SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – SOTI

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, SOTI. 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.

SOTI Overview

SOTI is a proven innovator and industry leader for mobility and IoT management. Globally, over 17,000 companies depend on SOTI to enable their strategies for mobile devices, applications, content, as well as endpoints for the Internet of Things. SOTI’s extensive vertical experience provides unparalleled insight into each company’s unique business needs. Strong relationships with mobile technology and IoT partners around the world gives SOTI advanced knowledge of new technologies and cutting-edge business solutions. SOTI’s commitment to innovation ensures your business is one step ahead with the solutions you need to take mobility to endless possibilities.

https://soti.net/

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Geek+

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Geek+. 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.

Geek+ Overview

Geek+ is a global technology company specializing in smart logistics. We provide a comprehensive line of logistics robots and solutions to help businesses realize smart logistics transformation. According to global market research firm Interact Analysis, Geek+ constitutes more than 10% of the global AMR market share, ranking 1st in the world. Currently, Geek+ has sold more than 20,000 AMR robots worldwide, leading the global smart logistics revolution.

Geek+ was established in 2015. Headquartered in Beijing, the company has since expanded to the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East North America and currently offers global sales, operation and service capabilities in 20 countries, empowering over 300 well-known brands in the world such as Nike, Decathlon, Walmart, Toyota and Suning, including nearly 40 Fortune 500 companies. Geek+ has a large-scale and proven portfolio of successful case studies. We have transformed more than 15 customers in Australia and New Zealand to meet the new demands and expectations, such as eStore Logistics, catch.com and DHL, etc..

Geek+ solutions encompass picking, moving, sorting, smart forklifts, smart factories and smart warehouse, which are tailored and integrated to e-commerce, retail, apparel, logistics, pharmaceutical, automotive and 3C manufacturing industries. With exceptional products and technology, Geek+ was listed as a top 50 robotics company in 2019 and 2020 by the Robotics Business Review.

In light of the rapid growth of the e-commerce market, traditional logistics and warehousing methods are unable to satisfy the needs of the industry. Coupled with powerful algorithm functions and picking and storage strategies, Geek+’s solution for the e-commerce industry is flexible and reliable. It has successfully withstood peak periods like Black Friday and Double 11, aiding companies in swiftly responding to business fluctuations and market demands.

Geek+’s logistics robot solutions help enterprises reduce costs and increase efficiency to build up competitiveness. Adopting a long-term perspective, it can enhance anti-fragility capabilities of supply chains to effectively overcome future black swan events.

www.geekplus.com

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – First Aid Accident & Emergency

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, First Aid Accident and Emergency. 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.

First Aid Accident and Emergency Overview

Did you know over 30,000 Australians suffer an out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest every year and 9 in 10 people won’t survive? The statistics are staggering but the great news is there is something we all can do to make a difference.

First Aid Accident & Emergency (FAAE) are excited and proud to be partnering with the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia to help educate and raise awareness in the sector on this important subject.

Being part of industry that prides itself on safety, is growing and has an active and diverse workforce, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has recognised its members have an increased risk of potential incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. It is FAAE and SCLAA’s goal to help reduce the risk by providing members access to expert support and advice, competitively priced defibrillator bundles coupled with online training and education tools through this initiative.

“As a registered training organisation with over 15 years experience teaching students life saving skills in First Aid, we have seen firsthand what the impact of CPR coupled with early access to a defibrillator can have on the outcome of a sudden cardiac arrest. In 2015, we actually had to perform a rescue on a student in one of our courses, and thankfully the outcome was a positive one. It is our mission to educate and support our customers to ensure they are prepared in the event of an emergency, with the ultimate goal of having a defibrillator Sub 3 minutes in every workplace. Our partnership with SCLAA strengthens this vision and we are very proud to be supporting them on this journey to ultimately save more lives. We look forward to getting to know the SCLAA members and sector better through this initiative” FAAE Director, Scott Whimpey

www.firstaidae.com.au

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Vative

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Vative. 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.

Vative Overview

With a sole purpose to inspire people, organisations, and community to continuously improve, Vative is a dedicated business optimisation consultancy and training organisation. We encompass a team of highly talented process improvement specialists dedicated to driving tangible outcomes for your business. Vative provides business optimisation through strategy, leadership alignment, business analysis, people capability and development, and project management using methodologies under the Continuous Improvement framework.

