Site visit to RAAF base Amberley QLD on 8 May 2019

Site visit participants arrived at the entry of RAAF Amberley where they were greeted by the imposing F-111 gate guardian static display. They were met by site visit host Wing Commander George Hodgson, who transported participants to 36 Squadron who operate the large C17 transport aircraft. At 36 Squadron, a brief was received from 36 Squadron Logistics section, who explained that the C17 is supported by a global supply chain, with the aircraft able to receive/change parts almost anywhere in the world with countries that operate the C17. This ensures that the C17 is kept ready to go and can respond to a crisis quickly. After the presentation, participants were able to view a C17 up close, and had the opportunity to talk to one of the pilots who answered all questions.

The on base C17 logistics warehouse, operated by Boeing, was the next stop and highlighted all the parts required to keep these planes in the air.

SCLAA Queensland would like to thank the Air Force, in particular Wing Commander George Hodgson, 36 Squadron and Combat Support Group for the amazing site visit, where participants got to see how important logistics is in keeping these amazing aircraft flying each day.

Those who were unable to attend the RAAF base Amberley site visit this year can look forward to registering for the 2020 site visit.

QLD Trivia and Networking Night

 

Great to catch up with the Qld Committee and members last Tuesday night @ the Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane.

The evening started with our Committee meeting and finished with members joining us afterwards for a night of Pub Trivia.  Let’s just say the second half of the quiz left both SCLAA teams …….  challenged – when does the Periodic Table enter a pub conversation??

Great night to have a chat, a drink and a bit of fun. Will definitely be on the event program again before the year is out. 

Thanks for the organisers for another great event.

Are you ready to MIXr?

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Calling all innovators in transport and related industries – TMR wants to connect with you to do things differently and better.

The TMR MIXr is a free one-day event connecting TMR and other government staff and industry with opportunities for collaboration, partnerships and problem solving.

A/Deputy Director-General Corporate Peter Milward said the TMR MIXr will educate industry about TMR priorities and business challenges and open government staff to the potential R&D and innovations industry is developing.

“The opening session will see a panel of experts debate their perceptions of how government and industry can work together to be ready to tackle the disruptions ahead,” she said.

“This will be followed by fast-paced 10 minute presentations profiling TMR’s real-world business challenges, government innovations, and transport and related industry research and development.

“The afternoon session will match up industry and government staff for facilitated networking, giving people the chance to talk directly about their common areas of interest.

“The TMR MIXr is ‘no obligation innovation’. Participation does not imply a commitment or agreement to take up the opportunities on offer but it is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of what’s new in industry, and let industry know about our great track record of innovation.”

If you have a new and different service or solution to offer, we want to hear from you to be part of this high energy event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Attendance is strictly limited, so register your interest now.

When: Tuesday 28 March 2017

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

More information: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/mixr2017 or mixr@tmr.qld.gov.au

Industry packed 1100x Hampers for those in need

On Friday the 9th of December over 170 people from the SCLAA Queensland Division, the QLD Supply Chain and Logistics Conference (QSCLC), the AIP and the APPMA, spent their Christmas Party packing over 1100 hampers for Foodbank to provide to those in need during the holiday season. The hampers included 800 family hampers, 200 ladies packs and 110 children’s packs. The total value of the hampers was over $120,000 worth of items that were either donated, or the funds raised for, by the industry. The hampers would not be possible without the continued support from the industry including Campbells Arnotts, Colgate, Ego Pharmaceuticals, Edex, Tip Top GW Foods, All Purpose Transport, Office Max, BDO, APPMA, Orora, Linde Forklifts, Tip Top Foodservice -GW Foods, Coles and Department of Housing and Public Works. Over the last five years, the team has packed 5400 hampers to the value of close to $660,000 for people in need and looks forward to even more hampers in 2017.

