CEO Viewpoint 2016: The Journey to Profitable Omni-Channel Commerce

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PwC survey finds that retailers who have removed the silos from omni-channel operations are achieving significant competitive advantage.

In the latest annual survey of retail and consumer goods CEOs conducted by PwC on behalf of JDA Software, only 18 percent of executives say they have eliminated operational silos and are delivering seamless omni-channel shopping experiences for their customers. These companies expressed greater confidence in future revenue and profit growth than their peers, while achieving significant competitive advantage though lower costs and increased investments in customer-centric services.

To download a copy of this white paper, click here.

ALC Promotes Supply Chain Efficiency and Safety with Two New Publications

ALC Promotes Supply Chain Efficiency and Safety with Two New Publications –
Future Freight Networks and Getting the Supply Chain Right


ALC pic 1Future Freight Networks and Getting the Supply Chain Right are two new publications by ALC that continue our aim of promoting efficiency and safety in Australia’s supply chains.

Future Freight Networks is our official yearbook for 2016 which details our advocacy efforts throughout the year, the policy positions we took to government, and the major events we held to support our policy agenda.  A feature of Future Freight Networks is a comprehensive summary of ALC Forum 2016, which brought together 250 key industry leaders, policy makers and stakeholders at Royal Randwick to debate and discuss the critical and significant infrastructure policy issues on the national agenda.  The publication also includes many editorials, advertisements and interviews from a range of supply chain industry participants.  I thank those companies for their contribution to the yearbook which illustrates the enormous breadth and depth of our industry.

The outcomes from ALC Forum 2016 are reflected in Getting the Supply Chain Right, the Australian Logistics Council’s 2016 Election Priorities Document.


ALC pic 2Getting the Supply Chain Right encourages the next Government to act on six critical areas to improve the efficiency and safety of the logistics industry. These six priority areas include recommendations relating to road, rail, planning, road safety, technology and government structures.  ALC will continue to work with all major parties following the July 2 election to progress these reforms and investments, with the aim of improving the efficiency and safety of our national supply chains.   A shortened summary of Getting the Supply Chain Right is also available for download.

I invite you to share these documents with your stakeholders to help broaden ALC’s message to governments at all levels that they need to prioritise our industry in their investment and policy decisions in order to maximise the economic and social benefits of a safe and efficient logistics industry.

Please contact me should you wish to obtain a hard copy of Future Freight Networks and Getting the Supply Chain Right.

Michael Kilgariff
ALC Managing Director


56th Annual Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards – Call for Submissions

56th Annual Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards – Call for Submissions

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics (ASCL) Awards will be held on Wednesday, 23 November in The Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney.

These historic and prestigious National Awards, presented by the SCLAA, have been running for fifty six years making them the most sought after, recognised and influential awards across the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industries.

Download a copy of the ASCL Award Criteria


56th Annual Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Award Categories

Industry Excellence Award
Future Leaders Award
Supply Chain Management Award
Training, Education & Development Award
Information Technology and Management Award
Environmental Excellence Award

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Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Industrial Clearance

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 Industrial Clearance. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


Industrial Clearance logo - 300px is a platform for buying and selling clearance stock at clearance prices. Industrial Clearance is here to help you sell your excess or slow moving stock.

Through our online portal you can easily list your products to sell, with full control over your pricing, easy to use and low commissions it’s the logical choice for your business. Clear overstocked or obsolete products that maybe taking up precious warehouse space and costing you money.

By connecting you directly to new audiences we can help develop an additional revenue stream for your business. As the name says it is a platform for buying and selling clearance stock at clearance pricing, possibly at, or even below cost.

On the buyer side, anyone who is looking to purchase industrial products of any description can create an account and if the required product is not currently available an automated email will be sent when that product is listed on the site.

We’ll take your online business further – we have a digital marketing strategy that will be extremely aggressive within the market place. It’s primarily based on driving highly qualified buyers through Google Adwords and SEO.

As the platform grows, our database grows and there will be a huge focus on retention marketing and identifying customer segment by product variations and behaviour. This aggressive digital marketing strategy will be able to cater to all niches.

As long as your products are on our website, we will be advertising to anyone pro-actively searching for your excess stock. What do you have to lose?

Business Consultation Notification – Enforcement approaches for speeding heavy vehicles

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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.

Enforcement Approaches for Speeding Heavy Vehicles

You are invited to comment on the report that assesses two proposals to complement the existing regulatory measures and provide an additional deterrent to heavy vehicle speeding under the Heavy Vehicle National Law: an evidentiary provision that deems a speed limiter noncompliant if a vehicle is detected travelling at or above 115 km/h and/or a power to immediately ground heavy vehicles travelling 15 km/h or more over posted or default speed limit. 