Our business aims to develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement so organisations can continue to thrive relying on their internal capability. Our facilitators, consultants and business coaches provide hands on services across all levels of your organisation, we provide a holistic end-to-end delivery capability by building strategy with your executive leadership team and cascading that deployment through effective communication and training to your frontline operations of the business. We cover all industry sectors in the SME and multi-national market and deliver on our minimum benchmarks of 300%+ return on investment (ROI) on projects.

Vative have deployed the following 5-step process in sustaining continuous improvement culture within an organisation:

www.vative.com.au

August 2021 Newsletter

SCLAA August 2021 Newsletter

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SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Australia Post

New SCLA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Australia Post. 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.

Australia Post Overview

Today, more than ever, Australia Post is at the heart of Australian communities, connecting them to each other and the world. In a year that has been one of the most challenging in Australia Post’s more than 200-year history, as Australia’s leading logistics and integrated services business, our objective has nevertheless remained the same: to support our customers to grow and communities to thrive, to create products that people value and trust, and to always deliver great service and value to our customers and the community

As a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) that operates under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 (APC Act), Australia Post is a completely self-funded business with both commercial and community service obligations.

https://auspost.com.au/business/ecommerce/supply-chain-management

Government announces additional $260.9 million IFAM Support

During his National Cabinet address on 2 July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made reference to additional support through the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM).

This extension has now been officially confirmed, with the Australian Government announcing that IFAM will receive an additional $260.9 million to continue operations until 30 June 2022, with an operational tail to the end of July 2022.

This support in response to COVID-19 and assisting Australian businesses would be welcomed by many of you.

For more information about the extension, please refer to the IFAM webpage and for your convenience, click on the button below to access the latest Fact Sheet.

 

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Americold

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Americold. 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.

Americold Overview

Americold is the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses.  We offer the most comprehensive temperature-controlled storage and distribution network available, supported by the most advanced technology in the industry.

For almost 120 years, Americold has been the leader in providing technology-based engineered solutions for the temperature-controlled supply chain industry. Our commitment is far reaching and full of purpose; we support everyone from local artisans to regional grocery stores, and from national food producers to international food and beverage organizations. At Americold, innovation never stops. It’s the foundation that helps ensure the success of our customers. By partnering with Americold, our customers can pay more attention to their customers and growing their own business

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 242 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 40 million refrigerated cubic meters of storage, in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers.

http://www.americold.com.au/

Celebrating Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence

SCLAA COVID UPDATE

COVID Restrictions for Freight & Logistics Cross Border Workers NSW, VIC, and QLD

SCLAA has summarised advice from the various Government agencies on the current COVID border crossing advice related to freight workers, and operating conditions for freight workers within jurisdictions. As the situation is rapidly changing, we recommend our members to continue to check the links provided below.

NSW:

  • All of NSW and the ACT being declared a “Red Zone”, border cross conditions have changed as of 14th July.
  • The NSW Government has issued varying rules for freight workers carrying out essential services dependant on LGA.
  • An Update for Transport for NSW can be viewed: HERE
  • Specific information related to NSW transport freight & logistics operations can be viewed: HERE

Victoria:

  • Victoria’s border is effectively closed to New South Wales and the ACT.
  • Workers in freight can apply for the ‘Specified worker (low workplace interaction) permit’ which is valid for multiple entries into Victoria for 14 days.
  • The latest Victorian Freight & Logistics COVID Update (12 July 2021) from the Victorian Department of Transport can be viewed: HERE

Queensland:

  • Queensland Information for cross border Freight and Logistics workers can be found HERE
  • Currently declared Covid Hotspots can be viewed HERE and include the Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shell Harbour regions of New South Wales.
  • Any Freight and logistics operators entering Queensland who have not travelled to COVID-19 hotspots, must have a valid Queensland Travel Declaration
  • The Queensland Travel Declaration is available at: https://www.qld.gov.au/queensland-travel-declaration-form.
  • Any Freight and logistics operators entering Queensland who have been in COVID-19 hotspot  must have a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass (Freight and Logistics)
  • The Queensland Border Declaration Pass (Freight and Logistics) is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/border-pass.

SCLAA would like to hear from our members how COVID has disrupted your business. Comments/input can be added to the SCLAA Linkedin post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6820991862715883520