TODAY IS International Day of the Girl


TODAY IS 
International Day of the Girl

To celebrate the potential of girls in different cultures around the world, and to highlight the threats, discrimination and issues facing their well-being, join with the SCLAA today to mark 11 October as the International Day of the Girl!

A survey of more than 1700 Aussie girls has discovered most feel they are treated unequally to boys in most aspects of their lives (Plan International). At the heart of this issue is a lack of visibility about the experiences of girls – and it’s time we listened to what they have to say about this.

This is a day for us to be thankful for the women who have made such a difference to our lives. It is also a day for reflection on what we as individuals can do to improve the lives of young girls in our own communities and around the world.

Spare a moment today to consider how you could make a difference.

SCLAA fully support Women throughout the industry and are looking forward to the 2nd annual SCLAA Women in Logistics Lunch being held in Melbourne on 20 October and The Women in Logistics and Supply Chain Leadership Summit 2017 in Sydney from 30 October to 3 November.

Inspiring speakers and Great Networking Opportunities

2017 Women in Logistics, 20 October 2017, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne.

Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Transport Association, to open the 2017 Women in Logistics Lunch.

Peter Anderson is one of Australia’s foremost experts in transport and logistics, with a lifelong career working in the business of freight movement for private businesses, and more recently Victoria’s peak transport industry representative group.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Transport Association, a role he has held since late 2014, Peter is the voice of over 800 transport and logistics operators in Victoria, with a focus on enhancing the productivity, safety, workforce development and sustainability of the industry through leadership and advocacy.

Peter was appointed VTA CEO after serving as a Board member since 2007. His involvement with the VTA dates back to 1994, serving on numerous committees and as honorary Chair of the VTA’s General Freight Committee and its Container Group.

Coming from a transport family, Peter has lived and breathed freight and logistics his whole life. He has held management positions since 1983, becoming only the second Chief Executive Officer at The Scott Group of Companies, where he drove major cultural change and business improvements.

For more information and to register: https://goo.gl/5ZVMrx

 

Inspiring speakers and Great Networking Opportunities

2017 Women in Logistics, 20 October 2017, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne.

Christine Tolson v2Christine Tolson, Air Commodore, Director General Logistics – Air Force

Christine joined the Air Force on 15 January 1985. Throughout her career she has performed in a number of capacities and has acquisition and through life logistics experience and qualification. Of note, she has held four separate Command appointments during her career the most recent of which was as Director General Supply Chain, in which role she was responsible for wholesale warehousing and distribution, maintenance and operational supply chain functions for the Australian Defence Force. She took up the role of Director General Logistics Air Force in early September 2016. In this role she is responsible for designing the future Air Force logistics system to support airpower and joint warfighting.

Christine has spent much of her career driving change and reform and her most recent post­ings are no different. She has extensive contract development, negotiation and management and supply chain design experience. A firm believer in strategic planning and that ‘the data will set you free’, her career has also seen her invest significantly in instilling planning and performance management ethos and frameworks within the various organisations that she has led.

Her great passion lay in leadership and in mentoring the logistics officers and female leaders of the future. She also enjoys fishing, camping, baking, reading and shopping (for shoes of course!).

For more information and to register: https://goo.gl/5ZVMrx

Inspiring speakers and Great Networking Opportunities

2017 Women in Logistics, 20 October 2017, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne.

Lydia-1Lydia Kendray, Head of Group Operations, Leadership Management Australia

Lydia Kendray is a VET RTO Specialist currently employed as Head of Group Operations across both Leadership Management Australia and Think Perform.

Lydia has over 25 years experience in the VET sector, from managing RTO’s to having owned and operated her own national RTO for 15 years.

Lydia specialises in conducting and completing comprehensive training needs analysis for or­ganisations, and designing, developing and implementing quality and engaging training and assessment that are national recognised training programs, whilst ensuring the tailored training solutions meet both industry and organisational needs.

