Development scholarships for women leaders

$4,000 scholarships are now being awarded to female leaders across the country to support the nationwide launch of Executive Ready – WLA’s new flagship development program for mid to senior level managers.

Informed by the experiences of hundreds of talented and respected women across all industries, Executive Ready is a leadership accelerator designed to stretch participants and propel them towards executive level performance, behaviours and mindsets. Developed by the country’s foremost authority on women leaders and their unique needs, Executive Ready is for women who want to lead more confidently, transform the performance of their team and fully realise their future career/life potential.

The program’s content is purpose designed to extend leadership ability in preparation for future advancement. Due to its applied nature and performance orientated outcomes the program is also appropriate for leaders looking to consolidate their current position and independent business owners looking for practical advice and strategy to transform the performance of their staff.

To view the Executive Ready program prospectus Click here

To view WLA’s suite of women’s development programs Click here

Please note: Scholarships cover approximately 40% of the total enrolment fee.

Nomination Process

To make a scholarship enquiry, please respond via email to and include the details below. A program expert will then make contact to discuss current opportunities in your state:
Position title:

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Nick Williams via email on or on 1300 735 904.


Transport Management Capability Survey



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We are all constantly watching, supporting and developing the advancement of the supply chain world in many ways.

Infosys Portland have partnered with the SCLAA (The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia), the largest association for supply chain and logistics professionals and practitioners, to launch our Transport Capability survey, a detailed assessment into the current maturity and capability of transport management in Australia.

Infosys Portland has been a supply chain and procurement leader in this region since 1999 and our work with clients demonstrates that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of the $48 Bn Australian land freight spend resulting in reduced kilometres travelled, reduced costs and a reduced impact on the environment.

With responsibility for leading your organisation’s transportation function, you play a critical role in shaping the future of the transportation industry. We are pleased to invite you to participate in this important survey.

The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and participants will receive the following:

  • A copy of the full survey report;
  • An opportunity to receive customised feedback to draw specific insights relevant to your industry sector;
  • Insights on emerging trends within your industry sector and beyond;
  • Invitation to official launch events taking place across Australia.

Please note that all information provided will remain confidential. Only aggregated, anonymised data will be included in the survey results and customised feedback.

The survey will be available to complete online or in a face-to-face interview with one of our senior team. Please leave your details via the link

Infosys Portland will be contacting you in the next few days to provide you with the details and options to complete this survey.

We look forward to and appreciate your participation.

(Please note that the Infosys Portland will also be distributing invitations to participate through their client data base so it is possible that you may receive this invitation twice, our apologies for the inconvenience should this occur)

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Curtin University

The SCLAA is 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, one of which we newly welcome is Curtin University. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

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As one of Australia’s top business schools, Curtin Business School (CBS) offers a wide range of quality courses and flexible study options. Our business degrees are recognised globally through CBS’s accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. We’ve once again also received 4 Palmes of Excellence for significant international influence in the Eduniversal Business School Rankings 2015.

School of Information Systems

Curtin University School of Information Systems offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications that focus on electronic environments, the design of information systems, and the application of computer technology in business. We also offer highly specialised courses in logistics and supply chain management, a growing field in which skilled professionals are sought after worldwide.

Our school boasts experienced staff, industry-connected courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the latest standard equipment and application software. As a result, we’re well equipped to provide you with the blend of technical and business knowledge you’ll need to hold key industry positions and progress towards senior roles in the field.

Giving you a global scope for employment, our degrees are recognised by Australian industry bodies, as well as being recognised internationally. We are committed to pursuing strategic partnerships with industry, government and community, working with an advisory board comprised of high profile industry representatives to provide valuable input into our courses. This helps you complete a qualification that’s current and in demand.

The School of Information Systems has a wide variety of research interests. Highly regarded in the field, our staff and doctoral students are regularly published in professional and academic journals, books and textbooks.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Courses

Our logistics and supply chain management courses cover the foundations and techniques of management, law, supply chain management, purchasing and procurement. You’ll also have the opportunity to examine a range of issues applicable to strategic procurement, such as competitive conduct, strategy, logistics, and management, as well as systems analysis and design, operations management, project management, and business statistics.

After studying logistics with us, you’ll be well prepared for wide-ranging employment prospects. It’s an area of business that has many opportunities, including operational and managerial roles in transport, purchasing, supply chain management, distribution, manufacturing and retail.

View undergraduate logistics and supply chain management course

View postgraduate logistics and supply chain management courses

Industry connections

As a student with the School of Information Systems, you’ll benefit from our close links with industry and strong emphasis on keeping up-to-date with the newest developments.

Comprised of representatives from major employer groups, our advisory board further strengthens our close links with industry. Helping to keep us informed of the latest advancements in government and industry, our courses are regularly revised and updated to reflect these developments and professional insights.


Dematic’s Belrose Factory Ships Its First Automated Guided Vehicles

Dematic today announced it has made its first delivery of the company’s new range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) from its factory in Belrose, NSW.

