Boosting supply chain assurance in NSW

Boosting Supply Chain Assurance in NSW

 

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is leading a new research project that will improve quality assurance processes in the freight and logistics sector while protecting one of our key export assets – our agricultural industry.

Around 65 per cent of Australia’s agricultural production is exported and the value of these exports in 2018-2019 is forecast to be $45 billion. Access to overseas markets depends on our ‘clean, green’ reputation and our pest and disease-free status.

Workers in the supply chain – transport, warehouse and logistics sector represents a critical line of defence in spotting industry crippling pests and diseases entering the country in offshore shipments.

Our project aims to equip workers with tools to find and report any signs of pests and disease early, but first, we need to better understand what you know about biosecurity, what steps you take and how we can better support your role in pest and disease detection.

How you can help

NSW DPI are interviewing freight, transport, warehouse and logistics companies to help us form a whole of industry picture. If you are willing to speak to a member of our team, please complete this online form and we will be in touch to arrange an interview.

Alternatively, you can complete our online survey.

A biosecurity toolkit will then be developed based on industry needs and research findings, that will make it easier for supply chain operators to incorporate biosecurity into their normal business operations.

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