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Latest Edition of Transport Packaging now available through AIP

transport-packaging-pic-sThe Latest Edition of Transport Packaging has arrived and is now available in Australasia through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Bookstore.
Transport Packaging, Third Edition, provides significant updates and new information from the Second Edition, published in 2004, which is out of print.
It was reviewed and updated by packaging industry veteran Robert Meisner, CPP-Fellow, with contributions by subject matter experts-both individuals and organisations-around the transport packaging industry. The book has been revised throughout to reflect new and updated regulations and standards, and best practices, adding to previous editions compiled the late Alfred H. McKinlay, CPP.

Other enhancements in the new book:

  • Updated and expanded discussion on sources of package testing methods.
  • Expanded discussion on wood pallets.
  • Revised and expanded appendix of resources, including online contact information.
  • New, sharper photos and illustrations throughout!
  • Expanded and updated packaging terminology section.

To order your copy visit https://aipack.com.au/education/packaging-text-books/

QLD: Want to know about available Funding for Qualifications, Business growth and Employment?

Get in the know – check out the summary from the Queensland Government, Department of Transport and Main Roads to find out what funding and incentives are available to assist your business.

Click here or visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Search-results?query=Funding%20for%20Qualifications&scope=tmr.qld.gov.au

Industry invited to participate in Insight 2 Industry (I2I)

Insight 2 Industry (I2I)
Often referred to as the backbone industry, Transport and Logistics plays a part in everything we consume or own – making sure we get the right goods, at the right time and in the right place. The industry connects people and supports all aspects that make up our way of life in Queensland. It is critical the industry is supported to be effective and efficient, but most importantly sustainable – with a workforce able to meet the growing demands of our growing state.

What is Insight 2 Industry (I2I)?

The I2I initiative focusses on businesses within the transport and logistics industry engaging with local schools to raise industry awareness and highlight available career pathways through industry-school partnerships.

Why should my business get involved?

Business and industry bodies within transport and logistics are increasingly aware of the growing challenges in terms of our future workforce. An increasing freight task along with an ageing workforce means we have to look for innovative and creative ways to spark an interest in joining our industry. I2I is a great opportunity to open students’ eyes to a career pathway in transport and logistics, through partnerships with industry and local schools.

Benefits for the business include:

  • Raising awareness of the transport and logistics industry among young Queenslanders Building business reputation with the school and wider community
  • Helping to shape the future workforce with access to potential entry level employees, keen to discover the world of work.
  • Succession planning for the ageing workforce.

Benefits for the school and students include:

  • First-hand knowledge of what employers are looking for and career paths in industry
  • Awareness of employment opportunities within local business and industry
  • Building sustainable industry/school partnerships
  • Increased knowledge of cadetships, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Making the curriculum relevant by matching aspects of job roles to a lesson.

 Want to know more?

Why not contact the TLI Connect team at tli.connect@tmr.qld.gov.au for more information or call 07 3066 0768.

SCLAA discount: UQ Supply Chain Reform professional development course

uq-bis-school-logoThe University of Queensland (UQ) Business School Executive Education is offering SCLAA members a 10 percent discount to attend its short course
Supply Chain Reform in October.

UQ Business School Executive Education produces high-performing leaders and high-impact business results. Their professional development courses and programs are delivered by some of the brightest minds in the business world, and combine leading research, case studies, guest speakers and experiential learning techniques.

Make the shift from supply chains to value chains – register by the end of September using the code QSCL10.

The two-day course, facilitated by Liam Stitt, Managing Director, Essential Supply Chain Optimisation Pty Ltd, is designed for managers and professionals looking to optimise and improve their organisation’s supply chain and supplier management.

You will be challenged to critically review elements of the supply chain for your company, including the procurement process, logistics and alliance networks versus sub-contracting.

By attending this course you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of tools, technologies and methodologies to leverage benefits from disruption
  • Discover how to make the shift from supply chains to value networks.

UQ Business School Executive Education will also hold its Leadership for Senior Executive Women program in October – a program that receives consistently high feedback. Facilitated by Professor Polly Parker, UQ Business School; and Tessa Raeburn, Raeburn Keslake International, the program empowers attendees to drive change and lead in a way that is both personally and professionally satisfying.

