SCLAA Trade Visit to China – 30 July to 10 August 2019

INVITATION – TRADE VISIT TO CHINA

30 July to 10 August 2019 

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In Conjunction with the newly set up
Australia China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance

 

Dates:   July 30th – August 10th, 2019

Venue: Beijing, Cangzhou, Tianjin, Lanzhou, Xining, Guangzhou

 

Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance was set up by Australian International Trade Association (AITA)and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) on 23th November 2018. The Alliance aims to promote the cooperation in supply chain & logistics between Australia and China by providing a series of services including exhibition, conference, forum, training program.

The Supply Chain & Logistic Association Australia’s Trade Visit is a special event for Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance, where you will participate:

  • Belt & Road Australia China Logistic and Supply Chain Alliance 2019 welcoming dinner, China–Australia & NZ Trade Forum & Networking Dinner, Beijing
  • AU & NZ Quality Export Base Promotion & Matching Forums in Beijing, Tianjin and other locations
  • Belt and Road Economic and Trade Cooperation Summit –
  • Xining City Development & Investment Fair in Xining, Qinghai

These events will provide with the latest annual events in China in the sector of Supply Chain & Logistics, which is specially organized by SCLAA and AITA to provide a unique opportunity for the Alliance members to further engage with China Supply Chain & Logistics Industry from business groups to governments and NGO. It also provides a chance for those leading enterprises to display, promote and integrate market.

  • Meet the key Governments, NGOs and Companies (Including ports site visit) in each location
  • Visit Australia, NZ Embassy and other related organizations
  • Business networking and matchmaking in the Forum & Networking Dinner in Beijing and the following forums in various locations
  • Visit 3 port cities in China

Event hosted/organized/supported by:

  • AITA & Associates
  • SCLAA
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Qinghai Provincial People’s Government
  • Beijing Sino Urban Railway Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited
  • Scientific & Technological Information Research Institute (proposed)
  • National Development and Reform Commission,
  • China Railway
  • Civil Aviation Administration of China
  • China Association of Metros, China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited (proposed)


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GUANGZHOU PORT, CHINA

 

Boosting supply chain assurance in NSW

Boosting Supply Chain Assurance in NSW

 

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is leading a new research project that will improve quality assurance processes in the freight and logistics sector while protecting one of our key export assets – our agricultural industry.

Around 65 per cent of Australia’s agricultural production is exported and the value of these exports in 2018-2019 is forecast to be $45 billion. Access to overseas markets depends on our ‘clean, green’ reputation and our pest and disease-free status.

Workers in the supply chain – transport, warehouse and logistics sector represents a critical line of defence in spotting industry crippling pests and diseases entering the country in offshore shipments.

Our project aims to equip workers with tools to find and report any signs of pests and disease early, but first, we need to better understand what you know about biosecurity, what steps you take and how we can better support your role in pest and disease detection.

How you can help

NSW DPI are interviewing freight, transport, warehouse and logistics companies to help us form a whole of industry picture. If you are willing to speak to a member of our team, please complete this online form and we will be in touch to arrange an interview.

Alternatively, you can complete our online survey.

A biosecurity toolkit will then be developed based on industry needs and research findings, that will make it easier for supply chain operators to incorporate biosecurity into their normal business operations.

Dematic Celebrates 200th Anniversary

Dematic Celebrates 200th Anniversary as a Leader in Supply Chain Logistics

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Dematic’s origins date back to 1819 when Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co was founded and produced the first steam-powered crane. Since that time, the spirit of innovation has remained.

“Innovation is at the core of what we do,” said Hasan Dandashly, President and CEO, Dematic. “As our business grows in an increasingly digital world, we are focused on designing and implementing solutions combining the latest advancements in software, robotics and mechatronics to drive optimal performance. By focusing on the long-term needs of our customers, our innovative offerings have enabled us to be a market leader for not only decades, but centuries.”

Dematic’s recent past traces back to 1995 when Mannesmann Demag, the world’s first complete supplier of intralogistics was formed. Ten years later, Dematic GmbH & Co. KG was established as its own enterprise focusing on automated storage for small parts. From cranes to a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services, Dematic has always remained at the forefront of the industry by focusing on the future.

Dematic’s history in Australia and New Zealand began in 1966 when Colby Engineering was first set up, providing adjustable pallet racking. The company has continued to grow and evolve through various business transitions: from Colby to Mannesmann to Siemens to Dematic. Out of respect for its long heritage as an Australian manufacturer, and strong recognition in the market, the Colby name continues today as Dematic’s storage equipment brand.

Some of Dematic’s greatest innovations include: the world’s first hanging conveyor (1930s), its storage and retrieval machines (1950s), the world’s first fully automated warehouse (1962), Dematic Multishuttle, the company’s ground-breaking miniload handling system (2006), and the most integrated software platform in the industry, the Dematic iQ Software Portfolio (2018).

