Daniell Wilden is the Supply Management Director for Sodexo Australia & New Zealand, where he leverages his experience of over 20 years across Australia and Asia. Daniell has held a variety of Supply Chain & Procurement roles within Automotive (Toyota), Infrastructure (Metro Trains - Infrastructure), Manufacturing (Downer – Rail), Trams Supply Chain (Yarra Trams), and Food Services and Facilities Management (Sodexo).
Daniell leads the Indigenous Procurement Strategy for Sodexo to support the RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) commitments that Sodexo Australia has and continues to make (reference links listed below). The Sodexo Indigenous Supply Chain consists of 50 suppliers Sodexo engages with, with a spend of $39m in 2020, approximately 7% of Sodexo Australia’s total spend. The Sodexo Ingenious procurement direction is to:
- Increase the spend with the existing suppliers
- Diversify into different categories,
- Expand the number of suppliers Sodexo engages with across a broader geographic footprint
Daniell is currently undertaking his PhD in Systems Thinking in Supply Chain Management with Swinburne University, where his research focused upon the role that Systems Thinking can play within Supply Chain Management, determining the correlation between Systems Thinking Maturity and Supply Chain Performance, Agility & Resilience.