SCLAA announces Merlin Victorian State Partnership

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Merlin is thrilled to announce our Victorian State Partnership with the SCLAA.

Free $500 offer to SCLAA Victoria Members

To celebrate this State Partnership we would like to provide members of the SCLAA, on a first in best dressed basis, with an exclusive $500 offer to use on temporary staff.

What is Merlin?

Has someone called in Sick? Experiencing an unexpected busy period?

Merlin is the solution with our innovative job-matching application that provides employers with instant access to qualified temporary staff.

Merlin allows employers to select specific roles and the relevant skills and licences required of the worker. Our cutting-edge technology will then instantly match your request to potential candidates that meet your specific requirements. Once the candidate accepts all you need to do is greet them when they arrive to work and we will do the rest.

  • No more expensive job ads
  • No more sorting through endless applications
  • No more payroll setup
  • No expensive agency fees

Our Offer

After a year of development and testing we are preparing to launch, but we still require one critical element…. Your Feedback!

We will be focusing our launch on the warehousing industry and are looking for businesses with a need for warehousing staff in the SCLAA to be our first users.

The first users of our application will be provided with $500 of free credit to use on hiring temporary staff. In return we simply want feedback on how we can improve our service.

Our users are not locked into any contracts nor are there any ongoing expectations. This is a risk-free trial and a great opportunity for members of the SCLAA.

Places for this offer are limited so if you would like to be involved in our free trial please contact me so I can provide you with all the details you require.

For more information please visit

The team at Merlin looks forward to working closely with the SCLAA.

Damian MacLeod
P: 0474 764 248

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Anchanto


The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Anchanto.  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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Anchanto, through its proprietary SaaS products and global partnerships, delivers exceptional service & world-class solutions, driving Brands, Retailers, 3PL Players and Online Sellers to equip themselves with eCommerce capabilities.

The company is currently operating in 10+ countries, serving global players like 3M, Garnier, L’OREAL, Luxasia, DKSH, Maybelline, Essilor, Ametsuchi, Ozify, Tom & Teddy, Pos Malaysia, and many more. The company has ready integrations with 30+ leading regional and global marketplaces, such as The Iconic, Amazon, and eBay in Australia.

Anchanto’s Offerings Include:

  1. E-commerce Warehouse Management System: An Enterprise SaaS platform that helps order, inventory & warehouse management for B2B and B2C eCommerce.
  2. SelluSeller: An online omnichannel SaaS application that offers a one-stop solution to sell on multiple local and cross-border marketplaces.
  3. Cross-border Partner Network:  End-to-end cross-border fulfillment services through our partners running on Anchanto’s software, including seamless customs clearance, real-time tracking, last-mile delivery, and returns management.
  4. Global Fulfillment Partner Network: Anchanto offers sellers and consolidators complete visibility and control over their logistics processes along with cost-effectiveness of dealing on a single platform.

Know more about the Company here  –


NSW Sony DADC Site Visit – Thursday, 24th August

We had another successful SCLAA site tour at Sony DADC Erskine Park. Some of the highlights of the tour included an overview of the incoming goods and bulk storage and picking process, pick to light operation and conveyor system that weighs each carton leaving the DC for freight weight and order integrity confirmation.

Facts around volumes for added perspective, 65 million units are shipped from the DC annually, 27,000 SKU’s are managed and approximately 5000 PO’s are processed per day, (3k during low trading and 10k during peak).

Thanks to all attendees and special thanks to our hosts Justin Clark and Ben Sammut – Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia.

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RMIT Prize Giving – 2016 School of Business Logistics Prize

Congratulations to Mitchell Burton, recipient of the 2016 RMIT Supply Chain
& Logistics Association of Australia Award.

This prize is awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) or the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and is sponsored by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia.

The School of Business IT and Logistics, is one of six schools within the College of Business and is recognised throughout the Asia Pacific region as a leader in the provision of education for the information systems, business IT, librarianship, and in logistics and supply chain management professions.

RMIT Prize Giving – School of Business IT and Logistics

Making MRO Supply Chains Relevant in a Digital Economy

There was a fabulous turnout of members and associates of multiple associations for the joint ASCI/SCLAA and SCLAA and Michael Page sponsored Roy Hill event at Crown on 26th July.

Following opening introductions from Steven Murdoch and Brian Lynn (WA Presidents of ASCI and SCLAA respectively),and Ryan Lanzon (Associate Director, Michael Page) the main event began.

Mike Lomman (GM Demand Chain) and Indrasen Naidoo (Director Supply Chain) delivered a polished joint presentation on Roy Hill’s System Thinking and “Making MRO Supply Chains Relevant in a Digital Economy”, and Karen Livey, an International Keynote Speaker followed up with an introduction to ‘Managing change with a Neuroscience lens.

What was self-evident to all attending was the shared commitment within the Roy Hill team to the corporate objective to do things differently and better. Core to this was the concept of an Integrated Operating Model, supported by cutting edge technology (SAP 4HANA).

After the presentations refreshments arrived, networking started, questions flowed all presenters were generous with their time.

Thanks to all involved for a fantastic session! Watch this space for the next ASCI and SCLAA events.

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SCLAA Director, Stanley Fan, addressing the attendees






Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Zebra Technologies

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The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Zebra 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.