“Although our product offerings provide great value, it’s really the people of Dematic that make the difference,” said Dandashly. “Each employee plays a crucial role in Dematic’s history and we continue to be guided by our values of courage, collaboration, integrity and excellence. I look forward to more success in the next 200 years.”

Dematic employs more than 6,000 people globally and, as a member of the KION Group, operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information about Dematic’s history, visit Dematic.com.

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 

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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 around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

E-Learning Partnership Announced

E-Learning Partnership Announced

The SCLAA is thrilled to announce our partnership with Comprara and The Academy of Procurement and Supply Chain to deliver world-class e-Learning on Supply Chain and Logistics.

SAVE $530

20% OFF Introductory Offer for SCLAA Members

on the Academy of Procurement and Supply Chain courses if

you enrol before 31 July 2019

Giving you 12 months unlimited access to over 500 courses available on Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement

  • 1000+ high-impact videos for you to watch
  • Course notes for you to download
  • Content is recognisable with practical situations that make it easy to understand
  • Interactive quizzes for you to test your understanding as you go
  • Hundreds of relevant articles for you to read
  • Scores of practical templates for you to use

Watch a demonstration of the Supply Chain Academy by clicking here.

Your e-Learning, Supply Chain Academy Licence will include:

  • Inventory Control
  • Supply Planning
  • Demand Planning
  • Transportation
  • Order Management
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Legal Contracting
  • Financials
  • Project Management
  • Procurement

 

To Learn more about the courses on offer click here

Don’t miss out our feature article in this month’s newsletter about this partnership!

If you are not yet a member and would like the SCLAA member discount, please click here for information on SCLAA membership

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast

LEADERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS PODCAST

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains and share the information with as many interested listeners as possible.

Alcott Global wants to connect you with global experts, thought leaders and executives in all things supply chain. They talk about Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.

Follow the link to find out more: http://www.alcottglobal.com/category/podcast/

And here is the latest episode we had:

Episode #45: Paul Graham Chief Supply Chain Officer of Woolworths Group – Follow the link to listen to the podcast:

https://www.alcottglobal.com/2019/06/04/45-paul-graham-chief-supply-chain-officer-of-woolworths-group/

Paul Harry Graham serves as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Woolworths Group, the largest supermarket chain in Australia. Prior to this, Paul was Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa for DHL Supply Chain.

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Data movement is actually more important than the physical movement of goods.
  • “Collaboration is going to be a key part of any future strategy, particularly around supply chain.”
  • Dealing with climate change through a sustainability agenda – the first company to remove plastic bags in Australia.
  • The Supply chain strategy of Woolworths to counter the competition from e-Commerce players.
  • “One of the challenges that we’re going to have in supply chain is the hunt for talent – intricate skill sets around technology automation, planning, and predictive analytics are going to be a challenging.”

Dematic Micro-Fulfilment System to Support Same Day Delivery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – May 28, 2019 — Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced the launch of its Micro-Fulfilment System, a rapid response e-commerce order assembly system for retailers that need to support same day home delivery, as well as click-and-collect.

The Dematic Micro-Fulfilment system is an ultra-local distribution solution that enables orders to be assembled quickly in a location close to the customer, inside a retail store or in an urban / suburban DC (distribution centre). The order assembly system is designed around process improvements and comprised of performance optimising software and automation.

“Dematic Micro-Fulfilment is a high-performance solution that makes rapid response order assembly cost effective for the customer and the retailer,” said Pas Tomasiello, Senior Director Integrated Systems Group ANZ, Dematic. “In operation, the automated order assembly solution provides compelling results by minimising the time, space, and cost to fill orders.”

The system accommodates a wide range of inventory in a compact, high-density layout that requires a small footprint. It significantly reduces the cost per order picked to a level that allows retailers to offer rapid response e-fulfilment at a price point attractive to their customers, and with the appropriate margin for retailers.

“Dematic Micro-Fulfilment is well suited to retailers and wholesalers in grocery, apparel, consumer electronics, sports equipment, auto parts and industrial supplies, and department stores that are repurposing retail store space,” said Tomasiello. “The Micro-Fulfiment system allows customers to pick up their orders at the closest retail store or service centre, as well as receive it using a delivery service to their home. While grocery retailers may offer in-store smart storage lockers and drive-thru lanes for customer pick-up.”

Dematic Micro-Fulfilment is a modular, standardised, pre-engineered system that provides consistent and predictable order picking performance. It is designed around the goods-to-person principle. Instead of walking up and down the shopping aisles of the typical retail store, items are picked efficiently and cost effectively using ergonomic workstations. Automated shuttles retrieve the stock keeping units and bring the goods to the worker.

“The system is configurable so that it can accommodate the SKU capacity and order volume required by the retailer,” added Tomasiello. “There are also options available for temperature-controlled storage as well as strategic location management, food safety, and inventory separation so the system can cater to retailers’ specific requirements.”