Comments due:  24 June 2016


QLD: Invitation to attend Focus Group

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) invite road freight transport drivers, employers and owner drivers to attend an industry focus group to discuss:

  • impacts of the supply chain on transport operators in relation to manual handling and work stress
  • issues identified in industry surveys by drivers and employers/owner drivers
  • industry assistance needed to better manage these hazards.

There will be two sessions held on each day:

  • drivers sessions will be 8.30am – 11am (including a short break)
  • employer/owner driver sessions will be 1pm – 3.30pm (including a short break)

Sessions will be held around Queensland:

For more information, please contact Pam Knobel at or phone 07 4615 3582.

NSW: Proctor & Gamble Site Visit

On 5th May 2016, twenty six SCLAA members were fortunate enough to attend a tour of the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Sydney facility. Within 1 hour of opening registrations for this tour the demand was so overwhelming that a second tour was arranged to give additional members the opportunity not to miss out.

The tour gave attendees exclusive insight into how one of the world’s largest FMCG companies develops a competitive advantage through high supply chain quality standards, innovative technologies and operational control. Discussions during the tour were very informative for all and deemed a huge success, with Mark Skipper our SCLAA Chairman noting that “it was one of the cleanest” facilities he has seen.

A special thanks to Sharryn Stephens and the P&G distribution team for hosting the event.

Tim Charlton, SCLAA NSW.

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SCLAA announce new partnership with foreign exchange company World First

The cost of Foreign Exchange transactions can be expensive when you see the margins and transaction fees paid to Banks, versus the current spot rate.

The SCLAA has negotiated with World First to deliver a transaction fee free very competitive rate close to the Spot Rate, thereby saving members considerably for all Foreign Exchange transactions.

You can trade online, watching the live rate updated every 20 seconds in your chosen currency or on the phone.

Detailed information has been forwarded to SCLAA members.

World First logoWho are World First?

World First is one of Australia’s fastest growing foreign exchange companies, specialising in currency transfers for individuals, online sellers and businesses. Every year we help tens of thousands of people and businesses transfer money overseas.

World First are specialists in Supply Chain and Logistics businesses foreign exchange requirements and are dedicated to offering the best products and services to benefit the industry.

Our Sydney office is supported by our global head office in London, which launched in 2004. We also have offices located in Hong Kong, Singapore and Austin.

Why World First?

For your business:  

  • Tailored solutions. We offer unique foreign exchange hedging products which are unavailable through banks and other brokers. We endeavour to understand your business first, and offer product solutions second.
  • Award winning service. You’ll receive a dedicated FX dealer who is personally responsible for managing your account and understanding your businesses FX requirements. You’ll also have access to our global office, meaning you can speak to an expert for advice, or book a trade online 24/7.
  • Customer satisfaction. Once our clients make the switch, they don’t look back! 97% of our clients are satisfied with our service and are highly likely to recommend us to their peers.
  • Market insights. Keep abreast of what’s happening in the market through our daily currency updates, rate alerts and live rate information.

For SCLAA Members:

Looking to personally send money overseas? We can save you up to 4% compared to the banks* – that equates to as much as $800 on a transfer of $AU 20,000 to U.S. dollars! You’ll still receive a personal currency specialist and will have the flexibility to trade online, over the phone or through our app!

Register in May and win

To celebrate the launch of this partnership, we are giving away a double pass to any upcoming 2016 Roosters home game to all SCLAA members who register in May, either as a business or individual.

Additionally, the first business to register and make a transfer in May will receive one double pass to the exclusive East Club at Allianz Stadium hospitality, which includes food, drinks and entertainment to any remaining 2016 Roosters home game this season.  


Attracting students to the transport and logistics industry



The I2I resources are found on the Attracting students to the transport and logistics industry page of the ‘Employment and Jobs site’ of the Queensland Government website. The resources are free for businesses to use when forming an industry-school partnership and attracting youth into the industry.

The TLI Connect team are proud to reach this milestone in collaboration with the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Committee (TLWAC) and I2I pilot group members who have helped shape the resources and engagement model for businesses to educate students/schools that transport and logistics is a career option.

The success of the I2I pilot program in June 2015 within the Logan area has shaped the release engaging with over 800 students through tailored engagement activities such as Career Expo, Ute Day and year presentations. It is a credit to the pilot group’s commitment to see this program become a key engagement tool for businesses to engage with youth.

Please feel free to use and share the I2I resources within your business, networks and associations. The TLI Connect team will start its release promotion with industry and secondary schools across the state, so you will see more information in the coming months. If you have any questions or feedback about the program please contact the TLI Connect team on 3066 0785 or via email to

Inside Retail Partners with SCLAA

Inside Retail partners with SCLAA