2018 Tax Time Toolkit (Transport and Logistics)

What deductions can you claim at tax time?

According to a recent survey conducted by the ATO, one in five Australians are not confident that they have the knowledge and information required to accurately lodge their tax return.

That is why the ATO has created a series of Tax Time Toolkits, with practical and tailored information to help Australians prepare and lodge their tax return this year.

Each toolkit has been designed to help Australians in areas where the ATO knows taxpayers are at risk of making a mistake when they’re preparing and lodging their tax return.

Download your copy of the Tax Time Toolkit (Transport & Logistics)

Winners of the 2018 Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Announced

Winners of the 2018 Western Australian Transport,
Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Announced

Winner of the
Public Transport Authority & School of Management Curtin University,
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Young Professional of the Year Award

Tegan Case from Shell Australia


Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Innovation Award

Fremantle Ports


Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Excellence in Transport Planning, Supply Chain & Logistics Award

Fremantle Ports


Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Excellence in Training and Professional Development Award

 Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

The SCLAA congratulates all Award winners and looks forward to their submissions
for the 2018 ASCL Awards.

SCLAA Thought Leadership – Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain


SCLAA Thought Leadership Series “AI in Supply Chain” saw Alan Dormer of Opturion walk the SCLAA though applications of Artificial Intelligence in supply chain; and how measurable, positive ROI efficiencies can be obtained with AI today.


Dematic Implements Complete Warehouse Mobility Solution for Logistics Operator ACFS E-Solutions

SYDNEY, NSW – 30 May 2018 – ACFS e-Solutions, part of Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS), Australia’s largest privately-owned Container Logistics operator, recently worked with Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services, to implement a complete warehouse mobility solution at two facilities in Pemulwuy, NSW and Derrimut in Victoria.

The initial solution, in which ACFS handles cosmetic products for a significant new customer, features a wide range of warehouse mobility technologies, including Zebra MC9200 rugged handheld computing devices, Zebra DS3608 barcode scanners, Zebra VH10 vehicle-mounted computers for forklifts, Zebra ZT410 static label printers and QLn420 mobile printers. Dematic also provided facility-wide industrial Wireless LANs (WLAN) via Extreme Networks AP-7522 access points, designed to keep the new devices online and completely mobile throughout both sites.

“I’m delighted with the work that we have done with Dematic in implementing this wide range of equipment, especially given the timeline we needed to work to,” said Julien Cade, National Operations Manager at ACFS eSolutions. “We needed a top-of-the-range IT solution to help us deliver a suite of services expected of a cutting-edge 3PL service provider. The improvements we are already seeing in service levels as a result of the introduction of these technologies, and the real-time information we now have access to, have started to open up significant opportunities across Australia.”

Dematic and ACFS eSolutions worked to very tight timelines to deliver both solutions.

“ACFS needed to have its Pemulwuy facility up and running within just a few weeks, so the company could meet the demands of its new customer,” said Dematic Real Time Logistics Business Development Manager, Brett Orders. “With careful planning, both sites are right on schedule, and so far the results have been extremely positive.”

The facility in NSW went live in April 2018, and the Victoria facility is due to launch in late June. ACFS also plans to roll out similar systems at other facilities during late 2018.

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 


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 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.

To learn more please visit www.dematic.com.au.

SCLAA Newsletter – April 2018

The SCLAA April 2018 Newsletter is now available.

 For all the latest SCLAA news, events and information, click here…

Interview with Mr Bill Pollock, Founder and CEO of Drake International

Interview by SCLAA Director, Erica Gilcrist

On the 6th of April, I had the absolute pleasure of being able to meet and speak with Mr. Bill Pollock, Founder and CEO of Drake International.  For those who may not be entirely familiar, Drake International is among the largest of staffing and recruitment companies globally.  With operations in 11 countries around the world, Drake International provides much more than simple staffing solutions.  They are an end-to-end provider of human resources services, performance improvement, consultative management, permanent staffing, temporary staffing and technology solutions.

Mr. Pollock himself is an exceptionally presented, soft-spoken, 90 years’ young Executive whose company’s origins form what is today’s modern temporary staffing agency.  And whilst Drake International is much more than a successful global giant in the human capital industry, Bill’s story from then 1951, to now, is a story chock full of ‘world firsts’ against an almost rags to riches backdrop.  Please enjoy the following Podcast with Bill and hear about his humble beginnings in Winnipeg, Ontario (Canada) to the 40th Floor of Collins Street in Melbourne Australia, just one of the many Drake International Offices around the world.

