Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2021

Educational AR Guide Offers Support
to Freight & Warehouse Workers

Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide
to Workplace Safety 2021

Industry Partners

Pro-Visual Publishing and their partnering industry associations have released the annual Augmented Reality (AR) interactive educational safety guide for the Supply Chain & Warehouse Industry. This free wall guide is designed to use with your phone, or other smart device, to view augmented content alongside printed text.

The digital feature of AR enhances engagement and learning of critical safety issues that those in the industry face on a daily basis. It’s easy to use so anyone can explore the AR content to supplement the printed information, whether they’re learning solo or as part of a team. It becomes a useful go-to piece over other material to address topics and standards that are updated and relevant.

By downloading the free #Pro-Vis AR app and scanning the AR icons in the topic sections, users can access additional, relevant resources such as videos, web-links, PDF files and landing pages that ‘pop-up’ in front of you in an augmented setting, providing a stimulating learning environment.
Being an industry that is exposed to traffic risks, handling of dangerous goods and fatigue due to travel and interactions with a variety of people and workplaces, the Guide offers invaluable information and tools.

Topics this year include:

  • Guidelines for employers on protecting workers from Covid-19.
  • Managing all types of warehouse traffic, including powered mobile plant.
  • Categorization and handling of dangerous goods.
  • The NHVR secure hotline for operational safety issues.

For free Guides email For all enquiries and images call (02) 8272 2611 or email Deanna Hutchings

Addressing Modern Slavery

Griffith University Research Project

Addressing modern slavery in

construction operations and supply chains

Griffith University is undertaking a research project to examine current practices for addressing modern slavery in construction operations and supply chains in Australia, with a view to proposing operational and practical guidance, as well as recommendations for entities in the construction industry. In this research, we will conduct an industry-wide questionnaire survey and a series of semi-structured interviews with industry experts to gain an understanding of their current practices in addressing modern slavery. Participants will receive the report from this research.

Please complete the questionnaire if you operate within or are aligned with the construction industry. Please also distribute the questionnaire to any of your contacts, contractors or associates in the construction industry.

The link to the questionnaire is:

Contact:  Shane Duran

Scholarship Funding

Scholarship Funding for Women’s Leadership Development in 2021

This is the final call for women working in the transport and logistics sector to express their interest in scholarship funding for leadership development in 2021.

The final date for expressions of interest has been extended to March 31.

Scholarships for women’s leadership – applications extended to March 31

Scholarships are still available through Women & Leadership Australia to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s transport and logistics sector.

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 enable participation in one of three leadership development courses designed for emerging through to senior leaders. All scholarships must be allocated by the end of March and it is unsure when these scholarships will be available again.

Register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form

SCLAA 2021 National Mentoring Program

SCLAA 2021 National Mentoring Program : APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Looking to make a difference to your career as a

supply chain professional or looking to mentor

and inspire future leaders in supply chain.

Be part of the SCLAA National Mentoring Program.


We are very excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 National Mentoring Program and will close on 14 May 2021. The program will run from June to November 2021.

If you are looking to take the next step in your supply chain logistics career or ready to lead and inspire others in your field, look no further the SCLAA’s National Mentoring Program.

Mentee Applications:

Mentor Applications:


SCLAA Newsletter – February 2021

SCLAA February 2021 Newsletter

Now Available

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SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Infor

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Infor. 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. 



Infor is a global leader in cloud software products specialised by industry and combines best-in-class solutions to optimise your end-to-end supply chain and collaborate more effectively with customers, partners, and suppliers. With analytics at the core, gain greater visibility into your supply chain to optimise resources and labour, improve inventory and shipping accuracy, deliver the perfect order, and respond faster to customer opportunities and market fluctuations.

Offering different solutions for varying needs, Infor supply chain management solutions deliver intelligent, real-time supply chain orchestration across supply and demand, global trade management and visibility, financial management and P2P automation, and advanced warehouse management.

