NHVR Prosecutes Melbourne Firm Under New COR Laws

Investigation triggered by tip-off to confidential reporting line.

 New Chain of Responsibility (COR) laws will be tested for the first time, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reporting it has laid charges against a company director for failing to exercise due diligence to ensure the company complied with its safety duty.

This first prosecution comes after the NHVR conducted a safety duties investigation into a Victorian trucking company in relation to fatigue management of its drivers.

Court documents show the charges are against N Godfrey Haulage and its director, Nathan Godfrey.

“We believe the company failed to comply with conditions of its fatigue management accreditation,” NHVR executive director statutory compliance Ray Hassall says.

“This requirement forms part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law’s (HVNL) primary safety duty and executives are required to exercise due diligence to ensure a company complies with this duty.


Last year the NHVR flagged a probe of two Tasmanian fleets


“As a result of that investigation, NHVR has laid charges against both the company and the company director for failing to meet these duties.

“The aim of the HVNL is to ensure that everyone in the Chain of Responsibility is doing what they are required to do to keep road users and transport workers safe.

“We know that drivers are constantly put under pressure at the depot or the loading dock and we want to hold the people responsible accountable.

NHVR notes the investigation was triggered in response to information provided through the Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL), and other information available to the NHVR in assessing the risk the operator posed to safety.

The matter is listed for mention in Dandenong Magistrates Court on February 20.

Source: ATN
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Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd

New SCLAA National Partner

Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd. 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.

Gamma Solutions Overview

Gamma Solutions Pty. Ltd. a privately owned Australian company since 1992; and has evolved into one of the largest enterprise mobility specialists with proven experience working with large corporate sites.

Our National head office is based in Mulgrave, Victoria and is made up of Sales, Management, Warehouse, Service Centre, Administration, Help Desk and Technical Staff.

Additional Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Perth & Auckland offices extends this support structure with additional Sales and Technical staff to cater for our customers Australia wide & in New Zealand.

Specialising in a wide range of solutions including, Retail and Consumer Goods, Field Service, Transportation and Logistics, Health Care and Warehousing and Distribution; our current team has well over 100 years of combined experience in supplying wireless solutions to some of the biggest companies in Australia and New Zealand.

Gamma Solutions is aligned with many leading technology companies such as Honeywell, Zebra Technologies, Datalogic, Handheld, Cisco, Aruba, Staylinked, Soti and Wavelink. These partnerships allow us to provide our clients with a competitive advantage in all aspects of enterprise mobility.

Our Service Centre is an Authorised Honeywell, Zebra and Handheld Repair Centre, servicing hardware devices in-house, thus reducing company downtime.

We know that operating a business is time-consuming. That is why we will work around our customer’s schedules. We can create virtual systems in our offices; this means we can simulate your installation and test the system well in advance of the commissioning date.

By relying on the experienced professionals at Gamma Solutions to assist with your project, you greatly increase the probability of optimising your data collection systems and everything that depends on them.

Gamma Solutions’ Professional Services consistently delivers more toward the speedy ROI of your data collection equipment and systems.

For mission-critical processes, we have customer care plans that will remain with you throughout the life of your system. We deliver the exact plan to meet your objectives.

We have the knowledge and expertise to give your business the competitive edge you want for optimum productivity and efficiency. We provide you with the necessary software, hardware, and support services you need to integrate a sound mobility solution into your corporate I.T.

UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

CAN YOU HELP?

UPDATE

On 6 January, the SCLAA announced that the Association would be working with NGOs, Government and other agencies to establish their requirements for the bushfire recovery and rebuilding. These requirements will include road cartage of goods, interim storage, warehouse unpack facilities, supply of food, water, fuel and other essentials, earthmoving equipment, temporary housing and other equipment, amongst others.

The main purpose of this initiative is to create a coordinated industry response with the SCLAA acting as a conduit between relevant authorities, NGOs and other on the ground organisations, and the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industries.

While the specific list of initial requirements is expected shortly, the SCLAA has established alliances and single points of contact with a number of organisations which will assist in distributing the lists of requirements. These include:

  • Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA)
    In partnership with the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA), the FTA is the representative body for the international supply chain sector bringing together importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers. www.ftalliance.com.au/
  • Road Freight NSW
    Road Freight NSW is the peak industry organisation in NSW representing trucking operators. Its members range from some of the nation’s largest transport companies, with many thousands of employees, through to small family businesses operating with less than 5 employees, servicing all areas of NSW. www.roadfreightnsw.com.au
  • Shipping Australia Ltd (SAL)
    The peak industry body representing all Shipping Lines and shipping agents calling Australian Bulk and Container Ports. SAL members have ready to deploy shipping containers to provide much needed storage of goods in bushfire affected areas. www.shippingaustralia.com.au
  • Australian Federation of International Freight Forwarders (AFIF)
    Represents the Sea Freight and Air Freight Forwarding agencies with affiliations to Customs and Border security and various relationships with Industry service providers both locally and internationally. www.afif.asn.au

The SCLAA was directly commended last week for its foresight and pro-activeness in this endeavour and providing its own Secretariat and Administrative resources to assist with the communication process.

We have been informed that the various and widespread requirements are currently being assessed by the authorities in the newly re-opened fire devastated communities and requirements in the first instance will be further communicated in the coming days.

Thank you to those who have already contacted the SCLAA to advise us of services and equipment that they are able to provide towards the recovery and rebuild.

Enquiries:  secretary@sclaa.com.au

Australian Bushfire Recovery – Can You Help?

Australian Bushfire Recovery – Can You Help?

 

Australia and the rest of the world have welcomed in a New Year and decade with all the hopes and good wishes as are traditional with this time. This second decade of the 21st century has had a devastating start for so many in the areas affected by the bushfires.

The SCLAA has offered to facilitate the provision of assistance from the freight, supply chain and logistics industries to all those in these areas in the aftermath of the fires. Direct contacts have been established with various NGOs, Government and other agencies that will be working directly with those effected by the fires and information is currently being obtained on specific requirements to assist those in these devastated areas. These requirements will include road cartage of goods, interim storage, warehouse unpack facilities, supply of food, water, fuel and other essentials, earthmoving equipment, temporary housing and other equipment, supplies and transport requirements amongst others.

As the SCLAA awaits specific requirements, any companies or organisations who are able to assist with any of the abovementioned requirements, can email our National Secretariat on secretary@sclaa.com.au providing information on what they could potentially provide to assist. This information will be passed on directly to the organisations on the ground.

Over the coming days specific requirements will be advised and this information will be published on the SCLAA website and social media (#AusHeart). Anyone able to assist with the requirements will be put in direct contact with the organisation and/or service provider requiring the assistance.

Merry Christmas from the SCLAA

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – EMP Onsite

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, EMP Onsite. 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.

EMP Onsite Overview

EMP Onsite is a national injury prevention organisation based in Melbourne. Our onsite programs deliver significant savings to employers by improving the health and safety of their workforce. EMP uses cutting edge wearable sensor technology to analyse and understand how your workers are performing their job tasks, information which can then be used to prevent injuries, reduce WorkCover premiums, reduce LTI’s and increase productivity.

Australia Post has partnered with EMP on 93 of their sites Australia wide, you can watch their story here – https://www.emponsite.com.au/aboutus/#clientssay

Onsite Injury Prevention – Exercise Movement Professionals- EMP Onsite

Meagan Blackburn. Meagan’s career spans senior roles in product management, strategy and planning, operational and project management. She has a clinical background, working for 10+ years in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy, before moving into roles in biotechnology and health services.

www.emponsite.com.au

 

 

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.