Dematic AGV picA major Australian beverage company is the first to receive a delivery of the Dematic AGVs.  The order includes four-metre double pallet handlers and six-metre double pallet handlers, all with fork spreading capabilities.

The new AGVs allow customers to handle double pallets of product, which will be transported safely and accurately around the clock by driverless AGVs. Benefits include significantly reduced labour costs and on-going damage to equipment and stock, together with improved supply chain reliability and traceability. For businesses which run multiple shifts, the return on investment is rapid.

“We began manufacturing Dematic’s new AGV range in our Sydney facility in June this year,” said Tommy Eklof, Director of AGVs at Dematic. “We are very excited to have shipped our first AGVs from Dematic’s Belrose facility.”

Dematic manufactures a comprehensive range of AGVs including forklifts, unit load, very narrow aisle (VNA) and specialty vehicles to reliably move materials, stock and finished goods through DCs and production environments in a timely, cost-effective, safe and flexible way.

With an installed base of more than 500 AGVs across over 110 sites in Australia, NDC has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of AGVs in Australia for over 25 years. Dematic announced it had acquired NDC Automation Pty Limited on March 21, 2016 adding further to its comprehensive range of integrated logistics and supply chain automation solutions.

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511.

Finalists have been announced for the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards


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Finalists have been announced for the
2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards


The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, in conjunction with ABB Enterprise Software, All Purpose Transport and Leadership Management Australia (LMA), are pleased to announce the finalists for the ninth annual Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards. Winners will be announced at the 17th annual Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference dinner on the 1st of September at the SOFITEL Brisbane Hotel.


The 2016 QLD Future Leaders Awards, sponsored by All Purpose Transport, is designed to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The winner of the 2015 QLD Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program valued at $5000. The program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team. The prize includes consultation in the workplace, assistance in the development of some professional goals, all course material, attendance at 10 interactive workshops, facilitation and course coaching and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.
Finalists are: Luke Alford, Warehouse Supervisor, Silk Contract Logistics, Kylie Cue, Category Manager, Downer EDI Mining, Max Pearson, Procurement Project Officer, Stanwell Corporation, Chayal Ramjee, Principal Procurement Advisor, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Nathan Sugars, SEQ Network Coordinator, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Luis Vargas, Purchasing/Procurement Officer, Capral Limited and Jeff Zhang, Business Analyst – S&OP, Planning and Performance Fletcher Building Limited – Tradelink Plumbing Supplies.


The prestigious 2016 QLD Industry Excellence Award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.
Finalists are: Nikki Barbi, General Manager Fleet & Logistics, Ergon Energy, Kingsley Cherry, Managing Director, Pacifix, Bob Dover, Matthew Guthrie, Senior Supply Coordinator, QLD Health, Ken Newton, Project Manager, TAE Gas Turbines, Graham Staier, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation, Melissa Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Removal’s Storage.


The 2016 QLD Information Management Award, sponsored by ABB Enterprise Software, will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of information technology within its Supply Chain.
Finalists are: Building & Asset Services, Department of Public Works, Chief Procurement Office, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Rail & Davidson HR Consulting, SVS Australia.


The aim of the 2016 QLD Supply Chain Management Award is to encourage and acknowledge an outstanding organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains.
Finalists are: Foodbank Queensland, Haymans Electrical, Pacifix, Queensland Rail & Davidson HR Consulting, ScuzzTrans.


The 2016 QLD Training, Education & Development Award is to be presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.
Finalists are: All Purpose Transport and Pacifix.

To find out more about the dinner please click here.

JDA Opens New North Sydney Office Extending its Presence in Australia

JDA expands its 20-year presence in the Australia and New Zealand region; focused on bringing the seamless supply chain to its 100+ customer base

jda_TaglineVert_Blue - 328pxSydney, Australia, and Scottsdale, Ariz. – August 4, 2016 – JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced the opening of a new North Sydney office that expands on the company’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) presence, which includes an office in Melbourne. JDA opened its first office in Sydney in 1994 and now counts more than 100 customers across retail, manufacturing, third-party logistics and wholesale distribution.

“Since its beginning in 1994, JDA’s ANZ presence has continually grown and we’re proud to count so many customers across industries and solutions that count on JDA to power their supply chains,” said Amit Bagga, regional vice president for Asia-Pacific, JDA. “The move to a new office in Sydney represents a commitment by the business to continue to build on the success that our team has achieved.”

JDA offers a rich portfolio of solutions that have been delivering great value for its customers for more than 30 years, including technology from its merger with RedPrairie (2012), and acquisitions of i2 Technologies (2010) and Manugistics (2006). JDA’s end-to-end portfolio of retail, omni-channel and supply chain planning and execution solutions are deployed widely across brand name organizations in ANZ. These organizations include Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Kmart, Target, Super Retail Group, Petbarn, Caltex, Toll, Sanitarium, CEVA, and Arnott’s. JDA counts more than 4,000 manufacturing, third-party logistics, wholesale distribution and retail customers among its global customer base including 78 of the top 100 retailers1, 78 of the top 100 consumer goods manufacturers2, 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs, and 20 of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 253  for 2016 list.

