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.

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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

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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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.

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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