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


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

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.

SCLAA attends 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference

SCLAA attends 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference

The SCLAA was invited by Mr Michael Guo, CEO of the Australian International Trade Association, to attend the 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference and trade mission to China held from 19 to 23 March. SCLAA Director, Stanley Fan, attended the Conference on behalf of the SCLAA.

The conference and trade mission included attendance of the 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference in Haikou organized by China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, the China – Australasia Logistics Cooperation Forum, a visit to the beautiful cities Kunming and Guiyang, meetings with leaders and representatives of Hainan, Yunnan and Guizhou’s Provincial and Municipal Government, Department of Trade and Investment, as well as accredited logistics entrepreneurs and potential investors and exploring further logistics cooperation opportunities of China and Australasia.

Stanley Fan’s presentation at the 2018 Global Logistics Technology conference, included:

  • The SCLAA’s mission and vision;
  • The SCLAA international strategic alliance, including the APLF and CSCMP, and global perspectives;
  • The SCLAA national strategic alliance, major events – including the ASCL Awards – and industrial corporations; and
  • International Partnership opportunities.

2017 ASCL Award Finalists Announced


Finalists Announced for the
2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards


The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, today officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for fifty-seven years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and esteemed 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, 17 November 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at 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.

Finalists are:
Mark Skrzypiec, Miele ANZ
Pooja Bhatt, Pitney Bowes
Sharon Rudd,  TNT

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.

The winner of the 2017 Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program. The program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team. The prize includes consultation in the workplace, assistance in the development of some professional goals, all course material, attendance at 10 interactive workshops, facilitation, client support and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.

Finalists are:
Corey Carl, Young Guns Container Crew
James Murrey, Claims Central
Katherine Fawcett, Rexel Holdings
Levi Del Fierro, Flip Group
Nathan Tanner, 2K Container Services
Patrick Jordan, Australia Post
Primo Danieletto, ABM

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.

Finalists are:
Quintiq & Viva Energy Australia
Getinge Australia
Orora Limited
National Mailing and Marketing
Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
Toyota Motor Corporation

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.

Finalists are:
Albert Amato, eStore Logistics
Danielle Mulvey, Learning Sphere Training Solutions
Manu Chaudhary, Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services
Samantha Martin-Williams, Hunter Valley Coal Chain

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.

Finalists are:
Anchanto Pte Ltd
Datapel Systems
Go People Pty Ltd
Health Promotion Board
iCOS Live
IFC Global Logistics
Linus D’Crus, SmartTrans Express
Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd

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.

Finalists are:
Erica Santy/Oliver Milliner, Kathmandu
Simon van Leuven, Vanden Recycling

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.

Finalists are:
Ashley Allchurch, National Department of Health PNG – Health and HIV Implementation
Far Eye
Health Promotion Board (HPB), Ministry of Health, Singapore
Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
PGT-Reclaimed (International) Ltd
Saigon Coop / Xact Solutions
William Weatherald, MRX Technologies

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. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the 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 register to attend the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards visit the 2017 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA website.

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

NZ Road Transport Industry Awards

The New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards were announced earlier this week at the end of the 2016 RTF Conference in Tauranga. The NZ Road Transport Industry Awards were one of the highlights of the two-day conference. Forum chief executive Ken Shirley says, “The annual awards recognise individuals and organisations that have gone above and beyond industry expectations in raising skills, safety practices, knowledge, training, innovation and expertise.”

Kathy Ross and Zane Fulljames (co-winners) – Outstanding Contribution to Innovation

kr-and-zane-fulljamesWhile it is unprecedented to have dual winners, the judging panel considered it impossible to separate Kathy and Zane for this award.

Kathy Ross of iCOS Live has created an innovative business that makes real-time tracking technology that is simple and easy to use for operators of trucking companies. Their flagship product incorporates world-leading technology, meaning that company management have more control over their business, can better identify where to lower costs and how to maximise profits.

In April this year NZ Bus announced a $43 million deal to retrofit its iconic Wellington trolley buses with the Wrightspeed electric powertrain, bypassing diesel hybrid technology to go straight to electric. NZ Bus, under its chief executive Zane Fulljames, became the first major transport company in New Zealand to make such a move. The whole team at NZ Bus won this award for their innovative thinking and courage to invest in such cutting edge technology.

SCLAA National Chairman, Mark Skipper, has on behalf of the SCLAA, congratulated SCLAA Corporate Member, Kathy Ross and her iCOS LIVE team on winning the NZ Transport Award for Innovation and Change at the NZ Road Transport Awards Event.

IBS rebrands as Iptor Supply Chain Systems with promise to help distributors ‘Rule the exception’




Iptor Supply Chain Systems builds on industry and cloud services expertise to help businesses manage the 10% of orders that drive added value in distribution

Solna, Sweden – September 12, 2016 – International Business Systems (IBS), a leader in supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services, today announces its global rebrand as Iptor Supply Chain Systems.  The new name reflects the company’s strategic mission to help distribution-focused organisations solve their most complex order management and fulfilment challenges in a world where exceptions are the rule.