Infor Supply Chain Planning (SCP) balances supply and demand through modular applications to tackle key areas of complexity—all while making use of a shared, powerful, end-to-end platform. The integrated planning platform uses complex algorithms, optimisation techniques, and heuristics to derive plans from the strategic utilisation of assets to tactical responses to unexpected market shifts. In-memory processing and a cloud-native architecture enables network-wide optimisation and collaboration.

Infor Nexus (Global Trade Management and Supply Chain Visibility) is the world’s only single-instance business network, providing end-to-end supply chain orchestration through a solution designed for the enterprise-level organisations across several specialised industries. Infor Nexus provides predictive intelligence which allows companies to proactively rearrange resource and labour utilisation, inventory and shipping operations, and respond to fluctuations in the market. Infor Nexus builds communication by eliminating silos internally, as well as with suppliers, partners, and customers.

Infor Nexus (Financial Supply Chain Management) connects all parties, documents, and systems in an automated ecosystem, allowing for exceptions management and N-way matching that not only digitise invoices, settlements, and supply chain financing, but enable strategic programs to improve working capital and assure supply. By connecting the entire supply chain on a single end-to-end networked platform, retailers and manufacturers create streamlined, more compliant transactions. This opens the door for innovation around supply chain finance and dynamic discounting, deductions management, and trading company models and first sale automation.

Infor WMS is an advanced warehouse management system combining core warehouse functionality with labour management, task management, wave management, 3PL management, and more on one highly configurable, scalable database. The contemporary user interface, combined with an open API framework, enables advanced features such as Web RF, 3D visual warehousing, and voice processing, allowing you to manage multiple channels (B2B/B2C) from a single warehouse.

To learn more, please visit or connect with us today.

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner – Swisslog

SCLAA Welcomes New National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Swisslog. 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. 


Shaping the future of logistics through data and robotic driven solutions

Swisslog is a global company with Swiss roots and one of the world’s leading logistics automation companies. Swisslog stands for innovation, quality, industry-leading software and robotics technologies developed in-house. Collaborating with forward-thinking companies, we are committed to setting new standards in warehouse automation to provide future-proof products and solutions. As part of the KUKA Group, our customers trust the competence of our passionate employees – more than 14,000 people working across the globe.  Our range of services includes consulting, concept studies, project implementation, customer service, cutting-edge technologies and software, all tailored to the specific requirements of our customers.  Swisslog offers a range of automated warehouse technology from best-in-class technology for small loads including storage and retrieval of cartons, trays, bins and small items and award-winning technology for heavy loads including energy efficient storage and retrieval of pallets.  We collaborate closely with our customers to create a unique solution that optimizes warehouse performance and improves efficiency.

Established in the era of the manual warehouse, Swisslog quickly evolved into a leading supplier of crane-based automation in the 80s and 90s.  We are continually innovating our competitive technology to meet the demands of today’s storage and distribution; ensuring absolute availability at the highest throughput possible. Thanks to our comprehensive support, including 24/7 help desk, preventive maintenance, remote monitoring, condition monitoring and life cycle management, our systems are reliable when it really counts. Swisslog’s software management system SynQ embeds intelligence in operations and synchronizes the performance of automated logistics systems in the era of Industry 4.0 and IoT. Together with KUKA, it is our vision and mission to deliver a complete automated solution that enables companies to optimize not only warehouse performance, but also their entire value chain.

If you would like to learn more about automation and what we can offer or have any questions, please email us directly on to speak to a specialized automation consultant or alternatively register for our updates here.  You will receive invites to exclusive events, site tours, case studies and white papers.

Monthly Outlook – February 2021

Monthly Market Outlook – February 2021

– Hear from the Experts.

Western Union Business Solutions Monthly Currency Outlook (MCO) provides currency analysis and market forecasts from local and global experts.  The MCO highlights the key events and drivers likely to impact foreign exchange currency markets in the weeks ahead, providing you with insights to help manage FX risk, plan international payments with less uncertainty and optimise cash flow.

In this month’s outlook:

  • The AUD accelerated to multi-year highs in January as equity markets around the globe continued higher.
  • Global shares were boosted by the resolution to the US presidential election while a conclusion in talks between the UK and EU also helped.
  • RBA governor Philip Lowe speech on 3 February will likely set out the RBA’s thinking for 2021.

