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 www.zebra.com

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 www.verticaltalent.com

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: https://www.skills.act.gov.au/?q=act-training-awards

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Business Consultation Notification – Capital Allowances


Business Consultation Notification – Capital allowances: effective life review of assets used in wholesaling industries

A new public consultation was recently submitted to the Business Consultation website. You can access the details of the consultation by clicking on the link below.

Capital allowances: effective life review of assets used in wholesaling industries

You are invited to participate in an effective life review of assets used in wholesaling industries

VIC/TAS Logistics Solutions for Smart Cities

How good is collaboration! Last night the SCLAA held a site tour to Emporium to view their start of the delivery receipt system combined with a thought leadership events and networking drinks!

We head from some amazing speakers including David Sanders Russel Thompson Paul Landgren on the important role that supply chain has in keeping our cities sustainable!

We capped off the night with Bestrane, announcing their corporate membership with SCLAA.

A Site Visit to Remember: an hour long tour of Emporium, Melbourne’s high-end, interconnected, vertical retail environment that offers a total 188,000m² of retail, with almost 2000 retailers.  During the tour, the event’s participants witnessed Emporium’s: integrated exis ting heritage facades with new buildings and extensive glazed features from a bird’s eye view; commitment to sustainability from the 24/7 washing up hub (the 40 food outlets is serve food on crockery to reduce rubbish); and innovative awarding winning approach to receiving over 100 deliveries daily in one of the most congested and parts of the city.

…and some amazing pink vests…

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Pic 1 for Social Media