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:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j1ehpq2mm43sy68/AABQGrRdZG6LA87xKvp_LQNma?dl=0

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

2019 ASCL Award Winners Announced

2019 AUSTRALIAN SUPPLY CHAIN
& LOGISTICS AWARDS

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

On Friday, 22 November 2019 the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with WiseTech Global, Dematic, PDG App and LMA, announced the winners of the 2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney.

These prestigious awards have been held annually for almost 60 years and were hosted by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).  The awards allow a fantastic opportunity for people and companies that are involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.

Each of the seven categories attracted a significant number of high caliber submissions. Awards were formally judged with recipients announced at the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner last Friday.

 

2019 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 is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ 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.

WINNER

Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator received the 2019 Training, Education and Development Award by SCLAA Director, Matthew Wragg

 

High Commendation Recipient

ECU, School of Business and Law,  Associate Professor Ferry Jie

As Prof Jie was unable to attend the Awards, the Award was accepted on his behalf by SCLAA Director Matthew Wragg

Finalists:

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

 

2019 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 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.

WINNER

Polymathian

Polymathian received the 2019 Information Technology and Management Award by SCLAA Director, Patrick Ingenegeren.

 

 High Commendation Recipient

PTV Group Australia

PTV Group Australia received the 2019 Information Technology and Management Award High Commendation from SCLAA Director, Patrick Ingenegeren

Finalists:

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

2019 Industry Excellence 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.

 

WINNER

Susan Innes

Susan Innes, Stanwell Corporation received  the 2019 Industry Excellence Award from SCLAA Director, Sue Tomic

 

High Commendation Recipient

Amira Amin

Amira Amin, VISA Global Logistics, received  the 2019 Industry Excellence Award High Commendation from SCLAA Director, Sue Tomic

Finalists:

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

2019 International Supply Chain Award

This is an Award that recognises 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.

 

WINNER

Whale Logistics Australia

Whale Logistics Australia received the 2019 International Supply Chain Management Award from SCLAA Director, Mark Healing

High Commendation Recipient

Health Promotion Board, Singapore
 (Procurement Value Through Transparency and Disruption)

In the absence of a Health Promotion Board, Singapore representative, the Award was accepted on the Boards behalf by SCLAA Director, Mark Healing

Finalists:

  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore (Procurement Value Through Transparency and Disruption)
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore (National Steps Challenge)
  • Whale Logistics Australia

2019 Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overview 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.

 

WINNER

Catch Group

In the absence of a Catch Group representative, the Awards was accepted on behalf of Catch Group by SCLAA Director Mark Healing

On Monday, 25 November, SCLAA Director, Patrick Ingenegeren, presented the Award to Catch Group
(Tafazul Akhtar, Saar Davidi and Richard Whetton) in Melbourne.

 

 

High Commendation Recipient

Asahi Beverages

Asahi Beverages received  the 2019 Supply Chain Management Award High Commendation from SCLAA Director, Mark Healing

Finalists:

  • Adiona
  • Asahi Beverages
  • H. Robinson
  • Catch Group
  • Metcash Trading Ltd

2019 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.

 

WINNER

B dynamic Logistics

B dynamic Logistics received the 2019 Environmental Excellence Award from SCLAA Director, Joshua Holmes

 

High Commendation Recipients

Adiona & Coca-Cola Amatil     AND     Transport for NSW

Adiona & Coca-Cola Amatil  and  Transport for NSW received the 2019 Environmental Excellence Award High Commendation from SCLAA Director, Joshua Holmes

Finalists:

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

 

2019 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 prize sponsored by:

WINNERS

Blake Kelly and Val Brusylovsky

Blake Kelly  and Val Brusylovsky received their Future Leader Awards from Award sponsor LMA, Steve Rowland, NSW Business Manager

 

High Commendation Recipients

Barnabas Walkemeyer   and   Harvey Delos Santos 

Barnabas Walkemeyer  and Harvey Delos Santos received their Future Leader Award High Commendations from Award sponsor LMA, Steve Rowland, NSW Business Manager

 Finalists:

  • 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

The SCLAA extends sincere thanks to ASCL Awards MC, Michael Gallacher, CEO Ports Australia and guest speaker Richard White, CEO and Founder, WiseTech Global.