To download the MCO click here


Collaboration with the University of Sydney

Collaboration with
the University of Sydney.

Exclusive to SCLAA members

The SCLAA is pleased to present to its members the opportunity to collaborate on supply chain projects with the University of Sydney.

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) within the University of Sydney Business School offers a Master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In the last semester of this program, students are grouped to work on real supply chain projects facing Australian industries. Professor Ben Fahimnia from ITLS works with industries to define the scope and aim of each project. He supervises all projects to ensure that the project goals are accomplished, and the desirable outcomes are achieved.

The project scope is flexible, but must be within a supply chain context (in the areas related to procurement/sourcing, production, logistics, warehousing, distribution, retail operations, network design, planning and optimisation, digitalisation, scheduling, risk management, and sustainability to name a few). A maximum of 5 students may work on one project. There are two intakes per year: semester 1 starting in March and semester 2 starting in July. Each semester is 12 weeks long.

This collaboration opportunity is now open to SCLAA members. You may discuss your project ideas with Prof Ben Fahimnia ( in February for projects starting in March 2021


Prof Ben Fahiminia

New SCLAA National Partner – Xtreme Freight

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Xtreme Freight. 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.


“We Never Say No To Our Customers”

Xtreme Freight is an innovative and diverse privately owned company dedicated to providing customers with total quality transport and logistics solutions. Xtreme Freight have been servicing the industry since 1988 and the Director of the company and the unique team have over 45 years’ experience in the Transport Industry. Companies large and small including prominent Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents around Australia utilize our unique product offerings. The diversity and agility we can offer our partners are numerous ensuring we are a one stop shop for all your freight needs.

Our team all has a diverse range of experience within the Transport industry including international trade. Strong relationships with our clientele adds security to our service; we can meet some of the most demanding time constraints and challenging logistics jobs crucial to supply chain management. Being ISO accredited and an Australian Trusted Trader we take the business of moving freight safely and securely through our network very seriously to deliver to you our valued partners the seamless transport and logistics you deserve. High levels of services are required to meet the most challenging jobs and the ability to execute on our promises has seen our company go from strength to strength. The interstate/intrastate work is handled by our senior management team and with ties to some of transports largest blue-chip corporations around Australia this gives us the ability to negotiate competitive rates for our customers.

With Bonded warehouse facilities around Australia, Xtreme Freight offer a diverse range of options including 3PL/Storage for our customers. Superior logistics services are provided by people who know your business and are committed to helping you succeed. Together our company works as a cohesive team striving for excellence by building relationships and delivering first class consultative processes and services to deliver for our customers.

In addition, the company provides courier services, taxi truck services, LCL and airfreight services and with the experience in complex movements for construction, retail and manufacturing products you can be confident that they are all expertly handled and another part of our growing range of services. Communication is key to success and you are never a number at Xtreme Freight, we procure business relationships and work closely with all our partners to help them succeed. Your success is important to all the team at Xtreme and we aim to work with you long term with trust, respect and loyalty being our key mantra shown through our actions and the support you receive from our teams from all divisions throughout the company.

Xtreme utilise specialist vehicles such as trays and crane trucks to service the construction industry including project management being a big part of what we do. We service the civil infrastructure, agricultural and perishables industry sectors and in addition the business provides specialised transport for perishable freight to and from the major airports, handling commodities such as lobster, seafood and agricultural products for pick up and distribution.

Throughout the global pandemic and the effects it has had to many sectors our company and business operations, we have continued to thrive by servicing the pharmaceutical, construction and agricultural industries just to name a few. At Xtreme Freight you can feel confident that we have your interests at the front of mind in everything we do. For a specialist consultation, query or quotation head to our website at  to find out more about our services or feel free to call us on 1300 367 849 and speak to one of our friendly team. If you are looking for a change and want to experience friendly, efficient and customised services call us today. We solve the pieces of your logistical puzzle.