To learn more about Supply Chain Reform or Leadership for Senior Executive women, contact UQ Business School Executive Education’s Client Services Team on +617 3346 7111 or at execed@business.uq.edu.au. Alternatively, click here to visit the website.

Winners announced for the 2016 Queensland SCL Awards


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Winners announced for 2016 Queensland SCL Awards


The winners of the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, which have been developed by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia in conjunction with ABB Enterprise Software, All Purpose Transport and Leadership Management Australia (LMA), were announced in front of 300 people during the annual charity dinner at the 17th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference which was held at the SOFITEL Brisbane Central.

Queensland Future Leaders Award

The Future Leaders Award, which is sponsored by All Purpose Transport, is designed to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The winner of the 2016 QLD Future Leaders Award has been awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program valued at $5000. The LMA program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team.

Nathan Sugars1The winner of the 2016 Future Leaders Award is Nathan Sugars, SEQ Network Coordinator, LION Dairy & Drinks.

Nathan began his career in Logistics. It is an area in which he thrives and in which he sees a fantastic future for himself and other wanting to put in the hard yards.

Nathan has been responsible for a number of successful projects that have resulted in very significant improvements in efficiency and cost savings.  Most recently and perhaps most significantly, Nathan has been responsible for implementing transport management software for Lion that has enabled transparency for the business, achieved DIFOT (Delivered In-Full, On-Time) and cost targets. This system is to be rolled out nationally.

Nathan has a strong will to succeed, a strong work ethic and excellent people management skills and relationship building. He sees his preferred role as a job that offers consistent challenges with the opportunity for strategic planning and problem solving. He hopes to complete his Masters in Supply Chain Management at Griffith University in 2017.Chayal Ramjee 1

 

A High Commendation was awarded to Chayal Ramjee, Principal Procurement Advisor, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads.

 


Finalists were: Luke Alford, Warehouse Supervisor, Silk Contract Logistics, Kylie Cue, Category Manager, Downer EDI Mining, Max Pearson, Procurement Project Officer, Stanwell Corporation, Chayal Ramjee, Principal Procurement Advisor, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Nathan Sugars, SEQ Network Coordinator, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Luis Vargas, Purchasing/Procurement Officer, Capral Limited and Jeff Zhang, Business Analyst – S&OP, Planning and Performance, Fletcher Building Limited – Tradelink Plumbing Supplies.

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Queensland Industry Excellence Award

The Industry Excellence Award, recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics Industries.

Nikki Barbi 1The winner of the 2016 Queensland Industry Excellence Award is Nikki Barbi, General Manager Fleet & Logistics, Ergon Energy.
Nikki has worked in the electricity industry for 28 years and is a highly experienced professional who is an expert in procurement, logistics, fleet, finance, works programming and planning and customer service.  Nikki has led strategic projects and initiatives across a number of these areas leading to significant cost savings and innovation for her employers.

The most notable projects include:

  • Implementation of a Talent Placement program for personnel to work with her team for 6 – 12 month with the effect of increasing the business understanding of the Logistics function and the end to end Supply Chain.
  • Implementation of technology in the Logistics operations such as bar coding, expanding use of equipment and improved workforce scheduling to deliver:
    .–  a reduction in Operation Inventory holdings of $7M during 2015/16; and
    .–  cost saving of $2M per annum.
  • In the 2015 Cyclone Marcia response, her team:
    –  established a temporary warehouse in 2 days; and
    –  provided fleet support with provision of fuel stations and pre-operational safety
    ….checks of all fleet on a daily basis.
  • Implementation of Ellipse 5 (ERP System) improvement opportunities delivering $8.8M in benefits.

Nikki is an outstanding candidate who has contributed significantly to the industry and who is sure to continue to drive innovation and change that will benefit the Supply Chain and Logistics industry for years to come.Melissa Taylor 1

A High Commendation was awarded to Melissa Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Removal’s Storage.