“The Australian and New Zealand market is unique globally. In all of our target market segments, customers face a highly competitive landscape and high operating costs. In addition, their consumers are rapidly embracing omni-channel and demanding a more personalized experience. In such a market, our customers are continuously looking to reduce inventories, increase supply chain velocity, and use their people and capital assets efficiently,” said Bruce How, vice president of sales, ANZ, at JDA.

“JDA’s solutions are backed by years of experience and driven by continuous customer feedback and research thereby enabling success for our customers. Looking ahead, we plan to continue our focus in empowering customers and driving profitable customer commerce, adaptable manufacturing, and intelligent fulfillment,” continued How.

JDA celebrated its office opening on August 3 with its customers and partners in an event that included innovative talks by senior executives from Woolworths, Sanitarium and Caltex. The new office is located at Level 3, 60 Miller St, North Sydney.

1 Top 100 Retailers, STORES, July 2016
2 Top 100: The Consumer Goods Registry, December 2015
3 According to JDA’s independent analysis of Gartner’s 2016 list


About JDA Software Group, Inc.

At JDA, we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail, omni-channel and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve collaboration so they can deliver on their customer promises every time. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.


“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.


SCMi Executive Education Programs

SCMi Executive Education Programs

Rare & Special Opportunity: SCLAA National Partner LSC Solutions Pty Ltd is excited to launch its SCMi Executive Education Programs through its agency Supply Chain Coach® and is hosting a very special visit to Australia by Dr Douglas M. Lambert, Director of The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMi), Florida and Dr Matias G. Enz to facilitate the programs.

SCC logoSupply Chain Coach® and its Major Collaboration Partner apicsAU presents the following public executive education programs:

SCMi Supply Chain Management Framework
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Wednesday 19 October to Friday 21 October 2016, SYDNEY
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Learn how to achieve cross-functional, cross-firm supply chain management alignment to create maximum value for customers, suppliers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The SCMi Supply Chain Management Framework executive education program is designed specifically for professionals who are striving to achieve cross-functional integration within their organisation and with key customers and suppliers.


SCMi High Performance Business Relationships

SCMi Relationships picWednesday 26 October 2016, MELBOURNE
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Learn how to structure and sustain powerful relationships for competitive advantage and create substantial value.

The SCMi High Performance Business Relationships program is designed specifically for professionals who are striving to: (a) develop and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with key customers and suppliers; (b) work with key customers and suppliers to co-create substantial value from these relationships; (c) develop and maintain the necessary interfaces with the other six supply chain management processes (refer SCMi Supply Chain Management Framework).

Both programs
are ideal for Managing Directors, General Managers, Commercial Directors and Supply Chain Practitioners of all levels, as well as their colleagues in Marketing, Sales and Finance.

SPECIAL OFFER for SCLAA Members: Supply Chain Coach® is proud to offer SCLAA Members the Concession Rate (refer website for details).

Enquiries: 1300 572 329 or

Also during this special visit, Dr Lambert and Dr Enz will be facilitating In-house SCMi Supply Chain Collaboration and Partnership Workshops together with the team at Supply Chain Manager™, for only a few lucky firms seeking to structure a powerful supply chain relationship with their strategic customer or supplier at this workshop. The only dates available are Monday 24 October, Tuesday 25 October, Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October 2016. These opportunities won’t last long. Please email Sharyn Grant at for more information.

Strengthening the Supply Chain

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ALC Summit PicThe Australian Logistics Council is pleased to provide you a copy of Strengthening the Supply Chain; a newsletter about Chain of Responsibility and how it affects you and your business.

This edition of Strengthening the Supply Chain focuses on the upcoming ALC Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on 17-18 August 2016. Chain of Responsibility is undergoing significant changes, making the Summit a must attend event for people who control or influence the movement of freight.

In 2016, Executive Officer Liability under Chain of Responsibility is being expanded to align with Workplace Health & Safety laws. Chain of Responsibility applies to all businesses that consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of their operations. As a result of the changes, you could be held legally liable for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), even though you may have no direct role in driving or operating a heavy vehicle under the HVNL’s Chain of Responsibility.

Strengthening the Supply Chain discusses these changes, and previews how they will be the focus of presentations and workshops at the ALC Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit.

This newsletter and Summit reflect ALC’s commitment to provide organisations involved in the movement of freight with practical information on the important issues of supply chain safety and compliance.

To read this edition, please click on the image above or go to Strengthening the Supply Chain. For a printable PDF, click here.

Please enjoy this edition of Strengthening the Supply Chain. Please send questions and comments to or contact ALC on 02 6273 0755.

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Big battle for Survival at the border

Article below from the July issue of Inside FMCG (page 12).  Click here to download a pdf copy of the article.

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Retail Logistics 2016 Conference


The SCLAA is pleased to support the inaugural Online Retail Logistics 2016 conference, being held from 11 – 13 October in Sydney. The conference program has been designed specifically to help operations, supply chain, logistics and distribution managers in online and omni-channel retail organisations overcome the challenges they face in delivering a seamless customer experience.