The organisation’s forward-thinking approach is built on its expertise in cloud based systems and solutions that help its customers handle the full range of customer orders and fulfilment requirements.  Recent research undertaken by Iptor Supply Chain Systems points to a fundamental truth: for many distribution businesses, about 90% of processes and orders are routine. The other 10%—the exceptions, the one-offs, the special requirements—can wreak havoc on the business if not managed properly.

Iptor Supply Chain Systems calls this the ‘90/10 rule’ and it highlights the importance of being able to rule the exception in a distribution market that is ever-changing, increasingly complex, and highly competitive.

Jayne Archbold, CEO, Iptor Supply Chain Systems, comments, “This is more than just a rebrand – our name signals a fresh, refined approach to how we focus our experience and expertise to better serve our existing and future customers.”

She continues, “The idea of ruling the exception was born out of customer research.  Over 1,250 distribution businesses use our products and services to manage their operations. They operate in many sectors and in 40 countries yet they consistently tell us that a key challenge is handling the 10% of non-standard orders and added-value services that differentiate their offering.  Without good systems support, these exceptions can disrupt established workflows and eat into operating margins.  We partner with customers to help them not just manage, but rule the exceptions.  We help them reduce complexity, improve efficiency and accuracy and we give them real time visibility across all their operations.”

Boasting past expertise and industry knowledge, Iptor Supply Chain Systems has grown into a specialist supplier of ultra-reliable ERP and WMS solutions to the distribution and publishing sectors worldwide.  Its software applications are backed by a global customer service team and can be delivered on-premise or as a managed cloud service.

Archbold adds, “Today, over 17% of our customers use our cloud services.  And our expertise in cloud and managed services means that we can help customers integrate with their partners, upstream and downstream, and adapt quickly to new opportunities.  It means that our customers can focus on their core business, and those exceptions, while we take care of infrastructure and connectivity.  We are a full-service partner, dedicated to helping customers solve their most complex order management and fulfilment challenges.”

About Iptor Supply Chain Systems

Iptor Supply Chain Systems is a global leader in supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services.  The company helps distribution-focused organisations solve their most complex order management and fulfilment challenges within fast-moving, multi-channel and global supply chains.

Serving 1,250 customers with 4,000 installations in more than 40 countries, Iptor Supply Chain Systems provides fully integrated enterprise solutions, with highly adaptable and robust software backed by world-class support from supply chain experts.  Available on-premise or as a fully managed cloud service, Iptor Supply Chain Systems offers compelling value to customers across distribution, 3PL and publishing sectors.

For more information, visit: www.iptor.com.

Women in Logistics – The Final Frontier. Join the Conversation!

Join the De-genderisation Conversation at the MCG on 29th April

Tracey Waring, Ernst & Young’s Oceania IFRS desk leader and Global IFRS leader – Mining & Metals, will be joining other inspirational speakers at this not-to-be-missed, ground breaking event.

Tracey Waring - 250pxTracey is a partner at EY and has worked there for over 23 years. She is their Oceania International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Desk leader and also the Global IFRS leader – Mining & Metals. She has over 23 years of experience in the provision of assurance and financial accounting advisory services to a wide range of clients and a large portion of these have been clients in the mining and metals sector. Two of these years were spent working at EY’s global headquarters in London.

In her global role, Tracey spends a significant amount of her time meeting with a wide range of Mining & Metals clients around the globe and has regular and close interactions with the International Accounting Standards Board. Tracey is a regular presenter at global EY forums, and other industry forums.

Tracey is also EY’s Oceania IFRS desk leader and leads a team of over 50 people from across the Oceania region.

Tracey is passionate about EY’s people and in particular the advancement of women.  She is a regular presenter at women’s forums facilitated by EY and externally where they explore the issues facing women. She is also a member of the advisory board of Women in Mining International which looks to implement initiatives that improve worldwide gender balance in the mining industry, and foster the professional development of women in mining. Tracey also mentors a large number of EY women across the globe.

She is a wife, a mother of two amazing teenage daughters, a sister and a daughter to two wonderful parents, and lives a busy, full but rewarding life.

For more information and to register, click here

Webinar Recording – Managing Staff In-line with the Fair Work Act.

For your convenience access to the “Managing Staff In-Line with the Fair Work Act” Webinar recording and supporting documents are linked below. We hope you enjoy it:

Watch the recording:
Click here to view the on-demand webinar

Get the facts:
Click here to download more information on unfair dismissal, bullying and harassment, discrimination and independent contractors.

Transform your logistics operations with optimization


Join the Quintiq planning series to access webinars, presentations and white papers that will help you create profitable production plans and schedules in 2016. Plus, get inspired by real-life success stories and case studies throughout the series.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

Part 1: Know what’s wrong with ERP to plan right

Learn why tracking is not the same as planning and how to plug the critical gaps in your planning.  

Part 2: Consumer is king but you pull the strings

In today’s digital world, it’s the consumers who call the shots. Keep up with their demands and stay one step ahead (or more) by adding new capabilities to your supply chain. 

Part 3: Production planning optimization — work smart, not work hard

Manual planning is so last decade. Don’t let your competitors leave you in a cloud of dust while you are still formatting your spreadsheets.

Part 4: Supply chain optimization solutions — it’s all or nothing

80%-fit equals 0% value. Partial-fit solutions will end up costing you dearly. Discover the benefits of 100%-fit to justify your investment.