Your invitation to Blackbay Breakfast Seminars – Migrating from Windows Mobile to Android

Breakfast is on us!

You are invited to attend the Blackbay Breakfast Seminar for a hands-on demonstration on how to migrate your delivery or logistics platform from Windows Mobile to Android.

Why now? Because businesses all over Australia are achieving enormous returns by switching to Android for their handheld devices, from greater connectivity to improvements in driver compliance and reliability. Leading delivery companies are achieving scanning compliance rates of up to 98% track and trace capability – simply by upgrading.

Perth  –  30 March 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

Brisbane  –  4 April 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

Adelaide  –  5 April 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

Auckland  –  11 April 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

Sydney  –  20 April 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

Melbourne  –  27 April 2017, 7.30 am to 9.00am

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New SCLAA National Partner – Cashflow Finance


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The SCLAA’s ability to support our infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners, one of which we newly welcome is Cashflow Finance. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

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Cashflow Finance is the fastest growing debtor finance organisation in Australia, through both the addition of new clients and recent purchases of smaller debtor finance operations.

Cashflow Finance is the largest independently operated provider in the market giving us unlimited flexibility to provide cash flow when it is needed and how it is needed. We already fund approximately $200M of Transport Industry invoices every year, so we have ample experience in your industry.

We are extremely proud to be a sponsor and industry partner to the Supply Chain & Logistics Association, and are ready to assist those members who are seeking to access cash through selling invoices.

The cornerstone of our facility has been and will remain “speed to market”. Our people are trained to expect that companies who seek our services need money now, not in 4 weeks’ time. Therefore, we provide funding as quickly as possible so our clients move seamlessly to debtor finance and are able to meet all creditor and statutory payments including wages, fuel costs or repair bills.

Our facilities also include “built in” Debtor Insurance, providing protection against worst case scenarios where a major work source goes bad owing you much needed cash – these bad debts will be covered giving you peace of mind, and allowing you to find alternative work for the business.

If your business needs to look at accessing funds against outstanding invoices, then Cashflow Finance is the solution you need to relieve the pressure and allow you to focus on growing the business. We don’t require real estate and we can usually provide you with options 24 hours after our first meeting.

Our team of professional sales managers would be only too happy to provide further details.

Mark Butler
State Manager
Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania.
0419 426 727

Brad Coppens
Regional Manager
Southern States
0429 457 333

Bruce Meredith
Regional Manager
North Queensland
0448 052 069

Greg Geach
Regional Manager
South East Queensland
0421 150 760

Modern Business Experience, Sydney – Presented by Oracle.


Modern Business Experience Sydney
Presented by Oracle

4 May 2017 | Hilton Sydney

Think Forward: Accelerate Your Business

As businesses adopt a digital-first approach, the competitive landscape is changing. Now it’s the companies with the cultural and technical agility to embrace change quickly that are setting an ever-increasing pace.

Is your business clear on where it’s going? Are you continually reinventing and innovating? Are you moving fast enough to stay ahead? Today’s supply chain organisations are feeling the pressure to modernise and transform their business processes to meet the challenges of our digital landscape. Join us at the Modern Business Experience Sydney to find the answers. Discover new ways of adapting to change and accelerate your business – whether an established industry leader or an ambitious start-up. Hear from thought leaders and innovators who will help you think forward and plan for success.

Join us at Modern Business Experience, presented by Oracle, and gain the insights you need to respond quickly, control supply chain costs, and monitor operations to achieve your business goals.

  • Hear from an all-star lineup featuring Janine Allis, Founder, Boost Juice; Anders Sörman-Nilsson, Futurist, Thinque; and Zach Nelson, Executive Vice President, Oracle.
  • Gain valuable insights and make use of forecasts, trends and outlooks from leading industry thinkers.
  • Develop strategies to help your business survive and thrive in a fragile economy and a crowded marketplace.
  • Make informed business decisions based on actionable data and business intelligence
  • Build winning products with open, aligned innovation.
  • Use responsive networks to improve order fulfillment and service.

                                                       Register today!


WA NextDC Site Visit held on 15 March 2017

Building picThanks to our hosts at NextDC, Alana, Andrew and Adam, and to Luke and Alex from Edison for hosting an excellent visit last week. Thanks also to David Hoff at ASCI for organising the event.

It was astonishing to see the current (and projected) amount of computer hardware located in a single location and to see and hear about the construction and management features of the facility that attract customers, both high and low profile to entrust the outsourcing of key elements of their IT infrastructure to a third party provider and its partners.

nextdc-logo1Also special thanks to the large number of both members and non-members who registered for the event through the SCLAA.