The Awards were attended by local, national and international guests and provided ideal networking opportunities. The SCLAA extends their congratulations to all finalists, high commendation recipients and Award Winners.

Don’t miss your opportunity in 2020 to nominate an individual or company for these prestigious awards which are recognised industry wide. Submissions for the 2020 ASCL Awards will open in March 2020.

To join this exciting National Association please contact our National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.

Come and be part of a dynamic association to get the recognition you deserve in the ever-changing world of the supply chain in 2020.

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
  • Catch.com.au
  • 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 secretary@sclaa.com.au or 1300 364 160

MEGATRANS 2020

Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
renews partnership with MEGATRANS

 

Leading logistics and transport event MEGATRANS will be returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1 – 3 April 2020.

Last year’s event saw Australia’s supply chain and logistics industry together under one roof for the first time and was attended by nearly 10,000 senior leaders and decision makers across sectors including warehousing, logistics and materials handling, infrastructure, road, rail and sea.

MEGATRANS2020 will once again be an important industry event, facilitating cross-industry collaboration in a multidimensional and integrated conference and exhibition for the freight and logistics industry. For the first time, MEGATRANS2020 will also take place in conjunction with the specialised bulk handling expo, Australian Bulk Handling Expo 2020 (BULK2020).

MEGATRANS2020 has already garnered the support of an array of industry partners and associations, with the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) most recently renewing their support after partnering with MEGATRANS in 2018.

Exhibition space for MEGATRANS2020 is currently on sale, with the industry response to the return of the event being strong. Linde Material Handling and Loscam are both on board as sponsors, while other notable organisations such as Sadleirs, BHD Storage Solutions, Colliers International, and Combilift have also signed on to exhibit.

Click on the registration link below to find out more about exhibiting at MEGATRANS2020.

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Zebra’s New 2024 Warehousing Vision Study

 

Zebra’s New 2024 Warehousing Vision Study:
Discover how modernising your warehouse eases operational challenges

Warehousing, distribution and fulfilment operations are undergoing a modern-day makeover as they transform to meet the growing demands of the world’s on-demand economy. Faced with an evolving omnichannel landscape, ever-increasing order volumes, faster delivery requirements and a global shortage of workers, industry leaders must modernise to keep pace.

To find out how businesses can gain a competitive edge, Zebra Technologies recently commissioned a global research study to analyse the trends and challenges that are transforming warehousing operations. The study asked 352 APAC IT and operational decision makers from manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, post and parcel delivery and wholesale distribution industries for their insights on current and planned strategies for modernising their warehouses, distribution centres and fulfilment centres from 2019-2024.

Discover the top trends, challenges and opportunities facing our warehouses and supply chains in the next five years by downloading Zebra’s Vision Study here.

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

ASAHI Achieves 250% Productivity

ASAHI Achieves 250% Productivity boost at its new automated Heathwood warehouse

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has helped Asahi Beverages to successfully increase productivity by 250% with the installation of an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in its new Heathwood DC. The ASRS improves the efficiency of warehouse operations, reduces manual processes and enables Asahi to better service its customers.

Asahi Beverages is a leading beverage company that produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic products in Australia and New Zealand, with a number of distribution centres (DCs) located across Australia. Previously in Brisbane, Asahi operated across multiple locations and used manual forklifts for block stacking, which they found came with a lot of disadvantages and challenges.

“We previously had a very labour intensive system in place, with every truck that came in having to be unloaded by a forklift, we then had to receive the paperwork manually, check the pallets manually, move the pallets into the storage location and then do all that in reverse to pick them,” said Nathan Lucinsky, Heathwood DC Manager, Asahi.

In making the decision to consolidate its sites into one DC and upgrade to an automated warehouse solution, Asahi wanted to achieve a number of benefits, including reducing costs, improving efficiency and productivity, and being able to better meet the needs of its customers.

