SCLAA in Guangzhou China

SCLAA Chairman and Delegates meet with the
Australian Trade and Investment Commission in Guangzhou China

The SCLAA delegation and AITA were delighted to meet with Mr Paul Sanda Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) Senior Trade Commissioner, Mr Chris Halford Deputy Consul-General and Mr Geoff Matthews Consul (Political/Economic) from the Australian Government to discuss issues concerning the Australian business community and more importantly the opportunities given the current economic climate and critically important trade relationship between China and Australia.

A comprehensive briefing paper on our trade visit will be available to our members in a few weeks’ time.

Left to Right: Mr Geoff Matthews Consul (Political/Economic), Mr Don Nardella, Mr Michael Guo (CEO of AITA) Mr Chris Halford (Deputy Consul-General), Mr Paul Sanda (Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) Senior Trade Commissioner, Ms Amanda O’Brien (Chairman SCLAA), Ms Sue Tomic (Treasurer SCLAA)

SCLAA Trade Visit to China

SCLAA Chairman and Delegates meet with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission in Guangzhou China

The SCLAA delegation and AITA were delighted to meet with Mr Paul Sanda Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) Senior Trade Commissioner, Mr Chris Halford Deputy Consul-General and Mr Geoff Matthews Consul (Political/Economic) from the Australian Government to discuss issues concerning the Australian business community and more importantly the opportunities given the current economic climate and critically important trade relationship between China and Australia.

A comprehensive briefing paper on our trade visit will be available to our members in a few weeks’ time.

 

Pictured below:

Left to Right: Mr Geoff Matthews Consul (Political/Economic), Mr Don Nardella, Mr Michael Guo (CEO of AITA) Mr Chris Halford (Deputy Consul-General), Mr Paul Sanda (Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) Senior Trade Commissioner, Ms Amanda O’Brien (Chairman SCLAA), Ms Sue Tomic (Treasurer SCLAA)

SCLAA Trade Visit to China – 30 July to 10 August 2019

INVITATION – TRADE VISIT TO CHINA

30 July to 10 August 2019 

Click here to download a copy of the information below

 


In Conjunction with the newly set up
Australia China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance

 

Dates:   July 30th – August 10th, 2019

Venue: Beijing, Cangzhou, Tianjin, Lanzhou, Xining, Guangzhou

 

Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance was set up by Australian International Trade Association (AITA)and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) on 23th November 2018. The Alliance aims to promote the cooperation in supply chain & logistics between Australia and China by providing a series of services including exhibition, conference, forum, training program.

The Supply Chain & Logistic Association Australia’s Trade Visit is a special event for Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance, where you will participate:

  • Belt & Road Australia China Logistic and Supply Chain Alliance 2019 welcoming dinner, China–Australia & NZ Trade Forum & Networking Dinner, Beijing
  • AU & NZ Quality Export Base Promotion & Matching Forums in Beijing, Tianjin and other locations
  • Belt and Road Economic and Trade Cooperation Summit –
  • Xining City Development & Investment Fair in Xining, Qinghai

These events will provide with the latest annual events in China in the sector of Supply Chain & Logistics, which is specially organized by SCLAA and AITA to provide a unique opportunity for the Alliance members to further engage with China Supply Chain & Logistics Industry from business groups to governments and NGO. It also provides a chance for those leading enterprises to display, promote and integrate market.

  • Meet the key Governments, NGOs and Companies (Including ports site visit) in each location
  • Visit Australia, NZ Embassy and other related organizations
  • Business networking and matchmaking in the Forum & Networking Dinner in Beijing and the following forums in various locations
  • Visit 3 port cities in China

Event hosted/organized/supported by:

  • AITA & Associates
  • SCLAA
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Qinghai Provincial People’s Government
  • Beijing Sino Urban Railway Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited
  • Scientific & Technological Information Research Institute (proposed)
  • National Development and Reform Commission,
  • China Railway
  • Civil Aviation Administration of China
  • China Association of Metros, China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited (proposed)


Download all information and a copy of the itinerary

 

GUANGZHOU PORT, CHINA

 

Individual Logistics Simulation Training Now Available

Dear SCLAA pioneers,
It’s time we got personal.

