Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – HERE Technologies

New SCLAA National Partner

HERE Technologies

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, HERE Technologies. As a not for profit Industry Association, run by members for members, our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

HERE Technologies Overview

HERE Technologies, the HERE Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location, we’re investing in the future and preparing for a world of connectivity and automation, and empowering our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimise its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. 

From a supply chain perspective global business are under pressure to enhance customer service while streamlining costs and processes. This puts margin pressure on logistics partners, who have to look for ways to maximize asset utilization, lower costs, and improve delivery performance.

HERE offers a rich portfolio of map data and location services specifically built to support some of the most critical fleet operations – going well beyond mapping, navigation and routing into other aspects such as road curvature, slope, truck attributions, speed limits for trucks, location of traffic lights, accident black spots, and location of tolls. With our enterprise-grade data and services, software developers have the power to maximize their customers’ most critical KPIs.

  •   Transforming fleet operations, from start to finish
  •   Calculate accurate ETAs
  •   Improve safety
  •   Increase asset utilization
  •   Lower operational costs
  •   Optimize routes
  •   Enhance the driver experience
  •   Use tracking and location data to improve efficiency, spot risks and address
    challenges in your supply chain before they become critical.

HERE is the only location technology provider to have digitised Australia’s national truck data. For drivers, this means we can provide truck parking locations on route, ensure their route avoids any bridges unsuitable for the vehicle height, and direct them to the correct loading dock or gate at the destination on arrival. For the operational team, we can provide control rooms with complete visibility of vehicles on the road with reliable delivery time estimations, helping them save money and improve the quality of their own services. From leaving the centre to the delivery time stamp to its return ETA, data enables controllers to optimise the last mile experience for inbound and outbound trucks, thus reducing time wastage, decreasing driver costs and ultimately increasing the number of trips completed.

Our HERE Location Platform, a cloud based, secure development environment, brings everything you need for location-centric development into one place. It can help mitigate the problems we face as our populations continue to grow, as well as holding the key to new kinds of services that can change people’s lives for the better – autonomous driving, autonomous drones, advanced traffic management, smart logistics, asset tracking and more.

Here Technologies


2019 ASCL Award Photographs


The official photographs of the 2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards are now available to view and download:

Click on the link above, then on the first photograph. One can then scroll across using > at the bottom of the screen.

Guest Speaker Announced – 2019 ASCL Awards

SCLAA announces Guest Speaker
2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

The SCLAA is proud to announce that Richard White, CEO and Founder, WiseTech Global, will be the guest speaker at the 2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards (ASCL Awards) Gala Dinner to be held in the Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney on Friday, 22 November. For information on the ASCL Awards Gala dinner, CLICK HERE.

Richard White
CEO and Founder, WiseTech Global

From its inception in 1994, as an idea in his basement in Newtown, Sydney, Richard has grown WiseTech into a $10 billion global technology company covering 150 countries. In April 2016, Richard listed the company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:WTC).

Self-proclaimed ‘tech-nerd’, Richard has over 30 years in software development, embedded systems and business management and over 20 years of freight / logistics industry experience. He has an extensive knowledge of logistics operations, cross border and supply chain compliance, and a deep technical understanding of e-commerce and global industry and technology issues.

Richard actively works to assist the industry in a number of voluntary forums. He consults freely to various industry associations and attends the many technical and industry forums in order to understand and develop systems and processes to suit the international and domestic regulatory environments. Richard works with the Australian Computer Society and a number of universities and high schools on creating a pathway for students to enter the IT industry.

He is also a keen advocate of professional development and helps local IT businesses and entrepreneurs that are joining the growing ranks achieving international success.

Qualifications and awards

Fellow of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
NSW Tech Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, Pearcey Foundation
University of Technology Sydney – Luminarie
Adjunct Professor of UTS Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology (FEIT)
Masters in Business in Information Technology (MBIT) from UTS

2019 ASCL Award Finalists Announced


Finalists Announced for the

2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia 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, 22 November 2019 in the Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney. Click here to register to attend the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner.

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.

2019 Industry Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Amira Amin – Visa Global Logistics
  • Ryan Cummings – Whale Logistics Australia
  • Mosh Elkersh – International Cargo Express
  • Susan Innes – Stanwell Corporation
  • James Sheerin – Visa Global Logistics

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.

2019 Future Leader Award Finalists are:

  • Val Brusylovsky – Boutique Retailer
  • Krystel Cochico – Visa Global Logistics
  • Harvey Delos Santos – Australia Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Benjamin French – PwC
  • Caine Jai Ittensohn – Visa Global Logistics
  • Blake Kelly – Mainfreight
  • Gabrielle Lee – Qsuper
  • Gabriella Orazem – Visa Global Logistics
  • Barnabas Walkemeyer – Lion Dairy and Drinks

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.

2019 Supply Chain Management Award Finalists are:

  • Adiona
  • Asahi Beverages
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Metcash Trading Ltd

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.

2019 Training, Education & Development Finalists are:

  • ECU, School of Business and Law
  • Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator
  • PGT-Reclaimed
  • Strategix Training Group & Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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.

2019 Information Technology and Management Award Finalists are:

  • BlockBit Solutions
  • Custom Innovation Co. (CIC)
  • Fulfilio
  • Polymathian
  • PTV Group Australia
  • uTenant

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.

2019 Environmental Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Adiona & Coca-Cola Amatil
  • B dynamic Logistics Pty Ltd
  • Custom Innovation Co. (CIC)
  • PGT-Reclaimed
  • PSM Upstream
  • Transport for NSW

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.

2019 International Supply Chain Award Finalists are:

  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore (submission 46)
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore (submission 50)
  • Whale Logistics Australia

Logistics Management Award

This new award, inaugurated in 2017, 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 2019 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 2019 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner on 22 November at Luna Park Sydney, visit the Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA Calendar of Events on the website.

For any queries, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on or 1300 364 160

59th ASCL Awards MC Announced

Michael Gallacher, CEO Ports Australia
to MC the 59th Annual ASCL Awards Gala Dinner,
Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney
22 November 2019

The Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Committee is proud to announce that Mr Michael Gallacher, Chief Executive Officer of Ports Australia, will MC the upcoming 59th annual Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Gala Dinner to be held at Luna Park in Sydney on 22 November.

Following an intensive and varied 16-year career as a Police Officer, Mike Gallacher was appointed to the NSW Legislative Council in 1996. 

He has performed the Shadow Ministerial role across a variety of portfolios including Ports, Industrial Relations, Transport and Police.

Winning government in 2011, Mike was appointed Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Hunter and later the further role of Minister for Industrial Relations

Mike is widely recognised for his robust approach to policy development and his preparedness to strongly advocate the need for reform. As Minister he led on behalf of Government the public debate on issues such as measures to reduce alcohol related violence, rampant gang/gun related crime and introduced initiatives to change driver behavior.

Leaving Parliament in 2017 he has now taken the role as CEO of Ports Australia, the peak industry body for the Ports industry. Mike is already well underway in lifting the awareness of the Port sector and the important role it plays in Australia’s future.

For information on the 59th ASCL Awards Gala Dinner and to register, click here

For Sponsorship Opportunities, click here

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


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
  • 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




Individual Logistics Simulation Training Now Available

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


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

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


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.