Lydia draws upon her experience to be a passionate hands on leader, mentoring and motivat­ing her team in change management, accountability and increased productivity. Her true passion is in professional development, providing a commitment to develop and mentor people at all levels, which she believes is a funda­mental key in achieving transformational change whilst creating exceptional results.

Lydia’s experience within the Transport and Logistics industries spans over 20 years with a sound knowledge of all the rudiments regarding compliance governing the transport and logistics industries. Her expertise includes her in­novative approach to commercial business growth, compliance and the building of successful, mutually rewarding business relationships.

For more information and to register: https://goo.gl/5ZVMrx

 

Inspiring Speakers and Great Networking Opportunities

2017 Women in Logistics, 20 October 2017, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne.

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Erica Gilcrist, General Manager Sales – MaxiTRANS

Erica has a 20+ years’ history working within the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry globally. Reaching back to the mid-1990s, Erica began her career working in 3rd Party Logistics supporting the fast-paced automotive industry in Detroit, Michigan. It was there that Erica realised her niche for Supply Chain development and implementation after successfully leading start-ups ranging from greenfield warehousing and sub-assembly operations, JIT transport network planning, central materials stores, min/max bank and buffer programs and supply chain design (order to delivery). Upon its inauguration in 2001, Erica moved to Vector Supply Chain Management, a 4PL joint venture between Conway (Menlo) and General Motors.

It was during her days working for Vector SCM that Erica found her way to the Asia-Pacific region. Tasked with implementing the Vector SCM 4PL Model in SE Asia and Australia, Erica found her new home in Melbourne Australia where she has been living and working for the past fourteen years. During her time here in Australia, Erica has integrated herself into the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry working with, and alongside major companies such as Toll, Ceva, Amcor (Orora), Bluescope Steel, Woolworths and Target. In her more recent years, Erica moved into the wharf sector running a wharf services business in the Port of Melbourne before moving on to ACFS Port Logistics as GM of the Southern Region, including empty container parks Nationally. Erica’s current role as General Manager Sales at MaxiTRANS Australasia’s leading supplier of road transport equipment is synonymous with her expertise and ability to motivate, lead and inspire.

For more information and to register: https://goo.gl/5ZVMrx

Dematic expands logistics IT offering with Vuzix Smart Glasses

SYDNEY – October 4, 2017 — Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, today announced it is now a distributor of Vuzix Smart Glasses in Australia and New Zealand.

The addition of Vuzix Smart Glasses allows Dematic’s Real Time Logistics group to expand its integrated solution offering, with a hands-free mobile computing solution that can be used within the warehouse for inventory management tasks such as picking orders, inventory replenishment and inventory cycle counting.

Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses are a hands-free wearable computer that combine the features of a barcode scanner, a voice picking system, and a vision picking system. Designed specifically for industrial settings, they are an ergonomically designed and rugged Android-based device. They feature an nHD monocular display and Intel processor, large internal storage, recording features, and wireless connectivity capabilities. The Vuzix glasses also have a 10 mega pixel, 1080p camera that records, stores, and plays back still pictures and video, perfect for pick, pack, ship tasks as well as for maintenance and remote support functions.

“Dematic helps our supply chain customers achieve operational excellence by offering the most appropriate solution for each application,” said Brian Lang, Dematic’s Director of Real Time Logistics. “Including the Vuzix Smart Glasses in the Dematic portfolio of solutions creates more choices for customers and can optimise their order fulfilment.”

Ruggedised against water, dust and dirt, the Smart Glasses give the user versatility to navigate and use the glasses in almost any working environment. They also include the flexibility of multiple mounting options and enhanced battery packs for long or high-intensity users.

“Vuzix is excited to partner with market-leading integrator, Dematic, to deliver our innovative M300 Smart Glasses to supply chain operators across Australia and New Zealand,” said Paul Travers, CEO and President of Vuzix. “The Smart Glasses are proven to deliver productivity and accuracy gains, while reducing training time in supply chain operations. Dematic is the perfect partner to integrate this industry -winning technology into their client’s complex and demanding logistic operations.”