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By teaming up with Bondi Labs we are bringing you the best logistics simulation training available, including VR.

Previously, Kuube was only available to businesses. With the latest update, yearly subscriptions of Kuube can now be bought by individual users through the Kuube Store. Prove you are not only highly skilled but are interested in the future of your company and show your peers how training is being
revolutionised.

What do Kuube users say?

…………..Kuube has given us the ability to transform the way we train our teams, by utilising
…………..the most engaging training platform on the market.”
…………..Ardy Davoudi – Compliance & Quality Healthcare Manager AU,.DB Schenker

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All of Kuube’s great benefits are available to you including…

• Access over 100 hazardous training simulations
• Experience hazardous scenarios in VR
• Switch between any supported device
• Track and analyse every aspect of your performance

Stay ahead of the competition, and save 25% with your SCLAA discount!*

To access your SCLAA member discount, log onto the SCLAA website.

Kuube is used by

* Kuube is available on PC, iPad, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Not all simulations are compatible with VR. An internet connection and an active licence is required to access Kuube simulation scenarios. This 25% off discount applies only to the first year’s subscription fee and is only valid for SCLAA members who click the 25% off discount Kuube promotional image, while logged in to the SCLAA website, before 18/06/2019.

 

EXCITING NEWS!

Exciting News!

Skills self-assessment tool launched

– identify areas for professional development.

 

The SCLAA is thrilled to announce the launch of our exciting skills analysis platform at www.sclaa.skillsgapanalysis.com

Create your career plan in 40 minutes TRY IT NOW>

Own and progress your career by taking SCLAA’s free skills gap analysis tool for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals. By answering a series of questions you can assess your skills and further develop the key capabilities and behaviours required to progress your career.

Capabilities Assessed:

Inventory Control, Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Transportation, Order Management, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Legal Contracting, Financials and Project Management

Benefits:

  • Benchmark your capabilities against the Supply Chain profession
  • Gain insights to your career journey and expertise
  • Discover the skills you need to progress your career
  • Receive a personalised report on your results, including e-Learning recommendations

 

To start your self-assessment you’ll need to create an account on the training needs analysis page – click  REGISTER HERE  link.

SCLAA Announces Trade Visit to China


INVITATION – TRADE VISIT TO CHINA



DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

 register please complete the online registration form  BY 18 March 2019 to lock in the current price.
You will receive a confirmation email and receipt of payment.
Please note: Payment should be made online when registering for the Trade Visit.

For any information, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or secretary@sclaa.com.au

Finalists Announced for the 2018 ASCL Awards

 

Finalists Announced for the
2018 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

 

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Australian Trusted Trader, today officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for 58 years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and prestigious awards for an individual or a company to receive.

Winners of the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced on at the ASCL Award Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, 23 November 2018 in the Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney. Click here to register to attend the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner.

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Industry Excellence Award

This Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically. Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.

2018 Industry Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Joshua Carter – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd
  • Matthew Wragg – MAEZ
  • Neriman Kara – Telstra Corporation
  • Rob O’Byrne – Logistics Bureau Group
  • Stephen Rowlison – BBILLER Pty Ltd

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Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

2018 Future Leader Award Finalists are:

  • Cameron Davies – Young Guns Container Crew
  • Corey Carl – Young Guns Container Crew
  • Jake Parrett – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd
  • Kathryn Elser 
  • Krystian Ostrowski
  • Kyle Rogers – Silk Contract Logistics

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Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

2018 Supply Chain Management Award Finalists are:

  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Fremantle Ports
  • Hemandra Maharaj & Snackbrands/Ontex/Cahill Transport/C.H. Robinson 
  • Kathmandu
  • Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance
  • Toll Group

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Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented This award will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

2018 Training, Education & Development Finalists are:

  • Associate Professor Ferry Jie, PhD, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
  • TT Logistics (Australasia) Pty Ltd
  • Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers
  • Young Guns Container Crew

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Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award will demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