We aim to provide continuing value to all members over the coming months and to attract non-members to join the association.

Brian Lynn, WA State President

SCLAA and 2017 National Manufacturing Week Partnership Announcement

NMW logo 200pxSupply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is pleased to announce a partnership with National Manufacturing Week, which is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between the 9th and 12th May 2017.

This strategic partnership strives to showcase industry excellence from the sector and deliver tangible benefits to SCLAA members. Manufacturing as an industry is changing at a rapid pace whether it is small improvements for a specific application or step change improvements that impact the entire value chain.

National Manufacturing Week will bring together the industry through an extensive showcase of suppliers and a comprehensive conference that is free to attend. The event attracts over 10,000 manufacturing personnel actively seeking innovation, inspiration and information. SCLAA is encouraging its members to be involved in National Manufacturing Week and SCLAA has worked hard to secure an exclusive deal for those interested in exhibiting.   

We encourage those who are interested in exhibiting at NMW to contact them directly to find out more information. 

For further details please contact Stephen Cuff
02 9422 8921 /

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JDA Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

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JDA Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

For the first time, JDA positioned furthest in completeness of vision; believes overall leadership positioning due to innovation such as real-time visibility and predictive analytics capabilities

Scottsdale, Ariz. – March 13, 2017 –  JDA Software Group, Inc.  today announced that it has once again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems1 (TMS).” JDA believes it has been recognized for key innovations introduced in 2016, including its real-time visibility strategy in partnership with FourKites, TransVoyant and INTTRA, as well as the new JDA Stratus for Transportation cloud offering extending JDA® Transportation Management capabilities to mid-market companie

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. In the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, JDA has been positioned second furthest for ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant.

“JDA Transportation Management is used in some of the largest and most complex transportation operations around the globe enabling organizations to make smarter, more strategic shipping and delivery decisions by balancing internal capacities and constraints with customer promises,” said Fabrizio Brasca, vice president, solution strategy, Intelligent Fulfillment. “The powerful new capabilities we introduced this year, such as the ability to provide real-time predictive visibility puts us at the forefront of where the transportation industry is headed and we believe our positioning in the Leaders quadrant is further validation of our ongoing commitment to innovation.”

JDA Transportation Management solutions are part of JDA® Intelligent Fulfillment™, which delivers an integrated constraint-aware, cross-application environment to enable more profitable fulfillment for retailers, manufacturers, third-party logistics providers and wholesale distributors. JDA has also recently again been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems2” for 2017. JDA continues to be the only company named a leader in all five Gartner Magic Quadrants for supply chain and retail merchandising solutions3.

New enhancements introduced in 2016 to JDA Transportation Manager and JDA Transportation Planner include driver optimization and dispatch, relay planning and asset visibility. These give dispatch operations the ability to effectively manage drivers and their assignments more efficiently, while reducing transportation costs, improve asset utilization and reduce overtime needs. JDA also rolled out JDA Stratus for Transportation, a cloud-based offering providing an economical, flexible and template-based deployment scope, helping companies realize transportation savings quicker while still meeting customer delivery windows.

Additional Resources:

1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, De Muynck, March 9, 2017

2 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Dwight Klappich, February, 13, 2017

3JDA is a leader in all FIVE Gartner Supply Chain Magic Quadrants  including Warehouse Management Systems (“Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record,” January 2016, “Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation,” April 2015(archived), “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems,” March 2016, “Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications” September 1, 2016).

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About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors.  Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time.   More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 73 of the top 100 retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top 16 3PLs.  With JDA, you can plan to deliver.

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“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.


JDA Software Group, Inc.
15059 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 400
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


SCLAA Proudly Supports International Women’s Day


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You may be surprised that women only make up 21.9% of the population involved within the Supply Chain and Logistics industries. That is why the SCLAA are proud to support and encourage International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March 2017. It is imperative we attract more women to the industry. Whether these women are involved at CEO, Senior Management Level; work in a warehouse or drive trucks the Supply Chain and Logistics Association would like to acknowledge their incredible contribution.