The high bay racking at Asahi Heathwood DC is 13 levels high, 34 bays deep, and the ASRS extends to six pallet positions deep on either side of the six cranes, accessed by satellite carts. In total there are approximately 31,500 pallet storage positions.

“After assessing Asahi’s warehouse requirements, we knew that the best solution for them was the six-deep satellite ASRS,” said Dominic Figliano, Project Manager, Dematic. “The ASRS we built for Asahi uses Dematic’s newest and fastest crane, the 1200 H1. This is also the tallest satellite system we have built in Australia.”

“An automated system such as this eliminates a lot of the manual handling of pallets,” said Dominic. “This not only creates efficiencies and a high productivity boost of 250% for the customer, but also increases safety for workers in not having as many forklifts.”

In a DC such as Asahi’s Heathwood site, each manual touch of a pallet represents a cost to the business and comes with the risk of human error.

“We’ve now automated our warehouse processes and only use manual processes where it makes sense,” added Nathan. “In fact, most of our pallets won’t be touched by a human until they get to our customer DC.”

A key factor in Asahi’s decision-making process when looking for a new provider was working with a company that understood the local market. Asahi chose Dematic, as it has a demonstrated capability in delivering similar projects within Australia.

In addition to the ASRS, Dematic integrated third party equipment including the skate docks, stretch wrapper machine, label applicators, and a pallet inverter.

 

Dematic’s First Autostore Solution Installation in Australia Planned for Hallite

Dematic’s First Autostore Solution Installation in Australia Planned for Hallite

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced its first installation of the AutoStore solution in the Australia and New Zealand region in Hallite’s warehouse in Perth, WA.

Hallite is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high performance seals and sealing solutions for the world’s hydraulics industry. With manufacturing centres located in strategic geographies throughout Asia Pacific, Western Europe, and North America, and a worldwide network of service partners, Hallite can ensure its full range of products are readily accessible everywhere.

Hallite’s mission to improve lead times and ensure products are available for customers was one of the reasons which led to the search for a new warehousing solution. The company wanted to futureproof its warehousing operations.

“The AutoStore solution maximises available storage space and capacity without increasing the footprint, so was very suited to our warehouse requirements,” said Tony Pace, Managing Director, Hallite. “We chose Dematic to implement this solution due to their strong global experience with AutoStore.”

AutoStore is a compact and cost-effective storage and order picking system for small items and packages, which can be integrated into any kind of warehouse. It consists of an aluminium grid which provides storage space for the warehouse’s goods, which are stored in plastic bins inside the grid.

The AutoStore system to be implemented in Hallite’s warehouse will include approximately 4,000 totes, four robots and three conveyor ports. The system will enable goods to be received and loaded into totes at a ‘Goods In’ workstation prior to being stored by a robot within the grid. When orders are released the robots will retrieve the specific totes required and send them to one of the picking ports for order assembly.

“The key benefit of the AutoStore solution for companies such as Hallite is the reduced footprint required to store a high range of SKUs, together with the fact that it is suitable for retrofitting into an existing site including designing around existing building columns,” said Pas Tomasiello, Senior Director Integrated Systems Group ANZ, Dematic.

AutoStore is flexible and easy to expand, which will allow Hallite to continue to grow and add more SKUs in the future.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our business and allow for future growth, which is why we are also planning to have Dematic install a number of systems to the business globally,” said Tony.

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au   

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About Dematic

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

About Hallite

Hallite is a leading manufacturer of high-performance hydraulic and pneumatic seals and sealing solutions for the world’s fluid power industry. For more than 110 years, Hallite has manufactured wiper seals, O-rings, rod and piston seals, bearings, and other high-performance rubber and plastic parts. Markets served include mining, construction and infrastructure, agriculture, general industrial and material handling, oil and gas, and aerospace. Operating globally, Hallite is a company of the Michelin group. For more information about Hallite, visit  www.hallite.com.