Supply Chain Unity to be discussed at the 17th annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference

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The 17th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference program is now available with an extensive line-up of Senior Executive guest speakers including Helen Gluer, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Rail, Jeyakumar Janahary, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Group, Kari Banick, National General Manager Logistics, Metcash, Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Belinda Brosnan and Dr Tony Watt, The Culture Doctor. Breakout Session speakers will include: James Kennon, Senior Procurement Manager, UGL, Sharyn Grant, Supply Chain Value Creator, LSC Solutions, Shane D’Aprile, Director, Orange Lime Consulting, Kristin McDonald, Business Excellence Facilitators Procurement, Incitec Pivot, Neyvette Debone, Senior Procurement Specialist, Brisbane City Council to name just a few.

Day Two will offer seven advanced workshops to choose from focusing this year on both personal and professional development. Delegates will have the choice of attending workshops on Procurement, Logistics Productivity, Inclusion and Personal Development.

To be held on Thursday the 1st and 2nd of September at the SOFITEL Brisbane Central, the Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is the largest event of its kind in the state and is ideally suited for Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport and Procurement professionals and practitioners.

A uniquely-styled educational event, the conference is designed for both professional and personal development in a most-relaxed environment. With a theme of ‘Supply Chain Unity’ the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is an event not-to-be-missed.

The Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is run for industry by industry and is supported by leading industry association the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, (SCLAA), the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), QUT School of International Business, CIPS Australia, Central Queensland University, the University of Queensland Business School and TAFE Queensland.

2016 Partners to date include: Haymans Electrical & Data Suppliers, ABB, LSC Solutions, OfficeMax, All Purpose Transport, NTP Forklifts Australia, ArcBlue, Chevin, CQU, Gamma Solutions, TAFE, TOLL People, Toyota Material Handling, UQ Business School WiseTech Global.

To register to attend the 2016 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference please visit  or visit today for a registration form and program.


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SCLAA appoints Executive Officer

Anthony Trainor - pic 200 pxThe SCLAA is pleased to announce that Anthony Trainor has been appointed Executive Officer of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia.

As the SCLAA continues to grow, it is important that we have an experienced Executive Officer who can promote the SCLAA to potential Members, National Partners and our industry.  Additionally, to assist the SCLAA with Event Sponsorships, Major Event Planning, Events in our States / Divisions as well as other important strategic and marketing functions.

Anthony has extensive experience in similar roles with Western Health Foundation, Save The Children and various sporting Clubs, including the North Melbourne Football Club and Collingwood Football Club.  He will report to the SCLAA Board and work with the Board as we refine and implement our strategic plan.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is Australia’s largest Association for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners working in SME’s through to large CorporatesSCLAA delivers value to Member Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) professionals and practitioners, and prosperity and competitive advantage to Australia through development of the profession and practice of SCL, collaboration with industry stakeholders and promotion and recognition of world’s best practice.

Mark Skipper
SCLAA National Chairman


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Dematic showcases new robotic order fulfilment solution at CeMAT Australia 2016

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, will put the spotlight on order fulfilment solutions that respond to the constantly changing expectations of consumers, at CeMAT Australia 2016.

This year CeMAT Australia will be held from July 12-14 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, and Dematic will be featuring a new order fulfilment solution, the RapidPick XT – Robotic Picking System.

“We are excited to showcase and demonstrate the new RapidPick XT, which integrates proven global technologies and components in robotics, vision systems, conveyance hardware, controls and software,” said Pas Tomasiello, Dematic’s Director of Integrated Systems.

Dematic will also be showcasing Voice technology and discussing Dematic’s full suite of technology and solutions that meet the needs of multiple industries.

“We look forward to introducing CeMAT attendees to Dematic’s market-leading solutions, including Dematic iQ, our advanced global Warehouse Execution Software,” continued Pas.

Dematic is a sponsor of CeMAT 2016, which coincides with Dematic’s celebration of 50 years of operation in Australia and New Zealand.

Visit Dematic at Stand H2 at CeMAT Australia 2016. Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511.

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KION to buy Dematic for USD 3.25b

KION GROUP AG, already one of the two largest suppliers of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment and related services with Linde and Baoli, amongst others, will become one of the largest global providers of intelligent intralogistics by acquiring Dematic, an automation provider and specialist in supply chain optimisation.

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Melbourne Parcel Facility Tour Wrap Up

Aus Post SV picThis week, SCLAA members received an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Australia Post’s Melbourne Parcel Facility, a highly automated DC which recently underwent a major overhaul extension and modernisation as part of a $2B network investment program in 2014.

The facility, now significantly larger than the playing surface of the MCG, is dominated by various conveyor belts and automated sorting machines intertwined in what might appear to an outsider as a chaotic web, but is a highly efficient system with over 25,000 parcels constantly whizzing by and changing lanes each hour, for up to 24hours a day.

The Netherland’s produced system utilises moving scales, automated truck loading systems (not dissimilar in appearance to a horizontal cherry picker) and six-sided barcode scanners, backed up by offsite employees with remote access into package reading cameras. This well-oiled machine has increased Australia Post’s Melbourne Parcel Facility throughput by almost three times.

Aside from efficiency, the focus of Australia Post on safety was prominent, with stringent PPE requirements, vehicle separation and overhead gantries in place, in addition to numerous automated shutdown sensors to eliminate the risk of any potential hazards to employees.

The event was an insightful experience providing a mixture of members the opportunity to meet and witness a black & white picture of the direction of future supply chains. If you missed out, we hope to see you at the next event!

Special thanks to Marylou and Patrick from Australia Post for hosting the event.

Charles Edwards, SCLAA Committee


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WA: Fremantle Ports Site Visit

Congratulations and thanks  to Michael Pal and Freo Ports for hosting an excellent afternoon visit to the port area and follow up presentation. Michael’s boundless enthusiasm made an already interesting visit fascinating.

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Industrial Clearance is now LIVE!

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