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

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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 around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

Individual Logistics Simulation Training Now Available

Dear SCLAA pioneers,
It’s time we got personal.

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By teaming up with Bondi Labs we are bringing you the best logistics simulation training available, including VR.

Previously, Kuube was only available to businesses. With the latest update, yearly subscriptions of Kuube can now be bought by individual users through the Kuube Store. Prove you are not only highly skilled but are interested in the future of your company and show your peers how training is being
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All of Kuube’s great benefits are available to you including…

• Access over 100 hazardous training simulations
• Experience hazardous scenarios in VR
• Switch between any supported device
• Track and analyse every aspect of your performance

Stay ahead of the competition, and save 25% with your SCLAA discount!*

To access your SCLAA member discount, log onto the SCLAA website.

Kuube is used by

* Kuube is available on PC, iPad, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Not all simulations are compatible with VR. An internet connection and an active licence is required to access Kuube simulation scenarios. This 25% off discount applies only to the first year’s subscription fee and is only valid for SCLAA members who click the 25% off discount Kuube promotional image, while logged in to the SCLAA website, before 18/06/2019.

 

Site visit to RAAF base Amberley QLD on 8 May 2019

Site visit participants arrived at the entry of RAAF Amberley where they were greeted by the imposing F-111 gate guardian static display. They were met by site visit host Wing Commander George Hodgson, who transported participants to 36 Squadron who operate the large C17 transport aircraft. At 36 Squadron, a brief was received from 36 Squadron Logistics section, who explained that the C17 is supported by a global supply chain, with the aircraft able to receive/change parts almost anywhere in the world with countries that operate the C17. This ensures that the C17 is kept ready to go and can respond to a crisis quickly. After the presentation, participants were able to view a C17 up close, and had the opportunity to talk to one of the pilots who answered all questions.

The on base C17 logistics warehouse, operated by Boeing, was the next stop and highlighted all the parts required to keep these planes in the air.

SCLAA Queensland would like to thank the Air Force, in particular Wing Commander George Hodgson, 36 Squadron and Combat Support Group for the amazing site visit, where participants got to see how important logistics is in keeping these amazing aircraft flying each day.

Those who were unable to attend the RAAF base Amberley site visit this year can look forward to registering for the 2020 site visit.

Total Racking Systems (TRS)

Total Racking Systems named Colby Distributor of the Year for 2018

Northern Sydney industrial storage specialist Total Racking Systems (TRS) has been named Colby Storage Solutions Distributor of the Year 2018.

Company principal Ben Shipton puts TRS’ success down to its consistent commitment to customer service.

“The best customers are the ones who keep coming back year after year,” said Mr Shipton. “Sometimes there are customers who we haven’t heard from for years and others who have moved on to new facilities, or individuals who have moved on to new companies, and it is always a great feeling when, regardless of the length of time that passed, they get in touch with us, based on their previous experiences.”

Brett Clapham, co-owner of Total Racking Systems, said: “Colby Storage Solutions is supported by logistics systems supplier Dematic, who employs some of Australia’s leading structural engineers, with the team led by Dr Murray Clarke renowned for the integrity of their engineered solutions.”

“With safe and efficient storage system operation being of paramount importance, customers really appreciate the value of having their storage solution designed, manufactured and supported locally by Colby Storage Solutions.”

The past year has seen TRS design and install several major storage systems for customers, both in their local area in Sydney, and elsewhere in Australia, with solutions being implemented in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

“When you do the right thing by your customers, they also want you to help out even when they know it’s not your local territory,” said Mr Shipton. “Being part of the national Colby Storage Solutions network means we can help customers out just about anywhere, and ensure the necessary local support is there when any urgent assistance is required.”

Colby Storage Solutions’ General Manager, Tony Woodlock, said: “I am delighted to see TRS come out on top this year, having last won the award in 2010. Ben Shipton, Brett Clapham, and their team exemplify what it is to be a Colby Storage Solutions distributor. They are very customer-focused and service-oriented, and their no-nonsense, can-do approach has seen them achieve great sales.”

“I congratulate TRS and thank them and their customers for their continued support of Colby Storage Solutions,” added Mr Woodlock.

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 

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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 around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

About Colby Storage Solutions

Colby Storage Solutions is one of Australia’s best known and respected suppliers of innovative, high quality storage solutions. With more than 40 years experience in providing reliable and cost effective solutions, Colby combines the flexibility of a national network of independent distributors, with the resources of global materials handling specialist Dematic.

“Colby” and the “Colby Chevron mark” are registered trademarks of Dematic Pty Ltd.

Colby® products are designed, engineered and manufactured by Dematic Pty Limited. “Colby” and the “Colby Chevron Marks” are registered trademarks of Dematic Pty Limited.