2018 Information Technology and Management Award Finalists are:

  • BlockBit Solutions
  • Fremantle Ports
  • iCOS LIVE
  • FullCRM
  • PTV Group
  • Santos Ltd
  • Shippit

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Environmental Excellence Award

The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

2018 Environmental Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Dennis Ogden, National Mailing and Marketing Pty Ltd
  • Paul Miller, Bridgeport Energy
  • PGT-Reclaimed
  • Rotary- Donations in Kind Queensland & Northern Rivers

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International Supply Chain Award

Recognising that Supply Chains know no boundaries, the ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

2018 International Supply Chain Award Finalists are:

  • Ashley Allchurch – Health and HIV Implementation Service Delivery Provider
  • Localz
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions Shinsei Project
  • Rodney Bartolo and Glen Dyer, Mercedes Benz Vans
  • Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, Singapore

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Logistics Management Award

This is a new award and for one of the longest standing disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. The recipient of this Award may stem from the 2018 Award finalists or may be an individual who the Judging Panel feels has demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.

The winner of this Award will be announced on the night.

To reserve your seat or a table for you and your colleagues at the 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner, visit the Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA Calendar of Events on the website.

For any queries, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on secretary@sclaa.com.au or 1300 364 160

 

Dr. John Gattorna to Receive CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. John Gattorna, author, academic and principal of a Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on October 1, 2018.

CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, bestowed upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management industry. Presented annually, the award was instituted in 1965 as a tribute to logistics pioneer John Drury Sheahan.

“John has been a pioneer in how to take supply chain from a cost function to a business imperative. His body of work takes the supply chain professionfrom the factory and distribution center floors to the board rooms as a strategic advantage for companies. The dynamic alignment work has taught our companies how to move from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ supply chain to a tailored and segmented approach that is rooted in science and the voice of the customer,” Annette Clayton, CEO & President Schneider Electric NAM & Group CSCO.

For over three decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue chip corporations around the world to take his new model from the conceptual stage to a finer level of granularity; companies such as Dell; Ralph Lauren; Unilever; Teys Australia; Schneider Electric and DHL. Apart from researching, consulting and teaching, Dr. Gattorna likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world.

Currently, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the ‘fast clock-speed’ capabilities that organizations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contributions also extend to support of diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain adviser to the Life for a Child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children with Type 1 diabetes in developing countries.

Please join us for CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference on October 1, 2018 as we honor Dr. John Gattorna with supply chain’s highest honor.

CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference is the largest of its kind for supply chain management industry, and is the only event representing the entire supply chain from end-to-end. This year’s event will feature over 25 hours of networking, over 30 hours of educational content, over 160 exhibitors in a span of just three and a half days.

For more information on the Annual EDGE Conference, or to register, visit: EDGE Conference

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About CSCMP  

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 8,500 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 65 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. To learn more, visit cscmp.org. CSCMP on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

For more information, contact:

Nichole Mumford
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA
nmumford@cscmp.org

Interview with Mr Bill Pollock, Founder and CEO of Drake International

Interview by SCLAA Director, Erica Gilcrist

On the 6th of April, I had the absolute pleasure of being able to meet and speak with Mr. Bill Pollock, Founder and CEO of Drake International.  For those who may not be entirely familiar, Drake International is among the largest of staffing and recruitment companies globally.  With operations in 11 countries around the world, Drake International provides much more than simple staffing solutions.  They are an end-to-end provider of human resources services, performance improvement, consultative management, permanent staffing, temporary staffing and technology solutions.

Mr. Pollock himself is an exceptionally presented, soft-spoken, 90 years’ young Executive whose company’s origins form what is today’s modern temporary staffing agency.  And whilst Drake International is much more than a successful global giant in the human capital industry, Bill’s story from then 1951, to now, is a story chock full of ‘world firsts’ against an almost rags to riches backdrop.  Please enjoy the following Podcast with Bill and hear about his humble beginnings in Winnipeg, Ontario (Canada) to the 40th Floor of Collins Street in Melbourne Australia, just one of the many Drake International Offices around the world.

To find out more about Drake International, please visit their website at https://au.drakeintl.com

Click on the image below to listen to the interview.