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Amanda O’Brien, the recently appointed first SCLAA Chairwomen in 56 years said “International Women’s Day is a perfect opportunity for everyone to help drive better outcomes and change for women, not only those involved in the Supply Chain and Logistics areas but for all women involved in business and the community. Our National Association encourages everyone to support this day”

Amanda went on to say “that in 2014 only 9.2% of Chief Executive Officers in transport, postal and warehousing industry were women. Participation has decreased by 1.1% in this sector over the last ten years and this attrition rate is disturbing”

“The inequality in gender dispersion is an immediate barrier to entry. In government and industry circles we need to first of all acknowledge openly that this issue exists and secondly offer the same opportunities to acquire skills and experience in this sector as those offered in more traditional roles”.

This year’s campaign theme is Be Bold For Change – #BeBoldForChange

To further acknowledge women in business, the SCLAA will be holding back by popular demand the successful Women in Logistics Lunch in the Member’s Dining room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday 19th May. Don’t miss out on this unique event! All men are encouraged to attend to show your support for the dynamic changes in industry. For further details, please call the SCLAA office on 1300 364 160 or visit to book online.

For further details, contact Anthony Trainor, SCLAA Executive Officer, on 0429 012380.

 SCLAA and CILTA Jointly Support International Women’s Day – 8th March 2017

Press Release SCLAA to Drive Competitive Advantage

SCLAA to Drive Competitive Advantage

The board of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) met over the weekend on February 25-26 in a strategic planning session designed to meet the current and future needs of members, partners and industry stakeholders.

SCLAA’s new vision launches today with the association set to Drive Competitive Advantage for the entire sector.

“Of the 2.1 million companies in Australia, almost all have a supply chain and logistics function.” said Amanda O’Brien, Chairwoman of the SCLAA.  “We will deliver a competitive advantage to all these companies by providing networking opportunities, running quality events, advancing a body of professional knowledge, enhancing career pathways, developing future leaders and encouraging diversity.”

SCLAA’s new vision includes working even closer with members and partners, providing more support and assistance to the critical state divisions and working collaboratively to add more value.

“This includes broadening our already wide reach into supply chain and logistics functions beyond our members,” added O’Brien.  The strategic direction is set to provide new opportunities for members, partners and the broader supply chain community; with a strengthening of the engagement between the SCLAA’s National office and the State Divisions.

For more information, please contact:

Our National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or via email on

New SCLAA National Partner – Datapel Systems

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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 Datapel Systems. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


Datapel Systems is a leading provider of Warehouse and Inventory Management Systems for Small to Medium Business in the Asia Pacific region. Our solution adds on to existing SMB accounting and ERP software applications to bring you a cost effective, best-of-breed order fulfilment solution. By specialising in 3PL, wholesale distribution, and manufacturing industries Datapel can provide a solution streamlined to your needs.

Our system incorporates modules for wireless barcode scanning, Point-Of-Sale, major retailer EDI connectivity, Business Intelligence reporting, eCommerce adaptors for Omni-Channel sales strategies and best practice order pick, pack and ship workflows. With options for OnPremise or Cloud Hosted deployments our Datapel Consultants can assist in directing you toward the right solution for your business.

With over 10 years experience and an industry leading customer portfolio Datapel Systems is proud to be an Australian based developer and service provider to the Global Supply Chain.  Our rapid implementation methodology ensures that our new customers are realising returns on investment within weeks, and operating at high efficiency within days of go-live – not months as typical with traditional ERP upgrades. “Our customers need not buy an entirely new system as Datapel software is designed to easily integrate with their existing systems, directly addressing the core processes needing efficiency improvements” says Adam Wesley, Founder and CEO of Datapel.

For more information on Datapel System please visit our website or call our customer service team on 1300-137-082.

Simple software with powerful results.


Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2016/17 – Released

Did you know, that current figures, reported by Safe Work Australia, state that there have been 76 worker fatalities in Australia so far this year. Unfortunately, the transport, postal and warehousing sector is leading in this tragic figure with the highest fatality rate of 24 deaths.

It is quite an alarming statistic, considering the transport, postal and warehousing sector accounts for around 5.3% of the total Australian workforce and employs approximately 628,600 persons. The safety and health of all these individuals is imperative therefore, and to assist with making this a priority, Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), has released this year’s edition of the Supply Chain, Warehouse and Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety. This year’s Guide features a number of key safety areas within the industry, and with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, employers and workers are equipped with even more information and resources.

The following are just a few of the most common hazards to the transport, postal and warehousing sector:

      • Forklift trucks
      • Fatigue
      • Hazardous chemicals
      • Hazardous manual tasks


Protect your employees and colleagues from becoming another statistic. Ensure that safety measures are in place to address these hazards and have everyone return home safely at the end of each shift, each and every day.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2016/17. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”

– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email or visit

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or