Finalists were: Nikki Barbi, General Manager Fleet & Logistics, Ergon Energy, Kingsley Cherry, Managing Director, Pacifix, Bob Dover, Matthew Guthrie, Senior Supply Coordinator, QLD Health, Ken Newton, Project Manager, TAE Gas Turbines, Graham Staier, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation and Melissa Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Removal’s Storage.

Queensland Supply Chain Management Award

The Supply Chain Management Award is designed to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains.

There were two winners for the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award, Haymans Electrical and ScuzzTrans.

Haymans Electrical 1Haymans Electrical has been a part of the Queensland electrical wholesaling landscape for over 30 years.

In 2013 Haymans decided that it needed a new, additional facility to house its expanding stock profile and accommodate its support people involved in projects, contracts and Logistics. Brisbane Airport Precinct was selected as the best logistical position for the business with the Gateway Arterial, tunnels and freeways all central and easily accessible.

This move gave Haymans everything that it needed with Gateway access(north and south) fast access to the city and Port of Brisbane and a growing precinct with constant investment by BAC. There was a huge increase in Haymans ability to hold inventory, accommodate containers and run two shifts to service customers from 4.00 am to 8.00 pm, five days a week and 9 hours on Saturday.

The new facility allows for one manager, one management team and one procurement team across 2 businesses. This investment has provided a huge investment in its Supply Chain that will benefit Haymans and its customers for many, many years.

ScuzzTrans is a family-run Queensland-based transport company, with more than 30 year’s experience loading containers in and around the Port of Brisbane.

Scuzztrans 1ScuzzTrans was looking for a way to streamline its Supply Chain which was becoming more and more complex with time. They needed a way to effectively manage the process of loading and offloading containers and freight and scheduling vehicle work flows. The answer came in the implementation of a track and trace management system combined with a Transport and Logistics management system.

The result was an integrated system that simplified the Supply Chain Management process that:

  • Grew ScuzzTrans business by 35%;
  • Streamlined processes in the office and the cab;
  • Increased container movement while retaining the same amount of staff; and
  • Delivered cost savings.

The system knows where its vehicles are at any one time and exactly what is on board. The impact of this system on ScuzzTrans has been enormous and it will continue to derive benefits for many years to come. It is a fantastic example to companies in Supply Chain & Logistics of what can be done over a relatively short period of time to streamline process and deliver benefits now and into the future.

Finalists were: Foodbank Queensland, Haymans Electrical, Pacifix, Queensland Rail & Davidson HR Consulting and ScuzzTrans.

Queensland Training, Education & Development Award

The Training, Education and Development Award is presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to, and promotes the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.


The Winner of the 2016 Queensland Training, Education & Development Award is All Purpose Transport.

APTFor over forty years All Purpose Transport has been a significant Queensland specialist logistics company. Based on its core value of ‘Best People = Best Business’, APT set about an industry-first program (Project APT) in 2012 to train its entire workforce. Based on the enthusiasm of its people, APT decided that it would build on its Project APT and expand training to its Owner Driver fleet to ensure that they maintain and practice the skills they had achieved. In partnership with TAFE Qld, APT’s owner-drivers were encouraged to deliver and assess the Certificate III in Driving Operations qualification to APT’s Owner Driver fleet.

Project APT was further developed by APT and includes the following initiatives:

  • Nationally accredited qualifications for its entire workforce;
  • Management Team undertaking a Bulletproof Manager Program;
  • Converting the Bulletproof Manager Course to an Internal Training Program; and
  • Participation in the GenR8 program with a student from Kingston College commencing the 20-week program on 11 April 2016.

Project APT is now in its 4th year and the process has been well documented for the purpose of providing a ‘How to’ guide for other employers through the Industry Skills Body.  Its data and intelligence provides a clear and consistent source of information to all industry businesses seeking to raise their profile as an Employer of Choice through educating their people.’

