Event in Review: Disrupting the Food Chain March 2018

Disrupting the food supply chain in 2018!

The SCLAA hosted its first Thought Leadership event for 2018 last week at an exciting new venue in the Melbourne CBD, WeWork.

The buzz and energy in the room was evident throughout the evening. Fittingly for a food tech event, we were left with full bellies as everyone enjoyed the catering by Deliveroo. We had a fantastic turnout with over 60 attendees to hear from industry experts on what the future of food looks like in the supply chain industry.

Thank you to Angeline Archariya, Matt Kuperholz, Tiffany Gould and Jeff Bourne for their involvement and the SCLAA committee for their hard work in making this event run smoothly.

Our next event is on AI in supply chain which you won’t want to miss.

Keep your eyes peeled!

2018 VIC/TAS Launch Event

To celebrate the New Year, the VIC/TAS Division of the SCLAA held our annual launch event on 6 February at the Aer Rooftop Bar in Melbourne’s CBD.

Melbourne’s weather shone through and the committee and members from over 30 different SC&L companies came together to celebrate the new year on the sunny rooftop bar.

Thought provoking discussions were had, from discussing the challenge of tackling the counterfeit wine industry to the integration of the sharing economy into logistics via proof of providence and advanced pallet technology. Whether at the beginning of their career or an industry expert, everyone walked away with a fresh perspective on a current issue, and of course, some great new connections in the world of supply chain and logistics. Looking forward to the next event!

How will Innovation in Blockchain Technology Shape Supply Chains of the Future?

As part of the Intereskt Festival’s “Blockchain Day”, Australia’s first Fintech Festival, The SCLAA hosted its final Thought Leadership event for 2017 last night at Deskworx in St Kilda.

The buzz and excitement in the room was evident throughout the evening. We had a fantastic turnout with over 60 attendees to hear from industry experts on what the future of blockchain looks like in the supply chain industry.

Thank you to Alexar Pendashteh, Paul Sidhu and Julian Smith for their involvement, Vertical Talent as the major supporting partner of this event and the SCLAA committee for their hard work in making this event run smoothly.

See you at our Christmas party in a few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled!

Networking – 21 September 2017

Thank you to our guests who attended our third FLG Young Professionals Networking Drinks for 2017.  As you may have experienced, The Duke of Wellington was a great, cozy environment to grow our networks and meet our wider community.

We’d especially like to thank Vertical Talent for their sponsorship and presence at last week’s event. It was great to see the community expand and intertwine. Great to see smiles on everyone’s face. See you next time!

SCLAA announces Merlin Victorian State Partnership

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Merlin is thrilled to announce our Victorian State Partnership with the SCLAA.

Free $500 offer to SCLAA Victoria Members

To celebrate this State Partnership we would like to provide members of the SCLAA, on a first in best dressed basis, with an exclusive $500 offer to use on temporary staff.

What is Merlin?

Has someone called in Sick? Experiencing an unexpected busy period?

Merlin is the solution with our innovative job-matching application that provides employers with instant access to qualified temporary staff.

Merlin allows employers to select specific roles and the relevant skills and licences required of the worker. Our cutting-edge technology will then instantly match your request to potential candidates that meet your specific requirements. Once the candidate accepts all you need to do is greet them when they arrive to work and we will do the rest.

  • No more expensive job ads
  • No more sorting through endless applications
  • No more payroll setup
  • No expensive agency fees

Our Offer

After a year of development and testing we are preparing to launch, but we still require one critical element…. Your Feedback!

We will be focusing our launch on the warehousing industry and are looking for businesses with a need for warehousing staff in the SCLAA to be our first users.

The first users of our application will be provided with $500 of free credit to use on hiring temporary staff. In return we simply want feedback on how we can improve our service.

Our users are not locked into any contracts nor are there any ongoing expectations. This is a risk-free trial and a great opportunity for members of the SCLAA.

Places for this offer are limited so if you would like to be involved in our free trial please contact me so I can provide you with all the details you require.

For more information please visit www.merlinshift.com.au

The team at Merlin looks forward to working closely with the SCLAA.

Damian MacLeod
P: 0474 764 248
E: damian@merlinshift.com.au

Thought Leadership Series – “How will autonomous vehicles, drones and AI change the transport and logistics industry in the future?”

The SCLAA hosted its 3rd Thought Leadership event for 2017 on Wednesday 2nd August at Honey Bar in South Melbourne. The buzz and excitement in the room was evident throughout the evening. We had a fantastic turnout with over 60 attendees to hear from industry experts on what the future of autonomous vehicles, drones and AI looks like for the transport and logistics industry. Thankyou to Mark Tipping, Bernard Lee and Matthew Lloyd for speaking and the SCLAA committee for their hard work in making this event run smoothly.


VIC/TAS Logistics Solutions for Smart Cities

How good is collaboration! Last night the SCLAA held a site tour to Emporium to view their start of the delivery receipt system combined with a thought leadership events and networking drinks!

We head from some amazing speakers including David Sanders Russel Thompson Paul Landgren on the important role that supply chain has in keeping our cities sustainable!

We capped off the night with Bestrane, announcing their corporate membership with SCLAA.

A Site Visit to Remember: an hour long tour of Emporium, Melbourne’s high-end, interconnected, vertical retail environment that offers a total 188,000m² of retail, with almost 2000 retailers.  During the tour, the event’s participants witnessed Emporium’s: integrated exis ting heritage facades with new buildings and extensive glazed features from a bird’s eye view; commitment to sustainability from the 24/7 washing up hub (the 40 food outlets is serve food on crockery to reduce rubbish); and innovative awarding winning approach to receiving over 100 deliveries daily in one of the most congested and parts of the city.

…and some amazing pink vests…

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Invitation to participate in a Monash University study about supply chain resilience following extreme weather




To register for this survey, click here…

VIC-TAS Mentoring and Networking


Last night, 15 June, marked the successful launch of the inaugural VIC-TAS SCLAA mentoring program at RMIT Building 80. Participants are treated to fun-filled activities that broke the ice, as well as interesting anecdotes about past mentoring relationships from our senior members. Mentees were also given a few tips on how to engage new industry contacts for the networking drinks event that followed the launch.

We would like to give special mention to our moderator, June Parker for moderating such a fun and engaging event on her birthday. We would also like to thank KNAPP, Selection Partners and RMIT  for generously supporting our goal to increase the capability of the supply chain industry through this program.

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Left to right: Kok Khuan Lim, Levi del Fierro, Agnieszka Stopyra, Divya Gupta, John LaVacca, Matt Gibson, Danny Busija, June Parker, Michael Vogler, Stewart Warne, Andy Irving and Federick Nasol


Thanks to all those who attended our networking event at The Crafty Squire Brewery Lounge on 127 Russel Street on Thursday 15 June 2017.

We had an amazing turn out with everyone enjoying Craft beers, canapes and some networking! See you next time!

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SCLAA VIC/TAS Booth Transport Site Tour


Last Thursday the SCLAA hosted a site tour at Booth Transport.

The site tour started with a high level presentation on the background of Booth transport – including factors such as operational processes, technology enables and key success factors which have empowered them to transform into a $100M business.18260973_617503341781943_743634499_o

Then the participants went on a site tour and viewed the Laverton North Site operations – Trucks, warehouses, inbound / outbound depots, workshops, washbays, etc.

Overall, there was great feedback from both participants & Booth Transport. The session was very engaging and educational for the participants.

Thank you again to Booth Transport for hosting this event.