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As a global provider of next-generation supply chain and logistics mobile solutions, Zebra is excited about the opportunity to bring Visibility that’s Visionary to SCLAA members.

With Zebra Technologies, SCLAA members will have access to industry knowledge, consumer insights and mobile technology solutions to help them build experiences that will connect them with drivers, simplify operations and respond to customer demand, inventory turnover and regulatory requirements.

By deploying next generation innovative technology, SCLAA Members can:

1)  Offer flawless fulfilment every step of the way

  •  Offer better customer engagement and manage demand in real-time
  •  Provide drivers with mobile computing solutions that are fast, reliable,
    secure and always connected
  •  Give staff the tools to make smarter decisions

2)  Enable the smart warehouse

  •  Integrate supply chain with best-in-class hardware and software
  •  Automate manual processes and instantly track shipment contents
  •   Improve order turnaround times
  •   Utilise effective task interleaving

3)  Connect with the fleet – anytime, anywhere

  •  Increase driver and asset visibility
  •  Track driver performance
  •  Manage rising fuel and component costs
  •  Ensure regulatory compliance

4)  Put Efficiency on the Fast Track

  •  Increase standards of asset and facility management
  •  Enable cross-docking
  •  Reduce yard wait times

Zebra can help you design a transportation and logistics solution to help you meet your needs.

For more information, visit

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Vertical Talent

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The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Vertical Talent. 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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Founded in 2005, Vertical Talent was established in response to the need for a dedicated procurement and supply chain agency. We are distinct from the commoditised, ‘one size fits all’ philosophy of other firms within the Australian recruitment sector.

Our approach is simple. We provide a consultative, non-transactional approach which leverages our global expertise to achieve unmatched results. We offer true value for both candidate and client while continuously upholding our enviable reputation as one of Australia’s leading procurement, supply chain and operations recruitment specialist.

Following our 2008 acquisition by Drake International, we now benefit from the scale and resource of a leading global recruitment agency while retaining our standing as a boutique, specialist provider.

During our twelve years of operation we have gone from strength to strength, rapidly expanding our presence across the world and growing our recruitment capability across new sectors for our clients. We operate as a dedicated recruitment and career management platform supporting and partnering with our clients, and have extensive experience across a broad range of projects in size and scale.

As a thought leader and innovator in our approach to recruitment, we seek the same levels of leadership and creativity in our people. The team at Vertical Talent has been hand selected for their consultative approach as well as the networks and specialisations they bring. Our team work across the following industry specialisations:

  • Procurement
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • Manufacturing & Operations
  • Supply Chain Planning.

Our ultimate goal has not changed since our inception 12 years ago, and that is to provide an outstanding service with an emphasis on attracting and retaining the very best talent in supply chain, procurement and logistics for our clients.

To find out more, visit

SCLAA Chairwoman – AIB Industry Guest Lecturer and Industry Partner

SCLAA Chairwoman – AIB Industry Guest Lecturer and Industry Partner

Understanding Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Amanda O’Brien – Australian Institute of Business

Amanda O’Brien is a Transport & Logistics Professional and the CEO and Managing Director of Australian Worldwide Logistics Pty Ltd trading as Xtreme Freight with head office based in Melbourne. Amanda’s particular expertise is in strategy and solving logistical challenges for Global Freight Forwarders and increasing efficiencies in the supply chain through strong partnerships and transparent analysis. Her belief is that developing people’s talents is fundamental to achieving great results and that flexibility and outside the box thinking is the greatest catalyst for change which is essential in keeping up with globalisation.

Past experience in diverse fields ranging from Telecommunications, Airlines and Retail holding both management and procurement roles has seen Amanda involved in projects that return investment to companies with people at the core. Changing the image, increasing the efficiencies and developing seamless logistical solutions for clients in the Transport & Logistics sector is fundamental to her philosophy.

Amanda joined the committee of the Victorian Division of the SCLAA in 2012 to contribute to the growth of female participation in the industry and believes that giving back to the community and awareness of social and political issues is cognisant with greater results.

Thought Leadership Series – “How will autonomous vehicles, drones and AI change the transport and logistics industry in the future?”

The SCLAA hosted its 3rd Thought Leadership event for 2017 on Wednesday 2nd August at Honey Bar in South Melbourne. The buzz and excitement in the room was evident throughout the evening. We had a fantastic turnout with over 60 attendees to hear from industry experts on what the future of autonomous vehicles, drones and AI looks like for the transport and logistics industry. Thankyou to Mark Tipping, Bernard Lee and Matthew Lloyd for speaking and the SCLAA committee for their hard work in making this event run smoothly.


2017 ACT Training Awards

Join CBR Canberra to celebrate the best of the best in Canberra’s vocational education and training (VET) sector!

FacebookTile_v04Tickets sales for the 2017 ACT Training Awards presentation event are now open!

The Awards presentation event is the premier event for the ACT VET sector and in 2017; we will be celebrating 80 years of the ACT Training Awards.

Across 14 categories, the awards encompass the opportunity to recognise and reward the success of individuals and organisations in the ACT.  Join us to celebrate the success of our local apprentices, trainees and VET students, as well as teachers/trainers, registered training organisations (RTOs) and employers.

Tickets can be purchased online via the ACT Training Awards webpage:

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