Finalists were: All Purpose Transport and Pacifix.

Queensland Information Management Award

The 2016 Information Management Award, which is sponsored by ABB Enterprise Software, will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of Information Technology within its Supply Chain.

The winner of the 2016 Information Management Award is the Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Chief Procurement OfficerThe Chief Procurement Office’s Data Classification (UNSPSC) focused on one thing: improving the quality of its procurement data – based on the premise that the cleaner the data that enters the system the more confidence CPO can have in relying on it for analytics, decision making and reporting.

The scope of the project was to use a standardised set of material masters linked to TMR categories, GL codes and meaningful units of measure, in order to capture quality data (up front) to help drive better value for money outcomes through informed procurement practices and information. It also delivered better functionality in SAP that allowed for the identification of contract leakage and to encouraging purchasing under contract.

The result was that for TMR’s addressable spend in financial year 2015/16:

  • 89% of dollar spend was classified using the new classification structure.
  • 73% of transactions were classified using the new classification structure.

The design, approach, and learnings from this project are very applicable and transferable to other organisations that are looking to drive benefits from improved procurement data. The lessons learnt have been shared across a number of government organisations and forums with considerable interest and positive feedback.

Apart from providing better quality information to CPO’s procurement professionals and its business customers about their buying and suppliers, this piece of work highlighted the commitment and drive by a group of staff to do something that would make a difference. That is a credit to those in this profession/industry.

The Queensland SCL Awards are the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards which will be held in November. The ASCL Awards have been running for over 50 years and are the most prestigious in the industry.

Finalists have been announced for the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

 

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Finalists have been announced for the
2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

 

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, in conjunction with ABB Enterprise Software, All Purpose Transport and Leadership Management Australia (LMA), are pleased to announce the finalists for the ninth annual Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards. Winners will be announced at the 17th annual Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference dinner on the 1st of September at the SOFITEL Brisbane Hotel.

2016 QLD FUTURE LEADERS AWARD 

The 2016 QLD Future Leaders Awards, sponsored by All Purpose Transport, is designed to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The winner of the 2015 QLD Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program valued at $5000. 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 and course coaching and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.
Finalists are: Luke Alford, Warehouse Supervisor, Silk Contract Logistics, Kylie Cue, Category Manager, Downer EDI Mining, Max Pearson, Procurement Project Officer, Stanwell Corporation, Chayal Ramjee, Principal Procurement Advisor, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Nathan Sugars, SEQ Network Coordinator, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Luis Vargas, Purchasing/Procurement Officer, Capral Limited and Jeff Zhang, Business Analyst – S&OP, Planning and Performance Fletcher Building Limited – Tradelink Plumbing Supplies.

2016 QLD INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARD

The prestigious 2016 QLD Industry Excellence Award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.
Finalists are: Nikki Barbi, General Manager Fleet & Logistics, Ergon Energy, Kingsley Cherry, Managing Director, Pacifix, Bob Dover, Matthew Guthrie, Senior Supply Coordinator, QLD Health, Ken Newton, Project Manager, TAE Gas Turbines, Graham Staier, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation, Melissa Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Removal’s Storage.

2016 QLD INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AWARD

The 2016 QLD Information Management Award, sponsored by ABB Enterprise Software, will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of information technology within its Supply Chain.
Finalists are: Building & Asset Services, Department of Public Works, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Rail & Davidson HR Consulting, SVS Australia.

2016 QLD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AWARD

The aim of the 2016 QLD Supply Chain Management Award is to encourage and acknowledge an outstanding organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains.
Finalists are: Foodbank Queensland, Haymans Electrical, Pacifix, Queensland Rail & Davidson HR Consulting, ScuzzTrans.

2016 QLD TRAINING, EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT AWARD 

The 2016 QLD Training, Education & Development Award is to be presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.
Finalists are: All Purpose Transport and Pacifix.

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