Fax +61 2 9114 1863


Alan has a background of over 30 years practical management and consulting in the areas of logistics, supply chain and value chain management. His research interests include value chain management outsourcing (3PL & 4PL), and risk versus error based inventory management. After six years consulting within an Australian based supply chain consultancy, Alan formed Middlebank Consulting Group (MCG) in 1999; an Auckland based niche logistics and supply chain consulting practice which also provides fourth party logistics services to select clients on a long term basis. As part of a consulting career, Alan has completed logistics and supply chain projects in some 50 international companies across most industry sectors and in countries ranging from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, and France. Prior to his consulting career, Alan held a number of senior management appointments within major international corporates in the pharmaceutical, hardware and FMCG sectors. Alan is a certified management consultant and councilor for the Institute of Management Consultants of New Zealand. Alan has specific interests in establishing new innovative supply chain infrastructures, having been instrumental in the establishment start-ups of a number of New Zealand companies for prominent international brands including: Yoplait; Pepsi-Cola; Zenith Hardware; and Maxxium - a worldwide JV between Jim Beam, Remy-Cointreau, Highland Distillers (Famous Grouse) & Vin & Sprit (Absolut) In addition to being a lecturer at ITLS, Alan delivers numerous ongoing undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Massey University in New Zealand.


Journal Article/s

Sanaullah Khan R, Grigor JV, Win A and Boland M 2014 'Differentiating aspects of product innovation processes in the food industry : An exploratory study on New Zealand', British Food Journal, vol.116:8, pp. 1346-1368 [Link]


Journal Article/s

Sanaullah Khan R, Grigor JV, Winger R and Win A 2013 'Functional food product development – Opportunities and challenges for food manufacturers', Trends in Food Science & Technology, vol.30:1, pp. 27–37 [Link]


Conference Proceeding/s

Win A and Poeschl KG 2009 'Value Chain Factors Influencing Choice of Bottling Location in the Wine Industry', Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium 2009, Newcastle, Australia, 8th December 2009


Journal Article/s

Win A 2008 'The value a 4PL provider can contribute to an organisation', International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol.38:9, pp. 674-84

Recent Units Taught

  • ITLS2000 Managing Food and Beverage Supply Chains

    2017: S2,

  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S2,

  • ITLS6008 Production and Operations Management

    2017: S1, S2,