To find out more about Drake International, please visit their website at https://au.drakeintl.com

Click on the image below to listen to the interview.

SCLAA attends 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference

SCLAA attends 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference

The SCLAA was invited by Mr Michael Guo, CEO of the Australian International Trade Association, to attend the 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference and trade mission to China held from 19 to 23 March. SCLAA Director, Stanley Fan, attended the Conference on behalf of the SCLAA.

The conference and trade mission included attendance of the 2018 Global Logistics Technology Conference in Haikou organized by China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, the China – Australasia Logistics Cooperation Forum, a visit to the beautiful cities Kunming and Guiyang, meetings with leaders and representatives of Hainan, Yunnan and Guizhou’s Provincial and Municipal Government, Department of Trade and Investment, as well as accredited logistics entrepreneurs and potential investors and exploring further logistics cooperation opportunities of China and Australasia.

Stanley Fan’s presentation at the 2018 Global Logistics Technology conference, included:

  • The SCLAA’s mission and vision;
  • The SCLAA international strategic alliance, including the APLF and CSCMP, and global perspectives;
  • The SCLAA national strategic alliance, major events – including the ASCL Awards – and industrial corporations; and
  • International Partnership opportunities.

2018 Australian Supply Chain Tech Survey Results

2018 Australian Supply Chain Tech Survey Results

The SCLAA and Swinburne University are proud to present the results from the 2018 Australian Supply Chain Tech Survey!

We welcome you to download the free report now, which analyses and provides insights into the perceptions and actions currently being undertaken by the supply chain industry to prepare for nine key emerging technologies expected to shape the industry.

Which technologies will truly change the industry landscape?  Which are just hype?  Should we be focusing our efforts in one area or another to remain competitive? Find out this, and more, by viewing the White Paper here:  https://bit.ly/2Gj2bZt

Mentors needed for 2018 SCLAA NSW Mentoring program


Mentors needed for 2018 SCLAA NSW Mentoring program

Can you help develop the next generation of supply chain leaders?


This year SCLAA NSW will be launching a new mentoring program. A strong response has been received from our members who want to take part as mentee’s, and we are looking for experienced supply chain professionals to pair with them. This is a great opportunity to take a part in moulding supply chain students & fresh practitioners.

What’s in it for Mentors?

  • Develop a stronger network.
  • Opportunity to pass on skills and experience to the next generation.
  • Build long term relationships with the next generation of industry leaders.
  • Help shape future Supply Chain & Logistics professionals and practitioners.
  • Work together with mentees to define the next step of their careers. 


  • Mentees are expected to drive engagement with their mentor (e.g. setting catch up dates and time).
  • Mentor time commitment of at least 4 one hour catch ups over the year.

If you’re interested please complete the expression of interest survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/2Acv4cti3PLKuX0v2

SCLAA SA/NT Announces New State President

The SCLAA is pleased to announce the election of a new SA/NT State President, Matt Wragg. Matt is a Supply Chain specialist with Supply Chain specific academic Masters qualifications and over 20 years’ experience working within Unionised FMCG and Transport environments, providing successful strategic implementations throughout different businesses returning excellent financial results within ROI timelines and most importantly sustaining growth and ensuring continuity along the journey.

Immediate Past SA/NT State President, Matt Madsen, will be continuing in his role as the SA/NT representative on the SCLAA National Board. Matt Madsen said he would like to “express his thanks to Matt Wragg for taking on the role of SA/NT State President, and to SCLAA National Chairman, Amanda O’Brien for her concerted efforts in improving interaction with all State Presidents.”

With the ongoing implementation of the SCLAA’s new National Strategic Plan, the upcoming Marketing and Media Strategy, National and State events and partnering with a number of external events, there are exciting times ahead for the SCLAA. The contribution of all State Presidents and their committees will play an import part in the SCLAA’s ongoing achievements.

On behalf of the SCLAA Board and State Committees, SCLAA National Chairman, Amanda O’Brien extended a warm welcome to Matt and wished him every success in his new role.