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. 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 across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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 optimize 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 Vuzix

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 58 patents and 37 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others.

The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

VTA Chief Executive Officer to open 2017 SCLAA Women in Logistics Lunch

VTA Chief Executive Officer to open
2017 SCLAA Women in Logistics Lunch


The SCLAA is proud to announce that Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Transport Association, will be opening the SCLAA’s Women in Logistics Lunch at Leonda by the Yarra on 20th October. 

PPeter Andersoneter Anderson is one of Australia’s foremost experts in transport and logistics, with a lifelong career working in the business of freight movement for private businesses, and more recently Victoria’s peak transport industry representative group.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Transport Association, a role he has held since late 2014, Peter is the voice of over 800 transport and logistics operators in Victoria, with a focus on enhancing the productivity, safety, workforce development and sustainability of the industry through leadership and advocacy.

The SCLAA was privileged to have Peter attend the inaugural Women in Logistics event in Melbourne in 2016 which was attended by a diverse group of 160 industry professionals.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Peter said “Women make an enormous contribution to the freight and logistics industry in Australia. I am thrilled to be able represent the Victorian Transport Association and our members at this important industry event, which helps to raise the profile of the transport industry as an exciting career option for women wanting to work in a fast-paced and interesting sector.”

For information on the Women in Logistics Lunch and to register, click here.


Peter Anderson and Amanda O’Brien at the 2016 Women in Logistics Lunch

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Employsure

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The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Employsure. 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.

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Managing employees and keeping your workplace safe is a big part of business success and that is why SCLAA are pleased to announce this very important national partnership with Australia’s leading workplace relations specialist, Employsure.

Through this partnership, SCLAA members will now have access to complimentary general workplace relations advice and regular updates regarding Fair Work and Safe Work compliance.

Navigating Australia’s workplace relations system can be confusing.  Employsure empowers employers, providing them with the knowledge and strategies needed to ensure fairness and safety in the workplace, something which is fundamental for business success.

Employsure have helped over 14,000 businesses with their cost-effective end-to-end service:

  • compliance consultation and tailored employment documentation
  • specialised advice, day or night
  • legal representation
  • insurance in the event a claim is unsuccessfully defended

SCLAA are thrilled to be associated with an organisation working so hard to protect, promote and support small businesses.  A calendar of seminar events will be held over the coming year.  By attending one of these free events, you will walk away with a greater understanding of your rights and obligations as an employer.

SCLAA member offer.

As a member of the SCLAA association, you are eligible for complimentary:

  • general workplace advice
  • educational seminars held near you
  • a 10% reduction in Employsure member rates

How to get access to advice and other services.

If you would like to find out more about the Employsure offer, contact SCLAA or an Employsure specialist today on 1300 932 795. Alternatively, email julie.glynn@employsure.com.au

ASCL Award Submission Extended

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ASCL Award Submissions Extended for One Week
to 12 noon on Friday, 22 September 2017

 

The close of submissions for the 2017 ASCL Awards has been extended by one week to 12noon on Friday, 22 September.

Individuals and organisations are invited to forward submissions in one or more of the following seven categories:

  • Future Leaders Award
  • Industry Excellence Award
  • Environmental Excellence Award
  • Supply Chain Management Award
  • International Supply Chain Award
  • Training, Education and Development Award
  • Information Technology and Management Award

Participating in the ASCL Awards, through submitting one or more entries and attending the Awards presentation with your staff, is a great way to support our industry and its people.

Winners and finalists will be announced at the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 17th November, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at Luna Park, Sydney. The SCLAA has lined up some dynamic talent in what promises to be another memorable awards presentation.

A copy of the criteria for each of the Awards and access to the online submission form are available on the ASCL Awards page of the SCLAA website.

2017 ASCL Awards – Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 ASCL Awards are now available.

To download a copy of the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure, CLICK HERE

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